Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Recent Thrifty Finds

 

I found all this in one hit from an Op shop last week. Tea, cup and saucer sets were $5 each with the Chintz cake plate for $2.


 
A beady customer of mine came to my last Bead and Gem Show with a big box tucked under her arm. Inside contained her Mother's china trios she no longer wanted and knew that I would love.
She was right. 



The husband came home with 3 sets of skis he found on the side of the road on hard rubbish collection day. I just have to get motivated and sell them on ebay....anybody know anything about ski's??




5 Atomic glasses from the local Salvos for $1 each.   I was very :)




A Retro pop up Charity shop 'popped' up in town on Sunday and I got this leopard lined and collared 60's coat for $15. The amount of vintage coats in there was staggering, if I had a vintage shop I could have stocked it full of fur collared beauties. Unfortunately, none of them fit me. Neither did the perfect 40's suit jacket ($30) or 30's velvet opera coat ($35).  And another woman was taunting me by walking around with 2 50's garden floral dresses draped over her shoulder with $10 tags on them.  Grrrrrr.

What have you guys thrifted this week?



10 comments:

  1. Nothing fab like you, but I did get some tupperware cups for the kids at 10cents each. But my good will was fairly picked over this week :(

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    1. Tupperware is bonkers expensive in op shops so 10c was super cheap!

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  2. Phwoar - great finds. I hate it when opshops charge $30 a set for china. Grrr... Loving the atomic glasses. xx

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    1. Yeah, and its usually horrible Noritake stuff!

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  3. I love your thrifty posts!! :) The only thing I've picked up from the Op Shop lately was costumes for the kids "Book Week"

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  4. Those rose cups are really pretty! I've been trying to find nice tea cups with saucers but haven't yet. I thrifted some DIY supplies, a cool china style jacket and some baby clothes :)

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    1. It's always handy when you get given lots of pretty teacups! My main outlet for finding cheap china are the thrift stores and a few at swap meets.

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  5. I've said it before, but I'll say it again, you have the most amazing thrifting luck! Every time I see your awesome finds, I'm tempted to hop a plain and speed half way around the world to see what kind of vintage treasures I could unearth in Australia, too.

    ♥ Jessica

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  6. I totally agree with you Jessica. I wish we had such thrift stores and the like here in Nigeria too.
    I am trying to see if I can find thrift stores for clothes though. So perhaps I will be able to share a vintage clothes thrift store haul soon (that would be so cool)

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