May 8, 2011

day at the coast.



as promised, a few treats picked up from my road trip yesterday. i left home early, visited 6 of my favs, ate at my favourite sushi place and picked up some baking supplies too. it was a beautiful day weather wise, which made cruising the gc highway a real treat. i do love the coast. unfortunately my vintage (read: daggy) & trusty (awesomely efficient) konica minolta died yesterday, so after a short grumpy outburst outside the palm beach salvos...i decided to give vintage espresso a miss until another day. it just wouldn't have been the same without eye candy documentation. this is also why there are no field shots, which i had planned to capture. anyway, it's time i got a new camera, or at least an iphone with a hipstamatic function. when i got home late afternoon, i got dressed to go out for dinner with my favourite people (one missing) at a yummy vietnamese in the valley. it was a gorgeous night which saw us drinking pimms up at sky bar, which i really enjoyed. this morning i talked for hours with my favourite lady and although we won't be spending mother's day together, i know it won't be long until i see her again. i've got a gf date loaf in the oven and when that's done i'm jumping on my bike and heading round to trudy's for afternoon tea. will be lovely to spend mother's day with my favourite girls. happy mother's day to all of the lovely mothers out there. your hard work, patience and love does not go unnoticed. xo




my favourite gc oppy.



my favourite fq's from the swap, amazing!


just a few goodies i picked up from nook on friday night. dangerous territory. i could and pretty much did, buy everything. finally got my ashley g print, bakers twine, the cutest gift wrapping book in the world and a beautiful kite-esque brooch. complete with cloudy sky.



picked up some floral sheets & pillowcases from my favourite oppy. they smell so strongly of mothballs, i'm in heaven.



the cutest belt of all time. only a $1. seriously.



my new kitchen clock. brown, cute and ticks so loudly i feel like i should be marching to it.



pride of place.





picked up a pretty pink/red spotted blouse and a katie's long navy spotted skirt.



a pink lampshade for my installation in august.





oh don't you worry, i won't forget to mention this fabric. amazing and there's so much of it. bonus.



some wood lovin' for the exhibition.



cute kitty fabric.



a white frame, vintage rose wrapping paper, little german teapot and some blue porcelain booties. (i have baby fever if you hadn't noticed.)





16 comments:

Hannah said...

Oh, I love that red belt, and the clock too. Its so cute and square.

The last blue foral fabric is absolutely goregous too!

I haven't done any op shopping at the coast.. I might have to take a trip there soon for that reason!

Allana said...

Sounds like an awesome weekend (except for the camera :() Love your oppie finds and FQs - I cant wait for mine to arrive! :)

morgan said...

ah Laura, that clock is uh-may-ziing!

Kylie said...

those vintage florals are all so lovely...I'm glad you had such a nice weekend Laura and a good chat with your Mum too.
Love the belt and I can't wait to have a little sticky beak at your exhibition...I'm intrigued x

Sarah-Jayne said...

Firstly, LOVE the guild and miss it. Perhaps we can schedule a GC date before I leave?

Secondly, your finds are AMAZING. Belt, awesome. Clock, cool. Booties, I still have a pink pair from when I was a baby.

Thirdly, thank you for the cake. It was DELISH. You're a super baker - even if it was from a mix.

Love your face. Wish I could've been drinking pimms with you xx

Bungalowgirl said...

Wonderful finds you luck duck. Especially love the sheets and fabric. Those porcelein booties are a cracker by the way. Dare you to give them to someone for a baby shower gift. By the way your mum looks so cool- how exciting that you got to cruise NY together. Melx

The Joyful Thrifter said...

wow! lovely!

Smiles,
The Joyful Thrifter

Cupcake Couture said...

Eeeeeek! How amazing and deeeelightful are all these finds. Rather jealous :-) in the nicest way possible! Good finds! x

Tea for Evie said...

amaaazing finds lau! loving the florals and the clock is fabulous! x

Cornflakes and Honey said...

As always, great fabrics!

green tea and red nails said...

nook, florals and op shops. what a freaking awesome day!!

kel x

p.s - missed you at rummage!

Krissy @ B.Inspired said...

Now I've seen that "rather be thrifting" print in a few places. I've got to have one for myself!

Great finds. :)

Hannah Percyowl said...

I've been wanting go to Nook for ages, but also not... I fear this will not help my shopping habit. Shame about the camera, but that's a good excuse to buy a new pretty one :P
I was oogling a Lumix GF2 today... but I had to remember I bought a lens yesterday haha.
Those fat quarters are beautiful!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

do you read the hello sandwich blog!?? its so good.
i'm loving your blog too :)

Lea said...

i spy a couple of my sheets in your vintage swap favourites. Gosh loving all the linen on your blog. gorgeous florals everywhere.

Sunae Reilly said...

Just stumbled across your blog, and wow, I think I'm in love! Haha. It's so great when you find other Aussie bloggers online who are interested in the same things as you! I am moving to the Gold Coast in the next few months (aka as soon as my boyfriend finds a job there) and I think the thing I'm most excited about is the op shops! You've definitely not quenched that excitement by writing this post - seeing all your great scores has just put me into overdrive! The op shops around Evans Head and Byron Bay are too few and too over-used. It's getting rarer and rarer to find treasures around here. Anyway, I am so glad I found your blog. It's gorgeous :)