Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Stuff

It's hot here in Sydney today, I've spent the morning running around the garden and jumping on the trampoline with my littler boys and am totally exhausted, so forgive my inability to come up with a better post title. Say it like it is, here's some recent stuff I've bought...

The anglophile in me couldn't resist this Union Jack Tray for $5 at a market, very timely considering the recent royal engagement.


Another tray, this one was $2 at a market, it was made in Italy and features lovely botanical illustrations with latin titles.

This lovely rustic wooden model of a sewing machine was $2, it makes a nice display piece.

I really adore this sweet apple circular cloth, I think it's for a table as it's quite large, will look cute in the playroom. Made in Denmark - $1.

These pieces of fruit are really heavy, I think they're made out of granite or some sort of stone - $3 each for the larger ones, $1 for the small one.

Continuing on the fruit theme this beautiful large carved wooden fruit bowl was $5. There should have been 3 apples in this photo, after I set it up I went off to get the camera, when I returned there were only 2 apples. The distant sound of munching led me to D scoffing down the missing apple in the hallway ;-)

A fabulous casserole in the most beautiful green glaze. Made in Portugal -$4 in Vinnie's.

Another lovely glazed piece, made in Japan - 50 cents in Salvos.

I think these deer and bowl go really nicely together.

The bowl cost $2 at a market.

And I think I paid $5 for the pair of brass deer at the same market.

Head over to Sophie's to check out others' fab finds...

I'm going to go and climb into the fridge to cool down now ;-)

15 comments:

kurrabikid said...

Wow, you have such a great eye! I think you need to start your own shop...

Thrifted Treasure said...

Oh I'd love to, alas I totally lack a business mind and would end up refusing to sell anything cos I love it all so much ;-)

Emma said...

mmm, I have green casserole envy!!! I too have often thought to myself that you should have a shop or work as a buyer!

katiecrackernuts said...

The brass deer make for a nice Christmas display.

Kate said...

It amazes me you do all of this - and without a car!!

I know it's probably brass-sacrilege, but those deer would look amazing sprayed a glossy white...

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful Stuff!

Sale-ing in Denver said...

great stuff! i love everything, especially the botanical tray and the green casserole.

zigsma said...

Love the Danish apple cloth - I'm envious. And the deer - perfect for Christmas! Good finds!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Oh my goodness what incredible finds! I love the fruit, how fabulous, and that green casserole dish is lovely, I have to say the sewing machine is just brilliant!!..so many goodies, lucky you!

Erica Louise said...

gorgeous finds, particularly love the black and white fruit!

Flotsam Friends said...

Oh wow, I absolutely adore that illustrated tray! That's really special. So is the casserole dish and the deers. You've got a great eye. How lovely spending time with your little guy like that. Trampolines, aren't they the best! Pruxxx

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

cute things! The Bavarian Christmas linky party is now open-won’t you come and join us at http://dobermans-by-the-sea.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-christmas-linky-party-at-dobermans.html
Happy 1. Advent.

Engracia said...

A, I have serious brass deer envy, the next pair you see, please buy them for me, I'll be there in 5 mins!
Engracia
PS, the boys finish up next week we can have huge playdate as soon as yours are on holidays.

Sharon said...

amazing finds! you are the queen of thrifting!!!

SixBalloons said...

I always love your finds, and the great photographs you take! We recently painted our corridor "Steeplechase" which is a light grey with tinges of blue... We love the colour and it looks like your walls are a similar shade!