Friday, August 3, 2012

A little treasure hunt

 I have to admit I haven't hit the op shops for a little while now.  Mainly I am trying to de-clutter a bit rather than add to the hoards that we have!  I've also gone off clothes op shopping a little bit at the moment.  Is it just Auckland or are the shops pretty well depleted of vintage clothing?  The racks just seem to be filled with cheap sweat shop clothes that are basically being sold for the same price as they originally were in the chain stores.  I think most of my vintage is going to have to come from online and overseas now!  Anyway to make up for it I have been taking a real interest in homeware pieces.  Ooo there are still so many fantastic retro treats out there.  My biggest obsession would have to be old glass bottles.  Because I always have flowers all over the house I can never have enough old mismatched vases. 

Anyway yesterday after running some boring errands we thought we would reward ourselves with a peek in a couple of our favourite stores around here.  Needless to say I came home with a few new lovelies! I'm most excited about the big cane basket which is going to become the new dirty washing basket in the bedroom.  Woopee.


  1. I like your collection of glass vases filled with yellow flowers. So nice in front of grey and a little bit blue.

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