3 April 2014

Monthly PosT!

Yes it seems I am managing a post a month right now! 
I have technical issues too - my ancient PC is in serious need of being upgraded..
Frustratingly, it takes a long time to do anything on here.. My last post took 3 attempts to put up. While I'm on this topic, I would like to apologise to my blog friends - I can't open quite a few of  your blogs - it goes straight offline when I try - so annoying. Hoping to remedy the situation soon!!

Here are a few finds from the last few weeks..
This was ST Patrick's Day - I found these perfect little old things at Vinnies the week before. Bonza.

Vinnies half price sale - egg cups for the 'pretending kitchen', tea tin, quite a cool kitsch cake tin, (I just hang the lids on the wall, and use the box for storage). Etc.

Brilliant sleeping bag. Doesn't smell at all (Do y'all do the smell test like me?!)

Cute shoes for baby. (50c)

70s invitations.
20c drawstring bags. Great for puzzle pieces, socks, gloves,  etc etc. I love these things. 

Um yeh more baskets/bins. Also great for socks etc!

Great glasses cases for my collection. Vinnies in Frankton has baskets full of glasses cases ALWAYS and glasses behind the counter. They are $1. Little tip for interested locals!

Easter tat.

I've said before how I really don't hunt down clothes for myself at the op shops these days. They are just TOO pricey.
I buy at jumble sales 'fill-a-bag-for-$5' usually instead lol.
But at recent half price sales I found a few nice dresses.. and at half price it's do-able (eg $3, $4) I'll try to model some of these soon-ish!
Great skirt/dress that goes nicely over the bump. And a sheet obvs.

This was a the kind of thing I used to get given for my birthday as a kid. It's 1973 and very cute. Made in Japan.
 25c (half price) 

It's now in my handbag.

So that's about it. I actually have a few posts lined up that I'll attempt to put up..
Hope all you readers are enjoying April so far!
Strange wet stuff fell from the sky today here in Hamilton. Arlo didn't really know what it was.

Happy Days!


Vintage Bird Girl said...

Woop woop how exciting to see your post pop up! You are worth waiting for. I have never seen any funky glasses cases like the ones you get. Hopefully now I've said that out loud I will spy one in my tracks soon. I did find my first plastic/basket thing the other week & immediately thought of you. I haven't been finding as many frocks lately either. They are usually just awful & ugly or too pricey. Take care of you & your growing bump. Xx

pastcaring said...

Good to see a post from you, Linda! Still finding bargains, that's good. Looking forward to seeing you and the Bump modelling some of those frocks, so come on, get the PC sorted! xxx

Mariela said...

What a great haul! I must say, I would totally steal that poodle drawstring bag in a heartbeat. That fabric is perfect.

Sue said...

Hello you!! Good old vinnies, and we do like a half price sale. Hope you are keeping well.

Linda said...

Great finds! That poddle wash bag is fab and those glasses cases! xx

Sue W @ Living the Good Life said...

Hello chook! How's the bump? In your 'monthly' posts :D perhaps add a monthly bump photo xx

Van said...

So much colorful vintage goodness, seriously love it all :D

Van said...

So much colorful vintage goodness, seriously love it all :D

Brooke F said...

Hope you are feeling well, but how frustrating about the technical issues (I love and curse technology at the same time!). And yes, you have to do the smell test! So many pretties have been returned due to stenches that are beyond my cleaning prowess. XXX

Penny-Rose said...

I adore the mirror and comb set - it is so cute! I hope the technical issues are resolved soon as your posts are a delight. The glasses cases are amazing, I wish I could find something like that. I agree with Curtise, lets see you in some pics!
Hope everything is going well, :-)

Helga! said...

Argh! I have been on the hunt for glasses cases forever and having zero luck!!!

Kate said...

Those glasses cases are insane. I think you need to hold op shop classes. I would come!!!! Love Kate (from greedy for colour and also just across the hill in Tauranga).