I was being overly ambitious whilst in Tasmania thinking I'd be able to "op-shop" my way around the countryside. In reality we were so busy getting from A to B and checking out the sights I didn't even get a chance until about day 5 - three quarters of our way into our journey.
I even took over the driving at one stage as hubby and the kids weren't having a bar of my "op shopping needs" and I knew if I didn't take over the driving there would be Buckley's chance of me having the opportunity for a wee scrummage if I spied one!
When we finally drove into a small town on a "weekday" and I saw Vinnie's on the right hand side I wrenched the steering wheel to the left sending bags and any unattached paraphernalia in the motor home flying.
A sigh of groans and moans came from all 4 members of my family.
My heart skipped a beat, I barked a "get the kids a snack and us coffees" order to hubby, hoping this task would allow me 10 minutes of scrounging pleasure at the very least and bolted for the Vinnie's door.
Inside was thee MOST tidy, clean, organised and well laid out op shop I had ever seen in my entire life! In fact, it didn't even look like an op shop.
It was screaming high street fashion franchise with prices to match and even the dear old volunteers looked like old age Malibu Barbie on the Pension dolls. It wasn't quite what I was expecting and so I wandered back to the motor home feeling cheated.
Luckily though, on our last day in Tasmania we spent the day in a little coastal town called Penguin. We drove there especially as I had read there was a market that could be worth checking out and we weren't disappointed!
I bought these three colourful tins for a fiver
and a cute ceramic birdie love brooch handmade by
I found this brooch in the cutest wittle shop in Penguin CBD.
You may have seen/heard of it if you read FRANKIE.
The shop is filled with gorgeous handmade goodies, crafty books, bags, brooches, and lots of other delightfuls.
In other news,
I have up-graded my $70 smart phone to a $140 smart phone.
(I know, I know - I just went all out didn't I)
anyways, my new fan-dango-phone allows me to do
so I have now joined the masses and have taken 4 (yes you read that right - 4)
photos to share with you
but Houston we have a problemo!
I dunno how the fcuk to upload them to my blog!
So hang around a while if you please and you may just get to peek at them in this millennium!
What do ya know ...
I pushed the right buttons!
so here are the tins I bought in Tassie
(the instagram version - they look more antique in this shot don't ya think)
and part of my book collection
(I have a weakness for crafty lovely books)
and I guess by now most of you know this weakness of mine,
a stack of vintage floral love of the flannel kind
(great for winter patchwork quilts)
and some easy escape-artists reading
(although I can't read a word of Japanese but I CAN ogle the pictures and craftiness and I can read sewing diagrams!
So there you have it - my first ever instagram photos and I managed to figure out how to put them
on my blog all by myself!
(I'm such a big girl)
I'm not sure about the quality but - well - whatever!
Hope you are all having a fab week.
Hugs from me,