Friday, August 20, 2010

Travel & A Second Hand Find

I don't know about you but everyone around me lately seems to be either traveling to an exotic destination, planning to travel to an exotic destination, or just come back from one! In honour of those well-heeled friends and acquaintances, I have made a small series of 'travel tags' from an American tourist road map dated 1977. Hand stamped with fun travel motifs, I thought they would make cute additions to bon voyage gifts. They are selling through my madeit store for $5.50/pack of 3.

Also this week I have made a set of round gift tags featuring a series of feathered friends and their hideouts. These come in a set of 5 for $4.50/pack and are also available from my madeit store.

Lastly, I wanted to share with you this little treasure I picked up a couple of weeks ago (that I had totally forgotten about until today). I bought this large vintage reel from the Woolloongabba Antique Centre for only $12! I adore all of these old reels, not only do they look fantastic but they are practical too. This one will hold my twine when I have used all the gorgeos red thread on it.

Don't you just love the patina on it? Okay, I know it's only an old cotton reel but sometimes it's the little things that make a space what it is - right? Anyway, it now sits in my office as part of my ever growing collection of 'bits n bobs'. What 'bits n bobs' do you like to surround yourself with?

Thought I'd leave you with this cute image of an up-cycled reel- right up my alley!!

image from here
Hope everyone has a great weekend ... whatever your planning. Take care. Michelle


  1. I think the reel is just fine. I also think it's gone to the right home.

  2. Hi Michelle, Those tags are really great! A perfect gift idea for all your happy traveller friends...
    I am a bits and bobs collecter too, I have a huge button collection, and way too many glass decanters for one household!!
    Flick x

  3. I love the map tag! so cute! it will look so perfect for bon voyage gift tag :)

  4. love the tags......very very very cute, have a great weekend lisa xox

  5. Michelle head over to my blog your a winner. Sandy x Please email me your address.

  6. Hey Michelle, you didn't get that reel from shop 17 did you? The one with the large shelf of fabric and sewing stuff. If you did let me know.....I think it might have been me, how funny. Love the tags, great idea, cheers Katherine ps love the vase too drool!

  7. Hi Michelle, LOVE the travel tags (as with all your other gorgeous items!!) The vinatge reel you found is great - it will look lovely with your twine on it.


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