Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Sunday, 22 December 2013


Last week I went to Townsville for my cousins 18th and of course my mum and I managed to fit in some op shopping on the side. Golly gosh am I glad that we did because I found an aluminium christmas tree.  It's probably my favourite oppy find of the whole year! 

I'm definitely no expert but I get the impression that aluminium trees weren't as much of a craze here in Australia as they were in America? I see them everywhere on people's blogs but I had never actually seen one in real life. I've been wanting one for ages but the trees online are way out of my price limit so I was so thrilled when I saw this one for $8!

Now I have somewhere to display my meagre collection of glass baubles (another thing I don't think were very big here because the majority of these were brought back by my mum from America).  

Last week was quite a big week for finding aluminium things because we also found these: 

I have a bit of a thing for anodised aluminium so these planters had to come home with us. A fact which caused us a lot of trouble because they are actually quite large and didn't fit in our bags (we thankfully were able to take them on as hand luggage on the plane even though the customs man was dubious). They are a lot prettier in real life and I can't wait to plant something in them!

I also found this aluminium canister set. I think it's missing a size but I still love them!

I'm linking up to alivingspace and sirthriftalot :-)

Friday, 20 December 2013

Cupcake Kit

The other day I made a cupcake kit for my boyfriends little sister for Christmas out of a postal box. I had so much fun making it and collecting all the patty pans. I love decorating cupcakes but I am simply terrible at it :-(

I thought I'd share it because it's a really cute and easy christmas gift.

contents: homemade mini pompom garland, icing bag and tips from spotlight and various patty pans :-)

p.s. Only 5 more days till Christmas! hoorah!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Pretty things

Just a few little things I found lately :-)

 pineapple salt and pepper shakers and a crazy eyed deer.

Vintage fake flowers

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Oppy Finds

These are some of the things that I've found at op shops over the past few weeks. 
Some epic shiny holographic dinosaur stickers, cardboard christmas coasters, vintage airmail envelopes, and some vintage cards. 

Lovely wrapping paper. I can't get over how great the dog one is.

I found all these beautiful nativity sets on the same day and they were all in their original boxes :-D

A pot holder and an almost matching tea cosy from separate oppies

This is a 1950's lino square that I got from an antique shop - it wasn't the cheapest but I couldn't resist coz it has a cactus and I intend to hang it as a piece of art. I am so going to have a kitchen with vintage lino on it one day! 

I'm linking up with sirthriftalot :-)