Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Just a Little Shopping

Look at this loot! The whole bowl of zip pulls was $1.50 and the jar with the nails, hooks and 'thingies' was also $1.50. All those lovely brass numbers were 50c each! I was so excited by this shopping spree ( a hunt for one item - not found - to finish an assemblage ) that I now have another hundred ideas in my head.

My wonderful beads came in the post today. I really like the contrast between the bright colours and the organic shapes.
What bliss, new goodies ... and the knowledge that school holidays are just around the corner.


Jane P said...

I am "pea Green "with envy as Scarlett O'hara said what great goodies and holidays ahead!!!!

Doreen G said...

What a great lot of loot you have there .I love rusted things--I bet the person that you purchased them from thought you were loopy.
But we know better don't we.

Natalie B said...

Such fun stuff to play with! Ahhh blissful 2 weeks ahead to create and sleep in!! Take care and can't wait to see what you create with these goodies. Natxx

LisaOceandreamer said...

Well you know I can't wait to see what wonderful creations come out of your finds!! and I thought those were flower petals until you said they were beads, how cool are those!!

Janet said...

I agree with Lisa - I thought the beads were flower petals, too! Those are beautiful. And all the "junk" will be great in assemblages....and all for $3! Don't you just love a bargain.

Holly Stinnett said...

What a find!!! I really enjoyed scrolling down and getting caught up on your blog. You are so talented and come up with such unique ideas!

carmel said...

wow Julie what a treasure trove, loving all your creations, the necklaces, earings, ATC's it's all fantastic. Can I stand in your aura for a moment? bliss . Hugs, Carmel xxx

Dotee said...

What a treasure trove Julie! And beautifully photographed (as always).

Can't wait to see what you do with this stash. I am very excited at the thought of trying some assemblage work at camp this year (might be interesting trying to get it over via my suitcase on the aeroplane though!).

I love the contrast of the rusty metal against the blue crockery.

And laughed out loud at Doreen's comment!

And where did you buy those luscious beads? Pray tell:)

Love you , and am glad you will have some time to play very soon.

Dotee xx

Marie said...

Love the collected Junk! Dont forget to try the Second Hand Mart on Albany Hwy (next to the bike shop), they have great doodads too.

Ro Bruhn said...

Fabulous collection Julie, my mouth's watering.

Jacky said...

Julie, what a treasure trove !!! I cannot wait to see what you create with these.
The beads are gorgeous, so vibrant yet as you said organic.
Will be checking this blog regularly! Very exciting.

One Crabapple said...

The beads are INCREDIBLE !

But the metal stuff looks like GOLD to me ! of course I just got back from deMenging , right ? So I see Azo and OOOGE...laughing.

Super SHopping !

Love, S.

Ursula Clamer said...

I love that kind of shopping. Finding treasures you weren't looking for, and what fabulous treasures you found. Ux