Sunday, September 6, 2009

Market Finds

Sunday morning is market morning although I haven't been for a while. I was going to get some plants from my favourite plant seller but I was lucky enough to also find
this adorable pink teapot (just the right size for one) for $3 and this blue bowl for 50c.

I have a pastel green bowl and teapot that match them perfectly.
They'll be great for when I put out my pastels which should be soon, now that it's Spring.

I also found this vintage children's story book.

I love collecting them for their quaint pictures and bright colours and their retro language.

Earlier in the week, I also scored this Marks and Spencer tin for 50c. I'm not so fussed about the flower on top but I love the spotty sides.

I also got this jar for my pantry.

I'm going to paint the wooden top red and store my muesli in it.

And lastly, this great crocheted blanket in my favourite colours, red and light blue.

I love it.


  1. Hi Esther ~ Sweet finds you have there. I like the polka dots on the tin, too.

    Nothing beats the older children's books. Like you, I like the graphics.

    Have a sweet day,

  2. That teapot is just too adorable! What a great find.


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  • I love the smell of cinnamon and vanilla.
  • My favourite flowers are daisies.
  • My favourite trees are pine trees.
  • I always like to have the bickie jar full and a cake on the cake stand. I know...not that healthy, but so good to look at.
  • Autumn is my favourite month, although I do wish we had more of a change of colours up here in Queensland.
  • I love Anne of Green Gables and Laura Ingalls Wilder. They started my love affair with "old-fashioned" stuff.
  • I'm a boots and jeans kind of girl, but also love vintage skirts and dresses.
  • I like sewing and am in love with quilts at the moment.
  • I love reading. (I have a weakness for archeological thrillers and historical romances, but not Mills and Boon-type ones.)
  • I love old houses with character. No new estate houses for me. (Sorry Rosie.)
  • I love vintage/cottage/farmhouse decorating and pretty pinks and blues, with a splash of red for colour.
  • Polka dots can make me sigh with delight.
  • I have 4 chooks. They are MY pets. Another tick on my dream-come-true chart.
  • I don't eat dessert much any more. I'm not dieting, I just don't want it. (Does that mean I'm growing up if I say no to an icecream cone?)
  • I'll still always say yes to chocolate though!
  • I like to sit on the front stairs in the sun, to drink my morning cup of tea, while I contemplate what to do in the garden.
  • I've got the gardening bug again recently. It comes and goes with the weather. I'm envisioning cottage flowers in pink, blue and white to go with my green picket fence.