Sunday, February 27, 2011

flea market finds


I am a self-confessed squirrel - buying lovely things at the op shop and putting them away "until later"... a bit of a forgetful squirrel too, often struggling to find my treasures when I'm finally ready to use them...
so I'm especially proud of myself this week - picked up this little spice rack one day, and hung it up and filled it with threads the next...

visit Sophie for more lovely finds...

18 comments:

Janelle aka Nelly said...

Great idea I have one I picked up just coz its wood and have not used it yet Mine hasnt got drawers tho darn it.

Kirrily said...

Hi Catherine - what a great way to store threads! I have been wondering how I might store mine for a while now, and you've given me inspiration. Heh heh - just one more thing to look out for when I make my regular trips to the Op Shops. :) Kirrily

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

That is such a great idea!!!!!!

CurlyPops said...

WoW! That is gorgeous.
Who knew an old spice rack could ever look so good?

nicole said...

that looks so great! pretty colourful threads like those shouldn't be hidden away that's for sure :D

Michelle said...

I love your squirrel analogy, too cute. I can totally relate with you it too. That's an adorable use for a spice rack, I love it! Nice to meet you, by the way.

Kate said...

What a brilliant idea!
Functional and decorative too. Yay!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

clever...!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I love what you've done there, it looks fantastic. It's a really pretty spice rack too, some of them are horrible!

My blog is mostly charity shopping (op shopping) with the odd bit of craft thown in x

Knicky Knacks said...

Awesome and such a great way to display all your sewing knicky knacks. Love it.

Lea said...

very cute and useful too!

teddybearswednesday said...

You really have the knack for finding wonderful things Catherine. THis is just gorgeous.
xo
PS as proud as you should be of yourself, there's nothing wrong with squirrels , they are very cute xo

Wendy said...

Lovely! I painted mine yellow and it always makes me smile. Yours is a treasure with those small drawers...I'm such a sucker for drawers!

Cathy said...

perfect! Now I am going to be looking for one!

Lyndel said...

Oh gosh seems you have given us ALL something to look out for. I'll be out tomorrow looking for a Spice Rack, bet the Op Shop ladies will be saying 'What's with all the Spice racks? we couldn't give them away last week.....' LOL

kitty said...

Ha, I bought it's twin at the oppy a few weeks back.
It's turned out to be so handy for all those little things that usually get lost admidst the chaos of my sewing table.
Have a lovely day!

Sarah said...

Really lovely and so perfect for all those threads and stitchy bits. x

NessaKnits said...

Love your thread holder! If it wasn't for squirrels, the tips would be very full!