My wonderful Mum and Dad paid a visit yesterday. They live an hour away so we only see them about twice a month. Yesterday my Mum mentioned she had seen an ad on the T.V for a little place near us that sold old wares, collectibles and antiques. MMMM, I wonder if it is the place I am thinking of but never been too? So, we left Dad at home, and we went for little "tattar".....and found the "Bowerbird" located on the highway between Magpie and Buninyong. Gosh, this lady has some beautiful things. Old Glass (which I love), jewellery, china, paintings, furniture, lamps...I could go on and on. But the best thing of all was that everything in her little shop is 50% off until Christmas. (I know where to send hubs now...hee hee.)
Anyway, I spied this lovely little powder bowl. I collect these pretties so I asked her how much it was. "$24" she said. I said "do you take eftpos?". "No, only cash" she said. I said "Can you hold it until tomorrow?" ...........My Mum said "I'll get for you and that will be your birthday present!" I LOVE MY MUM!!!!! Now it is sitting on my shabby table with my some of my pink glass collection. It goes nicely with this one too! so, if you live near Buninyong make sure you pay the "Bowerbird" a visit.
Now, this little bag was made by me a few years ago. It has only been used once and has been hanging in my cupboard ever since. I decided it was time for it to have an airing! ..... I thought some of you might like to have a look?
I, like I am sure many of you out there in bloggy land, have at some stage bought an item of clothing (because you just loved it so much and had to have it) then thought I have nothing to go with it. Well this is such a case. I bought it (A dark red vintage lace style top - for a Christmas "do") then decided I needed to have a bag to go with it. MMMMM....no bags to match in the shops, none at home.....I do have some pretty nice purse frames around somewhere....so I dreamt up this little number. Night after night I plodded along with it, sewing the beads on until it was finished. I was pretty happy with it when finished but it took me so long to do and if only I had the easy tutorial from Jodie that I had to make this one! Oh well, it turned out alright but I don't think it was worth the effort just for one night. At least I have something pretty to look at each time I open my wardrobe door!!!!