Friday, April 20, 2012
Crochet tea party time
We have been away, at my favourite beach no less. More on that next post. Right now I am bouncing around with excitement looking at all your posts from while I was away. There are also so many treasures and exciting bits and pieces to share from Betsy's, I am thinking of doing a few little posts in a row to try and catch up.
Firstly, anyone for a tea party? Before our beach jaunt I did get to spend a few hours in Ipswich prowling the op shops and look what was waiting for miss Liongirl and I. This gorgeous crochet tea set was brand new and sealed in a ziplock bag before a donation to the op shop. At $5 I hope the owner knows how much love it will get over here at Betsy's. The cups were 50 cents each and the vintage sheet $3. Miss Liongirl of course had to set it all up on that little pink tray from my favourite second hand store in the world, Vintage Advantage on the main street of Ipswich.
I know I have posted before on how much I love that shop, makes me want to get a job there just so I can covet all the treasures up close, for hours at a time. The prices are very reasonable, the tray was $4 and there are some more treats to share another day.
What about my potato box makeover? I am very much liking the colour I found by pure luck at Bunnings. I bought it even before I had a project in mind but it was just the right amount to cover this box. It has a slightly green tone in certain lights, a very curious colour. Taubman's Milan Breeze if anyone is wondering. Miss Liongirl of course wants me to paint over it in PINK. I am trying to slowly wean her off her pink obsession.
And I am not the only one tackling little projects. Remember that box of tap bits that Legoman ferreted out last post? Look what he turned them into. He has a little bit of a cufflink obsession. I think they are just a little bit cool myself. Clever boy.
Now this gauge thingy that the demolition dude threw in for free? Very curious to see what plans he has for this.
Anyway, I am itching to pop over and visit everyone. Back soon with some beachside bliss. Here is a taste. (I think age 3 is about the only time in life where one can not only source swimmers with wings but also wear them with absolute commitment).