A Week of Beach Cottage Coastal Vintage Finds, Day One
Mon 28th, Oct, 2013
Morning to a week of Beach Cottage coastal vintage finds, I’ve been doing the thrifter’s dance this weekend, I can’t wait to show you all I’ve scored, I’m going to take great joy in photographing my bits and bobs for the blog this week…after a very very very long vintage treasure drought, I’ve had a boom. I mean like a blooming humongous boom. There is something white I’m going to show you soon I scored for the deal of the century. You are gonna die. hahaha
So this is my first one of the week…I found this old enamel Belgian flour container while out thrifting at the local beach-side flea market last weekend…to be honest I was not expecting to find anything, this drought has had me by the neck it seems.
When I first started looking for old things weathered by time back in the old country, it was so much fun, the thrill of the chase, the old stuff, the memories, the worn things, the old patinas…it lasted for a good few years in lovely Australia when we first moved here too and then all of a sudden thrifting got trendy and I noticed a change - in op-shopping, at goodwill, in the junk shops…the hipsters got hold of it and the tags started to change and say weird things….and other homey vintage loving bloggers I had got to know mentioned it too, this strange takeover of our secret little world.
So nowadays I vintage treasure hunt a lot less, but on a sunny Saturday morning when the flea-market is on in our little town and my daughter is up for looking for ‘fashion’ I happily tag along with a coffee and a basket, eyes open for my own little treasures…
I spied this vintage enamel tin from Belgian on a stall selling someone’s unwanted clothing and bits and bobs, I picked it up and asked the price, she told me, ooh you know it’s enamel they go for a lot nowadays, my heart sunk a bit, I felt like saying ummm we are standing in a school car park surrounded by your old shoes, anyway I took her home with me just because I loved…nothing like adding an old piece with that old faded patina to one’s collection to use for flowers…
And I’m thinking just right for coastal vintage style?