Sunday, February 12, 2012

Op-shop fun


I love a visit to our local Lifeline workshop.  The various second hand wares are spread throughout a few sheds and the people who run it are real characters.  Nothing is priced, it is simply a matter of pointing out whatever has caught your eye and you are given a price on the spot.

I recently picked up this pretty little tin tray, the cheerful colours caught my eye and I thought it would look at home on my outdoor table.


These solid Fowler’s preserving jars were also bought from Lifeline for next to nothing.  I have put some little beeswax candles in them and I just love the way they create a pretty glow.





 Another recent buy was from Ebay.  It is an addition to my slowly growing collection of old toy caravans.  This little van wasn't necessarily a bargain but I couldn't resist the well loved appearance and the 60’s styling.





Lastly, I picked up this rather rough but interesting collection from a paddock on our property after recent rain.  The old cow bell and enamel cup and candle holder must have been buried in the dirt for many years.  They are a reminder of the past and much tougher, yet simpler times living in rural Australia.




Have you found any treasures lately?  


For more fun vintage finds link up with Sophie at Her Library Adventures.  

16 comments:

  1. Each and every one is a special treasure for different reasons. I especially love the caravan and the enamel pieces found sitting below the earth's surface, waiting just for you.

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  2. OMG the old cow bell is amazing!

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  3. Oh I just love all your finds. The tin plate is so bright and lovely. That caravan is just precious.

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  4. Love what you've done with the jars - the glow is gorgeous :)

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  5. Oh I love everything here! I have a collection of fowlers jars too. Your candles are so pretty. what a gorgeous little caravan too.

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  6. Well the Trailer! so Awesome!

    Smiles,
    The Joyful Thrifter

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  7. Great stuff! The little trailer is adorable and looks ready for a road trip. Nice photo!

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  8. I love that little camper trailer!!

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  9. Thank you all for your lovely comments, finding old pieces is so much fun! x

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  10. i love everything but the candle holder, enamel cup and bell are very special finds..they are part of your farm's history..

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  11. Such treasure, Jane! I love the little caravan!

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  12. Oh, I love, love, love that little caravan! That would be a dream...especially life size. :)

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  13. Thanks for calling in tea with hazel, Celia and Trina...please call again :)

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  14. What fantastic finds Jane! I love a good op shop discovery - especially in the kitchenware department!

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  15. Love the candles Jane what a lovely atmosphere the would create :)

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  16. Dear Jane, how did I miss your latest posts? I thought I had subscribed! Pls forgive me for not popping in. Love all the treasures in your collection. Op shopping is one of my favourite pastimes!

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Hello and welcome. I will try to reply to all comments eventually because I love the conversation! Jane