Friday, 12 September 2014

A spot over here and a spot over there

Oh cardigan weather, how I wish you would never leave me. I can't say I was too pleased about being sleeveless here. Just as well I get to soak up some cold air in New Zealand. This is a sweet mid-weight poly frock from the Vinnies store at Paddington. I seem to be wearing this colour a lot lately. 
I will milk cardigans & tights for as long as humanly possible.

Outfit Details...

Vintage frock - Op shopped @ Vinnies
Vintage cardigan - Op shopped
Blue bracelet & red ring - Op shopped
Enamel brooch - Etsy
Woven bag - Gift from my Mum
Red Zierra shoes - Op shopped
Tights & Sunglasses - Retail

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Stuffed with Stuff

Yep that's me. So much stuff. I've got to admit I watch those TV shows on Hoarders and I feel kind of uncomfortable. At the rate of which I collect stuff I'll be buried alive by the time I'm a little old lady.
I CAN get rid of stuff, it's just I tend to do that at a slower rate then the acquiring.
But with things like this sitting before me at the op shops how can I refuse???

A gorgeous vintage poncho from Salvos for $3

Shoe clips

Yep green beads yet again...I don't have any heart shaped ones!

A Sarah Coventry rose bracelet
Salvos again I think

Orange beads

I don't have any use for cufflinks but I love old bling in a box

Stretchy navy belt

Neck tie scarf thingo

Orange flask

Anodised colander for practical use

Friday, 5 September 2014

She's like the wind through my tree

It was blowing a gale this particular day, so that song came to mind & got stuck in my head. Can't say I even like the song....I always found the lyrics rather odd & the singing kind of whiny. Hopefully it's now in your head too! 
This was a $2 vintage dress from the Suitcase Rummage, which I haven't been to in a long time. It has a great pattern & color combo. Crazy cardigan again, I'm sure it will be too warm to wear it in no time.

 Taking pics at my favourite little historic church, & I have a halo....that wasn't a planned effect!

Outfit Details.....

70's dress - Suitcase Rummage Market
Crazy cardigan - Op shopped
Bead necklace - from my childhood
Gold brooch, orange bracelet, tooled bag - Op shopped
Ring, gold bracelet, boots, tights & sunnies - Retail

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Thrifted Finds

This is a bit of a backlog post of op shopped finds.
Starting with some new old shoes, never worn. These are actually really comfortable & beautifully made in navy leather. I think they cost me $8 from Salvos.

Deer glass from Salvos

A set of Pyrex ramekins that my Mum gave me

As well as some pillowslips from Mum

A pill holder....essential when you take as many medications each day as I do!

A strange set of tiny plastic swans

A baby girls dress with a metal zip & pocket embroidery. 
Just because.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Everywhere you go you always take the weather with you

So I had intended on these pics being taken down by the bay, but the weather wasn't really photo friendly. I don't mind it being cloudy, but the wind plays havoc with both hair & frockage. So I had to go with my less preferred option of indoor photos. I call this my Monet frock, it kind of looks like a painting. It's one of my early finds when I started my obsession with vintage dresses. I think from memory it was $3 at the Paddington Vinnies. The hand knitted bed jacket cardigan was a recent find for $1.50. It has this weird puckered design which I don't find terribly flattering, but I am a sucker for a green Nana knit.

The beautiful bay at low tide....glorious mud flats.

 That's me giving up due to the wind!

Outfit Details....

Vintage frock - Op shopped @ Vinnies
Knitted cardigan - Op shopped
Silver deer brooch - Birthday gift from a dear friend
Sarah Coventry bird brooch - Ebay
Round brooch, button bracelet & tooled bag - Op shopped
2 rings from my childhood collection
Boots & tights - Retail


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Some Bakelite, German and Pyrex

I bought these 4 bakelite bangles from Ebay for a song. I'm drawn to the green & orange bakelite. These seem to go with so many of my frocks.

With my carved bakelite bangle from Lifeline for $2

A sunny Pyrex mixing bowl from a local op shop for $1

A toothpick holder donkey burro for 20 cents....can't remember where from?

A speckled red/orange vintage cardigan which you've seen me wearing on a Friday.
 I love the style of this one.

A German pendant in green from Endos. Obvious why that had to come home with me.
Green things are ALWAYS my weakness!