Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Receiving and releasing...

A little bit of loveliness to brighten the week....


It would seem that the treasure fairies were helping
me on my thrift ventures this week....


... assisting me in my piracy of all things aged and worn...


... like this canister (one of two!) perfect
for my crafty bits...


... and some fabric for a cushion methinks.



The jug has a few chips and scratches
(just the way I like it)


This fabric had not even been priced yet and I'm
sure the lady in the store couldn't make head 
nor tale of my stupid expression 
when she handed it to me and said...

"Oh I dunno love... $4 ok?"
"Uh... yes (small squeal) that will be fine" says I...

(happy happy joy joy victory dance in car park)


But wait... there's more... 
Children's books, vintage bottles, retro tea towel
and these...



Stunning measuring tapes - one from
America and one from the Uk


The pages of this lovely book are the perfect size for
covering manilla folders, making envelopes and
creating bunting...




Except for this fine fellow... he will be framed

... there's also this tiny little tea cup 
etched with the loveliest detailing...



... and this basket which I plan on
"white-washing a little"




Last but not least I'd like to give a very special 
"thrifting (and bravery) award"
to my darling Hubby...


... who carried a whole box of these mason jars
home for me, after I spotted them in a neighbours verge collection.
They were covered in ants and we were a good few yards from our home 
so I was most impressed at the fact that they arrived all in one piece!


I lined these three with pages from an old dictionary
and now I can use them as pencil pots on my desk


Lanterns, vases, craft pots... sigh... the joys of jars...

Your week peoples?
Fun, work, play??
Mine has been filled with sorting and releasing.
I sort through all our stuff...
I release what we no longer need...
I sort some more...
I release some more...

I like the word release - it can take the form of gifting, trashing, 
recycling, donating, revamping, returning... even swapping.

It makes way for more abundance in my life and it certainly
highlights my ability to clutter up a space pretty quickly!
Even though I'm rather sentimental at heart I'm slowly learning
that I need not hold onto something just because it has meaning or
history or monetary value...
I'm allowed to surround myself with things I truly love
I can let go of everything else.
I WANT to let go of everything else...

So here's to releasing!

6 comments:

demie said...

I agree with you but I must admit my thrifting was a bit poor compared to yours! ; )

Kylie said...

Cheers! Here's to releasing.
I have just released something my heart really wasn't in...something that just didn't feel right or comfortable and I feel so much better.
You've found some really beautiful bits. Bravo to your brave husband for carry ing those ant infested Mason jars home.

Melissa said...

mason jars and tape measures- both have me swooning before i even begin with your china haul....

i LOVE the word please- and all your beautiful *takes* on it...

i posted photos to my blog post from yesterday- thought you may like a lookie at the wooden boxes- they'd sit perfectly alongside a few Mason jars...

Melissa xx

Neesie said...

My favourite word at the moment is 'exquisite' and you certainly found some exquisite treasure
Well done you're obviously an expert. :D

In My Wild Eden said...

Such great finds! I love releasing too. It makes you feel so clean and free. I love your list of options of what to do with the released items "gifting, trashing, recycling, donating, revamping, returning... even swapping" Swapping is a great idea that I hadn't thought of.

Tamra said...

Love the photos, and what's in them!

Do you have a button of some sort I can post on my blog to share your lovely blog with anyone who comes upon mine?

Thanks for the inspiring posts :)