maandag 12 augustus 2013

TURNHOUT - thrift shopping finds

I love a good find. And even like it more if it is a bargain.
All the stuff shown on picture above just cost me 8 euro 20

(pillowcase with beautiful african print with ladies in printed dresses and flowers. Cost: 0,50)

vintage metal box with Belgium Royal couple (i think??) Costs: 0,50)
(scoop: In september I will be doing a 'metal box-workshop' based on my Ma Belle Boite. It will take place in a monumental building in Breda, during Open Monumenten Dag.. During the workshop you'll transform an old metal box into something worthy of keeping your old photos, loveletters, jewelry or other special finds)

(And then this one!! An Alain Gree illustrated book (whoohoo) Filled with nice drawings. Cost: 1,00)

(this is from the same book. Just look at the trees...and colours..)

(one more from the Alain Gree book. And one from the french-dutch dictionairy we plan to use with our son A. since I was brought up bi-langual. Cost: 3,00 for the big book, 0,20 for the smaller one)

And the skirt cost me 0,50 (I allready have one in a different colour, but it's my favourite)
The vintage metal frame cost 2,00 and will go fine with ALL the others I have..

This summer: STOP/START

(see my sad face.. while I'm cleaning up my window..)

When we bought a new house this spring, I knew it was going to be a busy summer. Blogpost were amongst the things that dissapeared from my agenda... I don't like change too much, so cleaning up the window in my old workspace, removing the drawings that had been there for quite some time and made my world visible for the outside world was rather difficult. Luckily I'm all about clean, fresh starts. And my new workspace was just like that!

I found a pin on Pinterest I REALLY liked. It looked like a lot of work, it was even more work than it looked like :(  But the best time to paint the floor, is when the space is empty. And it was going to be cramped in no time, with all my boxes of stuff I use for making stuff. But here's a picture of an emty workspace. I'll post new ones when I've tidied up a bit. Looks more like a garage or storageroom now. But a nice one in the garden surrounded with green. Lot's of green.

(the picture on the right is all blurry.. took it with my phone, after I smutzed the lens with my dirty fingers.. sorry)

Photo's from our new house will appear from now and then on this blog. As soon as things start to be showable..