11 July 2009

Ahoy there me harties!

Just a quick post to introduce you to Pirate Pete. He's a little bit shy at first...

But he eventually comes of of his shell. Or should I say cone?

I went op shopping with some friends the other day and one of the girls bought us all a lucky dip at Goodwill. I unwrapped this cute lil' fella rugged and terrifying swashbuckling pirate, who I have dubbed Pirate Pete the Poppin' Puppet :)

10 July 2009

The jewel of the sea

This is the necklace I mentioned in the previous post that I found at Gilles Street Markets for $12. I bought it off of a lady who was selling hundreds of gorgeous vintage brooches; Mum would have been in heaven! The brooches cost upwards of $25 each but would be nice for a special gift. I really love cloisonne jewellery and was so happy to find these little rose stud earrings for a few dollars at an op shop. I love the colours of the enamel of both these pieces and how the designs are outlined in gold.

I found this cute hat brooch for $3 at the Salvos :) I remember seeing a beautiful gold hat brooch at the Gilles Street Markets ages ago (from the brooch lady I mentioned above) but there was a mix up with the price so I didn't end up buying it and have regretted it ever since. Snapped this one up as soon as I saw it. The pearl necklace I found just the other day for $5 from Goodwill. It looks so dainty and pretty. The chain is plated and I think there's a stamp on the inside of the gold ring but it's so tiny I can't even read it with a magnifying glass.

It's hard to see how shiny and sparkly this bracelet is in the photo. Each alternating link has a row of little diamantes. I think it was originally a gold colour but it polished up to a nice silver.

Lastly is this ceramic trinket box I found for $3. I did find some info about the design but can't remember how I found it now. I think the boy is some kind of Parisian clown. For now it's housing all my stud earrings

09 July 2009

Capes and things

As promised, here are some photos of the clothing I've collected over the past few weeks.

I got this Mink Pink dress from Gilles Street Market a few Sundays ago for $10. As well as second hand clothing, designers also sell clothing they've made, which can make the markets a little bit expensive. It just means you have to search extra hard for some hidden gems. I bought a necklace as well which I shall post about another time.

I found this cape (!) for $8 at an op shop a few weeks ago. It's 100% wool and so nice and warm :) It has a little scarf thing that's attached as well which is cute. I feel a little bit Lord of the Rings in it though so haven't been brave enough to wear it out. What do you think, is it too blanket-y looking?

I absolutely love this forest (emerald?) green skirt I found the other day for $4. It's a nice silky material with pale green lining on the inside. I think it's been handmade as there's no tag. Can't wait to wear this out somewhere, I already have a few outfits planned.

Lastly are these boots I found for $2. They're a little bit worn but I like that they look sort of beat-up and tough haha.

08 July 2009

Op shoppers guide to the galaxy (or Adelaide at least)

I admit I've been a wee bit slack in keeping my blog up-to-date, but now that I'm on a break from uni (and have been for about a week...) I'll be able to post more regularly. I'm off to Melbourne for four nights next week so can't wait to check out the op shops there on Chapel St (I think that's the one) and will definitely be hitting up Camberwell markets on Sunday yippee!

I've been working on a map of Op Shops in Adelaide, which you can see in the sidebar. I've tried to organise addresses by suburb/street name to make the list a bit more organised and will be adding small reviews. I might put the map in an actual post so you can comment with any suggestions and shops that you want me to add :) I promise I'll post up some photos tomorrow. Lots of jewellery and a few bits of clothing, so stay tuned!