Sunday, February 5, 2012

More finds here than I thought I had!

I have been waiting for a particular Lions Club op shed to re-open as it has been closed since Christmas. My Sister-in-law told me it had HEAPS of stock this time last year on it's first day back. Expectations were high. My sister and I got up early and got to the shed on opening (which was amazing since it was rush hour traffic and took a ridiculous amount of time to get there). I had the squids with me so I had the pram. I tried to keep it out of the way of the bargain hunters but I got so many dirty looks anyway (sad face). Made me wish I wasn't a nice person because then I could just bowl them over! I must say though that before I was a mum prams used to frustrate me - lol. Thrifters had jumped on all the best stuff by the time I had navigated the first aisle. Isn't it frustrating when you see really cool stuff out of the door! It was fun anyway and at least most of my money stayed in my pocket! Here is what I bought.

Excuse this pic, I forgot I had bought this so I have only just taken a pic and needed a flash. I said in another post 'what is it with me and chairs' well I am also wondering 'what is it with me and foot stools'. I now have a pouffe, this stool and another that I picked up late last year that I have not posted here yet. This was $6.

The top plate is a Johnson Bros and the bottom Royal Staffordshire, pretty don't you think? Only a dollar or so each. Not sure what is going on my my pics turning themselves sideways!

Loving these two finds. Sheffield Pearlcraft bread knife and glass jug for $5 all up.

I think the jug deserves a photo on it's own. Love the pattern.

I found these lids for my Pyrex for $1 each.

$2 for this bright Agee Pyrex.

Westminster Australia $1 .

Other finds this week from the Salvos (a bit over priced).

Alfred Meakin bowl. Gorgeous but more than I should have paid (there was just something about it that made me do it).

I have said in the past that I am not a fan of milk glass but I really like this shape ($2).

This looks like Pyrex but is not marked on the bottom. Has anyone seen this pattern before?

The week that was:

For the last week and a half I have listed on eBay which I haven't done for a while. I did quite well on a couple of things so my Melbourne shopping trip goal is getting closer. I won't be getting any op shopping done in Melbourne which is a pity but is probably for the best! Just waiting on confirmation of dates now, getting excited...

Linking in with Her Library Adventures. Have a fantastic week.

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  1. I think the westminster piece is my favourite! I didn't get to do any op shopping while I was in Melbourne either. Too much to see not enough time!The way you're going you will definitely reach your goal. x

  2. The Westminster piece is so great! I love the pattern/print. And $1?! Man, what a find. Have a great week! xx

  3. I reckon that pattern on your glass jug is meant to be a warratah, what do you think? I love the iridescent pattern on your little footstool and all of your Pyrex too. Tip shops are great. Sometimes. I haven't been to ours for ages so there just might be some treasures waiting for me...

  4. Gorgeous plates - love 'em! Milk glass dish really nice too!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. You got some great match your great sense of humor! (squids in the pram). If you love something, you can't pay too much, the A. Meakin piece is beautiful.

    I hope to travel to Australia one day!

  6. What a haul! I can't believe you found so many pieces in one trip. Your arms must of been feeling a bit heavy carrying all your treasures. LOL. Some of those patterns were unusual and a couple I haven't ever seen before.


  7. Wow what a great load of goodies! Totally successful trip. I agree about the pram, when i take my boy out in the buggy to the charity shop i always find it hard to get it around and prob so miss out of some good stuff. Scarlett x

  8. - I love the foot stool.
    - The glass jug is rather lovely.
    - Score on finding lids for your pyrex!

  9. Love your finds- the milk glass is gorgeous you luck duck, as is the pyrex. I too have a fondness for footstools and could easily bring home a few, always scouring despite already having one! melx

  10. wow what gorgeous buys. Love the yellow pryex and those plates are so pretty. I have an art deco glass jug very similar to that one. dee x

  11. What a FABULOUS bunch of finds.... I'm an absolute SUCKER for those cute vinyl retro stools....!!!!!

    Im HOPING your Melbourne shopping trip is going to include a visit to the Glen Waverley Bazaar as I'd LOVE to meet you.... Maybe I could meet you there & we could grab a coffee....??!!

    Let me know if you can spare a moment....!!!!

    Tamarah :o)

    1. Oh! Must have missed this! I love to do that but the girls I am going with are not into the same 'stuff' as me so think we are sticking to retail outlets which is a shame but I do need some new things so that is ok. Rain check?

  12. I found your blog today and couldn't stop looking! Yep, I looked at EVERY SINGLE POST!!! My little blog is now following your little blog! I love your taste in junk, I mean vintage! Have a great day! ~ Barbara

  13. Love that stool.I like the legs.I hate when people hog all the lovely things.The place I got my dresser has lockers so if you have a purse/bag it has to go in there.Just love those rose plates and all the lovely pyrex.I haven't started cillecting those

  14. You came home with some really neat things. I love your treasures!

  15. Awesome finds!!
    How fantastic to find lids to fit your dishes! I love finding matching lids, it makes the dishes feel more useful! Do u use your Pyrex or just display it?
    I love the Westminster plate! Gorgeous retro.


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