Sophie over at Her Library Adventures has a great theme each week that I had to join ... Flea Market Finds. And this week I’ve had a great time in the op shop department … I’ve actually visited 5 op shorts: 2 in Mordialloc, 1 in Parkdale and 2 in Mentone.
First my complaint ... op shops are nowhere near what they used to be during the 1980s when you could pick up the most amazing things literaly for a song. Now it all seems to be the Salvos and Vinnies, which I heard somewhere aren't actually op shos any more because the names have been sold to private enterprise. That would explain the prices, especially in the Salvos.I guess
But I still managed to pick up a few tasty items ...
I love brass and I had to grab this sweet candle holder.
My best find ... a Laura Ashley lamp for $5. Not the nicest shade, but I love the pottery stem.
I have the nicest stash of white and blue rice bowls ... and this soft blue colour is really pretty.
Finding this pretty sugar bowl was a great treat. The gold is in perfect condition and it now sits on my kitchen table.
And this utilitarian water holder ... which I'll probably use as a vase.