Tuesday, March 9, 2010

~ Vacation Thrift Store Finds ~






Here are a few things I picked up on my recent shopping spree in Northern N.S.W. These are my favourite places to shop if you are ever in the area:
  • Bangalow: Heaths Collectables - OMG amazing place is full of rare and quirky collectables. I picked up these spare set of vintage sunbeam beaters [for my precious one] for $10. They are so so hard to find! So happy. Lazybones Emporium - Fabulous dresses and vintage finds. I could stay here all day. I love Bangalow!
  • Ballina: I was to find that Ballina has been named Op Shop Capital of Northern NSW with 11 thrift stores in town. I visited most of them. My favourites were the ADRA shop & Vinnies. I picked up this amazing hand stitched bed throw [pictured above] at Vinnies & the vintage sheets were $3.00!
I often ask myself why I am so in love with shopping around like I do. I know I am not alone in my quest for all things vintage. Meanwhile I am planning my next trip, beach side somewhere of course.

64 comments:

  1. WHOA! Sweet! I love the quilt and lovely fabric in image 3 :)
    You go girl :)

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  2. Wonderful!!
    Love the bedthrow, and a friend gave me a set of those beaters, I had been looking forever!
    I will have to remember to stop in Balina, on my next road trip!
    Sue

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  3. What gorgeous finds! Judging from the vacation photos below - you know how to live, Simone...wonderful photos! xxoo :)

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  4. oh how lovely. nice job on your shopping trip..im jealous!

    ;)

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  5. The YO-YO throw is beautiful--I can't believe someone gave that up!

    Good finds.

    Melinda

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  6. Hi Simone love your vintage finds. I have a throw very similiar to yours and I just love it. Sandy

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  7. Great shopping :-)
    So nice to see the sun is out today :-)

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  8. gorgeous finds :) so happy for you!

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  9. OH those vintage sheets are to die for! I would make handbags out of them.
    Prudence

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  10. I love these and living close to the ocean :)

    http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

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  11. I'm with you...love Bangalow and that area. If you are ever in Lismore you have to visit a divine store called Alba. Pure heaven. Mel xxx

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  12. Ooo I love your quilt bed cover that's gorgoeus.

    I totally agree with the thrift shopping, there are some great places near where I live in Sydney: namely Paddington, Bronte, Bondi, Glebe and Newtown. So much fun finding things you wouldn't easily find anywhere else.

    Just amazing what people will throw out! :-)

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  13. These are all gorgeous finds Simone!! I love Bangalow too, isn't Lazybones just dreamy!! Enjoy your fabulous new treasures ~ Tina x

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  14. The fabrics are all so nice and cheery.

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  15. they all look really awesome! great price + great product = great satisfaction! haha

    xxjess

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  16. good finds girl! I get so friggin excited when I find cute thrift stuff. It's like striking gold.

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  17. Great finds. Im a thrift shop shopoholic. I go to brisbane once a week and theres heaps to be had.

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  18. Gorgeous finds my friend! What's better than vacationing and finding lovely treasures? Nothing !!!

    Hugs,
    Karyn

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  19. What a great finds! I love the yo-yo blanket!!!
    Thanks for the links to the shops. I will put them in my notebook of the places to visit when if I am in that area!

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  20. Oh my gosh! I love it all! I want it all!

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  21. I wish I could take so many beach trips! How does your family find the time? Please let me know your secrets!

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  22. You are definitely not alone!!!
    Love all your cherished finds... thanks for sharing

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  23. I love your finds...you should check out the Kentucky flea markets and antique marts!

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  24. Oh my word! That yo-yo throw is the cat's meow! ☺

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  25. Very nice finds Simone! I love that yo-yo coverlet. Beautiful colors. The extra beaters are quite a score too. It's so interesting to see all of your summer vacation photos when we're in the midst of winter weather.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  26. Lovely finds! I love thrifting! :)

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  27. Simone I think you need to organise thrift shopping tours - the things you find are amazing! Leigh

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  28. You always find the most amazing thrift shop pieces Simone! Love that floral fabric - so pretty x

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  29. So fun! Thrift store shopping is one of my favorite things to do on vacation!

