Joining Like Mother, Like Daughter
I picked up this gorgeous ceramic jam jar at the Lifeline collectables thrift (opportunity) shop last week. The strawberries make me smile. The shop was having a sale and it was fill a bag for $20; this may sound expensive for an op-shop but they have quite a mark-up on items there. Besides, it's amazing what fits in a plastic bag:) I had hoped to pick up the large pyrex bowl I have had my eye on for a while (it was marked at $15); but sometime between Saturday and my making it back for the sale at the end of the week it had sold. I was still happy with my haul though - I shall just need to keep my eye out for another large bowl for my sour-dough starter.
Our next-door neighbours passed on our new bookcase this week - it was a very good buy at $75; it looks brand new. It is solid wood and has already been filled. I am so happy not to have piles of books on top of our other bookcases anymore. Also, it is just brilliant to have my music books on the middle shelf - no more risk of Ginger tearing pages when she tries to get them out of the magazine files. We can have piano time in the study again!
This is what a toddler's care for her sick dog looks like - balloons and wool wrappers always make an invalid feel better. What this doesn't show is the wooden bricks that have also been dropped into the porta-cot, at some risk to Monty's bodily safety.
Also picked up at Lifeline Collectables was this pudding basin. I love the term 'utility' - you just don't hear it anymore. I like things that are utilitarian.
Now I can make a properly shaped pudding - no more cooking it in an old mix-master basin!