Sunday, January 20, 2013

A Good Day's Haul

I hit a few op shops this week and found an eclectic mix of bargains . I was gobsmacked to find this highly collectable vintage  Royal Worcester  porcelain egg coddler  "Palmyra" for $2, at a Quaker shop.

Another old book to add to my growing collection  c1897 found in a junk shop in the Adelaide Hills
I found some great stuff at the Animal Welfare Shop
A vintage "Stratton" compact with monogram, yay now I have 6 in my little collection
Another large white bowl
Always happy to buy Tupperware for $2
This week's mail bought my second King Penguin book for my new collection.
I first read about this beauties in "Homes and Antiques" in an article written by one of the BBC Antique Road Show experts and fell in love with their covers

Sunday morning cherry tomato haul!

This morning the garden fragrance is divine....and looking fresh (before the next heatwave strikes)


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  1. OMGosh, those books are amazing. LOVE that first one.

  2. I think I'm also now a fan of king penguin books. Great find, love the egg coddler.

    1. Thanks Allison....I'm haunting E-bay for them!!

  3. LOVE the tupperwear! Great price too!

    The Joyful Thrifter

    1. ....and I'm loving your dotty Target buys xx

  4. Such lovely things! My favorites are the books! I spotted a Little Women in your collection that looks so pretty--and the King Penguin books! Those are beautiful!

  5. I can almost smell those gardenias!!! You scored some amazing stuff! I'm drooling over the egg coddler!

    I wanted to invite you to join in my thrifted link up.


  6. I love your book collections. What marvelous finds. I have allowed myself to get house bold, during these cold months and my fear of catching the flu. I need to tell myself, "dear self, you must venture out, there are bargains to be found".
    Have a wonderful week.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

    1. Hi Sis!!...I say go forth and ye shall find!!!

  7. Wonderful finds! That book collection is amazing!!!

  8. lovely collection, I too love old books! Gorgeous flowers too, we are -2 Celsius today....brrrrr! no flowers here :(

  9. I must admit I hate the heat and can't wait for autumn Shannon

  10. What a great group! I love egg coddlers, and you don't see that pattern often. I love the Home & Antiques magazine, although I don't often find it here in the US...usually pick it up in the UK when visiting. The books are wonderful!

  11. Mercy, you are a lady of great vintage treasures. Nice visiting and seeing them.

  12. Oh the books are so great!! I love old book collections and so many times buy the book just for the cover. I also love your header!!!

  13. What lucky finds! That looks like a lovely copy of Little Women in your book pile. Thanks for sharing!

  14. I'm always on the look out for vintage Tupperware! Lucky you!
    Happy Australia Day!

  15. I just Love the books! I'm always on the look out for them. You had a very good day of thrifting!
    Thanks so much for sharing you good fortune with us.

  16. I am totally envious of your ability to find such great treasures for such a small price and your floriferous garden. Just imagine what you would find if you came to France and the brocantes and vide greniers that are in all the villages! You would need a container to send them home!
    Not to mention the Vinnies of France -Emmaus. I am addicted and we all line up at the car park gate each Thursday arvo ready for our treasure hunting. But let me tell you there is a lot of junk too... But there is something for everyone. It is so good that we all love the recycled pieces.

  17. hi meg...doing a bit of a catch up with your blog.....what is an egg coddler....ive found 2 at the ops this week....mine both Royal Worcester ($1 each!) guess was jam pots!...shows how much I know have had some great finds lately! x


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