Although I'm not as crazy about op-shopping as I used to be (Quelle horreur!) here are some pics of my more recent hits
Little ceramic basket vase (ex ceramics class I'd say), filled with ?,* spotted and plucked furtively while taking the dog for a walk this morning. Fifty cents.
Another Hookey board. I'm going to hang this in our kitchen. Vintage tea towels will hang from its hookey hooks. Anth's childhood baseball bat to the right. Oh and I've taken to using an old Willow, fruit and veg storage bin to stash my Ladybird overflow.
Beautiful barkcloth cushion. one dollar.
Homemade pottery (love this) inscribed Karru WA. Fifty cents. Planted up with Rosary Beads/String of Pearl Plant, one dollar swap meet.
Little ceramic basket vase #2, this one made in Italy. Un dollaro.
A bundle of unused vintage cards. Ten cents each.
Isn't this a gorgeous card. It was designed by Sue Adam's (her Daisy Lane range) for The Phil Taylor Studios (one of Australia's oldest greeting card design companies - it celebrated its fiftieth anniversary last year) These cards, from the 60's and 70's have been reissued. You can buy them (and check the dreamy illustrations) here. Mine's an original (just saying)
Johnson Brothers casserole. Made in England. Three dollars. I bought this because I loved its charcoal lid and because it's something we will use. There was a whole set of this in the oppy, but I resisted temptation because I knew most of it would've ended up gathering dust in the shed.
And now (and this is where you come in) a miss
I bought this Geoff Bade 80's dress for daughter #1 to wear to a fancy-schmancy work do (she is a clever cookie, who goes to uni and has an internship with a prestigious accounting firm - proud Mum talking)
When she saw it she said it was the "fugliest" dress she had ever seen! Ouch! I got that one wrong, didn't I...
If you don't mind a bit of 80's ra-ra, or frocking up Cyndi Lauper style, and you think it's beautiful too, it's yours. Just send me a note. I will randomly choose a new owner if there's more than one fan. The label says size 12, but these days it would be more of a size 8 - 10.
Anyway to end, here's another hit (most of the time!)
It's Adelaide, frocked up, her way.
* if you can identify this plant, please send me a note.
UPDATE: Em tells me it's a Spurge, (what a horrible name for something so gorgeous) which is a tupe of Euphorbia. Thanks Em x