Friday, 13 April 2012

retro renovation

I have discovered a wonderful blog and website caled, possibly the only interior design blog that urges you to hold onto your 1950s and 1960s pink sinks, tiles and bathtubs, and not replace them!

The host of the blog takes you through her own renovation, pointing out was found in op shops and similar. It's inspiring and has made me rethink whether we should completely rip out our 1962 liver-pink coloured nightmare. Perhaps it can be 'tweaked'....?

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

More from Mitchell

Salvos Mitchell is having a book sale until Saturday, with tables filled with books priced from $2.00 to $4.00 each.

I may or may not have staggered out with a rather large pile after my visit this afternoon...

Vinnies Mitchell reopens!

That's the good news: The woman behind the counter explained it's like the factory outlet of op shops: the stuff that doesn't get sold comes here and what doesn't sell is compacted and sent overseas to sell.
( It was weird being back there)
The bad news?
At this stage they're only open during the week...

Monday, 2 April 2012

Beady eyed

A quick trip to Vinnies Dickson on the way home from the Post Office this afternoon to check out their craft sale.

A $1 bag of large wooden beads.
Makes a perfect stash of miniature lamp bases!