(this weeks instalment of things I've got a bit of a crush on)
Vintage ride-on kangaroo
How wonderful is this guy? and he's one of two!
My daughter and I found him outside a ye olde lollie shop at a local(ish) indoor market. He is over fifty years old and the best thing about him (apart from all the obvious things) is that rides on him and his buddy are free. Gotta love that eh!
and yep that is me in the background in case you were wondering...
There are lots of vintage bits and pieces inside the shop too, I particularly liked this kitschy gal, tray at the ready, standing by the drinks fridge. Politically correct? probably not, awesomely cool? definetely!
Eight dollar op-shopped oil painting
Unfortunately the artist's name is nowhere to be found which is a pity because I'd love to know...
Its background reminds me of old-fashioned lino, and the red, blue and black cubist shapes made me think of this mural painted on the exterior of Rose Seidler House*
Image from, more info and all round good blog here
*maybe a bit of a stretch...but it's the first thing that popped into my head when I looked at the painting
The little boy is holding a box with the words Echo Margarine written on it. Echo margarine was made in the U.K. and named Echo because it was said to be an echo of real butter. Awwww cute!
vintage Thai silk dress $2.99 at Salvo's
(forgive the blue scribble, some people prefer to remain incognito)
I nervously took this dress in just before I needed to wear it. At three bucks I figured it wouldn't be the end of the world if I wrecked it. Although my stichin was a little wonky, especially the arm holes (and I solved this little problem by keeping my arms by my side for most of the night) I was happy with the end result. Before I wear it again I am going to splash out and have it altered professionally (it was 39 degrees that day and hiding those wonky arm holes was hot and sticky work!)
Vintage souvenir tablecloth
(I've probably got more of these than tea towels actually. And that's saying something!)
This little "business card"
given to me by the cutest eighty-seven year old man. Ever. We struck up a conversation while we were waiting to be served at the Post Office. Turns out he is an ex marketing executive from the U.K. He gave one of the post ladies a hand-made chart so that she can work out the percentage of her life that has expired! I think she's 78% in the negative. In her words, a comforting thought...
Seems he's a bit of a card. I was proud of my reaction btw...oh how I laughed! I'm notoriously bad with jokes you see, I rarely find them funny. Not sure why...
still looking for Joseph!
Now I'm going to sew a pillow slip skirt (or two)
Inspired by this
Thanks for reading x