Saturday, July 28, 2012

Weekend Thrifting

I found this gorgeous early silver sugar bowl in my favourite op-shop for $5

Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Found little Treasure

We visited so many charity shops in our week away I had forgotten about this little book I picked up at the Balhannah Anglicare Shop. I found it yesterday in the back seat of the car. It was $2 and was published in 1904. How cute! This shop was probably the most competitive I have been's tucked away from the town's main street...but before opening there were locals clutching baskets pressed up against the door and were glaring at the out-of towners from the big smoke!!

...and if Balhannah was a tough crowd.... Mannum (on the River Murray) was the smelliest...Mr VL couldn't get out of there fast enough

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MidWeek Thrifts

I found a very pretty piece made of a fine muslin which I will use as a table throw on my summer dining table

2 sweet handmade aprons

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Found on the Last day of the Trip

Back to the big smoke and 2 cute, but flawed pieces, I found in a country market. The  vintage clock is a bit stiff, and the old leather tape can't be pulled but I LOVE the patina on the case. It's made in England by a company called Chesterman

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Country Idyll

We have been scouring the Adelaide Hills for Op-shops . I reckon we have been to about 10 in 2 days. Slim pickins really but I found a shop in Murray Bridge called Hangars O.M.G. it was packed to the rafters with STUFF. I didn't know where to start. I found this solid crystal clock by Bohemia for $2.99 at Aldgate Salvo's

A wooden blotter

A vintage needle and thimble holder

An old leather needle holder

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Good Life

We have just arrived at a wonderful French Cottage called Lavender Fields in the Adelaide it

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday's Find

We were coming home from a beautiful Sunday Brunch and stumbled upon a small tucked away bric a brac store and when I saw these lawn bowls in a handmade oak stand I made a beeline for them...damn it I said I would save up my pennies until our holiday tomorrow!!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Friday Find Thrift

We are off to the beautiful Adelaide Hills on Monday so I'm saving up my pennies for visits to thrift shops in greener pastures next week  but I couldn't resist this find at the Salvos for a couple of dollars

Monday, July 2, 2012

Weekend Thrift Find

An antique cotton coverlet .....homemade ...and I love the faded laundry name in the corner,found at Goodies Op-Shop