Monday, October 4, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

Over the weekend I made it to my favourite second hand market in gorgeous Collingwood--of course it's the Lost + Found Market.

While everything in it's looking for a new home, the market isn't hard to find sitting at 12 Smith Street Collingwood ... very close to the CBD and close enough for a stroll for out of towners . And even better, it's open 7 days a week from 10am-6pm so even if you're only in town for the weekend and have no idea where to find an op shop you can still rummage Melbourne style!

Now to our guided tour, red wise, of my visit to Lost + Found yesterday.

Racks filled with red clothing everywhere I looked.

Red crocheted handbags.

This gorgeous red tin ... definitely a favourite.

Even the odd out of town model catching a little spring sunshine in the window.

These dolls in their original clothing. I love the red dress.

I loved this red dress.

I remember these thermos' from when I was a kid ... and I've always wondered whether you can still buy the inserts for them when they break?

Who didn't have one of these in the 1970s? Very cutting edge.

These red shoes and ice bucket in a red cabinet look so elegant. The piece de resistance of the day I think.

Lots of red jewellery.

And what day would be complete without red shoes ... those square toed sling backs are very me!

A red tartan suitcase.

But did I buy anything? No. Yesterday was a day for relaxing and enjoying myself ... and besides I was very good this weekend and only picked up two crochet hooks on Saturday for the princely sum of $2.

For lots more delicious rubyness ... visit Mary T at Work of the Poet.


Linda said...

Look at all those goodies! I love second hand shops!!

Brenda said...

Oh I could get lost in there and never be found! What a great place to spend the day.

Catherine said...

I've heard of that place... now to find an excuse to visit! love your photos... (especially that tin!)

sue said...

Wow - thanks for the heads up - a definite looksee in order next time I am in Melbourne! Love all the red things but would probably have walked over hot coals/sold a child for that red tin!

nicole said...

ooooooh that tin! i love that tin!

m.e (Cathie) said...

what!! you didn't even buy that tin!!
your pics make it look like a wonderful land to visit.
happy week to you

willywagtail said...

You've had an enriching experience looking at all those beauties. The memories are often as good as buying the goods. Love the doll with the red dress too. Reminds me of mine from in the 60's. Cherrie

Angie said...

How could you resist all that 'red hot' stuff (love the ice bucket!). Thanks for your visit, come back any time.

Felisol said...

Melbourne, here I come!
I'd go for almost everything they had for sale in that shop.
How did you have the willpower to reisist?

Auntie E said...

Great rubies you found.. However I still am laughing at the Clothing in the Lost and found store. How does one loose their clothes? Hope they found some more.
My Ruby Tuesday link for you

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I really enjoyed the trip through the 2nd hand store with you.

Do stop by if you can find time and visit with me.


lina@women's perspectives said...

Lovely stuffs!
It's a pity, there's nothing like that here :(

Paz said...

I love all your red finds! Happy RT day! ;-)


Sara Chapman in Seattle, USA said...

Great tour of the shop. Almost as fun as being there! Great red photos.

Anonymous said...

What a lot of red items!

EG Wow said...

Well, if I am ever in Melbourne I'll have to go there! It looks like tons of fun!

eden said...

Wow, lots of red there. I also love shopping in the second hand shop and once a week I go there. Love those cute dolls.

Lauren said...

oh wowzers there are lots of beautiful things there! all the best with blogtoberfest!