A Thrifting Opportunity

Mum Thrifting Trade Me

Yesterday Mum and I braved the heat to do a good deed and take a whole pile of 'crap' cleaned out of Babe's grandparents house to the Hospice Op Shop, 'Op' is what we call 'Thrift' shops here, 'Op' being for 'Opportunity' if you hadn't already guessed! I like to use the term, 'Thrift' it makes me feel virtuous, like I might be saving money . . .

As you might imagine I don't need a lot of encouragement to get within sniffing distance of a good 'thrifting' 'opportunity'!!!

It was good, I am getting picky, could it be something to do with the overwhelming amount of 'treasures' pouring out of every nook and cranny in our house?

This little selection here are keepers, two cherubs for my collection and a fabulous red Burslem transfer ware plate. Actually we don't really use the term 'transfer ware' here either, we call anything remotely like that 'willow pattern'.

I do love Carlotta Edwards prints, this one, the pomander and wash basin and jug are already listed on Trade Me. Trade Me is New Zealand's very successful version of EBay.

Today I had to go and pick up something (remote controlled speedboat) for Babes in a part of Auckland that just so happens to have four 'thrift' shops. I got this gorgeous hand stitched dressing table set, a little pram for my baby ornament collection and another pomander.

I have to dash, I am off to the supermarket to buy CHAMPAGNE because my MUM HAS GOT A JOB!!!!!!

I am so proud of you Mum xo

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