… is someone else’s treasure.
YES it is, as i’m sure most, if not all of you would agree. i’m also sure you could tell a story or two and feel welcome to share. i love a good story of a great find. a cheap buy. being in the right place at the right time.
i was reminded of that saying this morning, when on my walk back home from the osteopath.
i found this gorgeous frame on the naturestrip, oh so perfectly worn and weathered. it already hangs in our bedroom, together with two branches that hang from the ceiling and the start of a collection of crosses [i'm not religious at all, just attracted to the simplicity of its form/shape, whether it be a simple cross + or crucifix †. i have a wire and timber one on my to do/make list. my pinterest board 'hacer' [to do] is growing by the minute! where are you time?
i have been lucky enough to find the most fabulous things. mark would, more than likely, disagree for the most part! until, that is, he sees the end result, until he sees the vision i had, come to fruition. [he is still waiting on what i'm to do with that bicycle wheel i found on the side of the road... an idea is brewing]
mark takes the credit for the find above.. a hawkeye you might say. whilst driving in the back streets of fitzroy, mark spotted an eames, yes, an eames office chair, a rare occurance i’m sure [not so rare in america. i hear stories of eames finds like this all the time.. dcm's, lcw's, rockers.. you name it!] this was found upside down on top of a pile of rubbish in a mini-skip [dumpster] on the footpath [sidewalk]. i’ve never seen anyone slam on the brakes and reverse so fast [in a one way street] in all my life. whiplash i tell you, but all was forgiven when i saw it! so here it is.. all cleaned up and in our living room.
i spotted this little 60′s/70′s [?] clock on hard rubbish day. i love the colour and it still works.. i’m pretty sure i don’t like the loud click noise when the digital flaps drop to the next minute/hour though… it’s always 11:44 at our place. and that shirt.. and beads.. both bargains!
japanese kokeshi dolls were [are] so very popular… and i’ve always admired them, always wanted one, if not a few! a little pricey though. well this time, i was definitely in the right place at the right time. i happened to walk into an op shop [goodwill store] on smith street, collingwood. someone had just dropped these little beauties into the store. they were still yet to be priced. i bought them both for $7.00. they are ‘friends’ and i love them so.
‘take me home’ she screamed. this vintage fan, the m2matiz image of choice you could say, was also found by the footpath looking sad and all alone, begging 1me to take her home. she still works. we used it two summers ago [not that great on a 42°C -107.6°F] but at least moved the still air around. our summers often consist of unbearably hot hot days. last summer we were gifted an air-conditioner and i won’t begin tell you what a blessing that has been! and just let me add.. we use it very very wisely.
happy weekend to you all… hope you find something special! mx