new to me lately, the turquoise tutu edition

Second hand treasures of late:

My new favourite mug – my mother collected these Scottish mugs in the early 1980s, but she didn’t have the OWL. I was pretty excited to spot an owl on the front…and then when I turned it around….whole owl family! (My nickname was ‘Brown Owl’ when I was a wee thing, apparently because of my brown eyes and because I used to go very brown in summer. Hard to imagine now. Aah, 70s childhoods, aye? I remember my friends and I used to slather ourselves in coconut oil to bake ourselves in the sun….)

Enamel rose tin with lid:

Rose embroidery. I especially like that it is square:

And my favourite find of recent living memory, possibly of all time….no, it doesn’t fit, it’s tiny. I bought it because it is the most beautiful, frothy thing and it brings me great joy to have it hanging on the studio wall. It was really hard to photograph, but I hope you get a sense of how crazy-beautiful this is. When the light shines through it, it practically glows.

$5, Highbury House op shop. The lady who served me asked if I had a daughter who did ballet…I said ‘no, I’m going to hang it on my wall’ and she gave me one of those nervous smiles people give when they deeply don’t understand what you’re on about and think you are a bit weird. Tee hee.

A TURQUOISE TUTU?? ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? Thank you, op-shop goddess. *mwah!*





5 thoughts on “new to me lately, the turquoise tutu edition

  1. Love that tulle tutu!
    I’m often on the receiving end of those looks from staff in op-shops!
    I bought a tiny tea cup recently and the woman at the counter said, “that’s not going to hold much tea.”
    “It’ll hold just the right amount for my teddy bear,” I replied.
    She looked similarly nervous to the lady you describe in your post!


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