Sunday, January 1, 2012
Thrifting by the sea
So, a beach holiday is always a good thing. Sunshine every day is not guaranteed but was very much appreciated. Coastal town op shopping was just the icing on the cake. Due to being Christmas/New Year week at least half the op shops were closed. That left about four to ferret through, some with the kids, some while they napped. The sheets were $2.50 each and there were two of the middle one, the top one made me swoon on the spot. Legoman spotted the milk glass for me, he is well trained now. I returned the favour with a very cool lego find.
I love adding to an existing collection. We have about six if these Australian animal Golden books now.
Op shopping with kids can be tricky. If the toy section is small , they are not always easily amused. This would have to be my ultimate op shopping with kids find.
The biggest tub of random buttons to sort through. This is so up Roboboy's alley it's not funny. He probably thinks this out ranks Seaworld for a fun afternoon. So I just left them there ferreting through, choosing all the colourful ones while I had a good prowl around the rest of the shop. Even after we arrived home we got more mileage out of those buttons with more sorting and selecting. And unbelievably, there was a 50 % off sale at the op shop so those 200 buttons came to a sum total of $1!
This supremely awesome towel was thrifted a few weeks ago back home for $3 but I had to share miss Liongirl's delight at the discovery that it completely matched her new favourite birthday swimmers from the best Aunty in the world.
It's very important when you are exploring rockpools looking for treasures of the sea, to be appropriately attired.
We stumbled across a heap of hermit crabs. That only means one thing. Time for a hermie race. Draw a circle, select your hermie, racers to the centre of the ring, then go go go. For the record, my crab "Big Mama" powered home and crawled completely off the race rock while a few of the others barely even woke up.
I love having a sense of building a history at the place you go for holidays. A collection of memories of the passing of time with your small children. I took this photo back in February of my Liongirl.
Just a little moment of deja vu.
Same girl, just a little more hair and longer legs. Same attitude towards politely requested photographs.
Moffat Beach Caloundra, we will be back, hopefully soon.