Last week was a good one for opp shopping, the salvos had a 'vintage week' which was very exciting. Ged & I spent Sunday afternoon licking the windows & drooling over all the bootee awaiting new homes & eager collectors.
I arrived outside at 2 minutes to 10 on Monday morning & joined the cue, many of whom (to my disgruntlement...is that word?) were antique dealers looking for a bargain.
It was probably the most intense opp shopping I have ever done, swift whips & enamel tea pots were being waved about left right & centre.
There were definitely some beautiful items to be had, sadly I missed out on a stunning oak bed side cabinet which was only $30, but I really can't complain at all the other little treasures I've acquired...& yes I've blown my budget big time!
I love this little vase. It has some interesting stamps on the bottom, but I can't make any of them out sadly.
Retro whistling kettle $3.00
Coffee perk $4.00
Awesome enamel ladle...essential for soup on the coal range
Vintage can opener
Do you remember these!!!! They're getting as rare as milk bottle crates!
Mini sewing machine. I've had one of these on my wish list for a while. Both Anya & Alex are fascinated by it.
A collection of fabulous Plunket patterns. The owner of these has kept the originals in mint condition, tracing each one & filing them into individual brown envelopes.
I also scored a handful of beaded milk jug covers & an old lace up boned girdle with matching brassier. It's a little worse for wear & possibly a size 20 something, but I'm looking forward to mending it & hanging it on the wall.
Now I HAVE to get into the garden.