Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Northern NSW Getaway

I was so glad that we decided to join my parents down at Lennox Head for the weekend. Even though I wondered last week if I'd get there, I was able to get out & explore a bit of the area for the first time.
It's such a pretty area with gorgeous beaches, & there are plenty of op shops to explore too. We did some op shopping in Ballina, & we went to Bangalow & for a look at the monthly markets, which were HUGE. I was surprised by how large they were, with so many stalls & a great atmosphere. But my favourite thing was seeing the vintage stalls & shops in a side street, including Kitsch' n' sync & Heaths Old Wares. Both shops have some amazing stock, so many things had my heart racing!
Here are a few pics from the weekend.....

 










Kitsch' n' sync in Bangalow








This has to be the strangest deer salt & pepper shaker set I've ever seen.






Heaths Old Wares in Bangalow




Love that polka-dot Diana ware




I'm kicking myself that I passed up that blue glass jar thing (below) in orange a while back at an op shop for $4.











The main street of Bangalow


Beautiful Byron Bay


Here are my vintage finds from the weekend.....



1. Blue beads - Ballina Salvos
2. Mauve knuckle bone beads from my Mum
3.  Two fabric brooches
4. Brown bangle - Animal Welfare op shop

 3 hair clips made from vintage earrings
Mullumbimby Vinnies



Scarves from Ballina oppies


Scarf in my happy colours from Bangalow Markets










 Maxi dress from a garage sale near the Bangalow Markets

 New old sheet set from Kitsch' n' sync. There were 4 sets still in original packaging for $5 each, & I had a floral set in my hand, & put it down for a second to look at a tray, & another woman snatched it from under me. When she put it down to look at another set, I grabbed it back, & she said, "That's mine thank you". No thank YOU sheet cow! So I ended up with a stripe set instead.


Large circa 1920's AGEE 'Special' jar
$3 Ballina op shop



Sunday, 27 October 2013

WAC Clothing Sale

I do love it when the Woollongabba Antique Centre has a clothing sale.
Although I wasn't really intending on purchasing anything, some frocks got the better of me. Funny how that happens! 
And as an added bonus I got to catchup with Celia of Kittys Vintage Kitsch over coffee, who has been busy adding another stall to the WAC. 
Anyway I bought two never worn French cotton frocks.
The one with the orange collar is one of my favourite frocks ever!
So vibrant, & I love the orange pockets & collar.








I also found a handmade corduroy frock in green. It's an interesting shape but fits perfectly. Just a pity I won't be able to wear it for ages due to the long hot summer.





 And the orange/blue/green geometric frock. It has pockets & a huge collar.

Not a bad haul for thirty something dollars!

Friday, 25 October 2013

She's a Brick and I'm Drowning Slowly

I scored this frock from an op shop on K-Road in Auckland. It cost me $5NZ, & I've already worn it a lot. Although it's polyester, it's really light, & still wearable on a summers day. I seem to be rather taken with the red & navy combo at the moment.

The Captain & I are off for a weekend away with my parents, who are holidaying in northern New South Wales. I'm hoping I'll be well enough to travel, as I've had a rough week with my heart not beating like it should, which has made me feel pretty ill & it's harder to be upright. We're still trying to get the dosage right on my heart failure drug.
I think my mum has the op shops scoped out for me already so that might save me some legwork! I must admit I've packed 9, or is it 10? frocks for 3 days, & a tin full of accessories! A girls gotta have options!







Outfit Details.....

Vintage dress - K Road Auckland
Tape measure bangles - Mrs Robinson @ Tarras
Enamel brooch - had it forever
Old red ring - WAC
Other ring - Op shopped
Vintage bag - Garage sale
Red shoes - Clarks
Sunnies - Ray Bans