Friday, 26 February 2016
Hurrah for the first thrift find show-off of the year here on Idle Needle!
The spotlight is on the little red cumin tin - it is from the same Soviet-made series as the sugar tin behind it, which was a previous find from quite some time ago. Just like its big blue friend, it has the suggested content written on it both in Cyrillic Russian and in Estonian.
I wonder what the complete set looked like - all red? Or different colours? How many spices did they think of? It would be funny to find some more.
Monday, 15 February 2016
I'm sure by now it's very obvious that I'm a big fan of flea markets, charity shops, junk stores and the find.
The preference for buying secondhand began in my teenage years. The cash-stripped rebellion evolved into a passtime, an interest, a habit during the 20-odd years that passed since. Even having a child did not stop my thrifty virtue. However, having had a child did change how I thrift-shop: not just the frequency of visits or what I look for, but also what I bring home.
I realised something when I was thinking about blogging during all the non-blogging months: like it or not, my point of view is of a parent, and it extends into everything I do, think, feel and write. For a while, writing about a vintage vase or some dusty old teacup seemed so irrelevant in the face of multiple food allergy- and sleep issues. By now, the tension between my new parent life and the persisting thrifting-crafting-blogging self resolved itself, and the bargainhunting habit fits nicely into our life with a kid. Writing about it feels fine too.
So a little series of posts entitled Thrifting with a toddler is on the way. It will be about how a kid changed