Saturday, March 1, 2014

Thrift Shopping

I popped into Vinnies this week and found a couple of little treasures for my many collections

This vintage evening clutch was hiding in it's original box.Sweet ivory sequins hand sewn on silk and lined in moire with its original mirror $9.50

An old faded ironstone plate 50c

A boxed pair of mid century books ...I love the colour and covers $2

In the garden this week
The garden and surrounding fields are continuing to green up slowly and I've got my fingers crossed that we don't have more hot weather as we often do in March

We planted borders of Hidcote Lavender alternated with Golden Oregano

The Gum tree is full of rosellas , galahs and kookaburras

Still picking tons of tomatoes, silver beet,spring onions. The nectarines are all eaten,a few plums left and waiting for the apples to ripen

Miss Henny Penny

Dame Nellie Melba

A bed of salvias around the coop

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  1. Miss Henny Penny you are one pretty little chook.
    What a lovely find the evening clutch is, and still in its box.

  2. Hello Meg:

    Yet more treasures!! The little evening bag is an absolute delight and clearly most beautifully made. We are unsure about the conversion of Australian dollars into Hungarian forint but clearly it was not too much money.

    Your garden is looking most attractive; you must feel well pleased. Hidcote lavender is possibly our favourite. We kept a hedge of it for nineteen years by cutting hard back after flowering to prevent it from becoming woody.

  3. What a spectacular view! Love the pretty clutch and the white and gold books...what great finds.

  4. oh I envy all that lush green grass of yours. ours is all brown scratchy stuff. no doubt the rains will come....I just wish it would hurry up. great finds too the clutch. its rather posh isn't it. Al x

  5. Your garden is STUNNING!!!! What an amazing space you have there friend! WOW! And can you tell me what shrub or plant you have growing in that pot the 9th photo down?!?! I do so love its shape! And your finds are wonderful...the clutch reminds me of one from my Gram's collection! A wonderful weekend to you! Nicole xo

  6. That clutch is really pretty, and in great condition it seems. Your pretty garden makes me yearn for spring here.

  7. THAT CLUTCH! In its original box! I just died! What a find!

  8. Hi Meg!!!

    I absolutely love where your house is situated!!!! The colors are so vibrant right now and that Gum tree looks like it's about to fall over....It's beautiful!!!!

    I collect anything to do with a ladies apparel and this purse for that amount is a great find!!! I love the fashion preceding the 1960's and have quite a collection!!!! I love your new purse, but, that clasp is gorgeous!!!! Finding the purse with it's original box is very rare, so, congratulations!!!

    Love the little plate....Great buy and your beautiful garden produces mouth watering veggies and such!!!

    Have a great week!!!!!


  9. You always find such great thing, I don't see anything.

  10. Thanks for becoming a follower. Your views are amazing and I love the little clutch. Adorable and with the box!! The plate was a deal, too.
    Have a blessed week.

  11. Gorgeous finds. That purse is lovely. Your garden is stunning!!

  12. fantastic finds!! Your yard is a breath of fresh air this time of year!! I am so ready for spring and being able to get out in the yard!! Your yard is beautiful! My favorite, was those books, beautiful!! Happy VTT

  13. What an incredibly beautiful spot you have there!!! Love the hens too! Great photography. Thanks for sharing.

  14. A beautiful country life ! I love it... I leave in a farm with same chicken !
    Bon weekend...,

  15. Great finds! Love the clutch and all of the fun accessories in all your pics! The view though! Gorgeous and what an amazing Gum tree! I can't wait for my yard to turn green!
    Hello from Thrifty Things Friday!
    leelee @

  16. You found some great stuff and your pictures are gorgeous! Hope you're having a nice weekend!


  17. What a beautiful setting you live in! You have wonderful views for coffee-drinking, porch-sitting mornings. :-) You found some true treasures on your thrifting trip. Enjoy it all!
    Kim @ Curtain Queen Creates

  18. Oh Meg! Your back yard is breathtaking! But I have to say... your little chickens steal the show! :)
    Thank you for joining in for FCF! :)
    I'm so glad you did!

  19. beautiful place to live. Love the chickens. Nice treasures too. I just love to find things in thrift shops but I tend to over do things and get everything I see. I need to discriminate. But a bargain is a bargain. I love the blue plate

  20. You take the most gorgeous photos! Love your thrifty finds also. Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  21. Wow! Your garden and view are both stunning! You live in a beautiful area. :D

    Linking from Rose Vignettes,
    Ricki Jill

  22. It is so nice to see all of the green grass. Just beautiful.

  23. That view! OMG! That view! I can't for our spring! I want to fill it with plants galore! I am feeling super inspired from these pics!

  24. Your garden is looking so lovely Meg. Hopefully, like us, you'll be getting a few cooler mornings from now on. It's been a long hot summer, that's for sure. Great thrifty finds this week.

  25. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful post at the Say G'Day Saturday linky party. I just loved seeing your garden-it is looking stunning! That blue plate was a find too!

    Hope to see you again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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