A lovely letter from Sara filled with a ton of goodies.
Sunday, 1 December 2013
These are some of the things that I've found at op shops over the past few weeks.
Some epic shiny holographic dinosaur stickers, cardboard christmas coasters, vintage airmail envelopes, and some vintage cards.
Lovely wrapping paper. I can't get over how great the dog one is.
I found all these beautiful nativity sets on the same day and they were all in their original boxes :-D
A pot holder and an almost matching tea cosy from separate oppies
This is a 1950's lino square that I got from an antique shop - it wasn't the cheapest but I couldn't resist coz it has a cactus and I intend to hang it as a piece of art. I am so going to have a kitchen with vintage lino on it one day!
I'm linking up with sirthriftalot :-)
I'm linking up with sirthriftalot :-)
Sunday, 24 November 2013
I finished exams! hoorah! Since finishing my mum and I went on a little op shopping trip to the blue mountains so I have some purchases to show you when I get around to it :-D
Seeing as it's almost christmas (or it feels like it to me anyway, I decorated about a month ago), I feel that it is time for me to send out some christmas mail! I have a whole pile of vintage christmas cards because I always snap them up and I would love to send some out. So if you want a little bit of christmas in your letter box just email me your address to email@example.com and I will send you a card :-)
Below are my favourite cards so I can't promise that you will get something quite as cute (I am such a hoarder and can't bear to part with them) but I will try my best to send something lovely.
Sunday, 10 November 2013
Golly gosh, I feel like I haven't posted in ages! I've been studying for my uni exams (only two more to go!). I managed so sneak in some op shops in between study so I will eventually get around to posting those :-) Until then here is a post about my tea cosie collection that I had saved in my drafts and quite forgotten about.
Sadly I can't lay sole claim to this collection. It started off as my sisters collection, but my mum and I probably bought about two thirds of them at op shops and so we claim it as ours as well :-P The craze has died down a bit because of storage space issues, but whenever we see a cool one for a few dollars or less we usually buy it and add it to the pile :-)
The Koala ones are probably my favourite. The one in the photo above is hilarious because of the position where the spout comes out ;-)
This pineapple(?) is fluro orange and I simply love how tacky it is.
The doll one is a tad creepy but I kinda love it for that reason.
I think this ones supposed to be a mushroom?
We have about 50 now but my sister has some at her house. So there's our tea cosy collection. Hope you enjoyed it :-) Which are your favourites?
Saturday, 2 November 2013
I recieved some amazing mail this week :-D
The postcard below is handpainted! and of cacti (my favourite things)! thanks ever so much doro!
And I recieved an awesome little package from Emma, that had a little shell box in it! I love it! There were so many layers of wrapping but I was so excited to open it that I didn't get to take photos but Emma took some before she sent it (here). thank you Emma!
Sunday, 27 October 2013
I made some mail for a few of my friends to wish them good luck for our uni finals. I love red and pink together lately! Speaking of uni finals - I have mine coming up which is why I haven't been blogging much. That and the fact that I broke my laptop :-(
Some mail I recieved this week. A vintage postcard from Jaime :-) and a purchase from etsy that came in a cute drawstring envelope
Thursday, 17 October 2013
I went for an op shop day last week with my mum and we came back with quite a haul. All this (aside from the deck chairs which my mum bought for $8 each) cost $30 which I thought was pretty good seeing as the lord of the rings books set me back $15. They were a bit pricey but they are from the 1970s and in perfect condition -also I'm a massive fan ;-)
The wooden board is apparently a cheese platter, which I have absolutely no use for but I love kitsch Australiana and it was cheap. The wire thing is a record holder, which I'm awfully happy with.
A cute saucepan, little orange dish and some pyrex. The mint one isn't actually pyrex but I really liked how it looked with the orange one.
The hideous golden thing is a thermometer made in Japan. I have a few of them now, they are so tacky! I actually found this one at the same dump recycling place I found my last one almost a year ago which I thought was a bit of a crazy coincidence. The rose wall hanging was made in West Germany and I love it!
And it wouldn't be a good op shop haul if I didn't pick up some christmas goodies.
I am in love with these deck chairs. They are so darn comfy!
Sunday, 13 October 2013
Monday, 7 October 2013
I only went to two op shops this week but I still found a few things :-)
This little tin globe was $8 which is usually more than I pay for anything but it was just too sweet to pass and my mum collects vintage globes so it will make a good chrissy present :-)
A great pavlova plate and some weird 70s coasters that seem to be made of marbelised sand (there are 6, but only 3 made it in the photo)
And some sweet unused vintage cards