Saturday, March 26, 2011

Weekend road trip & op shop buys

It had been a while since my mum and I had spent time together so this weekend we did a bit of a road trip and visited country op shops. There is one particular op shop that I have visited countless times and each time I end up spending about $100 and walking away with about 15 vintage pieces. It's the kind of store where you lose any sense of time and the world around you as you are transported to a a bygone era. Ok, maybe that is just me...

Here are some pics from our trip

There was a pretty Japanese garden

There is a pretty amazing story behind this place. We were checking out a 2nd hand furniture store and the owner of this store also happened to own a retro store. She was kind enough to show us around the retro store even though it is now closed. She is having a final closing down sale in a couple of weeks time. I was in awe at the interior, fully decked out complete with 50's style diner, dance floor, stage and adjoining rooms with bric a brac, clothing and furniture.

A store we came across along the highway

My purchases

80's painting & gold photo frame

Clear bottle (I thought perfect for fresh flowers) and letter holder

Another tv chair

The newly acquainted couple (+ Marlon)

Vintage floral maxi dress, Anna Thomas silk shirt dress & vintage pink dress

Vintage gold & enamel (I think) necklace
Louis Vuitton Papillon

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Lusting After...

Karen Walker Jewellery... love.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Recent buys

Mixed tights - further reduced down to $2 a pair - Myer

MAC lipsticks in Ruby-Woo and Desire

French Connection Skirt & Pants

Saturday, March 12, 2011

DIY Cheap Framed Prints

Every now and then I see those free postcards at movie cinemas and trendy cafes. For a while I have been thinking I should grab a few and do something with them - some of them are really pretty!

Postcards: free.
Frames: 50c each - Vinnies.
Large painted framed picture: 50c - Vinnies.
Doilies: 20c each - Vinnies.

Those are the pretty ones.. then there are funny ones like this! Not sure it is frame-worthy but a kooky addition to our kitchen pinboard!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Gourmet Goodies

Over the weekend some work girlfriends and I went on a bit of a road trip to the Sunshine Coast hinterland. It turned into a real foodie trip with all of us buying up on special gourmet goodies! Here is my haul. I may or may not have already got into the Mango Maleny yoghurt and the Organic pink lady apple juice....... YUM!