Sunday, June 24, 2012

avid gatherer

hello my name is rosey and i have an addiction...there I've said it. the line between when i thought thrift shops were full of clutter to when i saw them for their true haven is blurred, but i admit it, i cant help but fossick through any store that might hold the holy grail of thrifting finds. 
what is the holy grail?? good question, when i find it i will let you know ~_~ but for now anything that grabs my fancy is good enough and this week i managed to find a few goodies for under $30.

i just love this colander, the colour is so pretty, i need to paint lots of things in this shade of blue so that i can be surrounded by it.  and this is not just a show piece, oh no, she is a working gal, heavy, so nice to hold. so happy she is mine! on the same outing my sister was with me and she found a sweet little mosaic brooch, really good day for gathering ~_~

then later in the week we hit another thrift store and found this baby.

i seem to have a little collection of mirrors now and i love each and every one of them. i haven't hung them all but i really do want to, they are like pieces of art work and should be displayed.  i have the nicest etched mirror...maybe when i clean the craft room i can dedicate a wall to my mirrors.

and on the way home from a visit with friends we dropped in to our favourite thrift shop and found this!!

i have decided that this is a boy and i just think he is the most handsome typewriter ever made.  he is an Olivetti, studio 42, circa 1947 and we are in love with him.  lucky my hubby had his eyes open and spotted him on the bottom shelf just waiting to be snatched off to a new life.  imagine the stories that have been written on this little beauty... my imagination runs wild of who the owner might have been.  he takes pride and place in our family room ~_~ swoon!

i know that i am not alone in my addiction, i seem to have passed it on to my girls and of course my hubby is the biggest hoarder of us all (you should see his collection of old planes and i don't mean the type that fly). but after reading a little article in my Mollie Makes magazine i am going to start calling myself an 'avid gatherer' instead of a 'thrifter' it has a nicer ring to it don't you think? and i have decided to embrace my addiction...after all, i have plans for my gathering even if they are just dreams for now ~_~

have a great week

p.s. made the tastiest banana cake with caramel icing thanks to Merles cook book ever!

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