My opshopping habits have changed in recent years. I go much less often, I buy much less, and I try not to buy stuff for other people like I used to. (Sometimes I see absolutely perfect gifts, and break this rule…mind you.) However, I do still love a good rummage. Here are the best ‘thrift … Continue reading Opshopping highlights – February/March
Brrr…..it’s absolutely freezing here today, but there is hot food and live music at the Brown Foxes Night Market, so hopefully that will entice people away from their heaters…. & Black Doris will be there, not in her swimsuit… Palmerston North City Library, 5-9pm, TONIGHT! 🙂 Continue reading Tonight!
This Friday, PN City Library, 5-9pm I am having a stall at the Brown Foxes Night Market, trading under the name Black Doris. I love the market poster! (below)… I’ll be selling mainly vintage things, from Victorian times through to the 70s, (I’m going to be in the vintage room) plus a few handmade things… This … Continue reading having a go at the Brown Foxes Market
Vintage treasures recently acquired… Where did the week go? Lordy! I have been busy doing things which are integral yet boring to blog about: working, writing, parenting etc. A more fun thing I have been doing is sorting my vintage button collection into little colour coordinated selections for an upcoming fair I’m taking part in…(more … Continue reading buttons and other wonderful junk
Op-shopping. I have the habit deep! It’s a hobby that clothes my family, furnishes and decorates my home, fills up my gift-suitcase (I stow interesting items in a suitcase so I always have something on hand when gifts are needed…) and combines simple/thrifty living with re- and upcycling plus the joy of a treasure hunt. I often … Continue reading top pops to the shop of the op
How is the first official week of winter treating you? (Game of Thrones fans will get the reference here….) Here is some vegetable bunting I made for the kitchen because….well, just because: Here’s some stuff from the op-shop lately. (I buy most of my clothes from the op-shop also, but they aren’t all that exciting … Continue reading gifts from the thrift
(I say ‘jewels’ ironically because I’m not a precious gems person. I’d rather have a new fabric brooch than a BLOOD DIAMOND. ) March means autumn, and autumn means….cardigans! And cardigans means brooches! Brooches are my favourite kind of adornment – they are like tiny artworks which you pin to yourself. I have an extensive brooch … Continue reading new jewels for autumn