On Saturday I went to the Linden fete. I was meant to meet my friend Karen there, but there were so many people that we never landed up seeing each other. The whole time I was there I kept giggling out loud, if anyone was watching me they would of thought I was a nutcase. I just thought it was so funny how everyone was gathering as much junk as they could carry and dragging it back to their cars in big plastic bags. Stuff that if they were clearing out their own houses would be in those exact bags heading towards a secondhand store or junk heap. People were standing in long queues to get into tents that were selling stuff, this included me. I stood in queues and I came home with a bag of stuff, stuff I most certainly do not need but couldn’t leave behind. But I will say one thing for myself, I said I wasn’t allowed to spend more that R100 and I spent R95! Yes. And I think I got some gems.
First thing I bought were these awesome vintage baking tins. 1 rabbit and I lamb. When I picked them up I had a lady follow me around for about 6 minutes waiting for me to put them down – I DID NOT. I don’t think i’m going to use them, just thought they would make cool kitchen ornaments. I paid R5 each, their original price tags were still on the boxes, R8.49. Wow.
Next I bought a whole mini basket full of Wade animals for only R30. I must say I was pretty chuffed with myself when my beady eyes fell upon these guys. I looked on Bid or Buy to see if I could find any of them and how much they were going for. I found most of them and they were all R75 and up. High-5 score!
The last 2 things I got are going to form part of 2 projects – I have been looking for a while now for a nice sized printers tray to keep all my necklaces and brooches in so they don’t get tangled up. The trays are often quite pricey on the net and in antique stores and they always seem to be too big. But I found one on Saturday for R20 and it’s the perfect size. So i’m going to varnish it up and pack it good with shinys. I will post pictures when i’m done. The second project I thought of when I saw all these white ornaments together. On Thaya’s blog the other day she spoke about a friend who stuck a cake plate on a rabbit and made a cake stand, which I thought was such a cool idea, so I’m going to try make my own makeshift stand. Again I will post pictures when i’m done….
And that is that. If anyone knows of any fetes happening any time soon, please let me know. Nothing like a cinnamon pancake and a bargain on a Saturday morning x x