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


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