There’s almost nothing I love more than shopping secondhand. Except maybe salted caramel ice cream (pretty sure my wedding cake is going to be a salted caramel ice cream cake). And cacti (…can the cake be SHAPED like a cactus??). Nevertheless, secondhand shopping is definitely up there in my top three. I recently went to my local antiques warehouse and spied many a lovely thing (I even nabbed some things to take home with me! Is anyone surprised?). Take a look.
Antique shops are such fantastic places for finding all kinds of wondrous things. They even had the kitchen sink! But I didn’t need one of those. I did, however, need some other things, which I am happy to report I succeeded in finding!
I’ve been looking for (and largely failing to find) vintage/retro pillow cases so you can imagine my delight when I stumbled upon some truly gorgeous, good quality ones. Though they were a little costly (ranging from $3-$6 each), I snapped those babies up! I have big plans for them for my revamped Etsy shop (I’m working on it, I promise) and am super excited to see how they turn out.
I glanced this raggedy pile of random bits and pieces out of the corner of my eye and lucky I did! There are some great pieces in here, all different kinds of patterns and sizes, and the whole bunch cost me $12.
This one’s my favourite find. It’s quite possibly the CUTEST tea storage/holder/canister thing I ever did see. It has the word for tea printed in different languages all around the sides. I paid $8 for it.
Do you enjoy antiques shopping? It’s not just for grandmothers, you know! I highly recommend it. You can find some amazing things and even scrounge the odd bargain here and there (though it generally is a bit pricier than op shopping). If you’re in the Melbourne area, be sure to check out Waverley Antique Bazaar. It’s like a glorious antique bargain-filled, trip down memory lane maze! Laura from The Lovely Jumble recently wrote about how nice it is to wander around op shops and antique shops and the like, listening to the radio playing in the background. I couldn’t agree more! This antique warehouse had good old Gold 104.3 playing and provided many a lovely tune to hum along to whilst browsing.
If you have gone antique shopping, or second-hand shopping in general, what’s been your favourite find?
UPDATE: I went back and bought those two black cat statues because I could not stop thinking about them and now they are mine 😀