Monday, 24 May 2010

My Place and Yours ... Pre Loved, Inherited or Thrifted ...

Theme Queen for this week is Zoe at A Boys Mummy who's chosen ::
~ Pre loved-inherited or thrift-ed ~ 
Right up my alley Zoe ...
almost my entire existance, my life, my blog title ...
here comes under those headings...
here's a glimpse ...
a small chest made by my Dad when he worked the PMG Workshops in 1950s -still showing the paint I splashed on it as a kid!
On top a glass jar of thrifted buttons ... 
a thrifted depression glass container holding a plant ...
a thrifted oriental lady statue that cost 50 cents at a garage sale ... 
this bust of my Mum by Raynor Hoff in 1925 ...
along side my Mum's and her Mum's sewing baskets ...
on top a small box of inherited drafting tools ...
my pile of hat boxes ...
three inherited and four thrifted ...
thrifted ducks on the wall all cost no more than $2 each ...
this lamp inherited in the 1970s ...
the swan inherited from my Grandma ...
When I inherited this chair I instantly had it reupholstered to remove the indentation of my Dad's butt crack that freaked me out ... 
inherited this beautiful shell my Dad bought back from Darwin in 1945 ...
the timber case made by my Dad was unfortunately and embarrassingly my school bag ...
everything around it has been pre loved or thrifted ... 
Inherited then had a new top made for my Grandma's Singer machine frame ...
saving the best to last ...
My gorgeous Blossom ...
three years ago I inherited her from my vet ...
something very bad had happened to her that I didn't want to know about ...
she's my much loved, trusty companion.

  

12 Comments:

BOB & MABEL said...

I love everything. You have fabulous taste!

Cinda said...

Now that's a great collection of pre-loved and inherited goodies. I love the chest that your dad made.
I'm sure that just a small part of your wonderful collection...

and Blossom is gorgeous!

Fiona said...

I have really enjoyed looking at all of your treasure but especially like the last piece - She is just gorgeous.

Fee XX

Megan said...

wow you do indeed have a splendid treasure trove of thrifted items. i am particularly envious of that enormous container of buttons!!

Zoe said...

Wow, this really was up your alley!

Naw, Blossom is soo cute...

The Cabinet that your dad made is to die for! Love love love it... Im now on the look out for one..

"Dad's butt crack" - This cracks me up!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

Your home is so gorgeous ... but getting rid of poor daddy's butt crack. Ah well, I suppose he deserved it for making you take a wooden case to school!

My pre-loved post

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

O-MY-STARS you make me feel ssoo much better, Cherie!! i LOVE all your stuff even your wooden school case which i bet you treasure now, don't you!
We share a love of similar treasures and btw i think i've got just as many hat boxes & buttons.. but nowhere near as many ducks on the wall LOL!!! xx

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

O-MY-STARS you make me feel ssoo much better, Cherie!! i LOVE all your stuff even your wooden school case which i bet you treasure now, don't you!
We share a love of similar treasures and btw i think i've got just as many hat boxes & buttons.. but nowhere near as many ducks on the wall LOL!!! xx

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

OH NO how could i forget Blossom..she's adorable!!

i'm a cat lover too and i'm the proud owner of two big healthy boys, Elmo & Oscar..boy are they gonna LOVE their new home, upstairs & downstairs!! x

韋于倫成 said...

He who would climb the ladder must begin at the bottom. ....................................................

angelgurl said...

wow you have some serious stuff there. I was thinking as I looked at the photos, who I would love that in our home and some of that etc etc. This theme was made for you. :-) I did laugh out loud about the chair and why you got it recovered. Awwww at blossom, adorable.......

Sarah Slaven said...

oh Wow this theme really suits you doesn't it.

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