Some weeks, its all good, even the bad bits. In this case the bad bit was bad, but not in a serious cataclysmic make-a-documentary-out-of-it kind of way. More a disappointing, 'bugger' sort of bad. But when the thing that isn't earth-shatteringly bad happens to something that you've been looking forward to for ages, a modicum of self satisfying sulking seems appropriate. There is a lingering air of feeling hard done by. I am less than gruntled.
The small god of good things has been mostly smiling this week - and not only on me. Even some friends were doing the happy dance this morning, for various reasons. The flowering-pink-blossom tree is. The stuff behind it is blue sky.
Some excellent finds from Vinnies this week (although I am beginning to have second thoughts on the tartan skirt - too school uniformy?) were topped of during our Friday round, when I managed 6 nice wine glasses (nice weight and balance, and as a friend remarked, not too small) for a pittance. A pile of books - see previous posts on that obsession - including a 1925 Sunday School prize with cute drawings of rats. Apparently Sunday School was different in 1925.
Some more picture frames for the little fishes, and one for some vintage postcards. A positive pile of bits of jewellery, chains, crucifixes, rosaries, beads, and other raw materials. A wooden shelf thingy. A hat, amazing in its fabulousness. Teeny vintage glass bottles for secret project #3275 (still to be unveiled). The basis of 4 new steampunk starships. A summer linen shirt, pre-ironed.
Unfortunately, the garage sales were boring, overpriced and unimaginative. Oh, well, not much money left anyway.
I spent Sunday re-arranging, sorting, tidying (a bit). I FINALLY finished a small shelf thingy which was made from a lone drawer from the verge last year, and some 'firewood' from the neighbours, delivered yesterday. Whatever the firewood used to be, it involved a jarrah fame and some french polished panels. At least some of it got re-used. I've kept some of the other polished bits too, just in case.
And I also finished off something with the coral I mentioned a week or so ago - at least now its protected a bit. I couldn't help myself with the 60's tin fish.