Monday, July 30, 2007

Stuff I Am Selling This Week

I have ten auctions running this week. I was very organised and uploaded them on Sunday.
I am selling two lots of old "Victoria" magazines and my now completed "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows."

Georgeous shantung and sequins wedges. These are a little too small for me or I would be keeping them!

Four English fine bone china tea plates, vintage of course!

Cute Royal Show kewpie doll in my second favourite colour.

Vintage eighties brooches.

Next week I will be listing a puffy patchwork quilt and lots of clothes.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

"The Secret" Works For Thrifting!

Most people have heard about the secret. Not really a secret, it is basically positive thinking and to be it you have to feel it.
So I haven't won a million dollars yet but I am working on it! It has been working for all my thrifting though! I have found amazing things lately.
Look at this haul from the Sunday swap-meet!

Plates, tureen and trio from the Alfred Meakin "Elegance" dinner set that I collect. The first time I have ever seen this pattern in "real" life.
Also a pretty green enamel bowl painted with pink roses, my two fave colours and fave flower!

The next two books in the "Shopaholic" series which I have been dying to read. Every time I have gone to buy them at the shops they have been out of stock or I don't have any spare cash.
Beautiful vintage tray with lots of roses!
The "Kai und Mia" book is a quirky gift for my brother, Kai.

I was over the moon when I spotted this thermos. Brand new and only $3! I collect these, I think this is number six.
And I couldn't believe it when I got these salt and pepper shakers, they are wooden and just the shade of pink I love!

The wicker mirror is a great shade of pink too. Probably needs to be repainted but who can complain for fifty cents?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Harry Potter, Tom & Cupcakes

I have been lost to the world recently due to the above book. I finished it yesterday and it is definitely my favourite of the series. I am not going to post any spoilers which was another reason I have stayed offline recently. It would have been awful to have the ending revealed before I had finished the book!

Tom has made a little friend, a neighbors kitten. He is rather neglected by his owner. Just skin and bone and filthy. He is very scared of people too. I give him food and cuddles because I feel so sorry for him. My husband gave him a bath last night and he is actually bright orange under the filth!

I bought these set of four cupcake and ballerina greeting cards from Gail McCormak recently. Too nice to use as cards. I framed them with clip frames from Ikea and they are now on my kitchen wall.

Friday, July 13, 2007

My Ebay Auctions This Week

I have ten auctions running this week and they all finish on Sunday. I am only showing a few in this post as basically I am feeling lazy and I want to play "Big City Adventure" on Big Fish Games. I am totally addicted to Big Fish Games, especially IQ type puzzles and hidden object challenges.

Wedgwood jasper ware trinket box. This one is in the rare blue on white colour way.

Vintage poodle tray. Aren't they adorable?

This is a combined candle holder and picture or plate stand. It caught my eye because of the little praying girl.

Vintage chandelier light shades. These are becoming so hard to find! This set is particularly pretty with the gold braid and feminine organza fabric.

Two cute pretty in pink flamingos, very retro!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007


The kids are on school holidays and I always use some of that time to declutter. I am very much a Virgo in that way; things have to be organised and they have to have somewhere they belong.
I also like moving things around as it gets rid of stagnant energy and adds a feeling of freshness.
I tackled a spot that always attracts junk and grime; the top of the fridge. I took everything off it, wiped it down and just left two fuchsia vintage canisters and an old salt shaker. The canisters are chock full of bits and bobs!

When I was sorting through my kitchen cupboards I came across the old blue anodised shopping basket you can see hanging in the background. I love it when you find things you forgot you had, it's like a surprise gift!

I hung this vintage string dispenser dolly from the shelf above the fridge. Found on a recent thrift at the church op-shop. Too cute!

This is the shelf above the fridge. I added the "chic" plaque I recently bought off ebay. The fairy cake sign has also been moved here.

Sunday, July 08, 2007

My Coffee Table

I posted recently about the coffee table I bought from ikea. It was boring beige, so I painted it white. I wanted to paint the inserts white also but Jon put his foot down. I am working on him.
I am making a first attempt to put a movie on my blog where you can see lots of shots of the coffee table.
This was taken after I had gone to work on a Saturday. I thought Jon cleaned the house when I was at work but I was wrong!

The painting above the fire was done by me when I was sick with the flu. I was so fed up of not being able to go thrifting that I just had to do something creative.

Sorry I Have Been AWOL....

...I have had the flu and have been thrifting! I have taken some photos of my recent finds. Last weekend I managed to get out of bed before 6 am to go to the swap-meet. I was so excited to find some pieces of the Alfred Meakin "Elegance" that I collect, the first time I have ever found any in "real" life (not ebay.)
They were all in the yellow colourway, not my favourite of the six colours (that would be pink of course!) but still lovely.
The seller also had a soup tureen but I didn't have enough money on me. I totally meant to go back there this weekend and get it but I was too hungover (for shame).
I am hoping the $35 price tag has put most punters off as they all seem to want to spend fifty cents at most.