Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Thrifty Tuesday

My crystal cut vase which I bought at the vintage/second hand markets in Rozelle (along with my two mini vase/pots ~ one of which, without its lid, you can see here) the other weekend. It cost $4, is in mint condition, is classic and I love it.

I'm so addicted to market and op shopping it's not true! It's much more fun than going to regular shops but while I'm espousing the virtures I secretly don't want everyone to start doing it or there will be fewer bargains for me!
;-)

The turquoise picture you see is a photo of a door in a street in Albania which has been printed straight onto wood. I picked it up at my local markets by the beach. It's not thrift ~ and here's an example of me mixing thrift with handmade (which I'm a huge fan of) ~ I love the fact the photographer has used her own pictures taken from when she travelled around the globe. Makes me think though I must do something with mine!

I still haven't got my new camera, as this photo and my others attest. I will do soon though I hope. Such a big purchase, I want to make sure I get the right one and if I'm honest I'm a bit scared making such an investment although I know it will be worth it!

Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope your week is kicking off to a great start!

xx

23 comments:

  1. Happy nice week !!! beatuful vase.........and flower !!!,,,,,,,,hugs from me........Ria........

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  2. those colours are amazing together. that vase, is just delicious. well done!

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  3. Exciting... love bargains, I've just started getting up early on Saturday mornings and heading out to the garage sales, you can get so much good stuff, and I'm finding it cheaper than Vinnies etc!!

    Good Luck with the camera purchase, I can recommend the CANON Digital SLR's they are fabulous and really user friendly!

    :) Hazel

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  4. Adorable vase ~ love it!! xo

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  5. I love a great find...and this one is so beautiful:) Happy Tuesday, sweetie and enjoy your day:)
    Muah

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  6. I have that exact same vase - it's really lovely, isn't it? And I'm with you, I love to mix vintage and hand made, it makes your home so much more interesting. Good luck with the camera shopping, I'll be interested to see what you buy, because I'm in the market for a camera too. Have a great day, K xx

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  7. Beautiful vase, what a bargain!

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  8. Hey! What camera were you planning to get? =) i'm an all out canon baby.

    I love the wooden artwork. =)

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  9. Hi Cornflake! L-O-V-E the picture!!! Sweet week. Bela.

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  10. Beautiful vase, and I adore that little picture! Happy camera hunting, I've been playing with the Canon EOS 1000d - but not sure what I think of it yet :)

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  11. Wow - another great bargain! Well done :-)

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  12. Gorgeous roses & vase:) Great purchase! xx

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  13. Hi Anna,
    The vase looks divine - good shopping. Take your time with the camera - ask lots of questions at camera shops. I bought mine at Paxtons - they were extremely helpful and answered all my questions over a period of about 3 months, before I finally made the purchase. As they only sell cameras and video equipment, they know their stuff. They provide after purchase advice too! If you are going overseas soon, time the purchase so that you can claim back tax when going through the airport.
    Carmel

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  14. love your photo!! Why do you need a new camera? I've been thinking about one as well. BIG investment. I love thrift stores and I do most of my shopping/hunting in them as well. So much more fun and interesting. Love the photo on the wood.

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  15. love your image...I know you will love whatever camera you will get. Have a great week too. xo

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  16. What a gorgeous vase! I'm with you when it comes to op-shopping. I had 5 minutes to spare before my hair appointment this morning and managed to purchase a gorgeous rug in great condition from Vinnies for $20. Michelle

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  17. ilovevintage, but like you i like to mix things up.Great picture i use a Canon Ixus. Small fantastic camera which fits into your handbag. Have a happy week. XX

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  18. Pretty vase! I love the composition of this picture too. The flowers are so pretty and I love the photo of the door! That turquoise is gorgeous.

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  19. love the contrasting colors...they make the pic absolutely pretty!

    Persis.

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  20. Oh, gorgeous finds here, Anna! I totally understand not wanting to have to fight with everyone over bargains, the good news is that many people are too lazy to get up early in the morning and find the good stuff, lol! XO!

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  21. Love mixing thrift with handmade too! Your pictures are gorgeous with your current camera! Very nicely done!

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  22. Love the vase - I always enjoy seeing your latest finds. I have a similar vase my Nanna gave to me.

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  23. Gorgeous!!! Love the colors in the photo!! Orange is speaking to me so much these days!!

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It's so wonderful to read all your comments, thanks for stopping by Cornflakes & Honey! x :-)