Grandma has decided it's time to move from her two storey home, with a huge shed and yard, into a much smaller unit in a retirement village. She's also decided that the family can help her by raiding her house and taking the bits and pieces they want for themselves, so we had a bit of fun on Monday "adopting" things that she didn't have room for and was going to throw away. I thought I'd share my new treasures with you!
First are these gorgeous old books. Now those lovelies are mine, miiiine! :D In the first picture, there's also a little spinning wheel pencil sharpener and tiny jug that were too cute to pass up!
I know you'll all think I'm really sad, but I looooove chooks! So I had to have this cloisonné style plate. Love!
How the book shelf is looking now, after all it's new additions:
My OH couldn't keep himself away from some of Grandpa's old reference books, and we nabbed a sturdy wooden crate that for now is housing a lot of the new books (sitting under the printer right now, no better home for it at the moment but I couldn't pass it up!)
I found a great shadow box shelfy thing (oh I'm awesome at technical terminology!) and since no-one else laid claim, it's now organising my fabrics! I'll sand it back and paint it at some stage. I also nabbed some matt antique gold coloured chain, but I forgot to take a photo. It's very sturdy, the links are soldered together, and it's just beautiful! So will definitely be making some jewellery out of that!
We also inherited a lovely little side table made by my Great Grandfather. It's French polished and needs a little touch up, but I'm not brave enough to do anything to it just yet. I'm going to make a runner for the top of it to keep it protected. Excuse the candleless candle holder ;) The entire house is a work in progress!
Aaaaand I finally got around to putting those blue paper flowers in a vase!