October 29, 2011

the early bird catches the second hand worm.


and when i say worm, i mean goodies. my day started early. 5.30am infact. after hauling my lazy butt from bed, i managed to get dressed quick smart only to return to rest my eyelids for a little while longer (all up about 20 seconds) before a text from kimberley saying she was outside got me heading up and out. we hit about 6 garage sales before 9am. a favourite oppy and the tip shop later and we were on our way to the cutest new cafe in town. kimberley had raved about a little gem in salisbury and i wanted to get my review on. before i'd even stepped inside i was in love. fresh fruit & flowers, johnson crockery and retro table settings had me drooling. a seperate post later will explain/show all and i promise you won't be disappointed. infact you'll be booking the next flight to brisbane town. a few treats were picked up today on our garage sale'ing expedition and a couple of gems from the vintage mansion on the way home. have a wonderful rest of the weekend. i'm off for some bavarian beer cafe action later and then some dandelion & driftwood brunching tomorrow. a delicious weekend you could say.



the johnson love affair continues.

mecca.

look what arrived in the mail yesterday!

a lovely little scandanavian cake plate with a metal ampersand and 70's date stamp.

more pillowcases and a tablecloth.

a bargain display unit for my staffordshire potteries/johnson collection.

and a sneak peek of my new favourite cafe!


16 comments:

Lea said...

6am you hard core thrifter! Are you one of those people that rummage through boxes before the stall holder has a chance to unpack them. hhaha. Lots of beauty as always..my fave the cheery little johnson teacup.happy weekend!

morgan said...

i LOVE you! thankyou for some delicious eye candy to keep my procrastination going full steam ahead!!

Kylie said...

Your tea cups look so pretty in their new display case Laura. I was quite surprised that none of the Johnson Bros stuff at our garage sale sold...so off to Vinnies it went. I hope it finds a lovely new home.

Jennie said...

Wow - your cups look magnificent in the new display unit!!

Hello Vintage said...

Sounds like the perfect morning! I have only recently started to have an appreciation for that era Johnson. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Sherry :)

Trudy Florence said...

Great new finds! love the display cabinet!

jodie said...

LOVE those pretty cups in their new display rack...makes me want to start my own collection. And that cafe looks so cute!!

trashsparkle said...

The Staffordshire cups look fab all mixed together like that, and I love the cafe wall.

Laura (White Winters) said...

Wow I don't think I could get up that early even if it resulted in such lovely finds!

Laura
whitewinters.blogspot.com

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I'm in love with your cups.

Zara said...

More Johnson, love it. and cant wait to see more of the cafe, it looks amazing. x

Catherine said...

Look at all of those gorgeous cups. That display unit was just made for them:) x

naughtyshorts! said...

So gorgeous my girl!

Mid Mod Mom said...

Great collection of cups. Love your pictures.

sascedar said...

I would be putting the date on everything with that stamp of yours. cool finds!

ashley said...

That is an amazing wake up time, explains why I miss all the goodies at Saturday garage sales. Love the cup holder. And your blog.