Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Some handy vintage finds & a trip to Christchurch
I don't know about you but I am constantly finding vintage skirts and dresses that are missing buttons and eye hooks. So I was sort of ecstatic when I discovered a market stall holder at the Browns Bay markets who sells dozens of very old vintage sewing gear! Her and her husband have been selling antiques at markets for over 40 years now so their loot is most impressive. Seeing as how we go to this market to buy our fruit, veges and flowers every Sunday I make a point of popping over to see her. Trust me I never leave empty handed!
Oh and in other news, I'm finally heading down to Christchurch in a couple of weeks. I haven't been back there since before the earthquakes so really have no idea what to expect. If anybody has great tips on where to go now, and more importantly where there are still vintage/ second hand stores I would LOVE to know. Christchurch was always my favourite place for op shopping so it makes me sad to think that many of those places are no longer there. Speaking of which, does anybody know of that huge junk shed that was down there? Does it still exist?? It was pure HEAVEN! I must have gone there at least 3 times in the space of a week last time I was in town.
Anyway that's all, I had better get back to preparing Trade Me packages to post.
P.S The free advertising offer still stands. There's no catch or anything, I just thought it might be a nice way for fellow vintage lovers to become aware of each other :).
Posted by Malayka at 4:36 PM