September 1, 2011

spring has sprung.

hello! spring has arrived and so have the sweet finds that i've picked up lately. this week has been quiet and i haven't felt on top of my game, but after several weeks of constant artmaking (mostly through the night) it has taken me a while to get back into a regular sleep pattern and not feel quite so yucky. again, so much respect to the mothers out there. i don't know how you get through your days with minimal sleep and crying're amazing. i have a few plans for this weekend. a movie date, some fabric ferreting at a local church and some rummaging/art gallery wandering on sunday with a favourite mother of mine (not my mum, but my bestie's..she's the next best thing!) my 4 day birthday weekend is on the way and i have a bit of gold coast opping behaviour and vintage espresso lunching planned on my birthday, some morning tea action with my girls at dandelion & driftwood on the saturday and some sunny coast opping adventures with kate on the monday. should be delightful. here's to a wonderful weekend.

vintage sheet love and a cute teapot find.

a large mustard water jug. perfect for summer dinners.

a hawaii mug! how can i resist this?

a beautiful floral platter with gold accents. will become an artwork shortly!

ahhh bob ross mountain lovin'. it's a puzzle and parts of it will become part of a new artwork!

johnson cake plates make my heart beat faster, everytime.

it's true! a gorgeous vintage teatowel. perfect.

who doesn't love a bath towel with pansies?

the biggest floral sheet ever and a fun stripy pillowcase.


Hello Vintage said...

Johnson plates are always good. Great finds there, really like the jug. Hope you feel a bit more energetic soon. Sherry ;)

Jennie said...

OMG those plates and the platter are so brilliant!!x

Annette Wilson said...

love LOVE the teapot!!
Annette xx

Rachel said...

LOVE that bath towel & I have the same teatowel!! love my vintage teatowels & Brissie op shopping!!

Vanessa Paris said...

Beautiful! Love those plates especially:)

Sophie Isobel said...

Oh gorgeous! I found a Johnson plate this week too! They are just so lovely. Loving the floral platter too. You are one fabulous thrifter my dear!
Sophie x

naughtyshorts! said...

That tea pot is the bestest shaped teapot I have seen in a long while - and I love that bath towel. I have started collecting floral bath towels to make into bath mats. What day is your birthday?? I am excited for your birthday weekend - it sounds perfect! Mwah!

Miss E said...

Ooh love the teapot. I can't get over teapots, every time I see one in an oppy I just have to have it! x

Hannah, Lost in wishful thinking said...

I am loving the little teapot! The trees are so lovely.
And you wouldn't believe I picked up an odd plate that looks exactly the same as your first johnson plate(on the left)! I have seen a few things around, especially when I was in Toowoomba last with those johnson patterns on.

Steph said...

Your birthday sounds heaven! And just how a birthday should be!! I'm seriously coveting those plates and I simply could not resist a pansy towel either. Wishing you a gorgeous weekend :)

Florence said...

my god laura, you either have the most amazing opshops in brisbane with the most fantastic treasures, or you have a seriously real eye for beautiful things. i'd say the last option (although the first one is possibly quite true too!). i like (envy?) every single thing you have found this week. i went opshopping too a couple of times...and found...nothing...!!

Louise said... your post as usual..I'm really looking forward to sunday too...with one of my adopted daughters...Your plates made me laugh...the one on the left we have a pile of in Canada...Don has had them for a hundred years!! Heavy old things...xox

DuckEggBlue said...

That teapot is great, I too have a big soft spot for the Johnson plates.
I am also having a birthday soon, September is just the best, don't you think?

Vic Bibby said...

Beautiful finds - I love the stripy pillowcase. xxx

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Oh you scored with this thrift! Love the plates! So cute!

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Zara said...

I remember having a cake tin with the same floral pattern as the platter you found..very pretty.
And as always you can't go wrong with Johnson plates.

Lea said...

Great finds! My absolute favourite is the mustard water jug. I really love the stipey sheet too and the plates are fantastic. Oh that seems like three favourites doesn't it?

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

your finds are truely ecclectic. i'm esoecially attracted to the way you how these to us.
happy birthday!

karlyn Jackson said...

I adore your floral platter, I've never seen one like this before. x

girls who like to gorge said...

I love your beautiful blog, we shall be regular visitors :) x