2 weeks ago
Monday, 16 May 2011
Sunday, 15 May 2011
Tools That Help Me Be Compassionate
• Be a Twinkle in the eyes, smile on the face and an excitement to meet.
• Engaging eye contact
• Be fun and tender everywhere
• Turn off TV
• Develop all your interests
• Have A tender love for people
• Engage with the arts and nature
• Do volunteer work
• Practice organizing and following through.
• Offer Massage
Patch Adams, MD,
It's always fun to be included in a treasury on Etsy and i especially enjoy if they have an unusual title. I like learning a little about how others view and interpret my work.
cuteandcreepy' s Earthy Ecentrics is no exception.
The three sister by cuteandcreepy
feel free to show it some love.
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Crystal and glass this week.
A Lovely heart shaped trinket box made of Crystal which i think will make a lovely gift box for a birthday coming up soon. As for the milk jug and sugar bowl well i need them like i need a hole in the head but...
What about you any great charity shop finds this week?
Thursday, 5 May 2011
As soon as i saw these cushions i was grabbed by the strength of colour and composition they express. To me, they look like a page from a sketch book, fresh and inviting.
These beautiful cushions, made by Catherine Hammerton are available from her Etsy shop.
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Monday, 2 May 2011
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
This little couple, hand made from fimo clay, i think, caught my eye in the window of the village thrift shop. I have no idea who made them, what the occasion was or even what they represent. The man on the left seems to be a priest or a rabbi?
Anyway i thought they were just charming as is the little salt/pepper shaker and as you can imagine this wooden rabbit toy made a welcome addition to the Easter celebrations.
What about you, any good charity shop finds lately?
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Isn't this set of hand painted Adam and Eve Russian dolls just wonderful.
The entire family is wearing fig leaves to spare their blushes and please note even the serpent is present. The smallest doll of all is the apple, of course.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
While in a local charity shop a few weeks ago, a small and simple black and white box hidden in a basket of odds and ends, sent my (somewhat small and simple) heart a flutter. Could it be a nicely illustrated set of playing cards, perhaps even snap or old maid? The contents of the wee box were enough to make me squeal in delight as you see.
A little research tells me that this set of Happy Families, produced by oxfam, was realised in the mid 70's, though i am not sure of the exact date. Each of the families represents a different country of the world , one or two of the countries have changed/modified their names since the 70's but the illustrations remain as charming now as they must have been when first published.
One of the things i love most about charity shop hunting is the thought of the story that goes with any item you pick up, the life it might have had before you owned it and the life it will continue to have now it is within your possession.
What about you, any charity shop bargains of late?
Monday, 18 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
I am a big fan of Gisela Graham products so when i spotted this long, white fish shaped dish in the window of a charity shop i knew it was meant to be. My stash on Saturday included a Louis de Bernieres novel and two handbags as well as this lovely oval mirror, just right for my soon to be new bathroom a bargain at £6.99!
What about you any charity shop bargains of late?
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Hot out of my shopping basket (yes i do have one) this morning.
This book was one of the ones highlighted recently for World Book Day and i quite liked the sound of it so i was happy to find it in the charity shop. Dunkeld, on the front of the jug is a village in Perthshire which i am very fond of. If you find yourself in the area do visit there, it's beautiful.
And as for the wee coloured glasses i have a project in mind for them.
Total cost, £2.50.
What about you? Any charity shop finds lately?
Thursday, 31 March 2011
Monday, 28 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Okay i did not get the Emerald city itself in a charity shop but a wonderful pop up version of The wizard of Oz in perfect condition!
A shallow, orphaned soup plate with a graphic pattern inside.
I like the leaves.
And of course a wee mouse!
What about you, any Charity Shop Tuesday bargains?
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Spotted this lovely butter dish in a charity shop last week, and i really like the pattern on the side made me think of chickens or castles,or cameras but since i would just need to buy butter to put in it and in the spirit of being good i decided against it.
However a few days later as i was passing the same shop with a friend who suggested that it did not have to be used as a butter dish and since it was still there...
My latest trinket box.
My latest trinket box.
What about you any great charity shop Tuesday finds?