Thursday, February 11, 2010

~ New Day New Treasures ~





Here are a few things I picked up this week. Nothing too worthy, but lots of beautiful things [in my eyes]. When I am thrift shopping I never use my head. Only my heart.

pic # 1 - vintage sewing goods $1
pic # 2 vintage knitted tea cosy $0.50c
pic # 3 vintage plastic hanging laundry hamper $3
pic # 4 vintage children's books
$1.50

54 comments:

  1. thrifting with one's heart is in my opinion the only way to do it.
    and your latest selection of goodies are 'treasures'.

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  2. Definitely beautiful, you've got a lovely taste. i want that tea cosy!

    xoxo,
    andyquirks.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh I love ALL of these lovely treasures Simone! That colour blue of the measuring tapes is gorgeous! I LOVE those children's books. Good thrifting :) Have a lovely day~Tina x

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  4. I don't why but I love old tape measures - strange, 'cause I can't sew! Leigh

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  5. Lucky little girl who reads those books and learns to sew and parades around with the teacosy as hat. That's what I call a childhood.

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  6. love the colors in the hanging laundry hamper

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  7. Oh, those blue tape measures have my name all over them!

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  8. Love the color of turqoise in the sewing goods. Spring is coming ~lulu

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  9. Oh Simone ..these are just so cute...and I am exactly the same..I love little bits and pieces that I find even if its seen as the boring basic stuff to some...if it has an element of vintage or is in a gorgeous colour..I just have to have it.lol

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  10. Hey Simone, hope you are feeling better. Lots of lovely goodies here,hope you get a chance to get to the Gabba as I know you'll love it, did you get to the Garden Centreyet? I know Sue would love to see you, she is there on Mondays and Fridays, cheers Katherine

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  11. Hi Simone,

    The pastel coloured measuring tapes are wonderful! Glad I wasn't with you. There would have been a tug-of-war over those.

    Cheers and happy hunting,

    Marjorie

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  12. Great bargains girl! I especially love the blue measuring tapes! Marcia

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  13. Those are so cute, specially the books, I am smitten with them already!♥

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  14. You always find the best things and what great prices! Gorgeous treasures Sweet Friend!!

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  15. How else do you do it - has to be your heart. i just did a post for next week on a dress that captured my heart for $30 at goodwill. it turned out to be an $800 dress from barneys! my point being, our hearts are usually smart whether it's something of monetary value or of value in helping to make our houses into homes. sweet finds.

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  16. That is such a perfect quote...I'm all heart when I'm thrifting! I am always thinking, "Oh grandama had that!"..."Remember those!"..."We used to have one like that!" It's just a trip down memory lane!

    m ^..^

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  17. Oh those books are so adorable!! but my favorite are those meassuring tapes, I never seen a baby blue like that one, very cute.

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  18. Super pretty, just everything here is so lovely, 'tis always the way at your blog. Love Posie

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  19. Love your treasures...using your heart is the only way to shop sweet friend. Those children books look amazing.

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  20. All gorgeous treasures. You have such a fabulous eye and style. I am such a sucker for a tea cozy, even though I don't drink tea. X

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  21. All darling treasures, but those Mary books are so cute, looks like Mary knows how to have fun.

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  22. Cool stuff--I like the vintage sewing goods.
    Great finds for you.

    Melinda

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  23. ...beautys and treasures!!!and l cant believe in that prices!!very cheappppp!!!your eyes know exactly what to find!!!very very nice simonne!!!!un abrazo grande!!! means a big hug!!

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  24. OH I do adore those vintage books.
    I can not resist vintage children's books!
    Happy Finds!
    XXOOXX

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  25. All scrumptiously delicious!!

    Love the blue of the tape measure..

