Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Monday, 16 May 2011

my newest treasury

please feel free to give it some love

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.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Charity Shop Tuesday

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

found on Etsy

Bottle Garden Cushion - Eggshell Baguette

 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.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Charity Shop Tuesday

 My haul this week includes a lovely ceramic flower pin, a handmade mug, sprakly earrings and the most charming mad hatter hanging ornament.
What about you, any charity/thrift shop finds lately?

Monday, 2 May 2011

I spent Friday morning with two of my friends watch the BBC 

coverage of the Royal wedding. This is a wee print i made for 

them as a keepsake of the day.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Charity Shop Tuesday

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?

Friday, 22 April 2011

Happy Easter to all. 

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Found on Etsy

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.

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Charity Shop Tuesday

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

Etsy Easter Treasury

Diet tip: Eat an Easter egg before each meal.
It'll take the edge off your appetite, and that way you'll eat less.

: )

Friday, 15 April 2011

I do like a new bar of soap.
Even if it is bigger than the soap dish!

Found on Etsy

Look at this lovely wee Rabbit, wouldn't he make a wonderful addition to your Easter celebrations.
Primrose is available from Materialised.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Charity Shop Tuesday

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

found on Etsy

I confess to having a thing for enamel earrings. There i said it.
and i love the colour of these Green Pea Squared Copper Earrings from fiveforty
Don't you?

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Charity Shop Tuesday

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

found on Etsy

I found this on Etsy recently and isn't it just wonderful, 

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Monday, 28 March 2011

Charity Shop Tuesday on Monday!

i'll be away tomorrow so Charity Shop Tuesday is a bit earlier this week.

A Set of three colourful hankercheifs (love that word)
and a £1.99 shell/wood bracelet, Bargain!

What about you, any Charity Shop Tuesday bargains?

Thursday, 24 March 2011

glove love

Two gloves on their way to Do the Green Thing where orphaned gloves (and T-shirts) find a new life.

Sweet Tooth

There is a story behind this treasury but it involves the theft of a mole!
still feel free to show the sweet tooth treasury some love.
thank you.

please note: no moles were harmed in the making of this treasury.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Charity Shop Tuesday

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?

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Charity shop tuesday

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.
What about you any great charity shop Tuesday finds?

Thursday, 10 March 2011