I have been wanting a top hat for ages and ages years even.
I have googled them and looked on ebay I have oggled and drooled, envied and lusted (well not quite lusted lol but had some top hat lusting envy when I have seen friends with them on) and I just didnt want to pay the money I have seen them going for..
and at the oppy today (the one I nearly didnt go to ( see why you cant miss any when opping?) what do I see? a loverlee Top Hat waiting for ME!!!!
Ok so I did spend a bit more than I would have liked but it cost way less than buying a brand new one and no postage and this one has a bit of vintage (somewhere in the 80s-mid 90s as the ph number is the old way we used to have them.Aussies will know what I mean) It even had the original tag on it.I did take the binding of the inner tho as it was crumbling away from age and sitting waiting for someone like me to come and love it.
I know its a tad too small for my fat head (yes I have a fat head lol) but it still works and the kids can use it for school dress ups and I it will keep me sated while I hunt for more and I want a bowler too.
Its a John Bradsley Brand Fur Felt so as the cute Vintage Coconut would say "I WON"!!! Cheers for ME!! lol.
For more Treasures Keep Reading ......Go on you know you want to sticky beak at what I got......
Just one more hat picture tho, ha
As you all know I have been busy, busy, busy lately.
Organising my treasure Room (wait its coming to this blog soon) tidying up and rearranging the
Moving things from Lauras house and shed to the storage shed and my shed.Organising and having a garage sale to get rid of junk.(Seriously no vintage treasures people)(ok that was last Saturday had no time to post,) it went ok considering it had poured all night and was over cast all day.Remainder of things were given away LL was quite proud of me.But as usual am regreting one thing I got rid off.GROWL no wonder I hoard!
Getting costumes together for bookfest at school on Thursday the 1st Sept.(nearly done.)nanny Mcphee is done Rainbow brite nearly done Peter Pan almost done.Jasmine -easy have it all ready.
Painting lots of things like chairs and filing cabinets.
Providing a Hercules outfit for 21 yr old son.(finished soon)
Running into town to get LLs car road worthy and new brakes coz she is about to sell it.
Running into town for tyres and other mechanicals for our car.(add a growl here too)
PHEW I am exhausted just writing all that.So now here are some recent finds (cant remember them all) found between and before all of the above......
Cute owl hanging thingy
Most are from the 70s and have others already stashed away.
Always love reading and seeing things about early Australia.
September 2011 Madison mag for .20c crazy! they are $8.20 new. Lucky me saving $8 (which id never pay for on these mags anyway)!And look at the cute glomesh purse $1
and this Jungle Book single bed sheet from a couple weeks ago (its been ages since I shared my finds hasnt it?)Isnt this print just great.
Some Enids 20c each
these wonderful silver pieces for 50c each and I LOVE them.I didnt even know if they worked (and they do)I just couldnt resist and why not for that crazy price???Counter not sure what its use was but will be great for counting knitting rows,stopwatch and compass.
Very sweet wooden hat hanger
Lovely blanket no brand tho (everytime I see blankets and granny blankets I think of you Kylie.
the gorgeously stunning and very Talented Miss Claire (seriously you have to check her and her band out!!! she can play a violin so brilliantly) sent me some goodies
Wool and tortoise shell needles (how did you know I love and collect those ones girl? 2 sweet scarves,Green Tartan purse the,cutest arabian nights picture and some pineapple flavoured choccies and rasberry lollies mmmm yummmy and a very lovely sweet letter awww Claire xxxxx
Choccies hiding in this gorgeous green container.Ohhh Greeen how I love you.
A few weeks ago I also got my tin swap parcel from Sharyn and feel awful I didnt post about it yet. Sorry Sharyn.Seems I must look like I like these chocolate pineapple lollies thingies and surprisingly I do they are yummy and the kids think so too.
And a few weeks ago (I dont know if you remember) I said I had bought some books of amazon and they came quite fast.One is called 1000 Steampunk Creations ( I love the costumes) and the other is The Golden Books identification and price guide which bought back some great memories on some of the old books I used to have.So if you want any info on your Golden Books just ask and I will Try and find the info you want.
Well think thats it now, I know I have forgotten to show you some things but think this lot will keep you all drooling for a bit ha ha.
Ok one more hat pic I know you want one.