Sunday, July 11, 2010

Flea Market Finds

Well I am seriously behind in reading everyone's gorgeous finds over the last few weeks on Flea Market Finds on Sophie's Her Library Adventures

I have actually been able to do some opshopping over the last few weeks :o) but only because my mum is back in hospital :o( So I have hit the opshops for a round of plus one-less shopping. My mum & I have been op shopping buddies for over a decade: gee we have had some awesome opshopping adventures and mis-adventures over the last 10 years!!!

I was able to find some treats for my mum: vintage flannelette and a piece of vintage woollen fabric for her which even had the original tag on it! I love it when you find things like that! I am also thinking it might be fun to dye it!

vintage woollen fabric


From the Lifeline Bookfest I went to in June, I had a major case of bookfair envy when I saw a woman with a Print Gocco in box with the price of $3 written on it!!!! I would have LOVED that! Good on her though!! Great find!

However, I did find some great craft books:
Craft books from Lifeline Bookfest 2010

We love Ondori books!

And some more cool lotto type & word games to add to my collection. I hope to use them in some creative/crafty way sometime in the future…

lifeline games
Cute vintage block game from the lifeline bookfest:
Vintage block game from Lifeline Bookfest 2010

From normal opshopping: 2 vintage linen teatowels, a floral face washer and a crochet pot holder. I attempted to relearn how to crochet recently, but I need a bit more practice. I did a whole row of slip stitch thinking I was crocheting chain stitch! I am going to use Meet me at Mike’s Granny Square Tutorials in another attempt to get it right!


I also scored a heap of one dollar clothes from my favourite opshop, including some much needed long sleeve tops for this cold weather we are suffering in Brisbane: its always good to find things you actually need isnt it!
$1 clothes from my favourite opshop!!

I have gotten 3 pairs of gorgeous summer sandals from the opshops over the last few weeks:

(L-R) Leather sandals $1 from aforementioned fave one dollar opshop; just this week $2 sandals (might be leather but they had such great flexible soles had to buy them!) from Geebung Red Cross and lastly Mollini leather gladiator sandals $3 from Lifeline.


I discovered I can catch a bus to Geebung so popped off to visit their 4 opshops and got these: lovely dull plum velvet cushion covers, cute children's pillowcase, a lovely fat DJ copy of DFB Nancy to the Rescue (to replace my non DJ copy!) & a floral pink shower curtain I am hoping to use somehow: I am thinking wrapping paper, maybe stitching up a small envelope style bag or something! have to put my thinking cap on!!!

geebung goodies

And lastly, just less than one minute after I had posted off my vintage sheet FQs for Ange’s Ramblings Vintage Sheet FQ Swap I found some vintage cotton sheets at the local opshop!! Two singles and 2 pillowcases. I love the floral print, less so the colours, would have looked gorgeous in a pink, purple, green or blue colourways, but I wont say no to some cotton vintage floral sheets! They will have to be for the next FQ swap whenever that might be….

vintage sheets!

I hope everyone enjoys fun and fruitful opshopping this week!!


  1. Sorry to hear about your mum. I hope your finds cheered her up. Isn't Bookfest the best?

  2. Lots of amazing finds!! I'm sorry to hear about your mum, I bet she loves the fabric. Take care xo

  3. Hope the op shopping took some of the edge off having your Mum in hospital - hope she is feeling better soon. You certainly have found some great things - love the look of those craft books - I bet you could spend ages looking through them and getting inspiration ...

  4. Sorry to hear your mum is so unwell, how wonderful to have had such a great op-shopping buddy for so long. How good are those picture blocks? Love!

  5. it's always so much nicer to go op shopping with someone ... and i love going with my Mum too. I hope yours is well enough soon. (And how bad is to find sheets after you send off your stash AND they're in brown and not some groovy pink or purple or green?) But the ones you've found a great anyway and in such great condition. I so can't wait to get mine.

  6. I've been to those ops at Geebung once - they were great!

  7. Wow, you must be in vintage graphics heaven! (Hope your mum feels better soon.)

  8. Fabulous haul. I particularly love the craft books, tea towels and sheets. Hope your mum gets well soon.

  9. amazing finds! those sheets are incredible! were they a bargain? best wishes to your mum. they make the best opshopping partners as they're always on the lookout for us too! x

  10. My goodness you have found some amazing things! You seem to have a real knack for finding fantastic fabrics.
    Thank for the lovely comment on my blog. I hope that your Mum is feeling better soon. Much love x

  11. Sorry about your Mom!!! Hope she feels better.

    Love the finds though, flea markets are the BEST!


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