I have always been a fan of scouring vintage/salvos/antique stores but ever since we have moved here, things have gone up a few notches. I am slightly addicted. OK. Totes addicted. I think it’s because I have found some amazing things and at great prices. And that’s the thing, once you find something, well you are convinced that the next thing is just around the corner. And so I find myself scouring my favourite haunts week in, week out. Because you just have to “keep your eyes” out. You know? AND because they turnaround of things is so high down here with all the weekenders there is always something new. And fabulous.
You can imagine my delight when I discovered a new vintage shop that opened 5 minutes away from here! I may or may not have had an accident when I spotted it for the first time driving through town. I may or not have been in there, weekly, since it opened and am now on first name basis with the lovely owner Ali. I may or may not be doing a full blog post on it soon enough as well. Just so you can soak up it’s loveliness. Every time I have been in I spied a 1950′s sideboard. Rob and I are suckers for this period and all of it’s fabulousness. Some people don’t get it, and that’s OK, I mean your grandparents probably had one of these bad boys, but we love it. I took some snaps (again) showed Rob on my phone, and then the next thing I know he is driving over there to grab it! Squeeeee!
We have placed it in a corner of the main room (down the playroom end) where we had a shitty butchers block from Ikea from our first home housing games and our stereo on top. We also had a dodgy old CD stand that we have moved and replaced it with this little pretty. Well, at 6 foot, she’s quite grand really.
I have to get a new lamp (LOVE a specific something I have to buy) to put on top, but we are thrilled with it. And for under $200 what’s not to love about it?