Monday, December 14, 2009

Amazing New Stuff

Something quite amazing happened today. I walked into an op shop that I haven't been to for a while and found some very cool stuff. In fact I'd given up going because all I kept finding was hideous nineties bric-a-brac that was horrible the first time around. But there was this art deco mirror in the shape of a scallop shell for $15:

And this quilt for $6:

And I fell in love with this quilt for $4 which I'm sure is from the 40s. And the wheely thing - is it called a tray mobile? - I'm sure it's art deco as well. The dilemma for me was that, while I was happy to buy the quilts and the mirror, I drew the line at $40 for the tray-on-wheels. Then I got to the cash register and found out that everything was half price today. You fellow bloggers who frequent thrift shops/op shops/rummage sales etc will understand that I just had to run back through the store and grab the wheelie-tray. I apologetically told the sales lady that, while $40 was unthinkable, $20 was very doable indeed. How sweet is it?:

Here is a closeup of the fabric I fell in love with:


So I walked out of the shop with these four items for the grand total of $32. You gotta love that!

8 comments:

Amanda said...

What great finds Beth! Love the quilts and the tray looks really cute.

Flick, said...

How sweet that the mirror was a scallop shape! Perfect. It's nice to hear that the old op-shops still have the odd great find, you have inspired me to revisit my local stores... cross your fingers for 'No Nineties'!
:)

Katherine Lee said...

I LOVE that mirror. Great finds!

xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Redness said...

WOW gorgeous finds well done ;)

Tina said...

Hi Beth - I have just found your Blog thanks to Absolutely Beautiful Things. I LOVED the feature on your boatshed in Country Style magazine a while back and have kept that issue as one of my faves!! So HAPPY to have found your blog :) Love your wonderful vintage finds!! Wishing you a lovely weekend :)

j u s t i m a g i n e said...

well done indeed !!!!! how exiting.

beth said...

Thanks everyone for your kind comments. It was especially great to hear from Michelle after all this time :)

Sharon said...

Great finds. I love old quilts.

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