Sunday, December 04, 2011

Op shopping

I've been a lucky op shopper lately.

I found this beautiful globe at my local op shop. It was expensive at $25 but I love it, so didn't think twice. When my parents were here we googled country names etc and worked out that it was made between 1968 and 1972.


My brother in law is collecting vintage paintings and I found this one for him for Christmas. A quick text back and forth with Charlotte to see if he'd like it and fit his criteria and I brought it home. It has the artist's name and address on the back (a local Canberra artist so that's cool) but unfortunately no date.


My in-laws got to markets all the time and I'd asked my MIL to keep an eye out for working typewriters for me. She found this one for $15, which she thought at first needed a bit of work to get it running smoothly. But when she got it home and gave it a quick clean she realised it had barely been used and it works perfectly! Score! Thanks Helen!


A couple of books... The Readers Digest Atlas is only a couple of years old and in perfect condition and SO detailed. It's absolutely fantastic and we can get lost for hours in there. I read a book recently "Tisha" which Mum is now reading,set in the tiny Alaskan town of Chicken, and we even found it in the atlas. Mum and Dad are going to Alaska in 6 months time so we'll be able to follow their every move in the atlas. I got a copy of The Moon Spinners for Mum for 5c. We have watched the movie with Hayley Mills (love Hayley Mills). And how about a French/Chinese dictionary? I don't think there would be a lot of demand for that in Australia! I'll use the pages for crafting. My MIL got me the Hollywood movies book, and the other is a German book I'll use for crafting.


I found this Fire King dish for $3 which I have identified from here as being from mid-late 70s. Isn't it the cutest? It's tiny. I keep it with my Pyrex Butterprint collection, even though the colour is totally wrong.


I also got something else which I'll share tomorrow as my Bloggy Advent Calendar post. :)

10 comments:

Lotti said...

Oh my gosh .... you got some great things ... what cool finds. The globe is great.

kit and nancy. said...

that globe is perfect!

Paulette said...

The globe is a great find. I once had a globe that would light up in my basket and for some reason changed my mind. I put it on the shelf and someone snatched it right up. What was I thinking!

Jeanne said...

Oh, I have to follow you... I want to read your advent posts! Loved your thrifies too.

My Vintage Vow said...

I would a vintage globe, great find.

The Joyful Thrifter said...

love your finds! the fire king bowl is so sweet!

Zara said...

That globe is a beauty, I bet you're very glad you bought it.
I only recently thrifted a typewriter, its great for leaving little messages on :).

Helen and her Daughters said...

Lovely Finds!

Lea said...

Great finds, love theglobe of course. Very cool. I was going to tell you to link up with Sophie but I think you may have looking at your comments.
PS I am enjoying seeing your decos as well:)

Charlotte said...

Love the globe and the French/Chinese dictionary will be so handy for when you're travelling to Europe with Will's Grandma! LOL!
Cool about the super-detailed atlas too! It will be awesome to follow Mum and Dad! I can spend hours getting lost in an atlas! And HOORAY! A working typewriter! SWEET!