28 January 2012

Saturday scavenging

While running some errands with mum today, we popped into a couple op shops for a bit of a scavenge. It's good when you haven't been to a particular shop for awhile and can have a good rummage :) Here are the results...


Our first stop turned up this pile of goodies including an old book called 'Successful Dressmaking' by Ellen and Marietta Resek for $2. It was published right here in Adelaide, most probably sometime during the 50s by the looks of it. The previous owner has written notes in the back so they must have found it useful :) We also found a little book of Regency Greetings 'Fantasy Postals' for 50c. I love the colour of these cute kitten postcards. Our last treasure here was a vintage Avon 'Fluff Puff' brand new in its box for $2. The back of the box describes this as a 'Practical Luxury'. You use it by removing the cap on the puff, filling it with talc and then "fluff lightly and smooth evenly over the skin".



At our second stop I found two drinking glasses for 50c each that will go nicely with these ones that I found last year. I actually found another one of those retro glasses in the same shop a few weeks ago so now I have seven plus these new additions :)


Our last find was this small table-topped magazine rack for $1.50 (steal!). It kind of makes me want to start drinking tea so I can pluck a magazine from the rack and rest my teacup on top! If you have any tea recommendations I would love to hear them :)

PS. I've added an RSS link to my sidebar. I'd be interested to know what everyone uses to subscribe to the blogs they read - do you use a feed reader, blog reader like Bloglovin' or Google reader, or just bookmark the ones you like to read?

14 comments:

  1. Love the Fluff Puff how popular would that have been in the day.

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    1. Yes, my mum knew what it was right away! Seems like they're still quite popular on ebay too :)

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  2. Oh my god I love that magazine stand!!! I want it!!!!

    The fluff puss if hilarious!!!

    xox

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    1. I couldn't believe it was only $1.50!!

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  3. Rooibos tea, most definitely! No caffeine and you can have it with milk and sugar if you choose.

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    1. I'll keep my eye out in the shops, the caramel one sounds nice :)

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  4. Gorgeous collection - I think my gran had the Avon talc dispenser! Oh the memories!! ♥

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    1. That's lovely! I'm glad my post was able to bring back some memories for you. I think that's the case with a lot of the old things people find in op shops :)

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  5. Great finds! The book looks fantastic :) Loving the fluff puff also.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer :) The book has really cute illustrations and diagrams inside as well, I think it will come in handy!

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  6. Wow - love those glasses and the magazine rack! Great finds! :-)

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    1. I'm getting a steady collection of retro glasses now. Can't wait to put them on display in my future kitchen!

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  7. Fluff Puff! My mum has one that we were all told as kids NOT TO TOUCH because 'Cant Mum have one thing to herself?!'

    Lol.

    I need those kitten stamps in my life, love the blue colour with the hot pink bow, such a retro colour scheme for kids motifs.

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    1. I am loving that there's so much love for the Fluff Puff!!

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