During our recent trip I was on the look out for some pieces to add to our camper trailer collection. It is still nice to have some creature comforts whilst "roughing it".
And what better way to source camping equipment than to explore the local op shops in the area we were staying.
|Excuse the weird angle... I think I was avoiding the mess just outside the picture!|
I picked the Pyrex jug and English ironstone tea set up for next to nothing at a little op shop in Eden that was hidden away at the back of a shopping centre. In my experience these can be the most interesting of op shops and often the cheapest. The jug and tea cup certainly got a lot of use at our campsite.
|A clearer shot of my "camping" cup and saucer|
And back home, I picked up an extra enamel plate and a pile of cutlery to add to the camping stash. Enamel is a little hard to find these days, but slowly I'm getting a collection together. I'm trying to phase out our tacky melamine dinner set and plastic handled cutlery that likes to snap in half when in use. Vintage cutlery of the stainless steel sort is available for next to nothing and often comes with very pleasing designs.
And just when I was thinking that poor little Violet was going to get cold hands with our early morning walks to school, I found these little mittens. Handmade and never been used.
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday.
For more op shopping adventures take a look here.
I DO like the pattern on the cutlery! I think my Grandmother had similar. Cute mittens for little kitten.ReplyDelete
love the jug and your tablecloths! love love love!ReplyDelete
I love that pyrex carafe! I've been looking for one with a lid/ cap. They are always missing!ReplyDelete
Also, I recently saw this cool idea to update silverware and thought I'd share...
a place called EDEN? yes, please! ;)ReplyDelete
the pattern on the cutlery brings back memories too. pretty!
ohhh i adore your linen. i have a growing collection of tablecloths. the jug is great too. very cool campers indeed:)ReplyDelete
The cutlery is fabulous. I used to ask my mum to buy some like this, but she had some good EPNS in a couple of canteens and wasn't going to replace it until it wore out. Sigh...we never got the retro cutlery. Very envious of your snow as well.ReplyDelete
Great finds, Tania - happy weekend to you xReplyDelete
Lovely little mittens! Rather classy campware too!ReplyDelete
You have a real knack for this thrifting business :) I was pretty happy with my haul at a school fete this weekend - some lovely children's books (I always find I gravitate to this section!)...ReplyDelete
Thanks for the link to Her Library Adventures. I'm a tad bit jealous of her plate wall...only because I'm so slow at getting around to finally doing my own!
I love to discover little shops out of the way of all the rest; you are so right in that they usually have the best prices. You found some really neat items once again.ReplyDelete
So cute! We have been knitting fingerless mitts here this weekend!ReplyDelete
... just the sort of things i've been hunting for to put in our camping box. lucky we're on opposite sides of the country or we'd be fighting it out in the oppies for the same things. xoReplyDelete
Lovely things, I'm envious of them all. One day I shall visit the Southern hemisphere and check out the op shops myself. (In fact, all my planned travels seem to be based around where seems good to thrift!)ReplyDelete
You've inspired me to collect some better camping/picnic cutlery. We picnicked on Sunday and I was looking at our bendy plastic handled knives and forks with a slight curl to my lip. I love a reason to hit the markets.ReplyDelete
L-O-V-E THE PITCHER!!! I was able to find a Pyrex pitcher this weekend too, and I was so thrilled!ReplyDelete
The Joyful Thrifter
Those mittens are so cute! love the rest of your finds too :)ReplyDelete