Thursday, 19 April 2012

Thrifty Thursday

I had to pop to the local shops this morning and thought I'd have a quick snoop in the Charity Shops. Managed to find a few nice bits, and left some for other people (only slightly regretting that!)
Found this dinky tray, only about 5" x 3", it is really sweet.
On the advice of Helen, some jewellery to use as embellishments for Altered Art/Stamping.
Some vintage bag handles, let's see how long it takes me to use them shall we?!

I have rather an ugly breeze block wall next to one of my seating areas in the garden, it's the side of next door's garage. Over the years I've tried to disguise it as much as possible.
It does look better in the summer with all the flowering plants, but it's still not the most attractive space. I was rather taken with this idea, seen in this months Making magazine so I've been collecting plates, this morning I found the birdy one.
I also found this engraving of a woodpecker on slate that I thought would look good in the garden.

I'm really excited about the summer and decorating the garden. We eat out there a fair bit in the nice weather.
Do you see your garden as another room to decorate, or is your garden more practical?
If my garden was bigger I'd love a veggie patch!

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  1. For a 'quick snoop' you got quite a haul! I rather like your wall - do you grow things up it?
    Love all the pots along the low wall.

  2. What a lot of finds! I am a total bag-handle hoarder. I'm always picking up tatty old bags from charity shops - just to cut the handles off!

  3. Those are adorable! I don't think I could make them if I tried. You did do a great inspirational though!
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