Friday, August 28, 2009


Yet another reason for me to love Beci Orpin... This morning I popped on over to her blog and saw that she was hosting a giveaway of the Kit makeup that she did some design/collaboration with.
I wasn't particularly hopeful, but I emailed away just in case, and amazingly I won the last pack :) I'm so excited, she's sending it out next week, and I also got the chance to tell her how much I love her work!

It was a bit of a coincidence as JUST this morning I used her very pretty wrapping paper from Frankie on one of my lovely friends birthday presents!


Saturday, August 15, 2009

i wish i were a sailor man.

Especially one of these guys!

Both of my granddads were in the navy. My gran used to have a great photo of my granddad Alan(who I never met) in his uniform, but when she died I think it must have gone to my uncle, who I never see. Damn.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


Sooo I haven't had a hell of a lot of time for opshopping lately, but here are a few of my favourite things from the last month!

Retro Dymo label maker full of spools with lots and lots of different colours! I'm not really sure if it's worth anything, but I do like it!

A brownie I bought for my bf- he really likes old cameras- I think it's adorable. I'm not sure if it works or not, if anyone has any advice on using it that would be great :)

A great retro metal tray (bargain, $4), my new ugly(in a good way, of course) S&P shakers, cheap tuppaware and my new bowls! After I bought the tray, I went into a vintage shop with it tucked under my arm, and the lady behind the counter offered me $40 for it- thanks but no thanks :)

Vintage faux fur- $25 but toally worth it because it's very warm and well fitted!

I'm fairly sure this belonged to a granny, which is great, because I got it for $4 and I think it's fairly fashionable :P Maybe not when I wear it though, because i'm a big dag.

A very cute dress I found for my friends little girl!

I love little red riding hood, so I had to buy this from the salvos- even though it has just been refitted and now they charge $20 for practically every bit of clothing. Grr.

I'm not sure where my lovely friend/bfs sister found this, but i'm glad she thought to give it to me :) I'm not sure if it's purely decorational or if it has some use, but it's teeny tiny and adorable.

To new mirrors, $6 each. A bit pricey, but i've seen them for more in vintage stores and i've wanted one for a while!

I've been re-arranging my study to fit in this great desk I got for $25 :) I'm pretty happy, it was jus what i've been looking for for a few months! It's dwarfed a bit in this photo by my faaaavourite purchase this month....

Ahhh. So bad it's good, I fell in love with this the moment I saw it... She reminded me a lot of Sara Moon. Just not sure where to put her now!

I'm looking forward to hitting the circuit again this monday, hopefully i'll have more to share soon :)