One woman's trash....

One woman's trash is another woman's treasure.  My name is Helen and I am a tip shopaholic.

I'm a relentless collector of all things vintage and retro and love using unusal vases and vessels in my work.  Several times a week I can be found (usually accompanied by a whippet) doing my bit to save abandoned items from land fill at our nearby household recycling centre.  They sell other people's old unwanted stuff at our local tip to raise money for a local environmental charity.  How cool is that?  Can you buy stuff at your local tip or is this just a Leamington thing?

Until recently my best find to date was our fabulous 1960s dining table rescued for the princely sum of £6.... but when I discovered this gorgeous set of vintage suitcases, complete with the cutest little vanity case, the other day I was almost beside myself with excitement.  It had vintage photoshoot written all over it.

Albert shares my enthusiasm for the tip shop as there is always lots of fuss and attention to be had as well as a huge selection of abandoned furry toys for him to sniff his way through.  Whilst I am busy seeking out old vases and containers he is usually busy snuffling out fluffy rabbits.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings.  Happy Sunday.  Enjoy the flowers.

All flowers and images: Lilac & Lily