Thursday, 17 February 2011

Pleasing Things.

I've finally been lucky with my charity shop rummaging and have unearthed some happy finds...

A lovely sturdy spring green pottery jug (£1.99) and a gorgeous handpainted bowl (a mere 99p!)

A pretty little handmade pottery vase, just the right size to hold almost every single flower currently blooming in the garden (99p).

And a nice deeply coloured old hyacinth vase. I've been wanting one of these for a while so was very pleased to get this one (along with a bundle of books, a globe and a helicopter) for £3.

While visiting my parents recently I popped into the two wool shops they're lucky to have in their town. I bought these balls of 4ply with a view to trying a new crochet shawl pattern.

Not only wool shops but shoe shops too, A now has a pair of shoes other than her school shoes and her wellies. Red is her favourite colour apparently, which is a little unfortunate as...

...I'd just bought these balls of Wendy merino (the same wool as I used for my green cardigan) - an ebay bargain.

Totally unrealated but I loved these sunset cloud formations from a recent evening.

And changing the subject again, I'm enjoying playing with colours from my yarn stash to make more of these Japanese flowers. I'm not sure if they're going to work as a scarf - the centres already stretch quite a bit and the sides are floppy. We'll see, I may yet end up with the shawl/stole version.

Off now to pick some more colours and churn out a couple more flowers while watching Master Chef (and ignoring the housework!)

18 comments:

Rachael @ CleverCheshireCats said...

2 yarn shops in one town, now that's just greedy! *I'm jealous* :)

by Teresa said...

Anne, **LOVE** your post today! What treasures you found! I also love the flowers you're doing - the colors work so well together. Mine are rather wild.. but fun.

Hugs from Teresa in Oregon USA

Andrea... said...

OOo lovely finds! I particularly love the purple vase! Cool red shoes...I'm a huge fan of red footwear :) x

Floss said...

I am seriously impressed with your finds! What were they thinking of to price the bowl that low? But thank goodness for pricing like that... I have a similar blue vase in my kitchen.

VintageVicki said...

Some great CS finds - I particularly love the green jug.

Am liking the red shoes too.

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Great CS finds and I too love the red shoes..oh to be that young again.

jamjar said...

Oh what lovely things you found, I love the green jug. I am having a go at Eva's shawl now, but keep going wrong, I am about to start it again for the third time!!

Aunty Bee said...

oh lovely things, loving the cranberry glass. The crochet is wonderful, I'm very impressed with the flowers, love the colours you have chosen.

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Simone said...

You really did have some lucky finds in the charity shop! I never find anything worth having in the shops around here. I love your daughters shoes - I would wear them myself! You have some lovely colours of yarn. I should be doing housework but somehow crafting is so much more appealing!!!

rockinloubylou said...

charity shop pricing is crazy sometimes. they don't seem to appreciate the value of a hand painted bowl but charge £3 for some silly second hand bit of tat from Ikea. Glad you benefited from it though!

Clara said...

Wow, that hyacinth vase caught my eye. The little red shoes are sweet too. I've been seeing these Japanese flowers around quite a bit of late. Pretty yarn colors.

Vintage Squirrel said...

ooooohhhh! Lovely thrift shop treasure! A's shoes are really fab too and your flooers are bloomin' - can't wait to see them joined up and modelled!

lynnekovan.com said...

Wow what a stash! That pink wool is exactly the same colour as one I knitted a tiny shrug in for a friend tiny girl. Really lovely. Lovely post too!

Jenny said...

What great purchases, I'm a complete sucker for charity shop pottery but its a good cause so why not.

lemondedesucrette said...

Hello Anne,
Just discovered your blog and its lovely :) Great pics and great crochet work! The flowers are just beautiful :)
Thank you for visiting mine,
Angie

Cathy said...

Lovely charity shop finds Anne. Lucky you. I love the bright bowl especially. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a huge house to put all these wonderful finds we make in. I am especially growing out of book space...yikes.

Lesley said...

What a great day's worth of treasure hunting! I love the hyacinth vase and I think your flower crochet is gorgeous, it makes me want to learn.

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