Saturday, February 26, 2011

Some Treasure Hunting Finds


If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know how much I love a good treasure hunt - Every week I go either to the market or to some local thrift shops for a good scrounge and to find some treasure to brighten up my country shabby home.

Last weekend at the markets a local flower seller brought along the biggest bunches of unopened lillies you have ever seen.    They were $6 a bunch and as I love to have fresh flowers in my home I had to buy some.  Look how beautiful they are now that they have begun to open.


Their depth of colour is amazing.


And the glorious scent in the house hits you as you enter the door.  I really hope he is there again tomorrow.


Look what else I found last weekend?  This is a huge painting and beautifully done.   I shabbied up the frame just a little and now it hangs in our sitting room.  A steal for $35 don't you agree?



Yesterday was my first day of leave for a week or so and after finishing the million errands I had to run I popped into my local thrift shop.  Just when I had given up hope of finding anything this beauty winked at me.  A queen size doonah and 1 pillow sham.



The quality and beauty of this set has to be seen to be believed.  It is currently hanging on the line and will be pressed and on my bed just as soon as it is dry.  How much you ask?  What would have been at least a $150 set was just $5 - Amazing.......


And just as I was about to walk out the door I spotted this little sea urchin trinket box.  It reminded me instantly of our trip to Bruny in November so I just had to have it.  All of those white tin accessories and wicker baskets I showed you a week or so ago are for our bathroom makeover which we are madly saving for and this little beauty will fit in with the theme perfectly.



For 50c you can't blame me for not leavingit there.........

Work has begun on 2 new designs - One of which is a new BOM which will be ready towards the middle of he year.  I have called it "It's The Little Things That Matter".  I will show you progress shots as we go along....

I am off treasure hunting again tomorrow - Wish me luck.

And have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs - Fee X

14 comments:

Red Heads said...

Fiona, You had another GOOD day for your treasure hunting. There is something that gets the heart pumping when we find a treasure AND at a great price. I often go to a second hand clothing shop for fabric ,wool pieces that I can felt. & I seem to have to buy bedding sheets for some reason, for quilted projests or aprons & even pillow cases. Some older sheets just CALL to me. ha ha.. Have a great week-end. Blessings: Dianne.

De said...

What great finds........

shez said...

Fiona you are a great treasure hunter they are great finds you did well.
cheers shez

Allie said...

How I would love to go treasure hunting with you - those flowers are so gorgeous, the painting and the doonah [not sure of the word!] but oh that sea urchin trinket box is just too, too beautiful - I am drooling over that for sure!

Joolz said...

Hi Fee,

Love the beautiful flowers & all your other finds. Can't wait to see your new finds!

Scottish Nanna said...

Love All the goodies you found.I was told by A florist that if you take the Orange bits off the lillies when they open they will last longer And it worked for me.
Hugs Mary.

Shiree said...

Hi Fee,
you are the Queen shopper I say! I have just started trolling a few shops and it is soooooooo much fun!!
one man's trash is another man's treasure...so they say

retdairyqueen said...

I love treasure hunting
Just got back from a car boot sale
Unfortunately I didnt find any treasures today Oh Well Next time
Great finds Doona cover is so pretty

Chris said...

Oh Fee! You certainly did find some treasures this week. Thank you for sharing them with us. I do wish I could see all the gum nutters together. It's a bit of a ride from Florida for tea. I'll have a cup here and think of all of you :-)

Chris

Maria said...

You always seem to find great treasures Fee.
I agree the painting looks great.
looking forward to seeing your new designs.
Have a great Sunday

Michelle said...

You've scored some great finds there! I love those lilies and that painting is so lovely. Have fun tomorrow!

Annie said...

Beautiful beautiful lillies.

Sunshine & Fabric said...

You're a talented bargain hunter. Well done!

Michelle May said...

That painting is incedible Fee! What a deal!
xx, shell