Sunday, 4 April 2010

Lots of Handmade and Thrift Shopping

I bought these pretties at the Makers Market yesterday...

Lavender sachet from Rachelle&Co, crochet necklace by Crayon Chick.

I found a lady with a big bag full of old Twinings Tea tins at the Sunday Market today - yippee! I will use these as more windowsill herb planters or for cut flowers.

Also this cute serving dish, which I will probably use in the shop.

And this - a vintage Fish and Chip shop sign, which I picked up for $30, it's huge! Not sure what to do with it yet.

Earlier this week I drove off to a nearby country town to rummage for some furniture for the new extension in our shop. I bought a lot of eclectic pieces, I'm hoping that if I paint them all in the same colour I will get a 'look' happening. Hmm. I'll keep you posted. Here are a few of the things I bought in various junk and clearance shops...


I like this style of 1960s basic furniture, I'm not going to paint this unit, I think it will look good to display the Belle & Boo collection.

Some treasures from my favourite op shop - shadow frames, old tin and jar, books, vintage wallpaper and a David Sylvian album for Paul. All for $13!

I couldn't go past this old toy bed with cute decals.

This ugly ducking will be turned into our new counter, keep watching!

A vintage desk in need of a makeover.

This 1960s toy stroller is in almost mint condition but I found it under a pile of junk in a huge house clearance barn.

This planter is kind of on the kitsch side but I like it!

So having done the fun part (shopping) it looks like I'll be sanding and painting and polishing over the next two weeks as we prepare to open the new section of the shop.

17 comments:

DanielleQ said...

i LOVE that stroller, so cute!
fantastic kitschy planter too :)

Estelle said...

Those Twinings tins are fantastic! They're going to look so good with bushy heads of herby hair :)

Posie Patchwork said...

Wow, cool sign, yes, grab it & worry what to do with it later!! Happy planting, love Posie

Little Ted Canvas said...

My heart is seriously racing looking at all those amazing finds! Love the tea tins, they'll look gorgeous as planters. I had a little stroller just like that one as a little girl. That necklace is just lovely, too.

Siobhan Curran said...

Score on so many levels!

Alison said...

My heart always skips a beat when I see fab finds, I just love the stroller. Well done.

tiel said...

those twinings tea tins are just perfect. my mum has a few....

Beky said...

What fantastic finds, especially the
David Sylvian album. Cooolllll

Missymaomao said...

Lovely finds.
I just so happen to have a vintage long display cabinet left over from when I had a shop. It's painted black with old metal legs. Not sure that is quite what you would be after as it's a lot older than the things you have. Let me know if you are interested in a look see.

moose and bird said...

Some great finds. Can't wait to see what you do with the furniture.
I love the crochet necklace too. Very quirky. xo

Claire Gale said...

my oh my you lucky thing, some great finds.....love the dolly's pram and the tea tins, perfect for planters :)

Emma said...

Save the fish and chip sign for the possible extension of the Lark business. Lark fish and chips? Someday! And they'll be smashing.

Crayon Chick said...

What a gorgeous post! I'm very flattered to be mentioned, thank you lovely girl, and how fabulous was Saturday at the market?! I've got a little Twinings Tea tin collection myself but haven't worked up the courage to 'dirty them up' yet! See you soon, x

How Tweet It Is said...

oooh what gorgeous finds!! I love the Twinings Tea tin idea, and I am in love with your kitsch planter box I want one!

Kelly said...

Can't wait to see how it all turns out! I'll stay tuned!

HelenThura said...

oh gosh I would be in Twinings Tea heaven with those tins! Great find.

Sonia Skegg said...

Oh wow, I so want that stroller. I had one of those when I was a child - exactly the same except mine had orange/yellow fabric. I remember sitting in it myself and then getting stuck!