Wednesday, 21 March 2012

another crack at the shops...

It's still raining!!!  But that never deters me from going out, the worst that will happen is I will get wet!!  This afternoon me and Sue W did a few oppies, and went to a newly opened Salvo store. I know the couple that are running it so after chatting with them we are now signed up to help and man do they need it.  The shop is great but they have soooooooooooo much stuff to sort.  We may regret this.  So what did I get today you may well ask:

A huge cushion for $2, a wicked as bag for $4, orange shoes for $3, a Happy Hen (I collect these) for $1-50, and a cool little appliqued wall hanging for -50c.

Pretty happy with my scores today.  

My wall hanging is hanging on the wall in my sewing room, and my Happy Hen has joined the others in my China cabinet.

My collection of Hens isn't big but I rather like the Happy Hens made by Portabello in the South Island.  The Bright coloured one in the front, is from a dear friend that works in the diplomatic cor and she got me it in Mexico when she was living there years ago.

This is my China Cabinet which is home to many a memory.  TOF has the top shelf for his collectable cars and I have the rest.  It reminds me of a miniature curiosity shop.  Do you like my flower clock on the middle shelf?  My dad gave that to me for a birthday when I was about 10.  It still works!!

My other wee collection is Russian dolls.  The very first one I bought when I went to the Russian Ballet many years ago and my love of them has been ever since.

On Tuesday I helped in the Salvo around the corner from where I live.  I came home with a Balinese Chess set, a crocheted knee rug, a banana basket and some beaded things for sewing.  Out the back where we sort it is nearly packed to the roof.  It is such fun sorting through all the bags that come in but unfortunately a lot gets thrown out because it is just crap!!  People are too lazy to go to the dump so they donate it.  Unbelievable!!!

Close up of the beaded thingy about 10cm x 8cm triangle.  I got a bag load of these so some shall be heading to other homes.

Well I should go to bed and sleep will come easy as the rain is still falling.  I love it when it rains at night when tucked up in my bed.  Just hope TOF ain't snoring!!  We compete in that department but apparently I am the hands down winner.  I sleep like a log!!!

♥  Toodles ♥


Misfits Vintage said...

Looks as though guys had another fun day together! Love that gorgeous crocheted blanket. Sarah xxx

Vix said...

Great finds, Sue! Those beaded thingys are absolutely stunning, they'd bling up anything a treat! I love those Happy Hens and the clock your Dad made you, it looks so cheerful. xxx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

I reckon there are enough op shops on our visiting list now to make two whole circuits!
Our V8 of circuits....varrooooommmm~

Helga! said...

Ah,splendid scoring!Nice to have a pokie around your treasures too!
I quite like those Russian dolls too,but have a policy of not collecting anything ornamental,as I have a dust allergy and can't be fecked dusting!
I love going to bed when it's raining,Iusually sink into snuggle land nicely.It started rain last night,but it kept me awake fretting,as I thought I was going to have to cycle to work in it this morning as G had (I thought) lent our car to a friend!Not to mention the cats were bed hogging!
But I didn't have to cycle after all,and now I'm tired and grumpy!BOO!

Anonymous said...

I love the Russian dolls.