Finders Keepers

There is this awful habit developing where people are getting married on week days. I think they do it because it costs them less money to have the wedding, not being prime Saturday time in the summer. Unfortunately for the rest of us working people it costs us more. Taking days off work , especially casual work like mine loses loads of cash and  for permanent workers effecting their holidays at best...but oh well that's the wedding parties call I guess.

One of the benefits of a weekly wedding is that shops are open. That awful time between the ceremony and the reception can be filled in with a spot of thrifting. As soon as it was social acceptable I urged my immediate company to go for a rummaging through secondhand shops in lovely dresses, suits and high heel shoes, this does make for a little bit of scene and generates lots of looks apparently.

In one shop I found this beautiful fire place cover, hand embroidered and in immaculate condition for its age. How much you ask??? 30 bucks I say, BARGAIN!! Even though we don't hardly use the open fire at all least in now looks pretty. The white tree in the picture "glows", it was really hard to capture, maybe just take my word for it.

I also scored some old tourist teaspoons for .50c each and put them above the kettle with my re-purposed cake stands. Fruits better for you than cake i'm guessing...

I'm linking this post back to lovely Sophie and Flea Market Finds. I hope you all had as much luck this week as i did.

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Michelle Walker is a Tasmanian born creative. An Artist for life, Visual Arts Teacher, Graphic Designer, Photographer, Hairdresser by trade and mother to two beautiful children.