Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Thrift finds

Ok so I've been super bad at posting on here, I'm at uni now and I've been so busy! You will just have to ignore the terrible quality of the photos and admire all the tacky goodness. 

The thrift shops in America are AMAZING! I've been to about 5 in the past few weeks and all have had so many goodies. It's been so hard to resist, knowing that I somehow have to get it all back to Australia. 


There is so much american kitsch stuff here. I am in love! I am especially taken with the 1977 plaster horse wall hanging! Pretty darn ugly, but so good. I have two that are really similar, so that makes it a collection, yay!


I hardly ever find vintage planters and one goodwill had a whole heap, all for $1-$2, each! Isn't the donkey one too cute? Can't wait to plant a cactus in him :-)


 I've also found about a dozen beautiful cards to add to my ever expanding card collection. I find it so hard to actually use them because they are just too lovely! 

Hope you're all having a lovely week and having good luck at the op shops! 

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Palm Springs

Howdy ya'll (getting in the american spirit). I've finally found a bit of time to put a haphazard post together of some photos of palm springs, my first destination. It was pretty darn awesome!

We stopped at the dinosaurs of Cabazon, which were as fantastic as expected. So big and tacky. And one had a giftshop inside!

I saw a few of these cactus letterboxes whilst cruising round looking at houses and I so badly want one!

Just a cute little daggy cafe at the aeroplane museum. Had lots of vintage aeroplane decorations.

The houses there were absolutely amazing! And there were so many of them. Just whole streets of mid-century goodness. 

Anyway, hopefully get a chance to share some of my amazing thrift finds soon. Hope you all have a lovely week :-)

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Adios

Off to America today, hooray! My knee is an awful lot better and I'm off crutches now :-D First stop is Palm Springs, then Yellowstone National Park for about a week, then I'm off to uni at Colorado. I'm getting super excited!

Just an old photo from when my fam and I visited America in 2000 (?).  I'm the one getting carried :-P

I'll probably be pretty absent here for the next 6 months what with being in America, but I'm sure I'll keep y'all updated on my travels and (hopefully awesome) thrift finds.
but taa taa for now x

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Kitsch ♡

So I'm off to America soon so my sister gave me my christmas presents early, yay! All three things below are from my big sis and they are wonderfully kitsch. 


I'm particularly smitten with this tacky music box. Isn't it hideously wonderful! 
(sorry for the terrible angle but the background is a mirror so I couldn't get a good photo) 

Anyway, hope y'all are having a swell week x

Monday, 28 July 2014

Spotty Parcel

Another parcel I sent out a while ago. This spotty mail was for fee from burnt feather :-)


I like how it matched the confetti



Inside was a koala tea cosy, a cat book, a vintage big banana postcard and a few other little bits and bobs. I sent it out yonks ago and fee wrote a post about it here which goes into more detail :-)

I'm posting stuff thats been sitting in my drafts pile at the moment because I dislocated my knee a week and a bit ago, so I haven't really been op shopping or sending out much mail lately. I also had to delay my trip to America by a few weeks :-( but I leave in two weeks now. YAY!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Pink & Red Parcel

I haven't really shown any snail mail I've been sending out lately so I'll share with you a parcel I sent out a little while ago to Katyha


I painted it red and pink spotty and filled it with some vintage golden books, a potholder and a few other little things. 


Friday, 18 July 2014

Tassie Oppy Finds

Of course, whilst in Tasmania we managed to fit in a little bit of op shopping ;-)


I found this sweet little tasmania souvenir hankie which I have taped to my wall at the moment, along with a cutout from the packaging of a bag of apples we bought.


I also found some more patches to add to my collection! There was a whole pile of them but they were $2.25 each so I had to restrict myself :-( It was so hard to choose but I loved the sparkly ones (you can't really tell in the photo but 3 of them have gold and silver sparkly thread). 


I also found a sweet little swan planter. I now have three swan planters which makes it a collection and gives me an excuse to keep buying them :-P

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Tasmania.

I thought I'd share a few pics from my recent trip to Tasmania. 


We explored Launceston for a couple of days and I fell in love. All the buildings were so beautiful and old and the grey sky was so pretty.


We also did a little bit of hiking in Cradle Mountain. It started snowing quite a lot when we reached the top of this mountain and it was pretty awesome but also mega cold.  


This was a cute little market run by sweet old ladies at a church that we happened upon and I picked up a few little things which I'll show in a later post.


I took a heap more photos but I figured I'd keep it short and sweet and finish off with a rainbow and a snowy boardwalk :-)

Monday, 7 July 2014

DYMO

Hello all, so I'm back from Tasmania and I had a wonderful time! But more on that later when I get around to doing a post with tassie photos. But for now I'll show you my new dymo labeller :-)

I already have a cheap labeller and when I saw this vintage dymo one for $10 at an op shop I almost wasn't going to buy it, but then I saw that it came with old tapes. I normally buy my tapes for $4 a pop and this labeller came with 7! 
It's a lot easier to use than my other one too, and the tapes are pretty colours and matte, unlike the shiny ones you can buy today. I've been using them on all my mail lately :-)

Anyway I'm off to go camping for a few days so till then toodaloo x