Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday Wrap Up - We seem to be experiencing technical dificulties...??

Hmmmmmmm....Indeed....My blog seems to be experiencing a few technical difficulties....No doubt bought on by some 'fiddling' by yours truly last night....Now I'm NOT SURE what I've done but my profile, previous posts & blog lists have disappeared from the right of my blog & are now located at the very bottom....If anyone knows how to fix this I would be MOST grateful as I've wasted a precious hour trying to rectify it on my own....!!!

Now for todays wrap up....I headed off to the Market with HIGH hopes this morning due to last week only finding two pieces & was AMPLY rewarded for the early start....!

Not only did I find everything pictured below, my LOVELY Friend Wendy who reads my blog popped in for a surprise visit & we were able to have a quick catch up before she headed back to Bonnie Doon & all that serenity....That in itself was worth getting up at 4am for.... :o) !!

Today's Treasure haul includes a small pot cupboard, cream coloured wooden cubby hole (possibly for my office), shabby red metal drawer with inserts (again possibly for my office), galvanised bucket (simply CAN NOT go past these when I find them), 2 x Slades bottles (LOVE the vintage graphics), cream & green tin bread box, shabby red scissors, set of shabby black pincers (not pictured - for removing nails from wood), stirling silver bracelet, cadbury cocoa tin & two wooden florentine lamps....!!

Unfortunately, the pot cupboard was RIDDLED with borer holes & I am KICKING myself as I NEVER EVER buy furniture that's had borer however, in my defence it was 5.15am PITCH BLACK & at $30- I wanted to get the piece in my van before the vendor changed his mind.....hahahahaha....So I can ONLY blame myself....!

NEVER MIND though as the ONLY piece effected was the soft wood base which I've removed & there was not so much as one single hole in the rest of the unit....P-H-E-W....!! Mr SVJ will help me pop in a new base over the Easter weekend & she'll be good as new....!!

Now while I DID put the scissors away & soaked the Slades bottles, I didn't so much as dust the other pieces....I did apply a second coat of 1950's red enamel to a chest of drawers & a wooden stool as well as a coat or poly (metal) to my mooring thingo from yesterday & a coat of ply to a bench seat I bought AGES ago.....You'll get to see a pic of that later in the week when I show some more of our bedroom.....!

Well I must away....Tomorrow is going to be a HUGE day at work as we 'go live' on a new system we'll be using so I need to make sure I get a decent sleep.....!

I hope you had a GREAT weekend & I look forward to catching up with you soon.....!

Tamarah  :o)


  1. Tamarrah, to fix your issues once you are signed into your block thriough the dashboard, Click on Cutomize, then Layout, then scroll to the bottom and left click on your gadgets (profile etc) and holding that down you can drag them back to the left where you want them.

    I love that red drawer/shelf thing. Do you re-sell all of this or are you a hoarder?

  2. Hmm, yes I think you may have changed the layout by mistake. Are you using "minima"? If you go to your dashboard and choose "template" and then "pick new" you can choose a design to change it back to. You wont loose all your info and its probably the easiest way to change it back.
    Those lamp bases are amazing. too bad about the borer but lucky you can take out the affected panel. Now is it metho that you use to treat borer, I cant remember?

  3. Hi Tamarah,
    Great finds this weekend. Too bad a bout the borer thing but if there is one thing I've learned in this business it's too move on with no regrets. I have to remind myself of this constantly as I am currently obsessing about a certain bag of vintage jewelry I passes up last week! Tee Hee. I should take my own advice!

    Have a great week!

    Second Hand Chicks

  4. I'm just oohing and aahing over all that storage and organization space- it was worth getting up at 5 am in the dark- you got the goods!

  5. Ooooh, love those two little storage thingies, especially the red one! Great, great finds, and in the dark!