Thursday, March 15, 2012
Thrifting the rain away
With all these grey skies and constant rain, I have a mouldy back door and the endless hum of a dryer keeping me company at Betsy's. So I decided it had to be time for some midweek sunshine, oppie style. Time to bring home some colour to cheer my soggy spirits, so to speak. And boy did those colours find me. The orange salt canister was 50 cents, the tray was $1, the sparkly mouse was thrown in for free and the gorgeous floral and mint tablecloth, $5. As an unexpected bonus, I have discovered that I am completely "on trend" with this purchase as according to this talented girl , MINT is the new mustard.
Today at Betsy's it seemed to be a lot more about orange.
Pyrex with a LID, a miracle really, $5. The Enid Blyton's turned up for 20 cents each and just in time, as Roboboy and I are on the last chapter of The Magic Wishing Chair for bedtime reading. I love these hardcover versions, they match my three copies from the Faraway Tree series that I have had since I was a little girl and I love that my little collection is growing.
And lastly some things for the kidlets. Any mother out there will understand that finding lego or duplo at the oppie is like GOLD. The base plate, bus and trailer appeared in perfect condition and came to a total of $6. Roboboy whisked them away immediately and has embellished them into all terrain vehicles complete with rooftop gardens. The snippet of blue floral corduroy was obviously, well corduroy. The green lidded bottle is for a plan Legoman and I are hatching, and Pollyanna was on my New year resolutions list to read this year.
So, I know this post was nothing at all like what I suggested was coming next. Can you please just consider it a cheeky interjection from a girl who is coming back down to earth with the demoulding of her back door. Back soon, with a post containing everything this one was meant to have.