My Current Thrift Store “Wish List” Items

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?

Thrift Shop Wish List | Op Shop Wish List. Robert Gordan Pottery. Mod cloth Winter Warm Scarves and Gloves. Vintage Cameras. Vintage Dresses and Knitted items.
Images sourced from:
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).

Happy Thrifting!

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19 comments

  1. I adore those vintage dresses! Good luck in getting everything you’re looking for! Most of my wish list is clothing–I’d love to start cultivating a new style, and a thrift store sounds like a great place to start–but I’m still learning how to do it so I don’t have a concrete wish list just yet.

  2. I love that pottery. So gorgeous and timeless. I am beginning my garden, so I am currently on the lookout for pots or other objects to use as pots for planting.

  3. This is such a lovely wish-list! It’s so much more fulfilling when you find the things you are after from thrift shops, then it is just going to retail stores, and as you said, the more sustainable option too! I recently shared my thrifting wish-list on my blog, and now I’m going to add Robert Gordon pottery to my list too. I can’t believe I haven’t thought to find some before! Janelle x

    1. I am Robert Gordan OBSESSED, I go around looking underneath everything at the op shops, their stuff is just so gorgeous! Really glad you loves the wish list, I will admit I have been wanting to do this post for awhile and your website inspired me, so thanks so much. I love your gorgeous vintage inspired dresses, and I will be in touch 🙂

  4. “…fraction of the cost (not to mention doing my small part for sustainability).” – words to live by:) I’m always on the look out for wood/metal crates to use as end tables, night stands, storage etc.!

    1. Great idea!!! I think they really are just a treasure trove for the creative minded people… so many possibilities. Happy Hunting Brittany!

  5. I love the vintage camera! I’m on the lookout for a mirrorless one, as some have the vintage look but take DSLR quality photos without being as big. There just so expensive. 🙁

    1. I actually just got the Olympus OMD E10, and it is exactly what you are looking for – Mirrorless with a vintage look. They also have the PEN which is very popular with blogger too. I would recommend mine, I love it. 🙂

  6. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog format. I love this article. I love Number 2 “Winter is Coming” even though it is not actually referring to Game of Thrones, I was instantly interested because I LOVE LOVE GOT. Thank you for sharing. Again, love the blog format!

    1. Hahaha I am a BIG Game of Thrones fan too!!! Can I just say how sad was last week’s episode – Hold the door will never sound the same again. 🙁

  7. Oh my LORD I love all the Robert Gordon stuff but it never occurred to me to check my thrift store! I recently got some cute little pottery egg cups from the one down the road but I want to do a big tour of all the lifelines on a Robert Gordon hunt! Thank you for sharing these clever ideas with us 🙂

    Elese | elesedowden.com

    1. Thanks Elese! I have become obsessive and anything that looks like their style I check the base for their stamp, hahaha. I must looks crazy in the stores. Good luck on your hunt and I want to hear if you find anything. 🙂

  8. Here in the UK we have something called ‘charity shops’ as opposed to thrift stores and I often go there to find books, records and cute vintage style outfits! I love reading about what other people find in these kinds of places its so interesting and I always think it makes things a little more fun 🙂 x

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