i was going to let myself off the hook from posting today as i technically did two yesterday but then i thought, "nah, i'll stick with it". and you know what? my first post yesterday? turns out it was my four hundredth post! i had it in my mind that i would do something special to mark the big number and, unknowingly, i guess i did : ) now i want to thank you all again for the sweety sweetness of your comments and reassure you that despite my defensive tirade in the last post, i'm really a-okay. negative comments aren't wonderful, not that i've had many, but they at least make me look at what i'm writing and showing in a different perspective. now, let's not talk about crying babies for a couple of posts, hey? let's look at some lovely op shop finds today and tomorrow we'll have a peek at some quilts, yes?
i finally got a shot of the vintage canister set that i mentioned spray painting earlier this week. i found them at an op shop up the road from my house ages ago, it's been maybe two years now that they've been sitting in the shed waiting for a new coat of paint to cover their chipped and scratched faux bois. i got the set for $10 and spent about $15 on two cans of spray paint so i'm pretty happy with that. easy and fun.
maesey and i have been hitting a lot of op shops this week, searching for a little table and some mismatched kid's chairs for her room. we took the playpen down in my sewing room as she's totally over being in there now and replaced it with the sofa bed that was in her room. it's much handier for shane's dad or other overnight guests if we can just move my desk around, unfold the sofa bed and have them sleep in here, rather than making them use a blow up mattress when a perfectly good bed is going to waste across the hall. now there is quite a bit of extra space where the sofa bed had been and i'm on the hunt to fill it up with useful things for mae. i figure a little table and chairs will get plenty of use over the next couple of years.
so anyway, we've been to about 12 op shops this week and have had no luck with tables or chairs BUT we did find this gorgeous radio flyer tricycle for the bargain price of $9 (they retail for $200 here) and a sweet wooden ironing board and iron for $10. both have been put away in the shed as they are a total recipe for tears with mae at this age but someday! what ironing and triking fun we will have!
i love op shops. truly.