Friday, 28 February 2014

Oppy Finds

Hello all, I'm back from Melbourne - t'was a great trip, filled with lots of lovely shops and cafes :-) And now I can finally share my oppy finds from the blue mountains and from my trip down the coast! Below is most of what I bought. We found an awesome record sale - 5 records for $20! I bought Michael Jacksons 'Thriller' and 'Off the Wall', Fleetwood Mac's 'Rumors', Cat Stevens 'Tea for the Tillerman' and an Elvis record :-D

I can't leave any cheap Australian kitsch in an op shop and so I had to bring home the resin shell photo holder (and the same goes for the Australiana letter holder in the bottom picture). My mum collects the little dishes with gold edging - I find them ALL the time in op shops so by the time it gets to her birthday I will have a bajillion! I also found a heap of vintage patches and some christmas baubles which I picked up because they were 20c :-) 

The sad little onion face I scored for free because he has a few chips but I love how ugly he is.

I'm linking up with Sir Thrift-A-Lot and A Living Space :-)

Saturday, 22 February 2014

A Perfect Parcel

I received the dreamiest little box of goodness a little while from Christine of On My Honour (who I sent this letter). I pretty much squealed when I saw all the goodies inside the confetti tissue paper!

It was filled with so many pretty things, including an old glass bauble, vintage postcards, the sweetest little notecards and lovely old buttons to add to my collection!

I am absolutely smitten with the adorable poodle coasters! Thank you ever so much Christine, I will send you something soon :-)

I have received so many great things in the mail lately and I have been waiting for a free sunny day to take photos, but alas, now that I am back from my trip down the coast I am headed off to Melbourne for a few days with Alistair. I am so excited to visit all the pretty cafes and shops!

Sunday, 16 February 2014

☆✮ Swimsuits ✮☆

Happy belated valentines! I hope you all had a good one! I went to the blue mountains for a surprise op shopping trip with my boyfriend and found lots of goodies. I will have to post the spoils of the trip later as tomorrow I am going down the coast with some of my friends for a week. So I will leave you with this great photo of vintage swimsuits (I so badly want the flamingo one) and I hope you all have a fantastic week :-)

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Valentines Mail

Some mail I will be sending out to my best girlfriends for valentines 

I was completely enamoured with the conversation hearts and their sweet boxes when I went to America a few years ago. Sadly they don't seem to be in much abundance here in Australia, and I think I would have to visit a lolly shop to find some :-( So instead I made conversation heart cards from cardboard covered with pink crepe paper and letters cut from red paper. 

I used a watercolours, textas and craft paper to decorate them :-)

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Valentines Inspiration

I love valentines day, largely for the excuse to go way over the top with hearts and pink and tackiness. It's also a nice chance to tell everyone special in your life that you love them.

 I got out my paints and paper and did a bit of valentines crafting today, the results of which I will get around to posting soon :-) In the meantime though I thought I would share some of the brilliant valentine DIY's out there on the web that I plan to try out if I get the chance.