Thursday, 5 January 2012

Op Shop Road Trip


Today we all piled into the car and drove a long way out into the country to some of our favourite little towns for a spot of family op shopping. I snapped some of the lovely things I saw with my iPhone to share with you. Only a few of these came home with me I'd like you to know, I was quite restrained as it's part of my new year thingy to not hoard too much vintage stuff! (But you know, some things were too good to resist...).

56 comments:

HelenThura said...

Please tell me you got that square cake tin that all the other tins are in, please!

I've actually got that armchair! My Great-Grandmother stained the wood though, might have to investigate refinishing it.

ejorpin said...

Oh I so miss op-shopping (and especially country op-shopping!). I'd find some of those delights very hard to walk past indeed - especially the 'Mexican' vase and the gorgeous bird figurine. Thanks for a virtual op-shop hit!

bec said...

oh, tell me you got that kitsch salt and pepper set! Loved the ottoman/pouffe too.

pilgrim said...

oh! we have that circus tin at little sparrow! :D

sister outlaws said...

Whoa! An Aladin's cave of treasures! What an op shop! Come on - tell me you got EVERYTHING! How could anyone resist that vase with the donkey and the boy on it???

Dee said...

oh that looks like fun....i do love the 'Doyleys' sign !
Hope you had a fun day x

violetandrose.com said...

Be. Still. My. Beating. Heart. <3

Diane said...

Looks like fun - I must get out and do a country Victoria op shop trip soon too!

Michelle said...

Oh my! the vintage blankets... the granny square rugs... THE GIRL GUIDE BLANKET!!! Sorry to shout, but those things are so exciting!

Vic said...

Oooh, a whole lot of awesome there! The circus tin, the pouffe...! LOVE! Would you share the location of such a treasure trove I wonder, or is it hush-hush??

My Vintage Vow said...

Oh my I think I would of found it hard not to bring all of that home with me.

Maxabella said...

A shelf of Enids, one of those sweet little Dutch ceramic gals AND a $20 armchair???? What a day! x

Nat @ dear little house said...

I totally had those baby hangers as a kid!

AnastasiaC said...

oh those books!!! how lovely...i know what you mean about wanting to buy everything!

Naughty shorts! said...

we have just moved to pannawonica - the closest (and only) op-shop is 200kms away in Karratha - serious withdrawls!! Bec x

Kate Nancarrow said...

Ha! I was actually going to comment on "CaRazzzy Synchronicity", but realised, most of my 'spare time' is spent op-shopping, so hardly surprising, really...WHAT is, surprising is, that yesterday I was Oppy Shopping in Arizona! AND scoring big time, too. AND I was thinking of you, too, I often do, you know, but I'd just had your email vis-a-vis collection a day etc and was ruminating upon your year, my year, the years of other loved ones, and the joy of the rummage took over and flipped my mood entirely. I found a mint repro Kit Kat clock! I have JUST finished photographing and will ...shock...awe... post 'em on my blog! (The slackest blogger on the circuit...my problem is I blog in my head and my wifi can't seem to access my files...Ohhh the posts I have imagined....)
Main point is; I was thinking of you! Truly Ruly! I even found Holly Hobbie and thought even harder about you!

I'm SOO organising sea shipping for a tea chest of USA OP SHOP GOODNESS. Mad not to.

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le said...

love the foot stool - ottaman - poof - are we still allowed to call them that :) and the chair - wooo weee :0 what a great day out best le xox

Nerida Webster said...

Oh please please please tell us where this was! Pretty please?

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