Sunday, October 10, 2010

Alexandra Adventure: Part 2 (Warning contains images of thrifted treasures!)

I love Ranfurly! Oh my, quite possibly the cutiest down in New Zealand. Complete with original features...
 As I mentioned Miriam and I decided to stop at every opshop we could find. This dinner set ($10) almost complete from the Sally Army Ashburton...
 I got doillies, and birds and a cake tin. This unsual blue doilly will end up on a cushion I think, possibily a red spotted one!

 Such prettiness, so much detail. I love giving a new home to someone else's treasures.
 This is definitely my new favourite pyrex dish. The colour, it's intense, no photo tweaking needed! and bonus, it had a lid.
 This enamel dish, so vibrant, $2, hurray!
and more Pyrex. I find little pyrex dishes so useful, especially for poping extra dinners in for nana, or making a vegetarian dish for the two vegetarians in my house. I think i may have a few more pictures I'll save for another day. Needless to say, this was a very successful opshopping trip! I loved going with Miriam. She is a fantastic talker and I was well entertained all the way there and back! It was great, I can't wait to do it again next year.

By the way, I did promise a softie tutorial, but I'm having technical difficulties! It will happen this week.


  1. Ireally love all of your thrifted treasures. The red pyrex is my favorite. Never seen anything like it.

  2. Loving your thrifted goodness - especially that pyrex dish!!

  3. you have the most amazing finds!!! lucky you!

  4. Oh wow! I have just discovered your blog and now I am very homesick! I am an Aussie gal who has lived in Christchurch for 2 years and the last 3 years I have been living in Wanaka with my hubby and kids. We have recently moved back to Adelaide very reluctantly due to the lack of work. I love Ranfurly. The region is fantastic in the spring with all of it's beautiful orchards. I look forward to following along with your blog!

  5. Well I'll have to say I take 'fanatastic talker' as a compliment! I guess the fact I am a reader might have had an editing effect on your description!!

  6. the pyrex is lovely - we use it all the time. But my favourite is the blue doily - it will be gorgeous on a red spotted cushion. Looking forward to seeing it.

  7. ohhh, love your thrifted treasures... far better than new stuff. Been dreaming of a roadtrip myself, so might have to head to Motueka and Nelson again soon :)

  8. Oh what a lovely lot of finds you have! I love that enamel one and the embroidered goods - delish!!


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