The weather has been crazy here the past few days. On Friday and Saturday the heat was so bad....the air was thick and it was so humid, as soon as you moved you would work up a sweat. The Captain and I decided to run away to the Sunshine Coast, seeing as my sister had come home from the holiday unit early. We were so glad we did as it has air conditioning, so it was much cooler then home. On the way there the temperature reached 46 degrees (115F). Queenslanders are pretty used to the heat, but I've never been that hot before. We had a ripper storm yesterday afternoon. It was almost pitch black at 4.30pm, when it's usually still bright until 6.30pm. We lost power for about 6 hours, but thankfully there was no damage done.
We didn't do much at the coast....but of course I did pop into my favourite op shops.
Here are a few things I found.....
Some months back I left one of these orange apothecary jars behind at an op shop and kicked myself for doing so. I wondered where I'd put it, but in hindsight I discovered how much they are worth. The last one I saw was going for $70. So I snapped this one up when I saw it for $2.50. It will join my jar collection.
I'm not sure what it was about these placemats that got me.....maybe the green, maybe the birds and the art deco styling?
But I have nothing like it so I figured why not at $3 for the set.
Old melamine tray with wicker outer bit
Typo had these owl S&P shakers for sale. Not vintage but totally kitsch.
Any op shop adventure is not complete without some vintage accessories!
Big brooch/pendant above
Quirky green plastic & gold necklace
I'm always sucked in by red, white and blue!
Chunky gold necklace
And a 3 string of orange beads
Good old knitted coathangers
50 cents for the lot
Little Japanese trinket box....I have real trouble leaving these behind!
And lastly a petit-point keyring
I'm hoping this week is a bit cooler.....this heat plays havoc with my heart and blood pressure, and I've been dizzy all week. It's a challenge to keep my salt levels up. An increase in my heart failure medication just seems to have increased my weight, which I ain't too happy about. I keep wondering why my frocks seem to have shrunk!