11 April 2012

...been to the market {and life in general}

Gosh, I'm really not cutting the mustard when it comes to my blog these days! I'm ever so grateful to those readers who are still sticking around during my empty blog days.
Our RUST business has literally gone a bit crazy this year with orders...which is a.m.a.z.i.n.g! but for a lazy person like me, its hard to get used to the new work rhythm. So Junkaholique has suffered as a result. Also, we are in that 'just about to move' limbo land. Some stuff in boxes, some in refuse sacks, and the rest just scattered randomly about the place. We have little lanes inbetween our stuff to get from one room to the other! Its a bit depressing and we still have another two weeks before we can move into civilisation, blimey! I had trouble finding a small clearing in which to take these pictures, of...yes...more stuff!
Needless to say, we have been to the market.

So, anyway, I found some things for my shop, and some things for our new flat, and some thing for my animal hospital. I grabbed this rabbit for the shop and handed over my pennies quick as a flash, only to realise later that it is minus a tail.

I only parted with 100 pennies, and it does have bells inside its ears. It will await a pompom tail, along with all the other half mutated, limbless, eyeless animals in the shed.

I loved this teapot, so weird looking. It has tiny squirrels holding their nuts on the handle.
Not sure if this is for the shop yet...still undecided. I love the idea of teapots, but I rarely use one in real life. I'm a bag in the mug kinda gal. Stir, squeeze, squeeze, then flick in the bin.

and check out this tea cosy. Its a stunner me thinks, and will add a bit of colour to my shop.

Its not just teapots I aspire to, I also never wear heels, yet I have purchased myself another pair.
I think I'm just drawn in by the gold embossed stamps on the inner soles of vintage shoes. In fact anything gold embossed makes me feel all warm and fuzzy. These ones are made by Lily & Skinner, great names no? I think this brand is still about today, although nowhere near the quality of these ones in my opinion.
I'm guessing they are 1970s? I also found that faded green paisley scarf too.

Did you know I collect old wind up animals?
well you do now. Husbondo found this little fella. His foot has fallen off, but hopefully {in the Animal Hospital} it can be re-attached. It does the most hilarious wiggle dance, and sounds just like a real goose {but I think it is meant to be a penguin}. I will try and make a film of it soon.

and obviously, I found the quilt too. Its lovely and soft and faded. Its very small though, but will be nice for our flat.

this cushion is made of delicate embroidered silk. I suppose its from the 1920s by the look of it.
It will be in the next shop update.

and finally, we found an old storm lantern that some clever chap {probably retired and looking for reasons to stay in his shed away from the missus} has transformed it into an electrical lamp.
Genius. Now you can go camping indoors, you can imagine my delight at finding this.

so that's it for new junk, now I just have to start packing all the other junk.
I started packing up my shed the other day, I got as far as one box before I needed a nap.

The good thing is that with all the wool and fabric in there, wrapping up the fragiles is peasy.

Bear with me, my kind and patient peeps, I will be back to regular blogging very soon...and I will have lots of new things to report, I promise!


  1. Good luck with the move, Artemis! The Texan and I will also be moving in July so I've got all that packing to look forward to (!). Glad you've found time in between work and moving to find some wonderful treasures!

    Cat xxx

  2. Love your post, and that you found time for it amongst the moving chaos! Having moved recently I know what a nightmare it is, especially for those of us who "collect" things, at least your hubby is supportive of your needs (mine just thinks its all junk, and would gladly take it back to where most of it came from - the recycling centre at the dump!) Was especially excited to see your storm lantern as I'm in the process of converting things to make cage lamps for our bedrooms.
    good luck for the move, Sally xx

  3. ooh I love the 1920s cushion! I will be looking out for it in the shop. You dig up the nicest things :)
    Sarah x

  4. Don't worry about us readers! Just take care of yourselves and your move until you are feeling 'space and time rich' again. x

  5. can i ask what market you visit? love all your finds!


  6. Actually, I saw you and your husband in the market. I couldn't say hello to you, coz I thought a little bit weird....!
    But I love your blog and look forward to seeing your vintage finds and photos!!


  7. I love the quilt and little wind up animal!

  8. "just keep swimming... just keep swimming....what do we do? We swim!!" - Dory, Finding Nemo (the mantra that gets me through everything and anything) xx

  9. I always find moving house such sweet sorrow, as I weave into another new chapter. My question is, how on earth will you move sheddie? Disassemble?

  10. awesome lantern you found there!

    good luck with the move..i'll still be here reading whenever you post again. x

  11. Hope you move goes well!

  12. These are some amazing finds... especially love the cushion and rabbit! I keep buying nice little pieces even though we're really running out of room - I'm sure I'll be glad of them one day :)

  13. Anonymous13.4.12

    Hello Artemis,

    If you ever decide to put this adorable teapot for sale in your shop, let me know! I am for it!
    All the best for the packing and the move. Dreadful moments, but we are always so happy when it is done!


  14. I have an animal hospital too. I can't bear it when people throw away stuffed animals. It used to be someone's best friend!

  15. Anonymous16.4.12

    lovely finds! let me know if you decide to put the shoes in the shop - i have been looking for some like them for ages but never seem to find any!

  16. Beautiful findings as always. I love the little teapot and the tea cosy.

  17. PS hope the move will go smoothly.

  18. Congratulations on the baby! Love the animal finds - very sweet and precious. We send well wishing for the move.

  19. Beautiful finds......so many of them to pick a favorite!

  20. Such beautiful finds! Love the cushion. Like your blog and I am followin now :-)


  21. I love the quilt and little wind up animal!

  22. The photos are really awesome...I like the way you play with the wool and that cloth bear is really looking so cute...Awesome sharing!!

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