Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fleamarket finds..


Hi Thrill seekers! Do you like the overalls I found for a $1 at the Trentham Op Shop? Perfect for Bill who is planning to be a builder (and author) when he grows up.


I've had this unknown family portrait found at the MS op shop for a while but I finally got around to putting it up today.




Luckily I have a resident handy man who was only too happy to help.


Not a huge amount of time of shop the oppies this week but I did come across this ace basket today at the Tip shop. Perfect for storing firewood. It's definitely fire wood season, freezing & grey today.


Another bonus of heading up to Callawadda this week was stopping in at the Avoca Op Shop. This time I found some spare Swatch bands that will fit my watch..



and a nice pile of vintage linens.


This Australiana tablecloth is so special.



Nice and worn and soft & covered with gorgeous depictions of Australian flora, fauna & cities, it is a definite keeper. No cutting this one up, it's going straight on the table, well after a wash of course! One day I'll show you my whole collection of tablecloths, it's quite an addiction...

Hope you are having a great weekend, this is the last day of my giveaway so do enter if you haven't already. I'll be drawing out three winners tomorrow, how exciting!! In the meantime pop on over to Sophie's for more fleamarket treasures....see you soon xo

21 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Your linens are just lovely & that basket is great! Nice to have a resident handy man, looking very much the part too!

Sarah said...

Lovely linens and gorgeous tablecloth and basket. Dungarees are pretty cool too. x

kitty said...

Good scores! We found all our firewood baskets at the tip shop too. The tip man always laughs that I take more home than I do there.
Have a beautiful sunday & please keep warm, it's very cold out.

Miss Muggins said...

I have a growing tablecloth addiction too!

teddybearswednesday said...

that tablecloth is just an absolute gem, it's just gorgeous. Love your linens too xo

sandra said...

My grandson had overalls just like those - when he was about 2. They were so fantastic, but when he grew out of them and we tried to get bigger ones we were unable to find them anywhere.
Love the tablecloth and the basket.

collecting feathers said...

I got a table cloth very similar to yours this week as well! It is in the wash as I write. I also am becoming obsessive about tablecloth, particularly the vintage Australiana ones.

Tracey said...

great linens and sheets! I wish I had a fire to need such a perfect wood basket. One day! Thanks for sharing :)

Me said...

i absolutely adore the unknown family... do you have any information on them at all?? so beautiful and special!! Hope you and your handyman have fun hanging it up!!

Copper Patch said...

Busy as always Beck! Glad you enjoyed your birthday.
Love the overalls - he just needs to get them dirty now. I feel so much more handy-man'ish when I wear my Hard Yakkas :o)
Ab

Tracey said...

envious of your linens - I am having no luck with linen lately!

Jennie said...

What a gorgeous handy man!
I looove your vintage linens!!!!

Naomi said...

Oh I love those linens, they no doubt look perfect in that basket!

Gypsy said...

*gasp* at the linens, what a find! Love the overalls too. Aren't you the lucky op shopper!
PS. you can just pretend the portrait is of your ancestors, you should give them all names..."Here's Uncle George, that's Cousin Elizabeth, and look, there's Auntie Betty...before the accident!"

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

the picture is truely stunning. always find it a little tempting to get into someone's else 'privates', but totally understand!

sweet emmelie said...

the overalls are too cute!

Heidi said...

Love, love, love your finds. the linens!

Wendy said...

Ohhh...the linens! I NEVER find such good stuff! Lucky girl, what will you do with it all?

crzylady said...

woot! Jealous of the overalls and the lovely family portrait!

Tania said...

I swear you have the most remarkable-est talent for the flea market finds! What do you do? Carry around a metal/linen/spare Swatch watch band detector?

trixi said...

Love that Australia tablecloth!