Sunday, January 23, 2011

how to be rich [flea market finds]


Wander through the house and find a big bagload of perfectly good things that we don't need, without even trying...


Listen with delight as a young child's mantra changes (at least temporarily) from "I want" to "I could give this away"...

After dropping off the bag, step into the op shop (well, we all knew that was going to happen... and in fact I visited more than one...), but for once, show restraint - putting back the lovely things that we just don't need and don't have space for.


Look admiring at the things that did make it home (well, we all knew that would happen too...), all useful, beautiful and well priced.


Enjoy converting the money saved into donations for people who need it - here, here, and places like here too, because people have endured natural disasters all over the world. Enjoy the fun of using many of those donations as entries in one of the amazing giveaways / auctions taking place right now thanks to the wonderful people in the blogging community.


Yep, feeling pretty rich today. Hope you're feeling rich in your own way too.

For more flea market finds, visit Sophie (who is most certainly among the wonderful people - all proceeds from her shop this January are being donated to the flood appeal, and she's also holding a Thrifting Love giveaway!).

13 comments:

teddybearswednesday said...

Just an utterly wonderful and beautiful post Catherine.
thank you xo

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

very poignant..food for thought indeed!

Erica Louise said...

a beautiful post x

nicole said...

what a gorgeous post!
and what a beautiful thing it is when a child thinks of others in such a way!
xo

Make mine Mid-Century said...

You are rich indeed!

And giving and thoughtful ... the plight of others makes one reassess things, doesn't it?

Anodised cups are great, too! I'm glad you took them home.

Cherie said...

Gorgeous post. My attempt at being restrained was fuelled by the plight of others as well as thinking about all the areas where the op shops are no longer.
Like you I'm exceedingly rich as well as being extremely blessed and grateful to be so.
Hope you have a blissfully wonderful week ;-)

Tracey said...

in LOVE with your adonised cups. I looked for my own WITH pouch this weekend but shop keepers chuckle, and tell me go on eBay - so, YOU are a VERY lucky girl and I am jealous lol

xx Tracey

Cate said...

Can I squeal with delight at those cups?? We had the exact same ones when I was little...jealous!
xxxCate

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

certainly do.
it takes an imaginative mind to move the world.
also love your finds though... ;)

spectacularfairywren said...

we like to call op-shopping 'swap-shopping' as it seems like a big round-about of STUFF that goes around.

This week hard-wast week.. Amazing what people will just throw rather than donate!

Alyssa said...

Wonderful post; I've been restraining myself also. And working to put some of the savings to use elsewhere. Love your leather case of tin tumblers and the pretty sheet!

Nikki said...

Ok - one more reson to feel rich, today.... your donation to flood relief won you a rather attractive new Laptop Bag!!

Email me the receipt and your address adn it's ALL YOURS!! :)

Nikki said...

Lest's try that with decent spelling... "Reason" and "and"