This was our 4th visit to Dunedin. I think since the Christchurch earthquake we have grown to love Dunedin more & more. We were literally discussing how we could make moving there a possibility. I can see myself in a wee old cottage, inspired by those grey sky days & the icy breeze. We stayed in a lovely bach high on a hill overlooking the Harbour.
I must admit we visited our first op shop as soon as we'd arrived. Penny-Rose has blogged about one of the newest Dunedin thrift shops....Toffs. I can see why she frequents that shop. They have a fantastic vintage section, & the entire back area is priced at $2. I made my first purchase of a vintage maxi skirt from the $2 section.
We spent the day in the city on Saturday. I visited as many op shops as were open after a huge breakfast of french toast at our all time favourite cafe Modaks. And how strange is this....my husband used to work with the new owner! Small world. Modaks make delicious food & the best coffee, but the vintage decor really makes my heart sing.
Ready...set...go for our day in the city. Excited much???
Modaks how I love thee.
But where to sit???? So many options!
Mmmm French toast that tastes like Cinnamon donuts.
Outside the huge thrift shop Savemart. Nothing worth buying that day.
On Sunday we had brunch at Modaks with the lovely Penny-Rose & her delightful daughter. It was great to meet a fellow blogger who shares a passion for op shopping, & has lots of inside tips for thrifting in Dunedin. Check out her blog called Polkadots & Spinning Tops.
The lovely Penny-Rose
Penny-Rose gave me these gorgeous kitsch salt & pepper shakers....aren't they just divine?! Thank you for taking the time to meet & for the thoughtful gift.
We visited the steepest street in the world....Baldwin Street, & we discovered our car had a flat tyre. Thank goodness Mr P knew how to change it!
Dunedin has a great range of vintage stores & plenty of op shops. I felt like there was a greater range of vintage clothing then we have at my local op shops. We went to ReStore as we were leaving Dunedin, & I picked up a pair of sweet deers. It's a great shop full of vintage treasures, although not so much in the way of clothing. Here are the things I found in Dunedin.
Button necklace - 50cents from Butterflies Op Shop
A pair of chunky rings from Pagani
Pair of deers from ReStore
Old donkey $1 & bird ornament from unknown second hand store.