Today I had a day off from work. Tomorrow is a public holiday so I decided to give myself an extra long weekend (thank you to my library assistant for suggesting it!). So nice to be able to have a Monday off, especially as I have a bit of a dicky back today and did not want to be sitting at a desk all day, or doing shelving or dealing with people.
I went out for a spot of op-shopping this morning, wanting to get some more jewellery bits and bobs and maybe some housewares. I hit the jackpot with a Salvos store in Mount Hawthorn. I spent a bit much (whoopsie) and did leave with a slight case of buyer’s remorse, but I don’t think I bought anything I won’t use.
First thing I spotted was this amazing wooden-bead necklace. Love it! I will definitely be taking this one apart and using all those scrummy wooden beads.
Next up, I found this cute little owl necklace. It’s got lots of owls (not just the ones pictured) so I can definitely make a few pairs of earrings and some pendants out of it. Very cute and on-trend at the moment.
Then I saw this necklace – lots of interesting charms on this one. I will use it on lots of different pieces, methinks.
Then I saw this black pendant. This one’s for me 🙂 I wear a lot of black so I think I will get a lot of use out of this piece.
I picked up a few other bits and pieces – some pots for planting succulents in, and some t-shirts, plus a set of coasters with birds on them that I think I will collage on and make little decorative hangers from. The final thing I grabbed was this lovely clock. I nearly didn’t buy it – it was a bit pricey at $14.25 – but after picking it up and putting it back several times, I eventually gave in and added it to my haul. I’m so glad I did. I’ve been searching for a nice clock for my lounge room and this one fits the bill perfectly. It suits my woodland theme well and is just the right size and colour. I was worried it might not work, but I popped in a battery as soon as I got home and it is ticking away happily right now. Love the owl on it and the vintagey look. It is probably a cheap-as-chips junk piece, but I don’t care. I am happy I got it 🙂
After spending way too much in that shop, I stopped in at Vinnies, also in Mount Hawthorn. Such a great little shop! I haven’t been in there before and was pleasantly surprised. I thought it would be expensive, because of the upmarket area, but it was very well-priced and much of the stock was half price as well. Lots of nice clothes – I picked up a little top for work – but most of what I tried on didn’t suit me. Which is probably a good thing, otherwise I would have bought the lot. I did grab this lovely pot for planting succulents in – I love the glazing on it and the rustic colours. A bargain at only $3.00 🙂
I can see a Haworthia or cactus growing happily in there on my windowsill.
So, a good morning of op-shopping and a nice way to distract me from back pain. I hope it will be a short-lived discomfort – I have been pretty good lately with neck/back issues so I really don’t want it to arc up again. Maybe too much crafting yesterday and bad posture from leaning over teeny creations!
Hope you are having a good day – thanks for dropping by 🙂