Sunday, February 27, 2011

Today's Flea Market Finds

Oops today I slept in!  Was meant to get up at 5.30am but instead slept in until 8am (was trying to beat the heat here in Queensland).  Never mind I still managed to find a few treasures....

I love the little tins, one still has curry powder inside.  I also bought an old street directory as well as these old English text books from the 1950's.

I have a few ideas of what I'm going to use them for now I just need to find the time!

Friday, February 25, 2011

China Pretties From Todays Yard Sale

These are some of the pretties that I found at a local yard sale today.  One of the cups & saucers is the same as one I had as a child.  I think they came with an Easter Egg in them.  I love the silver teaspoons & sugar tongs.  There was also some mother of pearl pate knives & a wee fork.  

I'm going to be selling at Collectorama at Nambour next Saturday so some of these will be going as I don't have the room to keep it all.  Besides I need to make some money for our next trip!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Having a Ball in Hoi An!

After spending 8 days in Indonesia my husband & I flew to Hanoi.  Unfortunately I didn't realise it was still winter there & we arrived in summer gear!  Had to quickly buy long pants, jacket & scarf.  We travelled out to Halong Bay on Wednesday which was totally wonderful.  Was really saddened to hear the news yesterday though of a boat that had sunk & 12 people drowned.  Not a lot of safety requirements over here!

We travelled here to Hoi An yesterday & have been having a lovely time exploring the town.  Of course shopping up a storm is all part of the deal!  Hoi An has a lovely old world rustic charm to it & is especially pretty when it's all lit up at night. 

Sorry I can't add photos at this time as I'm just on a computer at the hotel.

Ok hope you are all doing well.  We  will be back home next Tuesday morning & I'm looking forward to catching up on all my blog reading!

Julie x