It would be a rare thing for my two friends and I to meet up and not have a "quick look" in the op-shop so of course when we spent the day together last week we had a poke about in the local Salvos. The managers of the store are well known to us and even though I haven't lived in the area for years now, they still greet me by name. We had been fossicking around the bric-a-brac and had moved on to the clothing room when one of the managers came out bearing a Most Marvelous Object. "Could any of you girls put this to use, you can have it if you want?" he said, sounding somewhat apologetic for asking. My jaw had hit the floor when I saw what he was holding, which rendered me incapable of speech - all I could do was open and close my mouth rapidly like a guppy doing a mime routine. "I think the answer is YES! " says my dear friend, coming to my rescue before the Most Marvelous Object could be whisked away and offered to some other, less deserving punter. I did manage to regain my senses and rushed the poor man out to the counter to pay for my goods so that I could legitimately claim the Most Marvelous Object as mine! I am dead delighted on a couple of counts - first that the shop manager remembered the sort of work I do and that the Most Marvelous Object would be something I might like. Secondly, he called us girls - lets just say that none of us will be seeing forty again except in our dreams!
Thirdly of course is that the Most Marvelous Object is all MINE!
Let me introduce to you, The Most Marvelous Object and best op-shop find EVER ...
Flowers and teardrops and crystals, oh my!Now you can see why my mouth went dry and my heart rate skyrocketed! How lovely is it?! I can't wait to
clean it up and make it all shiny and turn it into - well lots of lovely things I expect!