Thursday, 18 December 2014

Outgoing Mail

I found this post in my drafts from forever ago. It's just a letter I sent to my sister because I found the sweetest little scone recipe book at an antique shop and she loves to cook scones :-) I miss sending snail mail! I'll be back home in Australia in about a month though and I'll be reunited with all my stationary, which because I'm super dorky makes me awfully excited!


I also sent an instax photo of our cat, a fortune teller fish and sweet hedgehog notepaper that Fee from burntfeather sent me. 


 I should have taken more photos of inside the little recipe booklet because it was so sweet. It had all these handy tips for making the perfect scones and had all different variations you could make. There were a heap of these little recipe booklets and the seller said they used to come in tea packets, wish they still did! 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Vintage Motel Signs

Hi all, sorry, I haven't posted in forever! Studying in America has been amazing but I'm leaving in two weeks :-( Then I'll be travelling for about a month, THEN BACK HOME TO AUSTRALIA!

I have seen so many beautiful vintage signs over here but most of my photos are taken out of the car window and are super blurry. But here are a few of my favourites that I got semi-decent snaps of. Enjoy xx






Sunday, 2 November 2014

happy halloween

Happy Halloween everyone!!

A photo I found of me and my siblings when we were little - I'm the ballerina :-)

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Yellowstone

We've been doing so much at uni that I haven't had time to write about my trip to Yellowstone yet! We headed here after Palm Springs and it was so darn pretty!


I'm a little in love with smokey bear- I bought a vintage smokey bear poster off eBay and I'm so excited for it to arrive!


There are squirrels and chipmunks everywhere- they are so sweet! I still haven't gotten over how cutely they prance around. 


Just a pretty view :-)


This big bull elk was only about 2m away! His antlers were crazy big!

So I probably won't be posting much for a long time because most of my uni photos are taken with my terrible quality old phone and I haven't been travelling anywhere or doing much op shopping so toodaloo for now :-)

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!