Thursday, July 23, 2009

Garage sale finds for my desk

The day is cool and overcast today and I am back at my desk. It'a bit messy (along with the whole house...) but I wanted to show you what I picked up on Saturday from the garage sales tour... A beautiful Royal Dalton bunny cup (the bunny gets entangled in his own knitting!)- ok, its chipped, so I got it for fifty cents, and it will be home to my scissors because the handles match! And then the very best is that wooden toolbox, that has been scratched and marked to (life) from a young boy called Andre, (and his father and grandfather from the look of it...) His name is carved on the front and in the beginning I thought I would clean it all up and paint it or something, but then I decided not too. At least for a while. I just revert so much to being a little girl in my studio...Something happens and 'she' comes out for a good play and hot chocolate out of a bunny cup- I trick her with a latte...
Do 'yours'...come out to play sometimes???

10 comments:

our little love nest said...

Oh I so know what you mean and I really need to take time for her. I love the little kid in everyone. Much more freeing than being an adult. LOVE LOVE Loooooooove the cup! You make me smile. xo

caramela said...

You always make me smile too Dee!!your comments always bring some sunshine on my day!!
Annamaria

june at noon said...

Perhaps that's why I have a little gnome climbing my lampshade, and a magazine photo of a gentleman on a swing dangling from a shelf.... The child likes to play while I create. ;)

Kylie said...

This is so fabulous! I'm only just rediscovering the little girl in me - blogging has done that for me, and all the wonderful people like you Annamaria who encourage me :) Thanks for another great post. Love your garage sale finds. Kylie x

caramela said...

I think I should invite you all to a tea party!
annamaria

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I know exactly what you mean! I've just finished playing at something myself! It's good to be 'childish' at heart; it fuels creativity don't you think?

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Thank you, thank you - you're the first person to send me a comment (apart from friends!) You're very welcome to rummage around my blog,see you when I return - husband loading the car right now!!

lea said...

great finds! oh and i really like your writing style. made me smile to read about the bunny cup and andre - the former owner of the toolbox : ) have a great weekend

caramela said...

thank you Lea,I love treasure hunting....
have a lovely weekend too,
annamaria

goldenbird said...

Love the bunny cup and wooden toolbox. You picked up some great finds.

I think my inner child comes out when I collage ... I'm able to turn off my mind (for the most part) and just play with paper and glue and scissors without too much thought about the outcome. It's great fun.