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Sunday, July 17

Yesterday I lovingly took dragged my hubby into this little shop of stuff, old stuff, newish stuff and lots of stuff.  I've walked past a few times but it's always been closed until yesterday.  I searched high and low and discovered some more treasures to add to my collection.  Tucked in behind old cups and saucers, marbles and buttons was this milk glass jug, thank you I'll take you home:)  And then one of those things you've admired from afar and wanted some of your own, wooden spools.
There was a bowl full of them large and small, I walked to the counter so happy with my find but it suddenly changed when she told me the price, $5 per spool, they are very rare you know!  Oh wow, ok I suddenly returned them bar two and walked out feeling a bit ripped off.  Anyway I found a very pretty jug which was much better value so I was happy with that.  We headed back to pick up the girls and I was casually talking to my mother in law about the cotton spools, well she said I've got heaps of them in a draw I'll get them for you, what wonderful luck.  So the little Miss and I rummaged through her draw and got lots of delicious spools to take home. The now sit where I can admire them for their old charm.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday

14 comments:

  1. How great your mother-in-law had some of those old wooden spools you could have - a lovely decoration :)

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  2. Gorgeous, i love the old wooden spools!

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  3. Charming indeed, Catherine x

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  4. Isn't that just a wonderful story! The universe provides, doesn't it? ;)

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  5. This wasn't a messy little shop in Bulimba was it? Love the milk glass, gorgeous shape. And the wooden spools are beautiful- I have found quite a few in op shops recently and have never seen them at that kind of price. So lucky for you to find them later in family drawers! melx

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  6. milk glass heaven! those spools are delicious but can be a little pricey. i've picked up a few of my own for $4 each..couldn't resist the peach, pink and aqua! have a great week.

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  7. I don't think they are quite THAT rare, but then even our local Vinnies sells them for $2 each when they get them!
    How lovely that your MIL shared some of her collection with you. They really do have such a lovely feel and look to them :)ps, love the little jug too - great find.

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  8. Great decorative accessories! Love them !

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  9. oh I so covert that jug!!!! : )

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  10. Oh lucky you!!! I have been searching the Opshops without any luck (they are in high demand ands so the antique tea cups!)...I just miss an Grandma in this country :) lol xx

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  11. Hi Catherine. I adore your milk glass jug, it is gorgeous...what a find! I also love that your Mother-in-law gave you her wooden spools!! They look beautiful, and so much more special as they came from your MIL, rather than an over-priced shop ;) Enjoy them, they are sooo lovely. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead ~ Tina x

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  12. Yay for MIL's stash of goodies! Wooden spools are very delightful but $5 a pop, wow!

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  13. Lovely milk glass jug. The spools are lovely too, makes them more special that they are from a family member and have a story. Have a great week.

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  14. I love old spools. My grandmother called them 'spolette' but I never heard anybody else using this word for bobbins here in Italy.

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