Sunday, December 11, 2011

I can not help myself!

On the drive to Perth yesterday I couldn't help but stop off at one my favourite op-shopping spots. It never fails to deliver the good stuff and this occasion was certainly no different. A splendid selection of floral sheets, a gorgeous oriental rice-warmer-thingo, a happy sunflower tapestry AND a lovely mid century stool that will undergo a dottie angel inspired make-over once I get home... You wouldn't believe that I got the lot for less than 10 smackers! I must have looked pitiful as when I asked the the lady at the counter how much I owed her she said something along the lines of "well it is Christmas and you have a child..."

What about the culling?? Hmmm, yes. I am sure that these pretties will have a place in my new home... Fingers crossed.

I hope you are having a sensational weekend so far.

Much love,

Bec x

P.s - I found four (4!!!) vintage typewriters in the one oppy. All priced at $10.00 each. I was so tempted to buy them all, but I recently purchased one online (it will be waiting for me at the panna house) and I thought I would leave them there to share the love. If you are a Southwest lady (or gentleman) on the hunt for a typewriter give me an message with your email and I will send you the details... I am not sure if they worked but they looked in good condition. x


  1. Wauw! I really love the two tins (with russian? text). Nice finds. :-)

    Happy Sunday greetings from the other side of the Globe...


  2. I saw the title in my blog reader and cringed, knowing exactly what had happened. you had been shopping!
    then the photo of the russian tins loaded.
    **slack-jawed awe and drooling envy!**
    aah well. when you're hot, you're hot, and the gods of the op shops wait for no woman, not even when she's moving house.
    yes, I too came out of the oppy with a garbage bag full of irresistible treasures the other day. sigh. and cringe.

  3. What great finds, lovin' the tins and the floral sheets.....what a haul.

    Love an old typewriter or two, well done for resisting the urge and thereby sharing the typewriter luuurve........

    Claire :}

  4. Haha, thanks miss Lady Demelza. I received your card in the mail the other day!! So lovely and thoughtful, thank you! How long now until you pack up again?? (forgotten sorry). You will be happy to know that I have shown much restraint and held back from buying heaps of other goodies.

    Lisbet - Hello! I was hoping that some one would tell me what the language on the tins was, it seems you and Lady Demelza both agree that its russian - thanks x

  5. Ooh I love all of these treasures... and there's no way you'd get them for that bargain price over here!

    Sarah xxx

  6. So much cuteness! Love it all. And how I wish I could check out those lovely typewriters. Please tell me there weren't pink, or I might have to jump on a plane.
    Sophie x

  7. No miss Sophie, but one was a grey hercules and I am guessing it was from the 40s...

  8. haha...a girl after my own heart. how is it that we're having the most luck when we're moving???? i skyped my dad today and he just laughed. but he totally understands the importance of beautiful things in my life. i am paying for the removalists after all! haha. lovely finds, sheets are just perfect and the tapestry? would never have left that one behind..good work girly. x

  9. i know it's the cyrillic alphabet, so it most likely to be russian, but i'm not 100% sure, there are some other small countries and language groups that also use the cyrillic alphabet. i wonder what time period those tins were produced in, and what the borders in that part of the world looked like at that time. i intend to ask my friend stella who is obsessed with all things russian and has educated herself accordingly.
    my moving date is not til march - far enough away that it doesn't seem real enough to stress about it yet. in my 'former life' i could have moved completely three times during that kind of time frame!

  10. I would not have been able to help myself either. Love those tins and one can never have too much floral sheetage. Good luck with all your packing.

  11. I picked myslef up a gorgeous yellow typewriter the other day for $5 and there was a green on there also. Not sure why I left it there but do I really need two anyway? I love your finds, the canisters are gorgeous and I would have bought them also! Sherry :)

  12. Oh my everything is gorgeous! If you're willing to share the oppie you got these finds, being a Perth girl I'd love to know!

  13. Oh yes please share the location of your favourite haunts. I rarely get to Perth and usually it is for as least time as possible, but if there is the lure of a decent place to rummage, then I might have more tolerance.

  14. You know you're an addict when you seriously consider road-tripping across the country for a typewriter...

  15. hmmm, wonder if i can convince sam of a slight detour on the way to perth for christmas???

    rachel xo

  16. What great finds! My boy bought me a typewriter and I can't wait to see it!


  17. Aaaahhh, those tins!! lucky you, I don't know what it is about tins that make me all gaga..x

  18. gorgeous! love the tapestry (and sheets (of course)!

    kel xx

    p.s - im about to email you :)

  19. My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw those tins - love them! They are indeed Russian text, the cyrillic alphabet. The first one says "vermicelli" and the second one says "peas". Lovely pictures, lovely blog, I'm going to be following along from now on!

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