Tuesday, 20 August 2013

VINTAGE - Recent Goodies


I haven't done a vintage haul post in a long time, but fear not we're still busy grabbing the bargains on a Saturday at estate sales. Aside from the hundreds (literally) of records we've been buying there's been some other vintage additions to the household.

With our bookcase increasingly becoming home to our records we're somewhat sort on space for the old hardbacks but when you come across ones for instance on how to cope with marriage in the 1950's to the works of Poe and 1930's bartender books it's hard to say no. Cooking books are certainly a weakness, particularly ones with spicy or Indian food although they aren't necessarily vintage I just loving having piles of cookbooks to scour and search for inspiration from. 

What's been one of my favourite finds has been the vintage set of scales we picked up, it's been worn, it's marked and it's been someone's trusted scales for many a year. With many American recipes based around cup measurements they are certainly more of a decorative piece and even an old Ball Mason jar is now home to my collection of seashells. They are just a couple of vintage kitchenwares items I've been picking up for our when-we-get-out-first-home kitchen which I intend to root very much in the past.

I've managed to pick up a lot of craft supplies lately which is grand as I'm planning to make several cross stitch gifts for Christmas. I always stick up on embroidery threads and pieces of adia if and when they are cheap enough and even the odd vintage sewing box in the process. Even a French Mustard jar worn out label and all (shown in the top picture) which contained a selection of mismatched vintage buttons is now home to my assortment of vintage sewing bobbins.

And finally to go with my drive lately to get all my photographs printed that I've taken in the last year a 1970's vintage photo album that got only brings back memories of my grandmothers gordy albums but will be a great place to store my own - so much that I've already filled it and will be back out hunting for another this weekend.

What have been your recent vintage finds?

11 comments:

  1. I don't have any vintage finds but I do enjoy looking at all the things you discover at these estate sales :)

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    1. Thanks I'm going to try and do them more regularly!

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  2. you love indian food!!!


    :) I'm from INDIA :)

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    1. I do I do, it's my favorite food to cook too!

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  3. I'm a sucker for pretty old books, love those ones x

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    1. I love them especially with illustrated plates in to and the detailing along the spine.

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    1. It's so 70's isn't it? The house had a couple of others of the same design but in different colours, wish I'd grabbed some more as I've managed to fill them on up easily!

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  5. I love these posts Rachael! Always so interesting to see what you've found :)
    That sewing basket is gorgeous, I'd love something like that!

    Jess xo

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    1. Yeah it's actually a really small box so it's handy just for keeping the threads i'm using in the project i'm working on. My house is actually getting over run with sewing boxes, I think I have about four of them in all sizes and shapes. I should probably sell some of them off - I don't think I could justify buying any more at the moment haha!

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  6. these are so dainty :) i like your style on taking these picture very girly vintage and friendly ^^

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