cheap thrills

ordinary tales of op shopping, garage sales, swap meets and trawling council verge collections, things that keep me sane, make me happy and fill the house with endless amounts of crap.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

have fete

I've never really been one for cake decorating but i did recently buy a cheap plastic piping set for the girls to ice biscuits with now and then and they love it. So when i saw this completely unused 1970s stainless steel and canvas decorating kit at a friend's kids' school fete for two dollars i was inspired. Think of the biscuits! Think of the cakes! Think of the piped mashed potato!

If i can bring myself to pull it all out of its sensational box.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

uk goods

Well here we are back from our travelling adventures in England and Spain and i can happily report that i sampled op shops from Plymouth to Birmingham. Not that i really wanted to pick up extra baggage but with the girls constantly buying themselves more toys with money the rellies were giving them i knew this cool red vinyl suitcase for one pound would be invaluable. And it was. The hat was a pound too!

And this little woven sewing box was something i just fell in love with.