THRIFT FAIRY STRIKES AGAIN!
Yes, the thrift fairy is still working her magic! Here are my finds from the past week or so:
A pile of vintage Twinings tea tins. My friend Jackie has had some of these in her kitchen for years and I thought I wouldn't mind some in my re-vamped kitchen too - so I looked on eBay. Nothing. Then lo and behold, on Saturday I visited the Trentham community op shop and there they were, just waiting for me at 20 cents each!
Lovely vintage children's books from Castlemaine Salvos.
And more, this time from Trentham again.
This is a nice story - for a while now I have been going to the Talbot farmer's market every month. There is a little community library there, in a church, and they open it up for craft and book sales when the market is on. I spotted on the library shelves some months ago a row of vintage Ladybird books in beautiful condition. They weren't for sale, but every month I would go in and look admiringly at them, thinking how they had been there for at least 30 years and were so well-cared for. I am a huge fan and collector of Ladybird books, so I notice these things!
Anyway last Sunday at the market, I was about to pop in and visit 'my' Ladybird books, when the lady who runs the book stall came out with the very books and put them out for sale on the stall. I couldn't quite believe it, after 30 years I just happened to be there at the very moment they were being cleared out. It was clearly meant to be! Op shop karma! I brought the books home to add to my much-loved collection. I photographed just a few but there are lots more too. Sigh!
Vintage fabrics, picked up in various places recently, for a new toy project I am working on.
A beautiful length of vintage children's cotton fabric and a cute sewing pattern, found at a local garage sale.
Lovely vintage trims in an old biscuit tin.
Old Mills & Boon novels - I love the covers on these vintage romances.
A Swinging London biscuit tin, found in the antique shop in Creswick. I love this tin, it has scenes of Carnaby Street, the Apple Boutique, Eros, girls in mini skirts, long-haired buskers, fab clothes shops with names like 'Lord Kitchener's Valet', English taverns, and a rather mundane shot of an old lady at a fruit and veg stall. Every time I look at this, the Austin Powers tune plays in my head. Groovy, Baby!