Instead of checking out the Op Shops with my sister these holidays we went to the High Street in Strathalbyn, where there is an abundance of antique shops.
I was amazed in one of the shops to see a bottle just like the one that had been left out in our back garden for ages - under the rain water tank, on top, in the bushes etc etc until just recently when I cleaned it up and bought it inside.
This unusual looking bottle was selling for $68. Maybe I might take it off the windowsill and put it somewhere safer.
The more I look at him, especially when there were 4 on the shelf at the shop, the more I am reminded of the Moia Statues on Easter Island.
We did have one unplanned stop on our outing, to the local council office to help this little girl find her way home...
Meet the lost puppy. We found her wet and wandering down by the river, no collar or tag and she was trying really hard to tag along with some kids but they looked like they weren't being particularly kind. So my niece hopped out of the car and picked her up. She was so sweet, immediately snuggling into my niece. Madeleine asked other people in the park if she belonged to them but no-one claimed her. It was hard not to just drive off, but we handed her in. Of course my nieces left their phone number just in case no-one claimed her - for all of us it really was love at first sight.
I was the only one who purchased something other than lunch. The minute I saw this lady sitting on the shelf I had to have her.
She's a bell. I don't have a bell and last night I put her to good use - summoning my husband to bring me a drink. He foolishly came to find out what the noise was but sadly I think that may be the first and last time it works.
The man in the shop was quite unusual - trying to sell me every other bell in shop but this one - was he trying to upsell me because she was only $4, I think so. He had no chance tho, because I remember the same bell in my Mum's display cabinet when I was a child. My sister and I couldn't remember if Mum still has it, I'll check it out next time I'm at her house. Now just one more thing to find from my childhood and that is a squirrel jug. Mum still has ours but since my sister and I want it, I think I'd best find another one.