Thursday, May 17, 2012

Today's Finds

This morning, after all my munchkins had been deployed at their various places of mischief, I had two options - go home and tackle the mountainous pile of ironing awaiting me or go shopping.

We all know which I chose and here's what I found!



I am in love with woven baskets and trays at the moment (a post on that soon) and this one is really beautiful, such gorgeous workmanship, it's huge and cost only $2 in Salvos!!!

I mentioned before I have a lovely collection of cake plates and domes and was delighted to pick this one up today for $10. I already have two very similar footed cake plates, but one is little and one is medium, this one is BIG - now I have a set!

Another bowl - 50 cents. I should really do a post on my bowl collection but it would take me about a week to photograph them all!

This cute pair of salt and pepper pinch pots were $2.

Another basket, nowhere near as fab as the other one but handy for breadrolls and only 50 cents.

I fell in love with theses 2 original oil paintings the very second I saw them, they weren't priced so I brought them up to the shop counter and was given a price of $4 each! They definitely need TLC - a good clean and new framing (that horrible plastic framing is glued on, yuk) but I think they'll look fab when it's done and I love the little cyclists, it makes me think of my boys on a trip together :-)

I am amassing a worrying number of fishy dishes - I love this platter - $3.

And finally...

This fantastic big fish platter is by a high end Australian brand called "Mud Australia", it costs $119 new in department stores and online retailers such as this, I got it in Vinnie's for $8!!!

Aaah, there's nothing like a good morning's shopping, I have a few minutes left to get that ironing done before school pickup, hmmm maybe it can wait until tomorrow...


8 comments:

Meg said...

I LOVE the fish platter....

SixBalloons said...

Great finds! The s and p crocks are my fave!!

Jeanne said...

I've never seen pinch pots! Great find! You could stack your small, med cake stands on the large one for a lovely tiered dish! I would have purchased the cyclists too.

Heather said...

Wonderful finds! I love the bowl and the paintings, especially!

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

What a great haul, especially for one trip. The bicycle paintings really caught my eye too, they look like scenes from the Tour de France. The pinch pots look very Modernist too, I've never seen open salt & pepper containers like that before.

Bijou Sugar-Socks said...

you always the most amazing finds :) i love cake plates and am envious of ur collection :)

Emma said...

My husband is extremely envious of your oil paintings. If you are ever interested in selling, you have a buyer here! You really do find the coolest stuff! I will do a post on where all the kitchen stuff is from as quite a few people have emailed me and asked. x

Hello Vintage said...

The last one is a lovely shape and for $8 instead of $119 you win!