22 March 2012

Hunting and Gathering

In love with these canisters. I got the whole lot together.. about $2 each, which is more than I'm in the habit of paying for such things - but they look so great together and the big ones are a good size.
nb I don't store food directly in these - the plastic issue as they most certainly aren't BPA free!
 I'm getting quite a collection of retro plastic storage canisters now - mainly yellow, orange and brown of course!

I'm getting kitscher and kitscher every day. Can't pass these by.  They have mounting hooks on the back, so all ready to adorn the walls somewhere.

Wierdly I got these on consecutive days. They just presented themselves to me. I had a whistle like that when I was a kid so naturally had to buy them when I saw them, for nostalgia's sake. 

My haul (plus some kids/baby clothes that I haven't photo'ed.. There's a shop that has a fill-a-bag-for $1.50.. and they ALWAYS have cool stuff in there if you rummage. (which I do!)  

Belt that will fit around my expanding circumference, some knitting needles for my colourful stash
and a 70s craft book.. 

Can't resist plastic basket weave. 

70s shades = 50c
. I'm excited to announce that I found a NEW op shop that I'd never been to! I knew it was here somewhere. Hamilton is not a big place, but there are a couple of areas that I don't know very well.. and this was in one of them. I've been looking for it for ages! I finally google-mapped it (der!)
It's got old fashioned cheap prices (10c, 20c, 50c etc and nothing appears to be more than $3.50)

Interesting to hear people's hair-going-straight etc  stories after my last post.
For the record - my hair didn't go dead straight. 
It still has a wave and I can make it go curly if I work at it.. 

Happy Days

 Linking up to Her Library Adventures.. go over there and check out what else has been scored in the thrifting world this week! 


Vintage Bird Girl said...

What an amazing haul! I've never seen anything like those birdy whistles. Love the Thunderbirds book & we must always make room for more canisters! Those prices really are unheard of in op shops these days. Xx

lasophia said...

I bet I would love your kitchen if I ever saw it. Great finds.

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh - the canisters, teacosy, book and sunnies are FAB! Sarah xxx

Lucy Nation said...

I love those cannisters. They look fab stacked up like that. I love the chair you've photgraphed the basket on, as well as the basket and the old book too.

I went up a shoe size after being pregnant. Had to get rid of most of my shoes :(x

Vix said...

I haven't seen those bird whistles for years! Fancy finding three.
Those specs are awesome and I loved your cover girl pictures yesterday. x

Mum said...

You've bagged another great haul there. I've got a yellow birdie whistle just like yours - a great bath time toy!!!!!!
Love from Mum

Helga! said...

OMG,I'm in kitcshtastic HEAVEN over those cannisters and scene (melamine?)plates especially! And yyay,some good old fashioned real deal opshops still exist!! HURRAH!

Vintage Coconut said...

AWESOME Cannisters!

I used to have those bird whistles too.
Those sunnies are marvelous, I am always a sucker for giant shades.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

We've got some birdy bath whistles - Father Christmas delivered them. The cannisters are fab, I'm not sure I'd have even thought about the plastics issue - oops. Sunglasses are my fave though, gotta love big shades!

Sarah said...

Those cannisters are awesome! And so are those prices, definitely don't see that kind of price around Auckland :/

Monica Luis Blog said...

Awesome blog! Looking forward to future posts.

Yvette Adams said...

Such awesome cannisters! What a shame you can't store food in them. I wouldn't know what to do with them but they do look cool! LOL

Arctic Mum said...

Love the Erik Kold boxes, I found one myself yesterday!

lady liquor vintage. said...

Wow, those canisters are amazing! I love the basket too. XO

BeckyKay said...

Oh, I do love those whistles!! So cute! And hooray for vintage craft books! I love those!

Dee said...

oooh, dying to ask the whereabouts of new op shop you discovered...or is it a secret? :)
have you been to the new Sallies on Grandview road? the prices are reasonable for a Sallies and tonnes of stuff.
those cannisters would be perfect for sewing bits n bobs i reckon...great find


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