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When trying to escape the rain yesterday, we popped into the Centenary Antique Centre. I love that place! And I love what we found this time....this gorgeous little timber kitchen hutch. Little Eco played tea parties for hours yesterday. I wonder who used to play with it? Head on over to Sophies for more Flea Market Finds. Read more → her third birthday. My Gran made it for my sister 36 years ago. I also enjoyed having an excuse to sew and made floor cushions and birthday bunting prayer flags from vintage sheets. Party guests took home their own little fairy garden and a set of gardening gloves instead of a bag of lollies. And my idea of the littlies using opp shop-sourced glasses and plates was a really stupid one! What was I thinking?! Maybe if there were five kids, but not 15! One smash and the recycled paper plates I thankfully had left over from last year... Read more →

I'm preparing for Little Eco's third birthday party next weekend. Last year I found myself buying disposable cups and plates at the last minute. This year i'm will be a disposable-free tea-party. I've been collecting second hand teeny glasses and cute little floral vintage plates. I started paying around $1 per cup and $2 per plate, but during a recent trip up the valley I discovered an opp shop where glasses are only 10c and plates 50c. I love country town opp shops!!! And I love even more that we'll be using these glasses and plates year after year.... Read more →

I found this cute little tin at an opp shop yesterday for only $4… …filled it with a few small tea cups and saucers (only $1 each) and a tablecloth my Gran made for me…and we enjoyed an outdoor sunset tea party It’s nice to be using the tablecloth my Gran made me. All that beautiful embroidery was done by hand. I cannot even guess how many hours it would have taken her. I enjoyed browsing through my favourite opp shops yesterday. I had a rare morning to myself and went armed with a list of what we needed so... Read more →

While looking for a second-hand storage solution for Little eco's toys, I temporarily used a few vintage suitcases we had picked up from a garage sale. This temporary solution has now turned into a permanent solution. I love it. Little eco knows what is in each suitcase (from top to bottom: dolls clothes, dress-ups, soft toys) and drags the case she wants, to wherever she wants to play. I'm now on the look-out for more vintage suitcases for my sewing room. Read more →