Monday, October 4, 2010

Thrift Share

My favourite thing I found recently was a vintage/antique scales. It was a belated birthday present to myself and was obtained from an antique store!!!

Ive been having a bit of a shopping spree of late. Picking up things from my local op shops, the hard rubbish and garage sales. I bought the blue glass for my daughter who may use it for decoration in her room from an op shop. From a different one I got the glass dish. The patterns/books came from a garage sale and they were 20c each. The MDF cutlery box was from the hard rubbish.It is going to be painted white and pink/gold edges. It will then hold my op shopped vintage silver cutlery to use in high tea parties.
Im joining up toApron Thrift Girl

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Flea Market Finds.

These were from the hard rubbish. I have painted the tray white. The timber quilt stand still deciding and have put vintage sheet music paper on a old sewing machine suitcase. Pop over to other great finds at Sophie's

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Flea market finds - not quite!!!

Well its time again to check out the hard rubbish near to my home. I didnt go with any specific ideas but the thrill of the chase and of course, I saw some things and wasnt sure if I should get them but when I decided they were coming home with me I missed out. So this weeks find are what I found today. So the photos are taken with dust and grime on them and where I put them to be sorted out later in the week.I also got a great coffee table and 3 drawer bedside cabinet. A timber clothes hanger and a piano stool to recover. Check out others finds at Sophies too.

Monday, September 13, 2010


Well this weekend I hit the jackpot. I scored a paper mache mannequin from the hard rubbish and she is going to get a total makeover. I couldnt believe someone had left this beauty behind!!!! Make sure you pop over to Sophie's

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Flea Market Finds

Happy Fathers Day to all the Dads in Australia, today. Well this will be a long post about all my finds over the last few weeks. Good to see Sophie's back and go to see more great treasures. The most recent finds are from yesterday with finding two cream chenille bedspreads for $3 each and cream caramel blanket $5. I love the glass pedestal and the little pincushion owl and 6 little old keys for different projects.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

My Creative Space.

While its been Winter here in Australia. I have dragged out the sewing machine and the flanelette material and been sewing up rag quilts.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

MY Creative Space

Just recently I found a horrid picture in a frame at an op shop. I decided it would make a great inspiration board. I finished it and hung it in my bedroom. I can put my fav. vintage cards or doilies and trinkets on it to display!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My CURB side finds.

My suburb is in the midst of a council collection week. So its clean out items you dont need, trim the shrubs and trees and throw out those unwanted TVs etc that are outdated. I have seen on other blogs girls who like to rummage and collect "hard rubbish". Ive done so too. Here are some of my finds!!!! the tablecloth and cutlery I got at an op shop last week.

Monday, July 12, 2010

My flea market Finds

Here are some recent finds. Hop over to Sophies

Im combining a couple of weeks. Because Im always working and when I go op shoppong I dont find much. I scored a beautiful sage green chenille bedspread for $5. I got some more silverware and recently got a large frame which Im painting and fixing up.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Flea Market Finds.

My finds were from a weekend antiques Fair in Newcastle, NSW. I managed to pick a few things. I also love pink depression glass and havent photographed the lovely oval glass tray I got to match another I have. But the best deal was buying 50 vintage cards for $5, what a bargain!!! Check out Sophies for more finds this week. Here are my photos

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A BIT late

Im trying to participate in Thift Shop Finds over at Sophies. I am behind a couple of weeks. I managed to get to some op shops and a garage sale. The finds are very "sewing" inspired. My favourite thing was getting a baby pair of pinking shears. Also I got some flannelette pre-cut squares and going to make a rag rug quilt with them!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Thift Shop Finds

I didnt have any this week but I have used some vintage buttons which I found at an op shopo in Gold Coast QLD in 2009. THey were on their original cards and some were plastic, pearl and glass. My favourite one are the crinoline lady.
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