Sunday, 10 June 2012

Op shopping buzz

There is something about hunting in op-shops that gives me a buzz. And I've been getting that buzz a lot lately.

What I love about op-shopping...that heart stopping feeling when I spot an object I've been looking for, getting to share with my fellow instagrammers my lucky find, or showing my daughter a vintage object from my childhood that evokes lovely memories. My latest passion is for Johnson crockery, retro linen or vintage embroidery kits. And for vintage board games. 

My finds this week include some gorgeous salt and pepper shakers,

and some lovely tableclothes.

This last tablecloth is handstitched and my favourite find of the week. Apologies for taking a photo of it unironed, but I have yet to give it a wash.

Do you love visiting op-shops and thrift stores? And what objects are you hunting for?

I'm linking in with Flea Market Finds, be sure to go and have a look at some other thrify finds.


  1. Great finds, love the wee mushroom design, and all your vintage fabric! I know that buzz! I'm exactly the same!

  2. Your handstitched tablecloth is so pretty. I love the appliqué work combined with the embroidery. Lovely!

  3. Those tablecloths are fabulous! Why do vintage tablecloths feel so much better than contemporary ones? Give me a vintage one any time:) Cyndy


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