19 September 2011

A Foreign Donkey (op shop booty)

I trust this post finds you comfortable, happy and inspired!!

I have been crazy busy.
But I have snuck in the odd trip to an op shop or 2...

The first finds were from last week some time, and they are followed by the ONE thing I got this morning, before I decided that I need go no further...

The plot thickens...

Dump op-shop - $2.50. Beautifully lined with that floral fabric.
Hopelessly addicted to plastic basket weaving..

HIGHLY KITSCH jewellry box.
I don't often stand and consider purchases too long - but I confess that I did waiver about this one. It was so kitsch...

..But then I opened it and it was fabulous. And it plays 'Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head' (which I love) so it was a done deal! 

These are a little trip down memory lane. They HAD to be bought!! $4 the pair. Bonza!

ANd then this morning..
MONDAY morning is a great morning at the op shops, and I usually make a bit of a meal of it... 

But in the window of my favourite oppie this morning I saw this lamp.
It was love at first sight.

I felt I'd gone to the mountain top, right then and there. The op shop Gods had presented him to me and I was happy to go home! And so I decided that that was the end of my op shopping today! 

Foreign. I've never seen that label before!

Because I love to gawk at other people's second hand booty
(yes, I know that can be a rude word.. but I mean it in a purely pirate kinda way!) I am
linking up to Her Library Adventures.

Happy days!


Vintage Sweetheart said...

I love that basket and that jewellery box is cute too. Now I have raindrops keep falling on my head stuck in my head!

E :)

La Dama said...

Great finds amor!
you know Im stealing that donkey lamp. cute basket, what a beautiful jewelry box, love anything that plays music. so sorry I been aloof with your blog.

Misfits Vintage said...

Uh oh - looks as though La Dama and I will be fighting over that frickin awesome Foreign donkey lamp! The ballet prints are also fab.

Sarah xxx

Vix said...

Loving that basket, so cheerful and bright.
Those ballerina pictures bring back memories here, too. I flogged a matching tea tray at the car boot sale I did over the summer. x

lasophia said...

Love your burro lamp! That is soo cute. I would have had to buy it as well.

two squirrels said...

Donkey DONKEY LAMP!!!! That is the best find ever!!!! So happy it went to someone who understands that it's A DONKEY LAMP!!!!! Oh so happy for you.

Vintage Coconut said...

You found some really cute stuff. I adore your donkey lamp. I bought a red clay glazed donkey at a garage sale in the spring. It always makes me smile. =)

Helga! said...

Big time!!!
It's all fabulous,I love the sewing box,and also have a weakness for plastic basket weaving!!! The ballerina pictures twig my memory,I'm sure we ahd a few of those when I was a kidlet.
Holy POO!! I knew Sarah would be gagging for it!!! It really is A-MAZING,darl! Well bought!

Anonymous said...

Wow, what fabulous finds!!

Brians an unusual name for a girl said...

Lusting after the lampshade an the ballet pictures...nice. I saw, hesitated and didn't buy a fireguard with a ballerina on it because I gawped at the price $35
If you're going to Rotorua Sallies, get it!!! It's in the front window.