Saturday, April 28, 2012

Recent Vintage Finds


I found a gorgeous 50's lambswool coat in an Op shop, which fits me wonderfully.


A pile of 40's and 50's knitting pattern for 50c. 


A few spice canisters for $10. Maybe I'll find the rest someday.....


A lady gave me this for free at a garage sale. It's not drop dead gorgeous but still a nice little 60's brooch.


I'm in love with these 50's handpainted glasses I found for $2 each. I sooooo wish the rest of the set were there.  Again, maybe one day I will find more of them!


A vintage birdcage wicker purse/bag. I have wanted one of these since forever, but have seen these bags for sale on Etsy for up to $150. Mine cost....... $1.



This 50's micro mosaic bracelet arrived to me in the mail as a gift from a lovely follower of this blog. She gifted it to me from her Mother's jewellery box after she died recently. I was deeply touched to receive it and love it to bits.


And I love this vintage cane basket I picked up yesterday for $2 at an op shop.  It came in very handy when struggling with library books!
What has everyone else been thrifting lately?

28 comments:

  1. I have something similar to the cane basket. My came from Mexico. I love the rigidity of it. Makes keeping all my knitting stuff together.

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    1. Mine's fab. I used it as a picnic basket today.

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  2. Ack you make me want to go thrift store shopping! If I do though.. my hopes will be dashed :( I never find anything :\ That wicker purse.. Love!!

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    1. I wish I could go thrifting more often!

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  3. I love the bracelet...and it was a very nice gesture of your follower! I'm sure she's happy someone who appreciates it has it!

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    1. I know, she is gorgeous. It's definately a pay it forward gesture I plan on doing.

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  4. So much great stuff! I know they're not part of this recent haul(?), but I absolutely love your shoes.

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  5. That coat looks fantastic on you!

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  6. I cleaned up (partially) a 1900's Singer sewing machine in original 7 drawer cabinet. It is treadle operated in working order. I've got more cleaning to do on it. :)

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    1. I luv singer sewing machines. The cast iron table that houses them are beautiful.

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  7. Rolling on the floor in joy for you over your finds.

    Great shoes. Irregular Choice? I know I have seen them somewhere.

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    1. Yes! I plan on doing a shoe post soon!

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  8. I remember my Nan having a cane basket like that. Wonder if she still has it? ;-) Love that black jacket to bits, so would love to be you in winter all cosie and warm!

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  9. I've actually been to a thrift shop today :) It was really nice. We found some cool stuff for our new apartment. Lots of buttons, a glass casserole (I think that's what it's called lol), 2 really cool candlesticks made out of forks, 3 whiskey glasses etc! I also got some really pretty blue and white china from my grand dad :)
    Tomorrow we're going to another thrift shop :D

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    1. Yay for a great thrift haul! It's addictive isnt it?

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  10. What a beautiful bracelet! And such a nice person to send it to you, too :-)
    Your post sooo makes me want to go thrift shopping...I just moved from a place that had *amazing* thrift stores to a place where they aren't so hot. I'm missing my old stomping grounds so much I'm almost thinking about taking a road trip back there just to go thrift shopping!

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    1. Yes, make a dy of it. They are the best thrifting days! Dont forget to make a list!

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  11. That's it! I'm going to set aside a day and just go hunting to a stack of thrift shops in the neighbourhood!

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    1. Make sure you tell me what you score!

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  12. Great finds, all of them! The bracelet is beautiful, what a kind gesture. :)

    And ohh yes, those shoes!! I look forward to the post! Closeups please! :)

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  13. Fab finds hun! Go you for grabbing that bag for a dollar! Adore the shoes you're wearing in the first pic :) Cannot wait to hit the car boot sales this summer, if it ever gets here that is! Constant rain over here sadly! :(

    Love Aysh xoxo

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    1. $1 bags are VERY few and far between....I wont find another true bargain for ages now! I luv car boot sales!

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  14. Thanks for this. Your blog is really helps for my search and amazingly it was on my searching criteria.

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