Saturday, April 16, 2011


Yesterday I felt so miserable and crappy that my bones ached. Too much bad news. The weight of the world and all that.

Today I feel sooooo different. I feel optimistic and sunny and good.

The sun is out, the girls are happily playing with a friend (a boy), and I'm about to pack a picnic for a fortieth birthday party.

And as well as the usual health and family and friends type of grateful stuff, on this Saturday I am also grateful for other people's trash. Trash that enables me to recycle rather than buy new, trash that inspires me and keeps my Everything but The Thread little business going and trash that is often so much more my style than the same thing in the modern version.

I am grateful magateful for market treasures like this jar of antique lace destined to grace the hems of pretty dresses and skirts and tops.

I am grateful for garage sale loot. Towels for the caravan, tea towels, table clothes and pillow cases for clothes making, pot holders for the wall and wool for some future fun project.

And I am grateful for generous and kind and gorgeous bloggers who send me their treasures out of the goodness of their hearts. I know you didn't do it for an official thank you Cherie but you are just too gorgeous! Thank you!

I hope you have the most wonderful weekend and have so much to be grateful for yourself.

Big love. X


  1. Glad this day is brighter! Have a lovely weekend :) Ames

  2. Naw Cherie is so lovely!

    It must be opposite day - yesterday I was all "Ooh, the sun is out & it's good to be alive!" today is more "'s freezing & I am a big grump.".

    Oh well!

    Enjoy your weekend Lovely.

  3. YAY! so happy you're feeling better!
    And YAY for gorgeous treasures, and Cherie and the sun! xo

  4. Yay for sunshine, happiness, thrifted finds and friends..glad your Saturday is a good one :)

  5. so happy for you!!@ big smiles from derby WA! xox

  6. Jazzy's angelic face in the top photograph should prevent anyone feeling miserable and crappy.
    P.S. I think it's incorrect to call those treasures 'trash'. Whilst according to my dictionary trash means 'unwanted or undesired waste material' - and thus you've used the word correctly, Kate - it does have a negative connotation in terms of rubbish and garbage. Thats my view, anyway. x

  7. So glad you're feeling good, Kate, and so glad those treasures have come to you - I know you'll make such great use of them xo

  8. Oh Darling ... trash = treasure = pleasure ♥♥♥♥♥

  9. I am a day behind you.... cranky grumpy and tired. Poor Busy having to put up with me. Wishing Chef didn't work every saturday!

  10. I really think April is going to be a month of extreme highs and lows for some reason. Loved catching up on your latest posts.
    Don't you just love quince?
    Those stamps are toooo cute.
    We really are lucky ladies of the land, don't you think?

  11. the last couple of weeks have made me stop and reflect and realise how incredibly grateful i am for all that i have - which by most people's standards is not much - to me I feel very, very rich :)
    and i'm grateful for feeling grateful because life is much better when you can appreciate all you have.

  12. Lots of lovely bits of stuff! Hopefully you got your bad day out of the way and the week is lovely! Also, I agree! Cherie is lovely!

  13. Ho hum nasty glum days, no fun at all.

    I have a very emotional girl at the moment, who is zapping all my energy and patience.

    Now a nice lot of vintage haby goodness certainly must make you feel better.

    Hope the rest of the w'end is as bright.


  14. There are some wonderfully generous people out there...
    What goes around comes around. I'm sure you've done your fair share of good. Kate, I'm visiting Dalesford in a week or so...I haven't been in some time, since Lark opened up actually. Any must sees? Or eats? Not sure many things will be open Easter Mon & Tue, it will be a nice break anyhow x.

  15. Enjoy your treasures and your family.

  16. What a beautiful assortment of goodies you have there! Glad that today was a better day for you xo

  17. So many wonderful treasures Kate! Hope you have a great time at the 40th, and you get some time to create with all those gorgeous items.

  18. I love these treasures too! My favourite fun is going to garage sales and op shops and finding little pre-loved treasures.

    Love your post:)

  19. Try moving house (interstate) with a 4mth old bub who is teething and then almost slice the top part of your thumb off whilst unpacking and then said bub keeps grabbing the bandaged thumb. Ugh.
    Can't wait to see the sunshine thru the treetops!
    Love the jar of goodies - what a great find!

  20. What a fabulous array of bits & pieces... I can't wait to see them in action on your future projects. We all benefit from your treasures Kate :o)
    Glad to hear you're feeling much better today.

  21. Some days can be so hard, I'm glad the sun shone for you today and that things were happier. Enjoy your treasures I look forward to see your beautiful creations. Have a happy Sunday. xo

  22. A whole jar of lace?! That would have me feeling better too. Gotta love new treasure and sweet people. :)

    Hope you have a great week!

  23. hope you're feeling better today too :-)
    after all it was really sunny in april!!!

  24. What a beautiful treasure basket you received Kate! I hope it helped the day feels lighter and sunnier for a while.
    Take care
    Sandrine x

  25. Lovely trashtreasures:) It´s so cool that what some people through away some can make new beautiful stuff with!!! Like you do:)

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