    Betsy

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  30. Simone darling these are not just finds, they are treasures, you lucky girl. The bed throw is unbelievably lovely. Enjoy them.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  31. Guess what I did today...went thrift shopping..hit all the shops around my parts. Got some sweet finds. You should see my vintage electric table clock..you would LOVE it..$2.50...I am hooked! I think I will blame it all on you my friend. xoxo

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  32. My goodness that blanket is just gawgeous, love love love it!!
    Lou
    xx

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  33. I know I only had an hour in Ikea and it just wasn't enough time.

    Great treasures you found.The Yo-Yo quilt is awesome.I love to go thriftin it's all about the hunt! That's what I tell My Manly, he doesn't get it.~Kim

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  34. Lucky..You had the best of both worlds..vacation and fabulous finds! ~lulu

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  35. Hi Simone,

    You lucky gal-you've done it again! Great colors and great finds.

    Marjorie

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  36. Your find makes my heart skip a beat!

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  37. Oh i adore Bangalow. Luke and I would love to buy a home there! x

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  38. oh what a cute selection of treasures! i love them all!!!
    have a sweet day,
    justyna

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  39. That bed throw would be the happiest thing to wake up to. And it looks hugely expensive.

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  40. What beautiful finds! I really like the first one! XXX

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  41. Hey Simone, I new you would love Heaths...great finds, that blanket is heaven! cheers Katherine

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  42. I love the quilt!! I just make a bunch of yoyo's that i'm going to use on a pillow!!! so cute:)

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  43. Hi Simone- nice to have you back- one of my fave little links to Australia...I loooove Bangalow- always wished we'd bought a house we saw there when i was pregnant with our first daughter 12 years ago- three kids later and living in a big old house in a village in England- i can still feel the excitement i had when walking into this old weatherboard 'shack' behind Byron! And i adore the quilt- that has to be an old time one in a life time find from the picture- in gorgeous colours & condition! HAve a last few beach days for us- or does autumn never hit queensland?!

    Melissa

    http://misssewandso.blogspot.com

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  44. I just adore your blog! I even left a special blog award for you over at my place! Come and get it!!!

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  45. That bed throw is so gorgeous, what a great find. I'm off to read about your Precious One. I love your blog!

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  46. such beautiful and summery things!
    i love that first bedspread.
    its beautiful.<3

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  47. Thats awesome! I love all of it! When we went on VK to north FL we went to a shoe store and I found the most cutest polka dot peep toe sandals for $1.98!!!

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  48. What a wonderful score you made! I love it all, esp the bed throw. The colors are fab!
    Til next time, Have a Good one!
    Jackie

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  49. Love it all, the bedspread it great....wonderful colors.

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  50. You found some lovely things!
    I like that bed spread
    x

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  51. i soooo wish (for you) that you had a target in australia so you could have access to all the liberty of london lovlies coming our way. it would look so at home in your home!

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  52. Bangalow is one of my favourite places and I love Heaths!

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  53. Ooooo... I see lots of color, decorating and pretty things here, I might be here awhile! Love your idea of placing the colorful quilt over the chenile spread... I'm off to enjoy more eye candy!

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  54. Oh Simone...youve outdone yourself this time...what an absolute bargain...youve found yourself some real treasures there! good stuff! x

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  55. The quilt is lovely. In case you didn't know, I will tell you that is done with suffolk puffs. That is what those pieces are called. If you find another and want to sell it, I would be interested!

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  57. Loving your blog, madam, but don't tell people about the holiday delights of Y----. I visit my parents there and want to keep it little, cutesy and quiet!! Happy happy.

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  58. I Love all your finds , the bed throw is a yo-yo quilt . Mom made me one a long time ago, but hers was random colors, I love how this one is put together in colors like that.
    I also love the cloth in the last picture , your whole blog is wonderful.

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  59. hahaha I really like all.. really nice blog. Thanks very much for sharing all this great information here.

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