June 10, 2012

found.


twas the week before europe and all through the house, new treats were being collected and sunday was spent snuggled up in bed. hasn't got the same ring to it, but it is eerily quiet around these parts today, and with chilly temps and the odd rain shower...it makes for a perfect sunday in bed. i've had a busy week full of late nights (at work and icing cakes!) and after a gorgeous 3 year old's birthday yesterday, i was ready for a much needed nap. instead post party, i pottered about a couple of oppies, did some washing, cleaned my room, sorted more clothes for the suitcase and was up till 1am booking copenhagen & amsterdam flights. nowhere in that sentence was that much needed nap. so when i woke to rain this morning i knew an epic sleep in was the only answer. it's just after 1pm now and i'm still in bed, pajamas on, peanut butter leftovers on my face and a new episode of friends about to commence. i COULD tend to my washing attempting to dry under the house but i feel boiling the kettle again for the umpteenth time and showing you some of my opshopped finds from the week will be more beneficial, for everyone. i am officially ready for my europe adventure and will be back in the week to show you some of the pretty patterns filling my suitcase and the treats on my anthropologie/liberty/retro villa shopping list. i feel making a rough list now will save me from going a little too crazy when confronted with so much beauty. although it's quite obvious that the crazy levels are already at an all time high due to the fact that i'm flying into copenhagen for a grand total of 6 hours so that i can visit what can only be described as my mecca. somewhere, deep within my pattern adoring heart i am being called to such an amazing place. hundreds of dollars later means logic is clearly nowhere to be seen in this equation but i am finally making the trip to THE most amazing vintage wallpaper shop on earth. if you're following me on instagram/ or know me in real life, you'll have a small inkling of what i'm talking about. here's wishing you a happy week ahead. thanks for listening to my crazy ramblings, or at least...looking at my pretty pictures.




found for me by a lovely lady at work. is my obsession THAT obvious? ;)

german teacups found for a mere few dollars on my way to the party.

possibly THE most pristine piece of pyrex i have ever found. it's no turquoise beauty but this gigantic casserole dish now takes pride of place in my kitchen.

some johnson, staffordshire and parisian plates found and loved.

this beauty still astounds me. found amongst a pile of crappy china plates and priceless. i was almost scared it would evade my grasp.

still unsure about this beauty. looks good here, but on, it's really not my style. being handmade and an absolute steal, i just had to snap it up. i mean, check out the green floral!

gorgeous detail.

what IS it with me and baby knits?



17 comments:

Liz said...

Love those teacups - wonderful!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

jennie said...

That leaf plate is amazing!!

You're going to be well stocked when you have children one day - not a bad thing at all!!

Charlotte said...

Oh I have a thing for Staffordshire cups too!! I have the top left one, a set of 6! I just found another different blue staffordshire trio this week which I lOVE! The baby knit is just soooo cute! And that dress is awesome!

sue said...

Fun finds - I do love the way you have photographed those tea cups. Hhmm - WHAT is it with the baby knits ... well that one is super cute no matter what!

Mardi said...

What beautiful finds....the tea cups...the pyrex and that adorable green floral...
Mardi x

Katyha said...

the best kind of sunday. I hope you now feel refreshed and revived just in time for your trip away (it is going to be all sorts of awesomeness!)

Love all your finds, as always ;)

Bungalowgirl said...

So excited to see the vintage wallpapers you come home with Laura. I am having so much fun playing with the bits you sold me at Rummage- working on a birdhouse at the moment. The pristine pyrex is lovely- i found two recently in the same oppie, so exciting isn't it? and that rainbow crochet baby knit just takes the cake. BTW that cake you made was BEEEEUTIFUL!!! Inside and out. Too scared to show miss Liongirl as the tantrums could be severe and it is still months until her birthday but she is a tad obsessive and could expect me to replicate it! melx

melania said...

Is someone going with you to your Mecca? How will you contain your excitement??!!!! Oh my, have an amazing trip. Can't wait to see the photo stream and hear about it. xx

Linda said...

Love all your teacups! How many have you got in total? You've inspired me to bake an ombre cake for my friends little girls birthday, have an amazing time on your Europe visit!

Amy said...

Really amazing finds. Love how you did the photos, especially the first ones.

Zara said...

Have an amazing time on your little trip my dear.
And great op-shopped finds right here, as per usual. That baby knit is just the sweetest.
x

green tea and red nails said...

ahhhhhh! so excited for you. im just trying to survive the next week before i can get too excited. haha! lovely finds as usual :)

xx

Wombat's Picnic said...

Those plates are lovely! And I think its fab that people know you well enough to support your obsession:)Cyndy

Em said...

I totally drew a sharp breath at that Pyrex! Gorgeous!
And you'd better be blogging and instagramming your journey as much as you can, I'm sure I won't be the only one living vicariously through you!! ;) xo

Tania said...

I too collected vintage baby clothes and handknits well before I had my kiddies. It was a compulsion and I could not seem to help it!
I love that dress and it seems it was made to sit on your wall.

naughty shorts! said...

Seriuosly had goosebumps of excitement reading this. Goodluck fair maiden, and may your voyage bring you joyous bounty from abroad!!

Tammi said...

Ah, so much gorgeous eye candy..I never tire of seeing your treasures Laura.
x