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Op shop finds June 15, 2010

Posted by Sarah in baking, cake, fabric, food, Gempo Fine China Japan, Op Shopping, recycle, Second Hand, Tasmania, tea towel, Thrifting, thrifty, vintage.
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Today, sweaty and exhausted after another tough boxing session at the gym, I headed to the nearby Op Shop to do a little spotting of pretty things.

I came away $6.50 poorer.  But, look what that investment gave me:

5 cake tins, of varying sizes and weights.  I’ve been in need of a Bundt tin for some time, so I was delighted when i found this one for just $1!

This very old cake tin is really quite beautiful.  It’s old enough that it was made in Australia, as was it’s neighbour.  A rare thing now I guess – tins made here.  I think it will make a fine fruit cake tin at Christmas time this year.

I’ve been a fan of thick tourist linen tea towels for some time.  I’ve never been to Tasmania, but this tea towel is quite lovely I think.

While I was scouring the shelves I came across this little coffee cup.  Isn’t it a beauty?  I do not know if it is very old, or very new.  I didn’t find many references to the writing on the bottom of the cup when I did a Google search.  The text says “Gempo Fine China, Japan”.  I don’t mind either way, I think it’s quite lovely.  Definitely my star find of the day!

Garage sale beauties August 24, 2009

Posted by Sarah in baking, dining in, flowers, food, garage sale, markets, recycle, tea towel, vintage.

Miss Maree and I headed to the Eveleigh Markets on Saturday for a spot of shopping and munching.  We stopped at a garage sale along the way for a peak at what they had to offer.  I snapped up these adorable old plates for next to nothing.  The whole lot cost me just $10.  The lady that I bought the plates from told me that she was very pleased to see a young person buying the plates, as they have been in the family for years.  Joh made scones for breakfast on Sunday and we ate them off these plates.  Perfection!P8230023



Better late than never February 1, 2009

Posted by Sarah in fabric, tea towel.
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I finally got my tea towel calendar hung this week.  Isn’t it lovely?  I bought it from Cicada Daydream‘s Etsy store last year.  Love it.