Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I had a dream/Call me a Treasure Hunter / The one that got away.

Yes had  another oppy dream (crazy woman!!) I saw this wardrobe yesterday and wouldnt it be great for vintage clothing?Seriously the hugest robe I have ever seen and tall too.
 No where for me to put it but took a photo for you all.
Anyway back to the dream well I dreamt that I saw 4 vintage hatboxes on top of  it and asked how much was told $2 each and I said I'll take them all ( I had a huge dream grin too) then I woke up!!argghhh will I ever finish an opshop dream after I buy things not before?Why am I tortured so.?

So anyway My whole day of staying home and unveiling the Treasure room went by the wayside as I had to do groceries and that means I pass opshops and that means I have to go see what I can find hence the
Call me a Treasure Hunter in title.
(After that dream wouldnt you go on the hunt too?)
and this is what I found......
Yes another hat and vintage too boot.

candle holders you say?
no they are future hat stands I say
Velvet (how  I love it) jacket is so much nicer than this looks
Titanic book and gift package with video large postcards and a piece of film from the movie
A vintage  projector (was on my want list) for future projects.
Little mouse brooch so cute.
Vintage 1955 dress making book

I saw the leather case and it came with the lens for 50c crazy huh?I couldnt resist the packages with flash bulbs either.
RED (not orange) 80s dress I buy them coz one day people will want them and I shall have lots
May Gibbs fabric Heaps of it)
patchwork fabric coz its cute
a little girl ,na a red riding hood cape (just finished making a ladies sized one for Lovely Laura too)Oh and the little miss has trampoline burn on her nose (note dont slide across trampolenes)
scarves inc. another Betty Boop one.

a hat/wig stand
11 mters of this awesome cowgirl( and you know I love cowgirly stuff) fabric

 More to this colour
 I think its bark cloth?
 But whatever it is Debbie did it and I LOVE it. (arent you a bit jealous?)
These gorgeous clothes brushes they were only $1 each

A bit of bling seed necklace Lapuz lazuli shell bird brooch and a childs gold heart chain 
 has strange stamp looks gold but not sure.

 Lovely fans
 Now for the one that got away part of title.....

Saw a lady holding a gorgeous vintage chenille dressing gown.,I tried to telepathically make her put it down as I could tell she wasnt sure.Then these interfering old biddies started ewwwing and ahhing over it grrr anyway I said to the lady I was hoping you were going to put it down and Id pay her double for it she said its only (wait for it) $2 arghhhhhhh lol she was kind enough to let me take a pic tho (felt sorry for my pain I think) lol
Very much like my quilt I have, oh well teaches me for forgetting to put my blinkers on which I always try to do.

But all was not lost I went and had another scroungs around and found this
 Vintage emroidered(and needing an iron)
 dressing gown (wipe that drool off ,ya here?)
 Oh and I went to the tip shop and got this  it used to belong to Don Bissett whos name and addy are still on card inside.
 and these (master 6 was with us ones for him ones for little sis)
 this for LL and her Red Riding hood outfit
 and an awesome clothes stand (no pics yet)
and look my red cases are breeding.
I had vintage books to share but this post must end and as its now 11.36pm and I have had a long and hectic day I shall retire and see you again for Frock on Friday with the promise that the unveiling will be the next post after that.

Nelly xxx

one last thing my fault but ....Men aye?
I left my keycard at home rang The Captain and asked  can you meet me halfway and bring the Brown Leather bag near my desk.(note to self when switiching bags make sure you remove everything!)
Ok says he and  meets me halfway and hands me the Black bag with maroon trim (this is the Men aye? bit) Luckily I decided to just take his keycard instead of driving all the way home for mine lol.
The end xx


Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh the 1950s sewing book and the cowgirl fabric are FABULOUS!

Sarah xxx

Fading Grace said...

Wow you did amazing...Love, Love, Love the cowboy fabric. Who needs to dream Nelly, your living it!!
Love Sophie

PoetessWug said...

The 'one that got away' would have made me sick too! I loved that, with the pretty edging...You got some good buys there! :-)

Krista said...

I love that 80's prom dress, mine was red leather! Great scores my dear! The dressing gown you got is da bomb makes it easier to let go of the chenille robe :)


I want to come to your house and play dressing up SO badly! Love the red dress, suitcases, dressing gown, fans, fabric, oh - all of it. I wouldn't find that lot in 10 years, consider yourself lucky!

Vix said...

I adore that cowgirl fabric and the pattern cutting book so much and the satin housecoat is lovely. x

sacramento said...

