Sunday, November 17, 2013

Latest finds..from ballarat to melbourne

I thought I would share with you some of my favourite second hand finds from the past month or so. I recently went to Ballarat and found some pretty great things there, and over the past few weeks, have gone to numerous school and church fairs, and opshops and found some pretty things too. Here are my favourites. Perhaps I can encourage you to hit a local fete or opshop and see what you might find!

This wonderful cake stand
a much needed sieve

vintage dress
an old advent calender, no chocolates under the squares, just jolly christmas images!
another cute, handmade vintage dress with matching head band
cute wedges
this tintin picture
 this pretty handmade skirt
vintage tablecloth, perfect for a Kitchen Linen Skirt
 Found 3 pairs of brand new love heart socks
 cute shorts for percy
 this cute book of cross stitch designs 
 christmas candles and an un used note book
 this wonderful childrens book
this very sweet handmade jumper for percy
found this rain hood for 10c. its got yellow polka dots.
 this vintage skirt
I also bought these bright and colourful paper balls from a wonderful shop in Ballarat called Cake
While in ballarat, we also found a wonderful handmade market in Maldon. It was full of clothing, bunting, handmade toys, fresh produce and baked goods. We bought homemade raspberry nougat, cheesy biscuits, lemon cream biscuits and some liquorice tea.
Have you been to any cute little country towns? Any you can recommened for a visit?
See you soon, with a recipe for homemade hedgehog!


  1. Why is it that I can never find anything quite as amazing 2nd hand as everyone else does? Perhaps I need to get dug in more? Of course I'm actually trying to NOT buy anything at the moment... as I'm saving to be an expat, but there are some things that I just can't say no to :)
    I hope you have a great week,

  2. WOW what a haul....I love the cake stand and the skirt the most....I am enjoying your blog..

  3. Love all those pretty vintage floral fabrics.
    Percy will be cute as a button in his new thrifted clothes. x

  4. great finds as always, miss thrift!! those!! and the cake stand, oh my!! do u recommend a trip up to Ballarat for the op shops!!?? x

  5. Wow what a haul. Amazing. Lovely vintage fabrics. I never find clothing like this. So many great things.