Tuesday, June 11, 2013

black and white

Our op shopping adventures over our weekend away were a bit disappointing. Before we came across any op shops, we found lots of antique and vintage type secondhand stores, a very real sign that the local op shops (or thrift stores) would be well picked over by the local owners of those shops. I wasn't wrong, there were very slim pickings! We came home with just a few small treasures, a Crown Lynn colour glaze butter dish, a Pyrex mug with a design I'm sure I've seen somewhere before, but I can't put my finger on it? I also picked up this cushion in excellent/as new condition for $2! The label from the shop suggested it had marks on it? I couldn't spot any and after a quick run through the washing machine, it now sits happily on my bed.

Check out what other keen op shoppers have found over at Blackbird has Spoken


  1. Good spotting among the slim pickings!

  2. just goes to show, with a keen eye good stuff can be found in the most unpromising places!

  3. I love Crown Lynn and retro pyrex..........gone are days when an expensive designer bag used to set my heart a flutter! xo

  4. You did well! Cushion looks like one of those really expensive trendy ones and I love the cup.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. Hi,
    Crown Lynn used that design (Mogambo), and Val Monk thinks that the Pyrex mug came later.

  6. That's the kinda cup that holds a long black or gumboot, no chai lattes, green tea or cappuccinos in that cuppa.

  7. Love the pyrex mug. haven't found any of those in a long while.


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