Friday, March 11, 2011

I Shoulda,Coulda, Woulda

I have been haunted  mentally by the things of Opshop past that I coulda, shoulda, woulda bought but then   didnt. I so hate regrets like that.I must learn to pretend it was either  broken or damaged or say It wasnt meant to be mine as I used to do.Do you have those sorts  of regrets with things you shoulda, woulda,coulda bought or are you able to move on and not regret at all?
Some regret  items this year have been a lovely set of bedside cubpards with basket drawers (seen them sold at big prices since),A gorgeous kitchen cabinet (damn how I need it now!),a really cute ceramic blue and white Owl wall hanger pot plant holder (silly me) a piano stool I saw before I bought my piano and now need one and cant find one  and thats just what I have been haunted with mostly lol  I think these are times where I am not in quite the right opping mind and am not thinking fowward enough.Its more annoying when you saw them 1st and could have bougt them tho it is upsetting when you see someone else with it too.Anyway  enough regrets I muststay  happy with the  things I did buy and here are some from this week.....

Tiny owl and dear and thats a 5cent peice so you can see how small they are
Velvet cat cushion cover ,The lion witch and the wardrobe  and Little Star books from the 70s
Silly old  me in a 60s vintage dress in green (not my style and it sure is hard taking self pics) Vintage black bag and vintage necklace from ages ago

Me and my opped 70s maxi skirt (Photos thanks to Miss 8 who has been my official photographer since she was 4.5)

Lots of books Stamp album,crafty book,Marlena Detrich picture and story book,Enid Blyton Adventures of Pip (been looking for this book as I was given one like this by an Aunt when I was 8) and some Lady Bird books,
More fabric!! Get sewing woman!! I am trying to get motivated Ok?lol
Little bird house egg box(will be used for something else) a book stand an old chair (gsale find for $3 last weekend and  thingy with heart,
2 ottamuns?,poufes (or poofs as we used to  call them back in the day  now politically incorrect oops lol) footrest or whatever you call them, anyway they are going to be recovered Velvet patchwork)  and will have wooden feet when I am done.When ?? I dunno but eventually!!
I think thats it for the week that was.
Before I go ...
I saw this pic recently and would love to buy one so can I get all my blogging friends to keep an eye out for this  bee for me?

And wouldnt this grand fellow make a lovely brooch? Just had to take a pic of him I think he is lovely don't you?

Happy Hunting and I have now got Helgas Bug thanks girl lol (its ok didnt come via the computer the Gkids gave me mine.)They love to share some things!!


A Treasured Past said...

Great finds..I haven't been opshopping in ages. The ottomans will look great covered in patchwork. Thanks for the lovely comments on my earlier post. Enjoy your weekend, Tam

Vintage Coconut said...

I love that 70s maxi skirt you look gorgeous in it Nelly.
So many lovely things you found! That Bee necklace is ssoooo nice, who wouldn't want one?
(People with a fear of bees maybe but that is about it) ;)

Lyndel said...

oh my!! what a busy girl you have been.
Regrets... I have a few, but then again, too few to mention... (mm, that'd make a good song!LOL)
Only a couple of weeks ago I left a lovely painting of some flowers on a very old board, I thought..naaah too 'kitsch' then when I got home I was sorry, went back next day but of course it was G.O.N.E. !
I didn't buy a lot this week. I'll get it sorted, organized and posted on Sophies blog tomorrow.
~ L ♥

vintage mum said...

I think I must be a fellow "if only"
I seem to have sensible days where I tell myself I don't need something and then get home and regret it. I was lucky the other week I left a china cup and saucer, as you do, and went back a week later and it was reduced to 50p so sometimes it works :)
get well soon
Cate x

The Widow Next said...

How can you possibly be a Gran?! You have got some great anti-aging genes! I love hte 70's skirt...folksy style flowers always make me smile...especially on black.

The bugs are really neat! They make me grin and give me shivers all in the same breath:) I like to put things that have bug shapes in my flower pots, or on and around garden things. It just meshes so well *grin*

You look like you are feeling better in those pics, Nellie!

Keep it up,

The Widow Kate Next

Vintage Vixen said...

That maxi skirt looks fabulous on you and so does the bee choker. You are one hot-looking lady, more outfit posts, please!!
I'm not one for regrets, I've thought about stuff I've missed and if it's still there the second time you know why you turned it down. Trust your instincts! xxx

RETRO REVA said...

Thanks sooo much , Nelly for your opinion re: cutting my hair :)
I do like the versatility of long hair, but am getting a hankering to try something new !
So, after much , well, not enough, thought, I may just do a hard trim and some better layers.

usually when I get this itch, it's because I feel something needs to change in my life!

it's best to let the scissors alone, til i'm truly sure my hair is the issue, not something else ;)

RETRO REVA said...

pS, on regrets , I will think of the "missed" goodie for weeks ;)
i still wish I'd grabbed the grey suede pumps I passed by this past summer!

Miss Claire said...

What, what a good haul! I do feel the regret, especially when it's something that I reaaaaally wanted but couldn't afford to buy simply because my money is needed for rent/bills asap instead!

Can't wait to see what you do with the poufy things!

Xx Claire

Kitty said...

I miss stuff daily...So many hundreds of items pass through my hands and before my eyes each week I'd literally go crazy if I thought about about what I missed. For me it'd be a huge waste of energy. I soon learnt the 'out of sight, out of mind' thing is a good one!

Helga! said...

Whoops,didn't mean to send the bug your way,darl!! I'm still snorting and snuffling away,if it's any consolation!
I have always done dumb things like leaving cool stuff behind for stupid reasons! Probably always will! Can't be helped,if you're just not sure,then it's usually best not to! I guess!
But you did indeed get some great scores,so all is not lost!Love that pendant...and the grasshopper!

Bounty Huntress said...

I'm still kicking myself for NOT buying a mid century Danish glass coffee table with teak bottom! Hey, there are similar bee necklaces on Make sure to search "bee necklace" under both handmade and vintage.

Janelle aka Nelly said...

@Bounty Huntress Thanks matey am on my way to look now.

Alinja said...

I'm constantly missing bargains as I have no room for any more stuff! I've made a deal with myself that I can only buy a new item if I have a place to store it. Half of what I own is currently stored in my floordrobe (ie. on the floor) due to having too much stuff for too little space. Although it means I miss out on some amazing bargains I'm saving quite a bit of money!

Janelle aka Nelly said...

@Alinja I think thats why so many have shops lol Its something i hope to have one day too then I have a real excuse.

Sabre' said...

Hi Nelly!
Some fabulous finds and no regrets dear - we can't get it all (although it would be nice if we could)haha!

Scarlett Fontaine said...

I'm always wishing i had bought somethine which i didnt, the worst bit is looking said item up on ebay realising it was worth lots and then kicking myself for not getting it! Thanks for visiting my blog, im now your newst follower - hoorah! Scarlett x