It’s been a while since we last shared some of our thrifty finds, so today I thought I’d give you a peek some our favourite discoveries from recent weeks.
I’ve been searching everywhere we go for vintage mugs as I’m slowly trying to replace our cheap, unattractive mugs (aquired as secret santa presents and the like) with cute vintage ones. The little green mug on the far left is my favourite – the print on it reminds me of one of Orla Kiely’s lovely designs.
Reuben bought me a second vintage sifter! I found my first one at the local flea markets, then saw this one in the same spot just a couple of months later. I was going to resist buying it but I turned my back for all of 5 seconds and Reubs had bought for me. I know, he’s a keeper!
Isn’t this little sewing basket just the cutest? It was $2. I have a nice big sewing basket that was a gift from a lovely lady I work with, but I think having a second smaller basket will be handy for travelling with. I quite often like to take crafty things with me when we visit my mum and it’ll be good to have a little basket to take, rather than just chucking stuff in a calico tote bag like I do now.
As I’ve mentioned many times, I love vintage canisters and love yellow. Knowing this, one of our friends spotted this lovely set at the markets and pointed them out to me. Obviously they had to come home with us!
Much like when I found my beloved deer cross stitch, I actually squealed out loud when I stumbled across this Daisy cookie jar in an op-shop. I adore that mustardy colour, I’m obsessed with all things floral and I’m crazy about cute storage jars and canisters, so this pretty little thing is a trifecta for me! It now sits in among my salt and pepper shakers and other precious things, and whenever I walk by it I feel a little bit happier just knowing that it’s mine.
A vintage knitting pattern file with cats on it for 50c? Sold!
Reuben is the book guy. Whenever we visit an op-shop I head straight for the racks of floral linens and doilies and Reuben makes a beeline for the book section. Because he’s such a good egg, he always keeps an eye out for books he thinks I’ll like too. This cute pair of sewing and knitting books are some of the latest to join our overcrowded bookshelves.
Have you found anything marvellous lately? I’d love to hear all about your discoveries!