onsdag den 14. april 2010

Nails and Fleas

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.

2 kommentarer:

  1. Sounds like you got some fantastic deals. I love shopping thrift stores and finding some great finds at those deals. I shop at second hand a lot. I find a lot of expensive china, silver, crystal there for cheap. Some people do not know what they are getting rid of. It's like you said, "gold mine."

    I'll post pictures of my dining room soon. I have one more peice that I'm going to buy/delivered and it will be completed.

    P.S. What records did you find? My husband has been collecting old music right now.

  2. -> Gigi, I know you do and directly recycling is the best form of recycling.

    Ooh, a lot, I look for late forties, fifties and early sixties music now (my eighties collection is complete now). But these eras are very rare. I did find several Glen Miller, two Bing Crossby, a Sam Cooke EP (he's my absolute favourite) and a piano LP I bought without knowing what it was - and it is SO great. :) I don't remember all the other, they are included in my collection now.


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