At the more jolly end of my life ... I've won second prize in a Spring nail competition by the NegleNymferne! :)
I have not won anything, except the honour, which I think is great - just take a look at the first prize! Hard to compete with those Easter egg nails! My contribution does not look like much compared to that - I've made an eranthis of rhinestones. The technic is to place the rhinestones in wet nail polish and it has to be done quickly since there are so many, and no mistakes should be made, since it ruins the wet polish. Not as easy as it looks. Afterwards it gets a layer of clear top coat and it lasts for almost a week.
AND ... I've visited a flea market at great granny's nursery home, and I bought a lot of treasures for nothing! I just LOVE flea markets and second hand, you can buy the most incredible treasures for almost nothing. Well, here's the list of my treasures:
A camera tripod for about 4 dollars
I've wanted it for long, and 4 dollars, isn't it marvelous! Normally, it costs about 200 dollars on the internet. Perhaps I finally can shoot some night photos.
20 LP’s for 8 dollars
Yes, I love vinyl, and at such a low price you can take a chance if you find something you are not quite sure of, but I found some really great discs.
A pink cardigan for 1 dollar
I can wash it at that price.
A phone with ten memory buttons for 4 dollars
It is white, clean and works perfectly - out with the ugly green one that didn't function.
So I shopped a lot almost without spending.
Later at the same week we visited great granny and I spotted a sofa bed, which I hadn't noticed at the flea market. We inquired how much and they told us we could just take it. We did, and now our guest room in the basement looks very smart.
I wonder why second hand isn't more popular than it is, because it is a gold mine.