I felt so restless today. I just had to get out of the house, but I needed a nice quiet drive. So I headed ‘down the mountain” and ‘up the other side’. A nice drive of about 45 minutes with a few of my favourite places to stop at along the way.
The first was a spot nicknamed ‘the 5 acre garage sale’. As its name suggests, it’s pretty extensive. You can buy just about anything from a bottle top to a train carriage (yes, they cost $7000). I settled for something in-between. I have a passion for vintage green (you know, the spearmint kind) and pink/red. So these were perfect. A 50s cake tin, minus the lid, but that’s OK, it was cheap enough. I practically bought the metal cake tin for the handle alone. Lovely bakelite in a rich, glowing cherry red.
I rather liked these 50s-ish dishes with their sketchy, food designs for only $5.
A little vintage wallpaper box, and two 50s vegemite glasses with green floral design.
A bit further along my drive I found an open air antique market. I couldn’t resist this gorgeous little bunny planter – pink and green – perfect! He’s in remarkably good condition for his age, especially with those delicate flowers.
Lovely old kitchen utensils, red/cream and green/cream.
And this wonderful xylonite brush case – look at the delicate latch, all in perfect condition.
There’s nothing like a bit of retail therapy, especially the vintage kind. Now I feel much more able to face the working week!
More flea market finds at Sophie’s!