We’ve had a few great op-shop/flea market/antique store adventures lately, so I thought today I’d share some of my favourite recent finds. Now that it is nearly winter it’s usually quite dark by the time we get home from work, so unfortunately I haven’t had many opportunities to take pictures. This afternoon I had to ask Reubs to model the things for me outside, in the last of the light!
This cushion is one half of a matching pair. I found them tucked in a corner of an op-shop in Castlemaine and just about had a little heart attack. There is almost nothing I love more than 70’s print fabrics. Especially if they feature yellow! These cushions match our yellow couches perfectly.
This sifter was found at our local Sunday markets and the mushroom measuring cup is from the Mill Markets in Daylesford. I love them because they are both ridiculously cute and extrememly useful! I foresee these two helping me make many, many batches of cupcakes in the future.
I have a serious thing for vintage wallpaper but had never been lucky enough to find any in an op-shop, until I stumbled across this lovely pile of yellow floral offcuts in Castlemaine. I not sure what I’ll use them for yet, but I’m thinking they’d be great for sprucing up old furniture like this.
This 70’s curtain was kind of a splurge. It came from an antique/gift store and was more expensive than I would normally pay for a vintage curtain, so initially when I found it, I didn’t take it home. I fell so in love with the print though, I didn’t have the strength to leave it twice. When I visited the shop a couple of weeks later and it was still there, I snatched it up. I plan to sew it into something special.
This cute vintage costmetics case and towel are both as brand new and cost $1.50 for the two. Yes!
I love this sweet birdie hanger. It’s insanely cute and will be handy for storing little odds and ends. I think I might use it to keep ribbons.
Are you noticing a colour theme here? It’s reached the point now where ladies in op-shops say “Wow! Someone really likes autumnal colours!” whenever they serve me. And if I am out with friends, every mustardy yellow item we pass is pointed out to me. I like it!
Have you found any lovely things lately? Do you have a colour theme like I do?