Sunday, 22 December 2013

Aluminium

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 :-)

17 comments:

  1. the tree is so pretty <3 <3
    and the cans and i love your mother loves to op shop with you :D
    I got your letter on friday dear Emily ,love everything especially the wood squirl <3 yeah!

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    1. haha yeah she's my op shop partner- we're hopelessly addicted :-P
      and oh goody! I'm glad you liked it!!!

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  2. oh my god that tree is amazing, I'm going to post about my christmas tree op shop find but it's no way near as cool!

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    1. ooooh I'd love to see it! anything christmassy is great!

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  3. so i wish you a wonderful christmas with your aluminium tree! :)

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    1. thanks doro! I hope you have a very happy christmas too!

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  4. Both your tree and it's ornaments are beautiful! Funny picture in my head of you taking those cool planters on an airplane! :)

    Visiting from Thriftasaurus. Merry Christmas!

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    1. we considered wrapping them in christmas paper at one point because it looked so strange :-P
      merry christmas to you too :-)

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  6. Yeah, love your tree - it looks perfect. Great price, too. I'd love to have a green one. Cute canister set.

    Thanks for linking up with Thriftasaurus!
    ❤ Sir Thrift-A-Lot
    http://www.sirthriftalot.blogspot.com.

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

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    1. thanks for hosting the link ups! merry christmas!

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  7. Your tree and vintage ornaments look great.
    Nice fine.
    Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year.

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    1. thanks! merry christmas to you too!

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  8. I am quite jealous of your aluminum tree. I shall be on the look-out for one!

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    1. haha I've been on the look out for about 3 years and I finally found one so I'm super happy! hope you come across one too! merry christmas :-)

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