i get all excited when i see a sign for a school fete, i have visions of wonderful trash and treasure stalls, book stalls, homemade treats and goodies and of course rides. one of the local state schools had their fete, but due to the unbelievable amount of rain Brisbane has had, instead of being spread out on an enormous field the stalls were all squished up near classrooms under cover. although this was the logical and appropriate place for the fete it meant that at least 1000 people were all pushing up against each other trying to get the best bargain or the SAME item. after a bit of pushing and shoving and $25 for 6 rides we headed home with these extremely cute hair clips. yes, swoon, those are tiny crocheted flowers attached to clips. even i have worn these to work this week!!
i must say that i have a wonderful husband but he really, really hates crowds and shopping. so after watching steam coming out of his ears as he negotiated the pram through the throng of young and old fete goers, we headed off to put Claudia to bed. the girls and i headed back to the fete and grabbed these little bargains at the trash and treasure stall.and lili clutched onto this one. the lady charged them $5 for both which i thought was bit steep for a trash and treasure but it put a smile on my girls faces so it was worth it.
and i grabbed this little fella for myself! made in japan, this salt shaker was just calling me to take him home... and at 50cents i couldn't refuse.babalisme has posted this as a free download and has asked for people to embroider it. i had it lying around and voila look how sweet it is in this frame. at least i know it is in a safe place until i get the time to stitch it. you have to visit her blog cause it is full of great original designs of sweetness.
before i go i received an award a little while ago from rebecca over at edward and lilly. it is the lemonade award and i would like to thank rebecca for thinking of me. if you would like this award grab it and consider yourself SQUEEZED :)
head over to edward and lilly to check out rebeccas blog. i love going there as it always looks so neat just like a freshly cleaned house. she posts the best Saturday shopping list and creative spaces weekly and i just love it.
i feel like there is more to say but i will just sign off now and pop back in when i think of what it is.