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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Yo-hoo for 2nd hand shopping!!!




 Clear blue skies, bright sun, snow that's white as... well, snow!  Perfect day to hit some 2nd hand stores!  Actually, are there any days that are NOT perfect for 2nd hand shopping??  When I grew up in Sweden I never ever even thought about the option of digging through some strangers old "junk"!  If they were not good enough for them, why would I want them???  Well.  After living for 13 years in a Canadian city, bordering to the USA, I got to experience lots of 2nd handing, and well, you know the rest is history!  It's so exciting not knowing what you'll find, and now, living in Finland, I have been lucky enough to find a few pretty good places to go on treasure hunts at... SO MUCH FUN!!! As you can see I got some really neat stuff...  When we moved from Canada we left a big portion of our furniture behind (the couple that bought our house also purchased a lot of the furnitures in it), so now I'm on lookout for new stuff, preferably used goods in good shape. 

I love these orange chairs, and the orange tablecloth with the little crocheted edge on it is SO funky!  The big throw is handknit and will look neat anywhere.  The cute fabric draped over the chair above was found by My Oldest girl, I bet we'll find good use for it!   















These are some adorable Marimekko
t-shirts for my girls!

Funky orange juice press! 

So... That was todays fun!  As far as my blogging abilities go, I'm very green at this, so even if this looks far from prefessional, I hope you enjoy my little chat!  Have a good one....

9 comments:

Sofia L said...

Looks like you had a great day, sistah. Yeah, like the orange chairs too. Would love them around a round turquoise table. Or something. I just love those colors together. And brown. And lime green. Yes, I'm for real. A splash of lemon yellow wouldnt hurt either.
Oh well - the knitted blanket was cute too; how much did you pay for that? They cost a FORTUNE to buy here, I tell ya!

MeWoman said...

I'm just figuring out how to post a comment on this blog, some of my friends have asked how it's done, so 1st I have to find out for myself!

MeWoman said...

Sofia, I like your ideas too! As for that blanket, I picked it up for 35€ (about $50 US), and being at a 2nd hand store, it felt like a lot of money! But I loved it, and I KNOW I'll never make one myself (I wouldn't get the yarn at that price), so now looking back, I feel like I got a great deal!

Sofia L said...

50 bucks isnt too much for that blanket - and yeah, I know... I'd love to make one myself, but know NOTHING about how to crochet! So... guess I'll just have to try to find my own 2nd hand one, or pay a fortune to get one. ;)
Yarn is pretty cheap in Norway though. Have made tons of scarfs - can mail you some if you want to, for the girls.

They call me aggie said...

Ohh, second handing in Finland! Can I come visit?
I.WANT.THAT.FABRIC!!!
You made this post to terrorize me, admit it!

mamman said...

I was thinking what Aggie said... Second hand shopping in Finland sounds lovely! Love your finds!

MeWoman said...

I know. I love that perk about living here. You can find some really neat stuff indeed! And to add a house that NEEDS to be filled... that'll not be fun at all to shop for!!!! he, he... sorry Aggie, I just had to!! And by all means, come on over any day!!

Lulu and Ruby said...

oh my orange chairs.... I miss them :)

MeWoman said...

@ lulu, I call them my "Lindsay chairs"... you know why!! Love them....