December 11, 2011

JACKPOT!


soooooo the packing is going well, as you can see. may have picked up a few treasures this week, but as you peruse over them for the next few mintutes, you'll know why i couldn't have left them behind! i think i screamed JACKPOT! this morning when i tried on the teal sandlers...not long before i stumbled across the embroidery that made me yell out 'holy embroidery!' right there, in the middle of the shop. the young female volunteer laughed out loud. it was pure gold. beautiful vintage crockery and floral fabrics are always on my thrifty finds list...so the collection building continues. having nanna's beautiful old bureau, i am able to keep all of my favourites together, ready for an afternoon tea and cake bonanza or johnson appreciation dinner party. i have never joined the pyrex party of collectors (with only one other in my cupboard) but this beautiful coral number, perfect for the odd vege pie or apple crumble, was a real steal. the box of retro recipe cards has been on my wish list for some time now and on thursday, before my dentist appointment, the thrifting gods delivered. i have been adoring them and their quirky pictures for the past 3 days. cannot wait to try some of them. will report back as soon as i do but until then, happy thrifting and happy sunday! linking up with sophie with all the cool kids again today.


a sunny johnson plate, a coral floral pyrex dish, lovely old vinyl document wallet and turquoise suitcase.


a peachy tea cosie, floral staffordshire bowls, retro recipes and beautiful floral barkcloth.


lovely floral NZ ironstone dinner plates.


love a retro photo album.


some mint green johnson lovin'.


the embroidery of the year!

i hate shoe shopping but within 5 seconds these shoes were on my feet and then bought for 15 smackeroos! i'm in love. LOVE!


22 comments:

Naughty shorts! said...

green with envy! amazing barkcloth!!! Have I missed something? Are you moving?? Where are you going? Is this for your course?? Mwah?

Lea said...

oh the barkcloth. just beautiful. You are so funny...you can just pack all yo0ur treasures in that cute sutcase anyway;)

Hello Vintage said...

My favs would be the mint green plates and the suitcase. Also love the plates with the pink roses. Those shoes are GORGEOUS you lucky thing! Thanks for sharing!

melania said...

SCORE!! How did you manage so many amazing finds in one week?!!!

xx

b and e said...

Beauty! Great shoes! Where are you op shopping!?!?!

bxx

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Rebecca said...

Those shoes are amazing!!!!!

b and e said...

WOW these images are amazing! Absolutely beautiful.

bxx

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Sophie Isobel said...

You have got your thrifting thing going on this week my friend. Those shoes! What a find! So much loveliness.
Sophie x

Paulette said...

I love the flora NZ ironstone dinner plates. The pattern is very nice. Love the color on the suitcase.❤

karlyn Jackson said...

Love the NZ plates and the embroidery is divine, fab shoes too, you did so well.

Bungalowgirl said...

Oh those shoes are glorious and they look brand new! Very much loving the coral floral pyrex- have not seen that colour before- quite lovely. And your instagrams are divine. I had some pyrex and sheet finds myself - must be because we are both decluttering.

Vintage Sweetheart said...

I'm totally jealous of those shoes the colour is divine. All your other finds are pretty darn cool. "Holy embroidary" you are hilarious.

Vic said...

Jackpot indeed! How to choose favorites?? The NZ plates are gorgeous, and THOSE SHOES! Lucky duck!

Cathy said...

oh the shoes are so great!

Sarah-Jayne said...

Shoes are amazing! As are the other treats...but you know I love a good fashion purchase.

You are beautiful xxx

Vintage Scapes said...

Those shoes are fantastic!

Whimsy and Juno said...

What fantastic finds! I totally want to steal that Women's Weekly box of recipes from you so I can fill in the blanks from my Mum's collection!

moose and bird said...

Oh My! The shoes are gorgeous. Happy Monday lovely lady x

Tania said...

You certainly have some lovely finds there. Loving the embroider and those plates especially. The New Zealand ironstone is one of my favourite to collect.

tea with lucy said...

gah. all this goodness in one spot. it's too much!!

(i think i have the little sister of your suitcase here at my house)

rachel xo

Sylvie said...

the shoes really are great!

Hannah, Lost in wishful thinking said...

suitcase, photo album, and shoes = absolutely amazing :) I rarely have visits from the thrifting gods, although one did visit me on my trip to the beach -I will have take a few piccies of my lovely find to share :)