When I am looking through a magazine or online and see something that I would love for my home or would love to wear, my first reaction isn’t to go to their website or head to the local store but to go have a look at my local op shop or thrift store to see what they have that might suit. It is a very common occurrence that I will need or want something, and go to my local opportunity stores and there it is waiting for me. You see the thing with fashion and trends is that they all go full circle, so what is in fashion now was on trend 10 – 20 years ago. Nothing is truly unique or new but a mere inspiration on what has once been. Which is great for us thrifters as we can normally grab something unique and on trend for the fraction of the cost (not to mention doing my small part for sustainability). I try to get to my local thrift stores every other weekend and have a hunt around (I am sure like most people head to the local supermarket), and I always try to go with a purpose in mind. My current wish list contains the five following items … What is on your wish list?
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One – Robert Gordon Australia – Mixing Bowl & Organic Mug
Two – Under the Cable Knit Gloves in Yellow & Brighten Up Circle Scarf in Mustard
Five – Proudly Polka-Dotted Dress & All for Nostalgia Dress
One. Robert Gordon Pottery – This Australian owned and family run company has been around since the 1940’s which means a few of their beautiful pieces are floating around in your Grand-parents cupboards and at the local op shops (aka thrift stores). Their style is truly unique and the quality amazing, so I have been keeping my eyes peeled for awhile now.
Two. Winter is Coming – Not the Game of Thrones version, but instead in the form of an Icelandic holiday. Living in Queensland, Australia means that finding really warm winter clothes is almost impossible or crazy expensive so I have my eyes peeled for some key pieces to keep my fingers and toes warm in the cold Iceland December.
Three. Anything Knitted – Blankets, doilies, scarves you name it I love a good knitted item and so does my home decorating. I really wish I knew how to knit, my Mum did teach me when I was younger but I must admit I no longer remember. It is on another list – My “What to Learn” list.
Four. Vintage Cameras – Who doesn’t love a vintage camera? They are a classic piece for any vintage home decorating or even just as a great Instagram prop.
Five. Vintage Dress – I think this post would not be believable without mentioning my love of vintage dresses. I love nothing more than finding a hidden gem amongst the random racks at the local thrift store. You know it has become a full-blown addiction when your friends ask if its vintage (or thrift).