As promised, some of my oppy finds from the last couple of weeks, in chronological order because I really can’t decide what I am most chuffed to have found. You might want to get a cup of tea; this could take a while.
Betty Draper Pearls (Or should that be “Pearls”…?):
I will never get to wear this set, no way, no how, but that didn’t stop me from snapping it up. I fully intend to keep both price tags for posterity. I found it while I was in Sydney, I can’t tell you how fun & restorative it was to wander in to my old haunts as though I’d never left, but the pickings were very slim for a gal too tight to shell out for check-in baggage & nowhere to stow a nice vintage coffee table, until, after rummaging about in a big Lifeline in Asquith for a while I started toward the train station but doubled back to get a drink. As I passed the Lifeline window again, the assistant was placing this on display; cue a ray of light shining down upon me while harps play in the clouds.
A pair of sweet German double handled teacups; because I am geographically challenged, I feel that they would be happiest with a spot of Russian Caravan tea sloshing about in them. Too bad I think Russian Caravan tea tastes like drinking from an ashtray that has been left out in the rain.
A vintage sheet & pillow case set; because there is just nothing nicer than some crisp old linen to
A breakfast set, because I am a sucker for old packaging.
This stool is my new favourite piece of furniture even if I couldn’t get a decent photograph of it. It is in fabulous condition, still nice & soft & puffy, & I just love the pattern on the vinyl. $5 people. $5!
A boxed, complete, fully functional “Lights Alive” picture maker. I was obsessed with this for the entire afternoon when we brought it home, if I went & got it right now I could guarantee I would start playing with it & lose track of time again. How cool is it? This cool, that’s how:
A super-cute old computer toy for Suspence – it even worked until Punk got a hold of it. I’ll have to test my toy repair magic skills & get the screwdriver out. Luckily Suspence still likes it, working or not….
…last but not least, the staple of any good thrifter’s shopping diet; a delicious granny blanket.
I adore the colours in this, & it’s soft & snuggly & most of all, it was $8 from an oppy further afield. Most blankies around here now are upwards of $15 & not nearly as nice.
Phew! I even remembered I left a couple of things out! I think I need to go back to bed now…
(More thrifty treasures being shared over here!)