My hubby & I have been to New Zealand 5 times in the last 6 years. Some people wonder why the obsession with the land of the long white cloud, but we have fallen in love with the place & if it were practical would consider moving there. Mr P's sister who has been one of my best friends my entire life has married a Kiwi & is living in Auckland....so of course we must cross the ditch for a visit every now & then. Anyhoo I thought I'd share some of the thrifted goodies I've found in various towns in New Zealand....not including clothes & jewellery which I'll save for another day. The only thing that stops me bringing home more treasures is the weight of my luggage!
On our last trip I picked up this little blue Japanese clock from a seller in Matakana on the North Island.
Mr P's repo tin aeroplane toy is from a store on K-Road in Auckland.
I grabbed this cute 12 Days of Christmas tin from the Matakana Markets for a couple of dollars.
Also from Matakana Markets we found this cute vintage paint by numbers birdy painting for $2.
I found this old china sugar duster in an op shop in Taupo.
Before the Christchurch earthquake I found these cute little green tins at a junk shop in the city.
An old Air New Zealand model plane to add to Mr P's collection at an antique store in Auckland.
This isn't actually old but I bought this tin clock from a strange junk shop in Ashburton for $1, & I was surprised to find it actually works.
My absolute favourite & strangest NZ find would have to be this little bird in a metal cage. It's a Japanese piece & I've been looking for one for ages. We stopped at an op shop in Roxbrough on the South Island & I spotted this little beauty for $6. When you turn it on the birdy whistles & tweets. Love!
I bought these wall duck mirrored trio from a store in Dunedin, & a vintage tourism advert for Queenstown.