Sunday, August 22, 2010

A Parcel, More Treasuring Hunting & Planning Some Sewing

I won a give away over at Christine's blog a few weeks ago and these gorgeous buttons arrived here on Friday - Thanks so much Christine - I have plans for a few of them already.

Okay so today was Sunday - Treasure Hunting day for me. We went off to the market early this morning for a spot of hunting and I am happy to say that I found a few lovely things to bring home. I just love this decanter in a silver base. It has found a new home on my white sideboarded that I blogged about yesterday.

I also found this gorgeous embroidery. It makes you wonder about the person who spent hours stitching it. I am not sure that I would part with something so beautiful for just $2.00 - But I am glad that they did.

I have had a thing for lamps lately and was thrilled with this find. It is a ceramic base lamp with a pretty pink floral pattern on it.

Now I just need to make a shade for it.

This purchase I had to get home delivered. Mr MC wonders why we need another book shelf but I keep telling him that you can never have enough books. Since I discovered the Book Depositry my collection is growing almost on a weekly basis so this book shelf will be fantastic once I have given it some shabby treatment. It currently has a blue wash but hopefully in the days ahead it will be transformed.

We spent some time today removing all of the stickers plastered all over it. Hmmmm not an easy task but made much easier by breaking down the glue with Eucalyptus Oil.

And even though I still can't sew I have been planning lots of projects for when I can. I have them all lined up and ready. These 2 fabrics are waiting to be made into a diaper bag and change mat.

And another Florentine Doily just ready to be finished off. This one is for me.

Hopefully next week I will be able to spend some time sewing. Have a great week.


KaHolly said...

You always find the best treasures! Glad to see you are keeping something you made for yourself. Sometimes you just have to do that! ~karen

Anonymous said...

Your very welcome, glad they didn't break and enjoy.
Hope you are able to do some sewing soon.


Allie said...

Congrats on your lovely win! And I love your treasures - you are SO right, you can never have enough bookcases or books. Your Florentine Doily is so pretty! I hope you get to stitching soon, Fiona!

Chookyblue...... said...

wow you sure did well with the treasure hunting........

Julia said...

Great treasures metre of the silk ribbon alone in embroidery costs more than that...
Love all your buys.
Julia ♥

Jo in TAS said...

You just couldn't leave the bookcase alone! LOL!! Love the other treasures you got and what a lucky duck you are winning those buttons, Love those apples!!

Vicki ♥ said...

Fee I love all your finds and especially the gorgeous embroidery in a frame....I am like you and cant understand how they can sell it for just $2...but bonus for you thats for sure. I look forward to seeing the bookcase painted as I think it will look special :) hugs Vicki xoxox

Glenys said...

Congratulations. Hope all your projects will turn out great.

Unknown said...

Well you've done well again this week at the Treasure markets...Great find with the bookcase..hope your hand is better this week.

Wendyb said...

Oooo, I just loooove your markets!!!! What great finds...i love that lamp base and the bookshelf.....I can picture it painted white filled with lovely crafty books too!!!! If I'm ever down your way, Im coming treasure hunting with you!!!! Hope your hand is getting better too Fee!!
XXX warm sugary healing hugs Wendy :O)

Teresa said...

Wow you find some great stuff and some so cheap too. That embroidery for $2 was soooooooo cheap. Love the way you've been doing your furniture up too. You are very clever and have a good eye for what things could look like after a bit of TLC.... xx

RG said...

Gorgeous finds Fee and lovely buttons... I do love buttons.
Great progress happening for when you're sewing again... Hope it soon.
Robyn xx

Joy said...

Wow Fee, you really are a t'riffic hunter, love the decanter and the lamp is gawjus too. I also love the runner the lamp is sitting on - the one with the yo yos at the end ... sooo pretty!!!
Great bookcase too ... it will be perfick when you've given it 'the treatment' lol.
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)

Scottish Nanna said...

Wow you are good at finding treasures I would love to go to your markets I love all the things you find.Take things easy plenty time to sew when your hand is much better you will find the sewing wont go away it will all be there waiting for you. LOL
Hugs Mary.