Sunday, November 20, 2011

Mud pies and thrifty buys


We have had the busiest sunniest weekend in the world. What could be a better start to the weekend than a vintage garage sale hosted by the queen of cupcakes and vintage fabric, miss Laura from Kit & Nancy.  She and a few other vintage lovers had a massive cleanout and I was more than happy to come and relieve her of a few unwanted tablecloths, teatowels and pillowcases. Oh yes, and that lovely piece of milk glass.

Another friend  had a little pile of Enid Blytons that had to come straight home for Roboboy. There was also a lovely metal outdoor chair in the perfect size for Liongirl, once I whip up some cushions for it I'll share a photo.



I had a surge of sewing focus last night at midnight and savagely snipped into this pile. A St George teatowel,   a very stained tablecloth and some dotty fabric are on their way to adorning my lounge.


I also had a little moment at Spotlight the other day. Legoman was kind enough to let me know that there was a 30 % off sale on everything in store so I could pop in my way home from work. I did actually need some fabric for my sewing group so could justify most of this little pile.


And what about the mud pies? Well, it's actually a pizza pie and Roboboy had not yet sprinkled on the grass cheese when this photo was taken.


We've been having a grand old time mucking around with this stuff all day. Roboboy is working his standard "I really want to be in a Target catalogue" pose. Goes so well with the giant mountain of dirt.


We have made quite massive progress in our garden today. This laundry tub was salvaged from underneath Betsy and finally has been planted out with some herbs.


And the mere sight of a trailer load of dirt just flushed out  those Menace brothers from two doors down. They even brought their own shovels and helped us fill and plant out our vege garden bed.



 There was much discussion about  planting based on the merits of vegetables in Plants vs Zombies and significant disappointment over the fact that we have no pea shooters, hypnotic mushrooms or cherry bombs. We did plant corn ( which provides a catapult and cannon apparently), carrots, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes. The "burpless" cucumbers had everyone picturing little rows of normal cucumbers burping away. Actually maybe that was just me. Photos of our stellar efforts including possum proofing coming soon.

Linking in with Sophie for some weekend vintage thrifty sharing.

20 comments:

  1. Lovely vintage fabrics, and great Enid Blighton finds.
    I sewed a few things with that pique fabric (with the birdies on it from spotlight) and found it kind of weird to work with, it frayed very easily at the edges too. Would be interested to hear how you find working with it.
    Also, any future tips on possum proofing home gardens would be most welcome!!

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  2. That exact same copy of The Adventurous Four was one of my most favourite stories when I was a kiddo. I still have my copy and stick my nose in it and give it a quick read even now...I wanted to camp on that island and cook spuds in the fire. Gosh! Now I'm desperate to get my hands on a copy of TAF Again!

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  3. so lovely to see YOU! so glad you found some treats, i know they will be well loved. what a beautiful weekend it was weather wise. your garden efforts are amazing and little lady's dress, too cute. seeing her in real life (haha, that sounds weird) just cemented just how darn cute she is. have a lovely week with your beautiful family. xx

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  4. Oh I missed out:( It looks like you found some lovely treasures there and I love that milk glass you have there:) What busy and very productive weekend you had, lucky you had some helpers there to shovel all that dirt:) I look forward to seeing that possum proofing you've been doing. x

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  5. You'll have to reclaim Roboboy's display cabinet for all the milk glass. That orange floral and big rose tablecloth are too lovely. I've seen a similar tablecloth turned into a rather pretty little girl's quilt- no cutting needed!

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  6. Sighing over that little pile of Enid Blytons. They're in lovely condition too! :-)

    Jem xXx

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  7. I don't know how I missed your previous post.....lovely and I love that colorful cushion and your milk glass you scored.....see I am a piggy!

    your children are capital A adorable!!

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  8. love the fabric and I love mud pies!

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  9. well now that is so cool! I would have loved to have gone to that sale!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  10. Such pretty fabrics, the sewing machine must be getting a work out. And that milkglass is lovely. x

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  11. Lots to love there especially those books... and I spy some double gates in the background of your last pic... same as the sjw gates... beautiful! gxo

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  12. So many good things in that first pic! Sherry :)

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  13. Hello there,
    I just found your blog and its lovely. Thanks for the tip on milk glass. My mother just gave me the little bowl in this post (currently with Christmas ornaments in it) but I had no idea what it was till I found your blog. :)
    http://treasurehuntergirl.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-traditions.html
    Hugs
    D
    x

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