    Great little finds...

    xx andrea

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  26. Hello Simone,
    What a lovely blog you have. I love white, vintage, beach style. I've just starting my own blog and loved yours! I loved the pictures from the house in NZ as well. Soon I'll be there. All the best, by Li from Creamy White

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  27. Oh, how sweet and cheery! I love the sewing goods and the laundry bag.

    iamemmamusic.blogspot.com

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  28. Such wonderful treasues, Simone...I love the sewing tapes especially, it reminds me of my childhood when my mom would sew our clothes.....!! You are the best treasure finder!!! xxoo:)

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  29. Oh I just love those vintage chidrens books, lovely finds.
    xxx

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  30. your heart is always on the money Simone! xxx

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  31. Beautiful items and great prices! I love your statement about using your heart when you are thrift shopping....I think that is the best way to be!

    ♥ xx
    Rachel

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  32. Simone you always post the best things!
    Don't miss my Valentine's Day Giveaway, tomorrow on Sweet as a Candy :-)
    Hugs

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  33. if only i could 'pop' you over here to come rambling through the 2nd hand shops in my village Simone! i loved nothing better than a good rummage through an 'op-shop' whilst in sydney or going up the coast in those quintessential aust towns- and now i have all the vintage i can find on my doorstop here in ham St.Annes....must put some finds on my blog.
    Love dropping into beach vintage-soo inspirational & soo reminds me of home. Thanks xx

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  34. Very pretty things...I wish I could be more like this but with a garage full of stuff from over the years...we have to be more selective these days... oh well! :( xxx

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  35. Pretty! Great treasures! Lovely tea cosy..
    I recognise your shopping style, hi hi!

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  36. So there! Tiny was called Mary, in English?! The book on top was my all-time-favorite, and when I open it nowadays, I am that little dreamer again, wanting a birthday, just like Mary/Tiny.
    I rarely open it ;)

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  37. Hi Simone,
    Great shopping. What wonderful bargains. I meant to tsay to you yesterday that you just have to go to Toowoomba Swap meet next year. You would absolutely LOVE it. All that stuff! I can't even begin to tell you what wonderful items were there.
    I saw so many vintage things that I am sure you would have snapped up, (old tins, plates, etc) and much more.
    Drag your folks along and we'll see you there.
    Much love
    Dee

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  38. LOVE!!! I pick up random treasure constantly and they are worth everything to me!

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  39. I love to see treasures sourced from thrift stores... love the tape measures!
    ~xo

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  40. Hi Simone,
    I love the Vintage books, lovely!
    Jas
    x

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  41. Hi Simone- This is the rason why I like you...from looking at your projects and your home, I can tell that you have a very romantic style which I love.
    -marie

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  42. What gorgeous finds. I'm a sucker for vintage sewing goodies so I love those tape measures

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  43. Hello
    beautiful things and so fun this book "MAry learns to dance" I had when I was 6 (in french "Martine, petit rat de l'opéra") is the book that gave me the idea to become a dancer ... I didn't know it was translated worldwide!
    Have a nice day!

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  44. Oh I love thrift shop shopping too. I especially like the vintage sewing tape measures and children's books

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  45. Hi Simone

    I was just reading your blog and came across this post....I am 40 yrs old and I have that Mary book! (still!!) It was one of my most favourite books as a child and I am hoping my girls will have similiar memories from it.
    Love your blog!!

    Sharon (Burnett Heads - QLD)

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  46. wow, maybe australia is the vintage paradise. Such great prices. I was in a thrift store yesterday, picked up two cute little unicorn figurines...in good shape, but fairly new and not something that would be expensive in a regular store. My little niece adores unicorns and she has been going thru some hard times lately, I thought they would be nice to cheer her up. They had no price so I took them up front and the lady working that day (they have different volunteers daily) looked at them and then just pulled a number out of the air - $3 each!! Ridiculous. It should have been more than $2 for the pair. I could have probably bought them brand new for less than $6. And this is a store with all donated items!!! Some of these shops are getting greedy.

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  47. I love reading your blog. This is probably going to sound rude, and I certainly don't mean it to.....but.....
    I don't suppose you would consider selling the four vintage books you bought about Mary? I had these books when I was a child and have searched absolutely everywhere to buy them but have never seen them again until now. They were my favourite picture books when I was young.
    Kind regards,
    Leanne (from Tassie)
    Email: lselvadurai@internode.on.net

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  48. OMG ...
    i have those kind of treasure too...
    im gonna dig up my own treaure back home soon :D

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