I thought I'd share that snippet as a precursor so you would have an idea as to just how pooped this Aussie junker is....!!! After yesterdays HR (Hard Rubbish for the uninitiated) haul & I DO mean HAUL....What with all the cleaning (of previously mentioned HR) & packing of my van....By the time I managed to hit the hay it was close to midnight....! I was up again at 3am to leave for the market to share a stall with my friend Lyn....!
After a soggy start thanks to the rain, it ended up being a good day & I came home with only a few items....!! These pieces will make their way to Maldon with the rest of my 'stash' next weekend....!!
Now unfortunately, in my excitement (greed, haste, frenzy) while I was out in the HR I NEGLECTED to take pics of my loot....YES I KNOW....I'm a TERRIBLE blogger....I really am trying though.... :o) !! So....I only have a few pics of the items I bought at the market.
Before I talk about my pics though some background......
I have recently been inspired by the LOVELY Rebecca from Urban Rose Jewellery Designs to re-start my jewellery making activities....Now I say 're-start' as about 18 months ago I started buying bits & pieces with the intention of making (re-purposing) jewellery however, I became sidetracked.....*** sigh *** so MANY ideas.....So LITTLE time however, I am FEELING the need to create & be creative (aside from my furniture & re purposed decor pieces) so STAY tuned....!!! I'd also like to take the opportunity to mention the equally LOVELY Margo from robolady whom I recently found thanks to Sue at Vintage Rescue Squad ....I'm LOVING her funky jewellery & she is an ABSOLUTE sweety....!!!
So in honour of all things 'vintage & jewellery', my first pic shows the four items purchased at the market today....Two YUMMY tarnished metal whistles (the patina on each of these is to DIE for just quietly) & an exceptionally NEAT brass disc that I initially thought was a lid....The vendor I bought this piece from explained to me that the knob actually turns to reveal small pins that were used for creating a similar wool craft to 'french knitting'....!!! This is going to make a GREAT centerpiece in a necklace....!!!
The sweet little wooden horse was a Valentines gift to myself....hahahahahaha.....from my lovely friend Callie who specialises in STUNNING costume jewellery....Callie would quite honestly have to be one of the BEST Treasures I've found over the last year....We 'did' Fryers Town together & are about to head off to Maldon in tandem as well....Funnily enough.....While I've OFTEN admired the kind of pieces Callie deals in....It's ONLY after meeting her last year & LISTENING to her speak about her pieces & their respective histories that I've really found myself ENJOYING & wanting to learn more about this fascinating genre....!!!
Isn't he ADORABLE....I'm going to wear him to work tomorrow to make me smile when the 'going gets tough'....!!!
The market ended at 1pm & after a brief stop home for lunch I headed off to my storage unit to start emptying out before next weekend so I don't have to pay another months rent....Talk about HOT work....It must have been at least 50c in there....!!! I packed the van with a GOOD load of 'stuff'....By 'stuff' I'm referring to items requiring my (or Mr SVJ's attention) that I KNOW we won't be able to get to before Maldon & that I DIDN'T want to sell as projects to someone else....! I then went back to the HR & deposited my goods....I BET someone had a BALL packing their van with my castoffs a short time later.... :o) !!
Before I go I would just like to mention two WONDERFUL blogs I have recently been introduced to.....Gina at Vintage Junk in My Trunk who's home is filled with FABULOUS lamps created by her clever hubby from a variety of vintage items & whom I'm THRILLED to say reached out to me all the way from the US....I AGREE Gina....It makes me smile just thinking how lucky we are to have a medium that brings us together with like minded people we otherwise would not have had the opportunity to meet....!
PS: Drool patch has dried & there have been NO unannounced visitors.....hahahahahaha.....!!!!