I really love Tasmanian souvenir kitch, they do it so well here. I've been looking for some fun crockery to put my succulent collection into. I was also thinking old, wide-opening teapots.
This reminded me of Kate.
I loved the pattern on the old photo album. The keys on the keyboard are about half the size of my fingers - tiny!
I'd seen crying boy prints around from time to time but this one was for a good price and I wanted a fun souvenir of our travels. When we got home, we watched the first episode of the new season of Fresh Meat and lo and behold, look who is in the opening titles:
Last week C's parents took us for a drive up into the North West and we visited Penguin, Burnie and Wynyard. I am particularly fond of Penguin (for its name and numerous penguin statues) and I liked Burnie's Makers Workshop and Wynyard has an awesome opshop called Mother Hubbards (where I got the crying boy and mail organiser and this jacket) and, of course the tulips!
A penguin in Penguin.
The Groovy Penguin Cafe.
The tulips were gorgeous, though perhaps not quite as spectacular as last year's.
Old folks made of paper at the Burnie Makers Workshop.
Sinister name, beautiful place.
I haven't been as frugal with my spendings lately as I probably should've been but I still have a pretty reasonable savings account for somebody who works part time and studies, so I'll forgive myself for some of my fun spending lately. We've been talking about buying a new couch for a few months - and not something vintage, something new and really comfy and well made. I love vintage couches, but ours is just the most uncomfortable thing to sit on ever. So yesterday, armed with my savings account, I bought us a new couch. It's red and vinyly and ridiculously comfy and gets delivered tomorrow. Taking large chunks out of my savings makes me hugely anxious, but C said he'll pay me back half and hopefully I can pay myself back at some point. I am a bit worried about how to keep the cats from destroying it - the store person suggested a water gun. C said that I would get carried away with it and just spray them for no reason, for my own amusement. That does sound like me.