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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

You guys just GET me ♥



One thing I know for sure.....here in this beautiful online world I have found a place where tribes gather.....
like minded.....
encouraging.....
joyfully sharing.
I know that when I have a moment that's a little hard to explain there are a whole bunch of you out there that KNOW exactly where I'm at.
I LOVE that.
So many of you share my love of thrift stores....here in Australia we call them Op-Shops- Opportunity Shops..how cool is that?

Anyways we live in a small, small town but we have an awesome op-shop and the elderly ladies that volunteer there....well can I say they kind of know me ;p

I walk in the other day and my eye goes straight to something delicious sitting on the counter.
I dont remember the exact words but something to the effect of " you always like things for the dress up box"..not quite sure where that came from,
perhaps just my love of the out of the ordinary, preloved exotica that noone else wants.
Who wouldn't want this?


torn, fragmented memories of a colourful life....


a coat of many colours...


intricately designed and stitched...


luscious patterns against silky green loveliness♥


and this one...lovingly sewed who knows where or why..


pom poms and patterns galore :)


I even love it here just hanging on the wall!

I know you're feeling it with me...so much beauty, care, love and possibility and they shoved them both into my bag for free with the words "strange, worn, colourful, different, weird, unusual, frayed" beautiful metaphors for a beautiful life ♥

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

you are joy

Iz said...

Seriously, you should keep one or the other hanging on the wall always - they look so good! And I love "opportunity shops" - here in the UK there is a silly media lady who is trying to persuade the Government that there should be a limit to the number of charity shops in each town - for goodness sake! I should send this post to my local MP...

Dion Dior said...

They are delicious...bursting with mystery. I agree...keep them hanging on the wall, they are masterpieces. xx

505whimsygirl said...

You did strike it rich, my friend!! Can you hear what those garments are saying? Yes, they have been loved; you can see that by the well worn places.

I love the idea of calling thrift stores "opportunity shops."

Enjoy your new finds. I like them hanging on your wall too!

Jo Murray said...

What a find!!! There's a mystery attached to those pieces. How did they arrive at such a destination?.. I wonder.

katiecahillart said...

Those are so beautiful! I love color and as someone who sews, always appreciate such craftsmanship:)That robe is just delicious!
I can just imagine sitting on my porch with a cup of hot coffee in the morning with all those lovely colors wrapped around me!
Great finds!

Shells said...

Wow, they are gorgeous.

Jennifer :: The Blissful Brush said...

Woweeee ... great find Tracy. I am mad for buying things like that from op shops just for the colour and the detail without any clue what I will do with them. Love them. x

Selah Gay said...

Tears of Joy are streaming down
as love of life is spread around...
Threads of silk, puffs of color
have lived one life...
now live another...
sg

Thank you for sharing your "new" lovelies, Tracy...
~Selah~
<3

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Creatively yours Fi said...

Love them Tracy!! It is wonderful to have found an online community of creative people and I have YOU to thank for it :) xX

Kel said...

the online tribe is pretty awesome isn't it!

even more awesome is what you get in your small town op-shop

my opshop is small-town too, and I've never seen anything as interesting as your treasures in there

love that coat!