Thrifty things – coral centerpiece

I took a sneaky detour yesterday into a local charity shop. I was in said shop for about 20 seconds when I saw this delight on a shelf. I immediately pulled one of these in my best southern accent … 
For €8 at Age Action, it was a complete steel. It’s mounted on a marble disk, way heavier than it looks, and it’s quite rough so kitty’s have made their approval for face-rubbing purposes. A quick scrub once I got home and it came up gleaming. 
Warning, boring rant – regarding natural things on the market like coral, antlers, framed spiders/insects etc – they never sit right with me. I want to cry whenever I see things like that especially if it’s supporting an industry to plow a seabed or snuff an animal. I will defend myself by saying this was in a charity shop, therefore I was not directly supporting an industry of that nature. End rant. 
I’d also like to take a moment to write about a Facebook-fueled attack on my website that happened last night. For those of you brought to my site thanks to the lovely {and grossly misinformed} link details, welcome 🙂 Unfortunately, the woman who pointed you in my direction was a bit out of her element to say the least. Said blog post has temporarily been removed due to unsolicited slander and bullying. It’s unfortunate when fellow crafters and bloggers attack each other in this uncalled manner. 
Well, things can only get better. I was up all night with a lovely fever and strep throat. Can someone come over and sing soft kitty to me? Happy Wednesday homies – we’re halfway there 😉 xx A

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  1. Barb_in_GA
    March 20, 2013 / 13:53

    Good heavens! I'm so sorry someone caused you so much trouble. Certain people have far too much time on their hands, and not enough decency.

    • March 20, 2013 / 14:47

      I am more than a little curious, and even more sad that people have enough time on their hands for hate.
      Great find, btw. I share your feelings regarding organic finds, and would never buy it unless (like you) it was in a second-hand shop. Mind you, most of my buys are second-hand… greener earth and all that. 🙂

    • March 22, 2013 / 17:32

      Ugh, complete wagons. The lot of them.

      That's exactly why I love charity shops! I'm so conscious of reducing, reusing and recycling. To the point where I bring my recycling home every day after work, since there are no facilities for it in work. I know. Lame.

  2. March 20, 2013 / 22:11

    What in the hell?! I can't think what anyone could have taken offence to in your blog!! Sorry to hear that…

  3. March 22, 2013 / 01:42

    well I missed the boat on this one. And in fact I am pleased I did. I am just sorry that it happened to you, cos internet trolls are nasty. Just know that you do have a pile of readers who like you and what you do.

  4. March 22, 2013 / 17:28

    People sometimes say this a bit willy nilly, but I truly mean it when I say your support and words mean the world to me. I was on the receiving end of some incredible accusations and malicious messages this week. You guys make up for all the trolls and wagons out there.