Saturday, 30 June 2012
Mat leave collecting
Over my two maternity leaves I have collected a number of second hand matching Pottery Barn silver pieces.
I bought the nut bowl, tray, cake tier, ice bucket, and coaster on Craigs List during my first maternity leave. The seller had fallen madly in love with a gent living in Dubai, and after only seeing him twice, was liquidating her life in Canada and moving to be with him. BOLD MOVE!
Then, a few weeks ago I saw Shannon's post about the street sale she was preparing for. One of her photos featured a fruit bowl that matched my set! Shannon had found it at the Goodwill and was now selling it. Of course I emailed Shannon and scooped it up before any hungry garage sale buyers could get it!
It took me a month to actually get over to Shannon's to pick it up, but it is now sitting comfortably in our kitchen full of the most delicious cherries I've ever had. Isn't there something decadent about eating cherries out of a silver bowl?
Unfortunately my photos are not great...too much bling to control!