On Tuesday I went on another op-shopping adventure with my dad - this time we went to Noarlunga so I could finally check out the Savers there. I must admit that, whilst I was impressed by the size, I wasn't overly impressed by the stock or the price-tags. I suppose like most op-shopping you have to go constantly to find treasures and it's too far away for me to go very often. As for the pricing, some of it was reasonable, some seemed exorbitant, which happens all too often, now. Despite all of that, I still managed to find a few goodies for myself...
This is the amazing print of a (modern but with a vintage feel) jacket that I was instantly drawn to. I can't wait to wear it!
Vintage Little Golden Books always have the best illustrations - they're great to look at but very inspiring, too. This is a 1980s reissue of a 1950s book and it looks largely untouched.
Look at all these snappy dressers! I love the variety of domestic, farm and wild animals.
Two new LPs for my collection. I adore the covers for both of these - I may have to put the South Pacific one up on my wall!
A deliciously 80s knitting pattern booklet. Mum said the cover is her favourite but...
This two page spread is mine!
Oh, and I forgot to take a photo of a pair of pink high-waisted pants that I found at a little church op-shop for $1! They're from the 80s or 90s but I've been searching for some for ages and these will suffice until I find the perfect 50s (or repro) pair.
These aren't vintage or secondhand but they are two new additions to my classic movie collection: The War of the Worlds 1953 and Kiss of Death 1947. I've been asked a few times in the past where I get all of my old movies from and I suppose I'm lucky that I have access to stores here that have decent, though by no means exhaustible classic sections (which are sadly getting smaller and smaller)...I also acquire a lot of them online when I just can't find them on DVD here (either legally or...otherwise).
Speaking of movies, I've started up a film blog! I've only got one introduction type post there at the moment but I'm spending the day writing posts for it (and for this blog, too) so if you're keen on knowing more about my taste in cinema then please keep an eye on it. I know I've done movie posts here in the past and I may continue to do them, but I wanted to post a bit more widely than I had been here.
Andi B. Goode
PS: I keep forgetting to tell you all when I've updated my etsy shop!