Amazing finds Nelly. I bought myself a cowboy´s men shirt from England, so we are both in love with them.
Loving all your treasures.

Vintage Coconut said...

NELLY! You hit the motherload! I was OoO-ing and AHHH-ing your whole post.
My faves have to be:
- Mouse brooch
- Dressmaking book
- Camera lens & bulbs
- Fabric & Clothes brushes
- Silk robe

Thank goodness I get to visit a thrift store this afternoon or I would be in a frenzy!!

The Vintage Knitter said...

Wow,you did well with your opshop trawling. Amazing finds, especially that embroidered dressing gown. I'm going charity shop trawling over the next couple of days so I hope your luck rubs off onto me!

P.S. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog; hope you find you 1954 Holden ute someday!

Helga! said...

OMG Nelly,you hit the jackpot!! The most AMAZING pile of loot!!! Jealous,moi??!! HELL YES!
Yup,I reckon that fantastic cowgirl fabric is barkcloth!!! Squee!It's ALL just brillant!!

Scarlett said...

Wow you hit the jackpot nelly - my god that fabric is the most amazing print ever! You so need to show us what you do with it. I am in awe of all your finds, i bow to your bargain finding prowess :o) Scarlett x

fabriquefantastique said...

Good Heavens Nelly, how many shops did you GO to. and yes, I am jealous.

fabriquefantastique said...

Nelly, no sooner than I posted this the mail came!!!!and yes, the buttons have come. I am delighted, so much so I fell up the stairs and bruised my rib cage, dont know how to send you a personal email, but will blog soon. Jan

Anonymous said...

My goodness that is a haul, I am gobsmacked seriously. So much to love there.....the mouse brooch, the fabrics, the 80's dress...I could go on. I had to laugh at your telepathic must be a true and desperate sign that you're a thriftier, I do the same thing, and must admit I have been known to do the op shop stalk as well.

Kylie said...

OMG Nelly! What a seriously insane amount of wonderful stuff! If I were to make a comment on every single wonderful thing you scored on your latest treasure hunt I'd be typing this all day! I am jealous, proud, happy for you and very nearly ready to throw my op-shop ban down the toilet. You've got me itching to get back out there!
Can't wait for the big unveil...x

Kylie said...

p.s. Oh the it!

Bohemian said...

We most definitely are Soul Sistas... similar passions! I couldn't believe that Mouse Brooch, I had one just like it when I was a child & I'd never seen one like it since! I think as a wee one I "pet" all the rabbit hair off of mine. *winks* I had a balding Rabbit's Foot Keychain I did the same stroke to death to! *LOL*

Loving the Kimona... and I too have a Vintage Italian Velvet Bedspread with Cherubs on it, so I'll have to go look at that archived Post of yours and see how similar ours are?!

Yes, I'm certain we could trade many a story about raising some of our G-Kids! *winks* I'm just thankful we didn't have to raise all 9 of ours... or I'd be one seriously frazzled Granny fantasizing about running away from Home...*LOL*

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Bohemian said...

PS: Almost forgot to tell you that I totally believe in the Laws Of Attraction... and quite often when I've dreamed or had constant thoughts about an object it has miraculously shown up... too many times to be mere coincidence... lemme know if your Hat Boxes show up in real Life now!? *winks*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Nick said...

I can't believe it..did you say 11 metres! Ye gods. I am speechless. I am without speech.

Kitty said...

You might not get much vintage clothing where you are, but you sure do get everything else-wow! That chenille dressing gown would have been a good buy, damn hey!

Vintage Fabric Addict said...

hi nelly, geez you've been busy. your fabric is not vintage it's new, you probably knew that. worth about $38 yard? or there abouts retail.

Catherine said...

What an amazing collection of finds Nelly. Fab the velvet looks great on you too. Oh boy I keep thinking about the housecoat..I guess you could make one if you found a "cutter" somewhere along the line. I wonder if it was homemade 'cos I've never seen one like that before have you? I'm so excited for you about the cowboy fabric..fantastic! Love Catherine xox

Hello Vintage said...

Wow, you did REALLY well! I love the idea of the candle sticks for hat stands, they look great. Also love the lot of fabrics that you picked up. Well done!

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

I am BEYOND JEALOUS of your finds Nelly....I'm POSITIVELY GLOWING GREEN down here....And YES....The FANFREAKINTASTIC Cowgirl fabric IS barkcloth....Lucky....LUCKY....L-U-C-K-Y you....!!!!!

Tamarah :o)