Saturday, July 30, 2011

Recent second hand finds

Last Saturday my sons and I headed down to the Recycle Mart to have a bit of a browse to see what we could find. While my boys had a great time checking out all the toys, here are my finds:
First of all was this fantastically retro orange bowl:

Next was the scales. I simply adore these. My old kitchen scales died long ago... I love the look of the black face with the white print. They work perfectly fine, and the print on the scales says they were made in the Peoples Republic of Ireland.

A few weeks ago I found four large glass jars op shopping (thrifting) elsewhere.... but two of the glass jars were identical to this one:

Brilliant for pasta or flour in the pantry!! Whilst hunting I also found this:

Embroidery thread and an assortment of ribbon. And finally....

"Meh... its rusty!" I hear you say. Yes.. it is! But very perfect for the boys sandpit. The creative play in the sandpit this week has increased dramatically, with lots of birthday cupcakes being 'baked' and many rousing renditions of 'happy birthday to you' being sung.
Oh. I forgot to mention. All of this for $5. Bargain!!
This time I shopped at The Recycle Mart, at Underwood (behind Top Tiles). Open Saturdays 8am-2pm.!/TheRubbishRemovers

One mans trash really is another mans treasure.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Monday, July 25, 2011


Hello friends!
Welcome to my blog!

I've been wanting to start a blog for about 4 years now and over that time it has been a thought that has come and gone. I finally decided to do something about it! The story behind the title of my blog is that when my sisters and I were young my Mum (the best mum in the world. ever) used to make pikelets with us on rainy days. Now that I am a mother to two young sons, on rainy days I find myself doing the same thing. I love that it naturally became a thing to do with my children, just as my mother did. I even use her recipe and my boys love it just as much as I did. In a sense that is the way we learn, by the way behaviours are modelled to us by those who came before us.

Also on this blog, I'll be sharing with you different aspects of my life. I am a  mother, a beginner sewer and I simply love great second hand finds (of which there seem to be plenty lately). So enjoy, and bear with me as I adjust to this whole new world of blogging.

Have a great day,