The lovely Kate from Foxs Lane has selected a fab theme for Pip's 'My Place & Yours' meme - My Collections! So here goes...
Some have been received as gifts, some thrifted and some handcrafted with fimo clay, fabric and shrinky dink paper.
Although we can get grumpy with the L.P guides (hotels increasing ten-fold in price or restaurants completely disappearing) we tend to hold these close while in a non-English speaking country, at times VERY close. There is another book missing from this photo as the Boy has taken it to work to read for our nearing holiday *squeal*
Most have been thrifted. The top one is my now 100% finished quilt (sadly the binding was not an enjoyable experience). One blanket was crocheted by my ultra crafty Oma for my dad who is 6'6" and couldn't buy blankets long enough for him when he was a boy - its been passed down to me, her 6'2" granddaughter. It's fantastically heavy, and even has a slight nana smell lol.
I love odd chairs. In our house no two are identical. That's just the way I like it. All 10 are from antique shops or oppies. 10?! How did this happen you may be wondering? It all started as a rather spontaneous game with the Boy's 10 yr old daughter. The goal was to get 6 dining chairs for $10 each or less. We started with $60 and gave ourselves 3 hours to complete the task. It was our funniest and most epic op-shop attack to date!
The extra 4 chairs have been found at garage sales or in hard rubbish piles in the more ritzy suburbs in Adelaide. Yes that's me.... the psycho who you see jamming the car brakes, reversing at a dangerous speed, jumping out to give the chair a quick 2 sec evaluation for nesting potential, throwing the chair in the boot and driving off with a wide satisfied grin.
.Thanks for stopping by and viewing my collections x