Wednesday, 6 August 2008

new to the group

Hello Everyone...

This is my first post with this fabulous group, although I have been stalking you for a few weeks now! Well, maybe lurking would be a better description than stalking.

I grew up in a family where one does not op. In fact, opping was actively discouraged. Of course I rebelled, and discovered the joy of second hand stores.

Recently I have dedicated myself to crafting ONLY with recycled and reclaimed materials. It has been such a challenge, and I am loving the one-of-a-kind items which I create. You can check out my blog if you'd like to see what I get up to. Anyhow, it means that I spend lots of time opping for craft materials, jumpers to unravel or felt, bed linen to strip into rags... all manner of goodies!

I also collect vintage suitcases... just for fun

My latest purchases were from the Riddells Creek op shop...

this fabulous case, purchase for $4

red suitcase (closed)

red suitcase (tag)

red suitcase (lining)

and this teaspoon thingy... can anyone help me with the proper name for it? Anyway, I have been wanting one for ages... so although the price was a bit steep, I shelled out the 20 cents and took it home with me!

teaspoon open


balcairn said...

I believe it's called a tea infuser.

nikkishell said...

It also looks a lot like a soap saver. Put slivers of soap inside and swish it around in your dish water instead of using washing up liquid.

Jayne said...

Yep, tis a tea infuser.
A whole whopping 20 cents?! Gee that and the $4 suitcase might break the bank lol.
Those are some great finds :)

Steph @ Spices for Violet said...

That suitcase is GREAT!

Kylie B said...

Oh wow you have found some really Kool things love thar case!

Miss Eagle said...

Yep. Tea infuser - tea for one without a teapot and it then puts tea in the competition with instant coffee, don't you think!

Lurv the suitcase. I have a suitcase that used to be my mother's a long time ago. I had a collection of postcards that had accrued since childhood - so I decoupaged the suitcase with the postcards and covered it with 25 layers of varnish and keep all my decoupage books in there.

And where, or where is Riddles Creek?

Blessings and bliss

laughing purple goldfish said...

thanks for the fabulous feedback everyone... a tea infuser (perhaps even a 'snap spoon tea infuser')... perfect!

Riddells Creek is a small township at the foot of Mt Macedon... a very picturesque spot

Homeleightigger said...

Hi - Your lovely teaspoon could be a Sugar Sifter......!