Friday, March 30, 2012


This may be the last thrift shopping for a couple of weeks *SOB* as we start house renovations next week (I will update with the gory deatils next week).......any way...I went to the Salvo's this morning and found a few new pants and shirts , another apothacary jar,a mercury glass votive for my Xmas table and a gorgeous hand painted ginger cat from Devon pottery called him!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

At babies have arrived

YAY my vintage cameras arrived in the post!!

And here they are in there chosen spot...on top of my old library card catalogue

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday's Finds

Slim pickins today  but  I  did find a very pretty hamper lined with ticking for my bathroom

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Friday's Vintage Finds

A huge vintage white platter ...perfect for Xmas

A Gorgeous old stamp to add to my growing collection of office industrial pieces

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Saturday's Finds

I found this cat bed for $5 and it was hardly out of the car for 3 minutes and Sascha had claimed it

A brand new  lined black jacket for  $7

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thursday's Finds

Pickings are always great at the Salvo's after a holiday weekend so I walked up there to be the first in the doors at 9am

 a sweet milk and sugar bowl James Kent Staffordshire "Old Foley" only $1.99

Gorgeous Royal Albert "American Beauty" set , which I have 6 pieces of from my Ex Mother-In-Law $5.99

The favourite find- A Royal Crown Derby"Derby Posies' pin dish $1.99

Who is doing the pricing on these expensive pieces?

Also a couple of expensive brand shirts for Hubby, a large glass jar and a Burberry Blue Label Bag (jury is still out on whether it's real or fake)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Collections Pt 6

Many moons ago I spotted an E-Bay Seller selling a bulk lot of antique bedlinen for cutting up for craft.
The were a German immigrants trousseau from the Barossa Valley and all handmade . O...M....G....CUTTERS!!!! I could see they were stunning ...and I had to rescue them from the scissors and amazingly I got them for a small amount.
This is a couple of them...2 covers for eiderdowns, and the cotton lawn is the silkiest most beautiful I have in my collection. The monograming is stunning( and very little damage anyway)
I was thrilled to own them . Needless to say I have checked the sellers item every week and picked up a few more nice collectable pieces over the years

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Tuesday's find

A huge pink shabby chic damask tablecloth  with hand stitched design from the Animal Welfare Shop
I'ts nice being able to fossick around thrift shops daily while on holidays.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Holiday Monday

A very enjoyable day on the public holiday. We drove up to the Adelaide Hills and into Mt Barker to visit the breeder of our darling Russian Blue, who has about 4 litters at the moment......oh it was so hard not to bring another home

We had lunch in Balhannah and drove to Strathalbyn to search through the antique shops

Things were a bit expensive but I found this nice old jug from Stoke-on-Trent for $8

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday's Treasure

Visited an antique shop today and I saw a fab pair of French binoculars but Mr VL fell in love with this French/Belgian cast iron and bakelite phone from the 1930's
He won!
Check out the carry handle!!