Thursday, 27 March 2014

Oppy Finds

I went on another op shop daytrip in the southern highlands with my mum the other week. 
Here's what I scored:

Some chrissy decorations- it's never the wrong time of year to buy more christmas things in my opinion. I am rather sad though because I will be in America for christmas (I am going on exchange to colorado next semester) so I won't be able to use all my beautiful decorations this year :-(

A mosaic tile dish, another australiana dish for my mum, wrapping paper and some butterfly coasters. Does anyone know anything about these coasters? My mum doesn't even think they are vintage- I'm leaning towards 70s? I bought them anyway because they were only $2 and they are definitely growing on me.

A pineapple candle, an old isle of man perfume bottle, plastic palm trees and a mini shell box to add to my collection.

I love weather houses but these are the only two I have ever found in op shops (the one on the right is my newest acquisition). 

I also bought this great 60s/70s? dress from an antique booth (so it was quite expensive but I loved it too much to pass up). 

I'm linking up with sir thrift a lot and a living space :-)

Friday, 21 March 2014

cacti mail

A letter I sent out recently to Aurelie in reply to her lovely mail :-)

She's a fellow cacti lover!

p.s. if you want to make a cute cactus origami, there are instructions here

Friday, 14 March 2014

outgoing mail

A parcel I posted out for Kathya who sent me the polaroid! It definitely isn't as cool as the parcel I received for winning her competition but I tried to fill it with goodies. I included a frankie gift wrap book, vintage postcards and coasters and a vintage address book :-)

I also sent out some mail to Fee a fellow australian, who writes the awesome blog burnt feather :-)

Saturday, 8 March 2014

melon mail

Yesterday I was inspired by a potato printing post by peas and needles to make a watermelon envelope to send to a friend :-) 

Potato printing is so simple and super fun! I hadn't done it for years but I definitely recommend giving it a try. It's such a good way to make pretty wrapping paper - I did a whole massive sheet of watermelons! 

Monday, 3 March 2014


Below is some lovely mail that has graced my postbox recently :-)

I won a polaroid camera (I know- crazy awesome right?!) from Kathya who has an amazing blog filled with beautiful photography, op shop finds, stationary, pretty mail and baking. I was so so so excited to receive the polaroid (along with polaroid film, washi tape and cute stickers!) in the mail. Thank you ever so much Kathya! I have finally sent you a parcel in return- hopefully it comes soon!

I  also received some lovely postcards from Sara, my sister and my boyfriend, and a beautiful letter from Aurelie which I have yet to reply to. Thank you all!

p.s. you may have noticed that I changed my thimble banner. I made it really quickly on an online photo editor so it's a bit dodgy but I was a tad bored with the other one so I thought I'd give it a try. Any thoughts? Do you prefer the new spotty one or the old cat one?