Saturday, April 16, 2011

Treasures.

Yesterday I felt so miserable and crappy that my bones ached. Too much bad news. The weight of the world and all that.

Today I feel sooooo different. I feel optimistic and sunny and good.

The sun is out, the girls are happily playing with a friend (a boy), and I'm about to pack a picnic for a fortieth birthday party.

And as well as the usual health and family and friends type of grateful stuff, on this Saturday I am also grateful for other people's trash. Trash that enables me to recycle rather than buy new, trash that inspires me and keeps my Everything but The Thread little business going and trash that is often so much more my style than the same thing in the modern version.

I am grateful magateful for market treasures like this jar of antique lace destined to grace the hems of pretty dresses and skirts and tops.

I am grateful for garage sale loot. Towels for the caravan, tea towels, table clothes and pillow cases for clothes making, pot holders for the wall and wool for some future fun project.

And I am grateful for generous and kind and gorgeous bloggers who send me their treasures out of the goodness of their hearts. I know you didn't do it for an official thank you Cherie but you are just too gorgeous! Thank you!

I hope you have the most wonderful weekend and have so much to be grateful for yourself.

Big love. X

32 comments:

  1. Glad this day is brighter! Have a lovely weekend :) Ames

    ReplyDelete
  2. Naw Cherie is so lovely!

    It must be opposite day - yesterday I was all "Ooh, the sun is out & it's good to be alive!" today is more "...it's freezing & I am a big grump.".

    Oh well!

    Enjoy your weekend Lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  3. YAY! so happy you're feeling better!
    And YAY for gorgeous treasures, and Cherie and the sun! xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. Yay for sunshine, happiness, thrifted finds and friends..glad your Saturday is a good one :)
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  5. so happy for you!!@ big smiles from derby WA! xox

    ReplyDelete
  6. Jazzy's angelic face in the top photograph should prevent anyone feeling miserable and crappy.
    xxxxx
    P.S. I think it's incorrect to call those treasures 'trash'. Whilst according to my dictionary trash means 'unwanted or undesired waste material' - and thus you've used the word correctly, Kate - it does have a negative connotation in terms of rubbish and garbage. Thats my view, anyway. x

    ReplyDelete
  7. So glad you're feeling good, Kate, and so glad those treasures have come to you - I know you'll make such great use of them xo

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh Darling ... trash = treasure = pleasure ♥♥♥♥♥

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am a day behind you.... cranky grumpy and tired. Poor Busy having to put up with me. Wishing Chef didn't work every saturday!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I really think April is going to be a month of extreme highs and lows for some reason. Loved catching up on your latest posts.
    Don't you just love quince?
    Those stamps are toooo cute.
    We really are lucky ladies of the land, don't you think?
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. the last couple of weeks have made me stop and reflect and realise how incredibly grateful i am for all that i have - which by most people's standards is not much - to me I feel very, very rich :)
    and i'm grateful for feeling grateful because life is much better when you can appreciate all you have.
    l
    x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lots of lovely bits of stuff! Hopefully you got your bad day out of the way and the week is lovely! Also, I agree! Cherie is lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ho hum nasty glum days, no fun at all.

    I have a very emotional girl at the moment, who is zapping all my energy and patience.

    Now a nice lot of vintage haby goodness certainly must make you feel better.

    Hope the rest of the w'end is as bright.

    Alison
    xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. There are some wonderfully generous people out there...
    What goes around comes around. I'm sure you've done your fair share of good. Kate, I'm visiting Dalesford in a week or so...I haven't been in some time, since Lark opened up actually. Any must sees? Or eats? Not sure many things will be open Easter Mon & Tue, it will be a nice break anyhow x.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Enjoy your treasures and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a beautiful assortment of goodies you have there! Glad that today was a better day for you xo

    ReplyDelete
  17. So many wonderful treasures Kate! Hope you have a great time at the 40th, and you get some time to create with all those gorgeous items.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I love these treasures too! My favourite fun is going to garage sales and op shops and finding little pre-loved treasures.

    Love your post:)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Try moving house (interstate) with a 4mth old bub who is teething and then almost slice the top part of your thumb off whilst unpacking and then said bub keeps grabbing the bandaged thumb. Ugh.
    Can't wait to see the sunshine thru the treetops!
    Love the jar of goodies - what a great find!

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a fabulous array of bits & pieces... I can't wait to see them in action on your future projects. We all benefit from your treasures Kate :o)
    Glad to hear you're feeling much better today.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Some days can be so hard, I'm glad the sun shone for you today and that things were happier. Enjoy your treasures I look forward to see your beautiful creations. Have a happy Sunday. xo

    ReplyDelete
  22. A whole jar of lace?! That would have me feeling better too. Gotta love new treasure and sweet people. :)

    Hope you have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  23. hope you're feeling better today too :-)
    after all it was really sunny in april!!!
    xxxCate

    ReplyDelete
  24. What a beautiful treasure basket you received Kate! I hope it helped the day feels lighter and sunnier for a while.
    Take care
    Sandrine x

    ReplyDelete
  25. Lovely trashtreasures:) It´s so cool that what some people through away some can make new beautiful stuff with!!! Like you do:)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and
    wanted to say that I've truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

    My website ... Website

    ReplyDelete
  27. It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it's time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or advice. Maybe you could write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read more things about it!

    Feel free to visit my site ... http://3xvideotube.com/ClarenceC

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hello i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting
    anywhere, when i read this paragraph i thought i could also make comment due to this sensible article.



    My web site: visit website

    ReplyDelete
  29. Good article! We are linking to this great content on our
    site. Keep up the great writing.

    Review my page; http://www.chamecon.com/index.php?do=/blog/43738/porn-photos-get-in-todays-society/

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi colleagues, its enormous post about educationand completely defined,
    keep it up all the time.

    my web site http://Aziat-Portal.ru/Link/3243

    ReplyDelete
  31. I was excited to find this web site. I need to to thank you for ones time due to this
    wonderful read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it and I have you saved to fav
    to check out new information in your web site.


    Stop by my page; at Porno website

    ReplyDelete
  32. My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your post's to be exactly I'm looking for.
    Would you offer guest writers to write content to suit your needs?
    I wouldn't mind composing a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write with regards to here. Again, awesome weblog!

    Here is my web site :: Http://Pornharvest.Com/Index.Php?M=2719360

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for stopping by...

I do read every single comment you leave and appreciate it very much, but I should let you know that I can be a wee bit on the useless side when replying to comments, that's just me, everyday life sometimes gets in the way....so I'll apologise now, just in case.

Kate XX

Visit my other blog.