Happy Monday Dashing Doll.
I apologise for lack of entries lately – trying to juggle a home, a baby, business propositions (I’ll get to that sometime soon), friends, other fellowship commitments and a blog can be frickin chicken HARD!
I managed to steal some down time to scrounge the local oppys and a few vintage boutiques with my Mum recently.
I love her.
We have an understanding.
We are women on missions when we shop. In other words, we don’t go opshopping to talk and catch up, we don’t go opshopping to see the other try on clothes, we go opshopping to be completely self absorbed with mute-like tendencies. She goes her way, I go mine. It may appear that nothing much is going on expression wise with us both, but let me tell you, whats happening up in the head space are the goings on that can be compared to ducks feet paddling against a current. A storm is being propelled with purpose.
I totally get my retro love from her. She and my Dad were up until recently Salvation Army Officers. In 2000, they managed the Gosford Salvo store in NSW and it was from there my passion was fueled. So many treasured things so little money in my 14 year old awkard teenager pockets. I worked after school and on Saturdays so I could spend my pingas in the shop.
So here oh here is my recent oppy booty:
Silk “Flappers” dress: $3 (I bought its twin a couple years ago but for $4)
Gold plated brush and mirror set: $7
Gold clock: $6
Sequinned bag: $3
Cluster brooch: $3
Cameo and diamante brooch: $4
Wedgewood box (photo does not do it justice whatsoever): $5
MARBLES!!! Hello 1992! : $6 for the bowl
Retro 60’s candle burner – the colour is so nostalgic of the earlier era: $10
This thing has my opshoppy heart, blue leather briefcase.
It’s as heavy as an old clunker, has that leather interior of an old car smell.
The cherry on top is it is in mint condition and I found it for $30.
Mini clothesline for Miss Laurie: $3
Beautiful green glassware to be used for the family Christmas celebrations that I’ll be hosting: $20
And my new babies… Flour, Sugar, Tea, Rice containers – they are genuinely born in the 1960’s(III KNOOOOOW!)
I’m officially on opshopping cloud fist pumpin 9!
♦ cause things are still beautiful 2nd time around ♦