If it wasn't for the Dottie Angel 'handcrafted and thrifty' challenge...I wouldn't be thrift shopping like a woman possessed at the moment, because I have made the discovery that this time of year is a smashing time to op shop.
It appears just after Christmas, people are either de-cluttering or getting rid of unwanted Christmas presents, (which says a lot doesn't it!).
There is new stuff, and just plain good stuff at the op shops...and you would have heard my squeals of delight from here to Timbuckto, when I found my 'new' kettle. Let me tell you the story about my old one....it's been driving me nutty for months now, every time I pour the scalding contents into my teapot, the lid would fall off, making hot beverages a risky business, BUT I was adamant not to replace it until the month of September this year, when my challenge expires. My new kettle is much better than my old one, and shinier too...I like it. A lot.
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Here are my choice picks -
- there is the double school desk, for my kids to sit and draw on (tip shop find)
- a lovely wire container.- a perfectly functional cotton blind, which is currently serving as shade relief under our pergola .
- stacks and stacks of lovely cotton fabrics, from curtains, sheets, and tablecloths...more than this pic shows
- my shiny 'new' Sunbeam kettle
So, after a little scrubbing, washing, and folding, I can sit and admire my collection with a cuppa.
(did I mention I made it from a non lid spilling / hot water spitting kettle?!!) .
I love op shopping...! ah...I'm easily pleased...
But I'm hardly de-cluttering, now am I?