Today the family had their own stuff to do and I was tasked with going to Savers to start working out Halloween costumes. That was the official excuse but really, I haven’t been op shopping in ages and it’s kiiiiling meeee.
Savers was pretty busy and their Halloween stuff (not secondhand) is everywhere. Lots of people buying up but we’re having none of that this year. This year is all about piecing together costumes from entirely secondhand sources.
I had so much time to kill before Husband picked me up so I took my time looking around the little trinkets. I couldn’t resist that little wooden pig up there!
I had to take photos in a huge rush, they didn’t turn out as well as I’d like but I don’t want to miss posting this today!
A recent obsession is vintage Pyrex. We had loads growing up and my aunt was the Pyrex queen. My mum always had the kind of muted autumn colours, never the pink or turquoise that I now see being sold for megabucks on Etsy and eBay. So I was pretty pleased to see this, even though it has a few small chips and baked on stuff. I’ll give it a thorough wash but it will make a great bowl for some fruit. I’m always running out of places to store fruit:
Then I saw this gorgeous little yellow Pyrex bowl. It’s the perfect size for dips. I don’t have any proper ‘dip’ size bowls. They’re either too small or too big, so this is fab:
Me and my pineapples. No idea what I’ll do with this dish, but hey, it’s a pineapple. Maybe I could use it to serve… pineapple:
More yellow! My mum had the bright green Tupperware containers identical to this yellow one below. Savers also had an olive coloured one in good condition but I’m going more for the brighter, cheery colours:
I’ve been looking for a bathroom liquid soap dispenser in op shops without much luck. Then I saw this. Sure, it’s for the kitchen and I’m not going to be washing my hands with mustard but hey, it has retro yellow and retro vegan food:
DeeW likes bits and bobs for her sewing kit and I never seem to have a particular colour thread when I need it. Hopefully this solves that problem:
Something for a fancy tea. Now I need to start having fancy tea:
After being out of op shopping action for what seems like forever, this was a bit of a splurge. I did exercise some discipline though and put a few things back, seeing as I’ve been decluttering lately and don’t want to bring more stuff in to the house. I did find some clothes that can be used for Halloween costumes (and hopefully worn again after that!) but I’ll leave those for a Halloween post. In the meantime, I’m trying to drum up enthusiasm for all things Halloween. I think my costume will be a tired frazzled hag…
Here’s a pic of a building I love on Sydney Road. Who doesn’t love a bit of TARDIS blue!
I am sending this post to Woman In Real Life‘s Vintage Bliss Tuesday. Joann has awesome thrifty finds and it’s always a blast for me seeing people on the other side of the world with the exact same vintage stuff I have!