Saturday, February 02, 2008

The Happy colours of my Job

It is a beautiful day here in Australia it is the weekend and Saturday afternoon.
While I was at work today I started thinking how nice it would be to share with you all the colours of my job, You see I work in a second hand shop or thrift shop as some call them. It is a beautiful shop filled with wonderful colours as you will see in these photos.
But the shelves are only part of the story, I work with the manager and her team to present to all who step past the door a warm friendly store filled with much good cheer, happiness and sunshine.
Today I was busy but loved every moment as I always do and so here are some photos to share with you....

I do hope you like the photo's. I enjoyed taking them this morning early and as you can see the shop is filled with beautiful items some vintage, some not old at all but all colours that would be proud to belong to a rainbow.
Enjoy your weekend my friends.


Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh Lee-ann, I love shops like yours. I can lose myself in them for ages. Sometimes I find something, often I don't, but I just love the looking.

You have some lovely interesting things there...I'm intrigued by what looks like a Carnival glass bowl in the second you know how rare that stuff is???

Linds said...

Oh I loved the photos, and so want to be able to pop in and browse around! How lovely that you are so happy doing what you do.

Jeanette said...

Hi Lee-Ann,
You have some lovely colourful Items displayed there, i just love the Glass ware.St. Vinnies in Yarra has just been renovated I must pop in one day and see there wares,,,

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

What a fun place you work at Lee-ann! I love that dog statue. He looks so sad, poor thing. And congratulations! Adelaide Rose is so sweet and what a pretty name :)


JunieRose2005 said...

Oh! How pretty everything looks! It must be fun to spend time there.


Betty said...

I would want to spend my entire salary at your shop if I worked there.....visiting thrift shops is my hobby.....oh, my, talking about heaven on earth......Betty

leslie said...

These are so nice, especially the dishes at the end. Love the teddies ornaments, too! You sure put in a lot of work to make the shelves come alive, but it was well worth it!

Enjoyed your post below about your Scottish jewelry. I have Scottish blood, too, and always celebrate Robbie Burns Day - haggis and all.

Mary said...


I loved the photos of the shop you work in. It must be wonderful to work somewhere and be surrounded by that much color.

There are many interesting pieces in the shop. I wish I lived close to you so I could frequent that shop on a regular basis.

Thanks so much for sharing and for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I do hope you will return.


Jeri said...

Lee-Ann beautiful things!! I would love to have those things in my house!! That is a fun job that you have. Hope your weekend is great. ours just began. Sandy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I wish I could visit your thrift shop! I see lots of things I would like!


Janet said...

Oh, I want to come to your shop!! It looks so nice, clean, and well-organized....and you have such lovely items for sale.

And that's good news about your brother, too.

Joyce said...

Fun things in a place like that. I hope you get "first choice" before it comes out! HA~!
I added you to my "Friends I Visit" spot on my blogsite.

Also...loved the Scottish jewelry article. My Mother is SO into Scotland. HA! She would LOVE seeing your stuff...and knowing your Scottish. I have tried to get her there but it didn't work out at the time.

I have a bit of the "Carnival Glass" that was my Grandmother' Green.
Have a gooooood weekend and
Be blessed.

Carol said...

Hi, Lee thanks for dropping by...

You know rainbows are one of my favourite things so it was just beautiful to see all those beautiful colours spread through out the store..

I have a few poems written about rainbows..A beautiful gift from God

Penless Thoughts said...

Lovely, sweet post, Lee Ann.

MightyMom said...

hello from Texas. Thank you for coming by my blog. Your pictures of your shop are wonderful and I love you treasures on show and tell!

yes, our sweet world is changing. We learned that lesson 9/11/01. Seems that you have to constantly protect yourself against violence. It's very sad.

see you there! said...

It must be wonderful to work there but I'm afraid I'd want to take it all home with me.

Thanks for giving us a peek in the shop.


Muum said...

Nice perspective. If I worked there I'd be bringing stuff home all the time! thanks for visiting my blog!

miss*R said...

you are a blessing in my life, Lee-ann!
and what an amazing shop you work in.. wish I could get to visit..

who is it run by?

Susie said...

I wish I was closer so I could visit your shop. So many delightful things to see!

starnitesky said...

Lee-Ann - What a fascinating collection of items in your shop, I would love to browse there.

Thank you for visiting my blog – it was good to hear from you.

Kerri said...

Your little shop looks so bright and cheery, and with you there, how could it be otherwise? :)
What a horrible accident your poor brother had. I'm glad to hear he's recovering well, and worrying about such mundane things as riding his motorcycle :)
I enjoyed your meme too and seeing the Scottish jewelry.

Meow (aka Connie) said...

What gorgeous things in your shop. I love looking through all the nick-nacks, and picking up great stuff.
Hope you are well.
Take care, Meow

Gina E. said...

Dear Lee-ann, you reckon I'm good at sketching...well you should have been an interior designer, you have such a flair for decorating and arranging things to their best advantage. These photos are just lovely!

Britt-Arnhild said...

Looks like you work in paradise :-)

I have a question, the blue aned whiote china, is it from Denmark or Norway?

AnnieElf said...

Oh look at all the goodies. The last of the blue dishes is terrific. I just love browsig old shops and uncovering hidden treasures.

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