25 June 2011

opshop treasures

Sometimes, life is funny. This week I bid for a lot at our local auction (first time for me): there was one of those scalloped edge round mirror that I like and collect and a tin that was lovely in that lot. I got it for NZ$5, so I was pretty happy with that. Although I had to let the gorgeous dining table go because it was not quite right shape, such is life... Anyway, in the lot was the 'mushroom' casserole dish, which I quite liked but wasn't so sure about. Until my friend Zoe spotted that, believe it or not, is a Cathrinholm piece!!! Yes, I kid you not. After last week's find, I was amazed. So, in one week, I got 2 Cathrinholm pieces... A good week I'd say!!

here it is!

Then, in my favourite opshop, I found this beautiful Don mid-century sofa bed. We had been looking at buying one for years. It is in excellent condition and cost me... well, such a small amount of money... And it goes great in our house. Really a good week!!

Zoe had this great idea of using old glass lamp shades as tea light covers.
They look stunning, and for only 50cents.

I adore this thermos, completely my colours and bold patterns
can't wait for summer to set it up outside, on crochet blankets
alongside our afternoon tea

and this retro turquoise plastic container
very retro indeed

I love opshopping!!!

Check out others finds here on Sophie Isobel's site Her library adventures.
Enjoy the week ahead.
We are off to Fiji for a week, so will be in touch next Tuesday


  1. I love that shade of turquoise-and the sofa looks amazing-the cushions look in great condition-and what with everything else I can only conclude that you have the op-shopping 'gift' Florence!!!

  2. thank you Max, it is so much fun, isn't it?!! Also I have good mentors...

  3. wow, i love alllll of your finds! that sofa is definately awesome!

  4. No picture of your scalloped round mirror I see ; ) Aren't they just great! so good that they can still be snapped up at reasonable prices here too don't you think. Great thermos..oh lovely summer picnic dreams, or maybe even a pretty spring affair.

  5. oh my goodness that pot is to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Love the pot. It's that time where I need your address for posting, if you could email it that would be great.

  7. oops should have given you my email address, simpsonsnz@hotmail.com


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