With the big kids at school and the little ones enjoying themselves at Grandma's, I had a wonderful day browsing through op shops with my great friend, Chris (the one with this gorgeous laundry!) We drove ourselves across the city into an unfamiliar part of town and had great fun discovering at 6 huge charity shops (I was having so much fun I lost count). Part of the fun is always getting something you want at a bargain, but my favourite thing about visiting second hand shops is never knowing what you might stumble across. While the department stores and high street shops all follow the current trends and generally have the 'look' of the season, I love the way that there are no trends at an op shop and you can discover items from a huge range of eras.
There were a lot of things we could have purchased, but in an effort not to clutter up our homes or get on the wrong side of our husbands, we passed on most of it! I just couldn't walk past these old cake tins though and am now deciding what I should do with them. So far I have thought of removing the inner funnel, attaching a light fixture and hanging them upside down as pendant lamps, or drilling some drainage holes and planting some herbs in them. Any other ideas? What would you do with them?