I had so much fun going to the local church's garage sale today. They have it twice a year and it was massive and awesome. As per many op shops, some items were excitingly ridiculously cheap, but other things were so expensive, more than buying it new! But half the sales money went to the floods fundraiser, so it's a win win. The kids used thier own pocket money to pay for face painting, cookies and a go on the jumping castle.
Here is some of what I bought:
Vintage glass pine cone Christmas decorations, 20c!!! I know!. They only had the 2, otherwise I would have bought more.
All of this for $9!! This is what I meant by excitingly cheap!
A silky oak cake stand $2. I know! I could not contain my excitement. This will be used next week for my son's Birthday cake. ( after some cleaning and polishing)
The 4 identical vases were $5 and I have been looking for ages for well priced small vases for displaying single roses in. Bargain!
Mum and I had been
reminiscing about the frog cakes she used to buy us a treat when we were little.
In Brisbane they had been sold in Coles and other bakeries when I was a child
but now seems very rare / extinct in Brisbane as I have not been able to find
them anywhere. But the hunt continues. Please tell me if you find any!
For those who
don’t remember them, here is some info on them from Wikipedia: The Frog
cake is a dessert in the shape of a frog's head, composed of sponge
cake and cream covered with
fondant. It was created by the Balfours bakery in 1922, and soon became a popular treat
Australia. Originally frog
cakes were available exclusively in green, but later brown and pink were added
to the range. Since then other variations have been developed, including
seasonal varieties (such as snowmen
and Easter "chicks").
in the early 1920s, Gordon Balfour, found inspiration for the frog cake in
European confectionery.The frog cake was introduced by Balfours in 1922 after
Gordon's return to Adelaide, during a time in which tearooms were still popular in the city.
the frog cake came in 2001 when it was one of the first items to be selected as
a South Australian Icon by the National Trust of South Australia during the
165th anniversary of the state,adding the frog cake to the National
Heritage Listing as a "movable asset".