Monday, 14 May 2012

A Mixed Bag

So I must admit my favourite nursing home op shop hasn't had much vintage goodness of late. But on my last visit one of the volunteers said they'd just put a dress on the rack that they thought I would like. I bought it without even trying it on for $3. I also grabbed another old frock for $2, a sweet beaded bag, 2 brooches & some beads all for $10. It's those days when the effort of going thrifting pays off that make it all worthwhile.


Sweet pink & blue beaded bag $3



Another bird brooch to add to my collection.


I love it when a brooch has a hook for a necklace as well.....double duty! This has an interesting 3 dimensional bush scene inside made from bark, with gold boarders. $1




 I seem to be finding these old knuckle bone beads everywhere, but I've never had red ones before!


Here's a sneak peak at the chevron striped frock for winter. $3



19 comments:

  1. That bag is amazing. I love the red necklace and bird brooch too x

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  2. Wow! I need to come op shopping with you one day. I love that wee purse and I love those knuckle bone beads (I never knew that's what they were called) I remember my Nana used to be a big fan of those beads!

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  3. Name tags inside a vintage dress usually mean the person has lived and died in a nursing home, fyi.

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  4. That bag is amazing! Such beautiful jewellery pieces too. xx

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  5. Lovely buys that bag is so pretty. Love your handmade dress to in your last post you look gorgeous in it. dee x

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  6. Lovely finds, you do have to persevere with charity/op shopping, don't you, patience pays off!
    Love the bag and the brooch/necklace.
    Kitty's comment made me smile, my favourite faux fur coat has a name tag in it (Doreen Shuttleworth) and I always think of the coat as "Doreen" now. I like to imagine she would be pleased her coat is still being worn and much appreciated!
    Looking forward to seeing you in the chevron frock. xxxxx

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  7. I think quite a few people who previously owned my clothes are dead. Not to mention quite a bit of my jewellery and most of my china. Not sure where they died, but that doesn't matter. I love that dress! It's wonderful! And the bird brooch! There were knucklebone beads in my local Oxfam and I never bought them!! Silly. You find such great stuff

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  8. Love the bag and the winter dress is really gorgeous, perfect winter colours.

    p.s..Clare says the funniest things..haha

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  9. Oh the beaded wee bag is so pretty, I just love the colours.
    The dress looks perfect for winter, looking forward to you wearing it and putting it together with your wonderful accessorising.
    Its great when you have a fun treasure hunting day.
    Love v

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  10. Ohhh the cotton candy colored bead bag is so pretty!
    And the bird brooch would be perfect for a nautical colored outfit.
    The brooch necklace is lovely.
    And Elsa's dress is fabulous.
    I like finding vintage dresses with names in them. Because then I get to imagine who that person might have been. =)

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  11. That bird brooch looks pretty!
    I have a bird pendant just like it!:)

    Love your blog btw!:)

    Shubhi's Revels!

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  12. Oooh I love the birdie brooch. Beautiful.

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  13. Love it that they kept over a dress they thought you might like! that's so nice!

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  14. Everyone loves the little bag, me included!

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  15. Wow! The beaded bag is a jewel! Hugs from Germany!

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