Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Thrifted Finds

This is a bit of a backlog post of op shopped finds.
Starting with some new old shoes, never worn. These are actually really comfortable & beautifully made in navy leather. I think they cost me $8 from Salvos.

Deer glass from Salvos

A set of Pyrex ramekins that my Mum gave me

As well as some pillowslips from Mum

A pill holder....essential when you take as many medications each day as I do!

A strange set of tiny plastic swans

A baby girls dress with a metal zip & pocket embroidery. 
Just because.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Everywhere you go you always take the weather with you

So I had intended on these pics being taken down by the bay, but the weather wasn't really photo friendly. I don't mind it being cloudy, but the wind plays havoc with both hair & frockage. So I had to go with my less preferred option of indoor photos. I call this my Monet frock, it kind of looks like a painting. It's one of my early finds when I started my obsession with vintage dresses. I think from memory it was $3 at the Paddington Vinnies. The hand knitted bed jacket cardigan was a recent find for $1.50. It has this weird puckered design which I don't find terribly flattering, but I am a sucker for a green Nana knit.

The beautiful bay at low tide....glorious mud flats.

 That's me giving up due to the wind!

Outfit Details....

Vintage frock - Op shopped @ Vinnies
Knitted cardigan - Op shopped
Silver deer brooch - Birthday gift from a dear friend
Sarah Coventry bird brooch - Ebay
Round brooch, button bracelet & tooled bag - Op shopped
2 rings from my childhood collection
Boots & tights - Retail


Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Some Bakelite, German and Pyrex

I bought these 4 bakelite bangles from Ebay for a song. I'm drawn to the green & orange bakelite. These seem to go with so many of my frocks.

With my carved bakelite bangle from Lifeline for $2

A sunny Pyrex mixing bowl from a local op shop for $1

A toothpick holder donkey burro for 20 cents....can't remember where from?

A speckled red/orange vintage cardigan which you've seen me wearing on a Friday.
 I love the style of this one.

A German pendant in green from Endos. Obvious why that had to come home with me.
Green things are ALWAYS my weakness! 

Friday, 22 August 2014

Flannalette Frock Friday

I bought this flannelette cotton dress on Ebay last year. It was new old stock with the original tags, & from a Brisbane designer. It feels so soft & cuddly, just like a sheet. I'm a wee bit matchy matchy obsessed when it comes to red, white & navy, as you can probably tell.

Outfit Details.....

Emerson vintage frock & enamel brooch - Ebay
Vintage cardigan, scarf, shoes & ring - Op shopped
Debenhams coat - Op shopped @ Vinnies
Tape measure bangles - Mrs Robinsons in NZ
Vintage bag - Garage sale
Tights, beanie & sunglasses - Retail

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Buttons & Things

My new sewing obsession calls for all the bits & pieces one needs for alterations, so I keep a keen eye out for old buttons. I got 2 glorious bags of old buttons for 50cents per bag. As well as some 10cent patterns.

I'd like each & every one of these frocks.
Pockets and collars!

I bought this one for that middle coat with the collar

I made another scarf out of some dress off-cuts. The addition of ric-rac really excited me!

An old German tape measure

Another bag of old buttons