Sunday, 9 June 2013

Let the music play!

Wowzer...Where has that last week gone?  It's just whizzed by in a hurry! I had eager intentions of keeping up a regular schedule here in Blog Land, but have just not managed it! But, it's been a wonderful week full of blessings! We were very fortunate to have the Watoto Children's Choir visiting from Uganda, and had the privilege of having a few of the children stay with us in our home. It's wasn't a first for us, and we were giddy with excitement at the prospect of having these young ambassadors staying with us. The children are all rescued orphans who have seen and experienced more heartache in their young lives than any person should ever have to endure. But, thanks to the ministry of Watoto, they have all been given hope and a future. You should hear them sing! They travel all over the world, so if they're ever in your neck of the woods, don't pass up the opportunity to go and see them. It will change your life!

So, at the end of such a wonderful, busy week, we have spent the weekend relaxing at home. Summer is finally winking at us with the promise of warmer, happier days, so it was only fitting to squeeze in the first proper visit to the boot sales! And I didn't come away disappointed! In fact, I hopped, skipped and jumped excitedly towards my car with my loot which to me felt like Christmas morning! I have been keeping my eyes peeled for a long time for a lovely record player, as I already own a few vinyl lovelies that were just chomping at the bit to belt out a tune. Well, today was my day...Just look what came home with me!

Now, for all you vintage purists out, this is not a vintage piece. But, it is tippety-toppety marvelous!  It plays CD's, tapes (hmmm...yip, now THAT is retro!), radio and of course vinyl records! It does everything that I could possibly ask it to do, and more! So, the kids and I have spent the afternoon listening to 'The Sound of Music', and a record from 1967...'Jungle Book'...and of course a little bit of Doris Day!

Apart from striking gold with my newly acquired musical friend, this girl's wardrobe is singing hallelujahs too! Not one, but two tickety-boo pairs...Brand spanking new, and only a few bob!

As well as this Twiggy number...

And for my crafty soul...lovely Cath fabric and ribbon...just a few pennies later! Sigh...

What a super thrifty day! The best part of it all...this thrifty soul is singing out loud! I managed to sell off an old chair that we all just kept tripping over...lovely as it was it had to go! So, my new found bargains were funded by the chair! Happy days!

Hope your weekend has been restful, joyful, and full of blessings too!

Tania ♥

Now, for all you vintage purists out there,


  1. What a bevy of wonderful vintage items! I adore The Sound of Music, too, and found that exact same record at a yard sale last year as well. So true about how a good day of thrifting (or yard saling or vintage shopping) can make the soul sing with joy - I feel precisely the same way.

    ♥ Jessica

  2. Your week sounds lovely Tania! It must have been fun having the children around. Love the black and white shoes and pretty dress!

    Happy week,

    Madelief x


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