Friday, 24 April 2009

good scores

good score:1
good score:1
absolutely stunning fabric ball, handmade for mae by christie. you want to make a new mom nice and teary? just hand her something with her baby's initials perfectly hand embroidered on it. done deal.

good scores:2
good scores:2
random mix of a few op shop finds, from left: wooden mr man puzzle 25¢, vintage japanese melamine plate $1, wooden blocks with cart $3, tupperware veggie container (at least that's what we used ours for when i was little) in unused condition $3, chunk o' thick, soft, red wool $4, vintage fisher price movie projector $2 (if anyone has any movie cartridges for this i would be thrilled to buy/trade them!!)

good scores:3
good scores:3
op shop baby clothes, from left: fred bare pants $3, esprit raincoat $4 (so cute it's ridiculous), ralph lauren sweater $4, H&M top $3, vintage mittens $1

good scores:4
good scores:4
1972 ugly duckling book, printed in japan $3 (BRILLIANT, see following pics of the inside), two sesame street books 25¢ and $1

ugly duckling

ugly duckling

i love this book. LOVE. IT. it totally reminds me of one of my favourite canadian kid's shows growing up, jeremy the bear. this show RULED. it was a combination of stop motion and cell drawn animation and looked very similar to the scenes in this book. i remember my favourite bits were when jeremy would ice skate on winter lakes made of aluminum foil... gold. you can watch a bit of jeremy here, it's pretty damn awesome.

18 comments:

  1. Hello there, love your blog! You're right - that jacket is just so cute it's ridiculous! Can I tell you that I want that Ugly Duckling book, it's adorable. Thirft on!

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  2. Right, that's it, I'm stalking you next time you go op-shopping.

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  3. ohhh good haul!

    the tupperware is called a pick-a-deli! I use mine for beetroot, canned corn etc!!!! good find! they had to bring back the retro style because everyone wanted it!

    Corrie;)

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  4. LOving your op-shop finds. My two were pretty much dressed from charity shops when they were wee. Sadly it all starts to tail off a bit when they get to late toddlerdom/early school years as kids don;t manage to outgrow their clothes before wearing them out. (le sigh. I kinda miss those days)

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  5. i haven't been able to get that old-style tupperware container , it's such a beauty. that's a great find!

    And the book looks gorgeous!

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  6. Great scores! Tupperware have a round pick-a deli now, I use them for olives and feta cheese, we used our square ones for tinned beetroot when I was a kid (yuk!). Now I use these ones for tinned fruit for dessert. Ihave a SNow White book the same style as the Ugly Duckling one if you want to start a collection......go Sesame st, I have about 100 old ones, they are the best!

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  7. fabulous!

    I have a Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty book (also printed in Japan) similar to the Ugly Duckling one you found. I love them so much!

    Vintage Sesame street books rock. I found 4 for 50 cents recently. Yay!

    It's so much fun to go a thrifting! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I use my tupperware container for beetroot too and my daughter loves it as it is so easy to just pick out a slice without gettin covered in beet juice. Those clothes are amazing, what a wonderful op shop you have.

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  9. Jeremy was definitely a T.V. staple for me, too. I loved all of the sets, and of course, the theme song is forever stamped in my memory!
    Also, how jealous am I of the Fisher Price projector? What a sweet find!
    How come I never find stuff like this when I second-hand shop? I think you have some sort of magic power.

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  10. Leslie, I have some movies!!!
    and a projector too. I will keep the movies for you and give them to you when you come. i think i'll give the projector to Sarah... hopefully there are more movies to be had. i got mine at the Old Strathcona Antique Mall, $3 a piece! i recently saw a wall projector for those old movies but it didn't seem to work. could have been just a bulb burnt out but sadly, my patience is too thin to tolerate broken Value Village toys.
    have you looked in my bookshop on etsy? i will happily let you pick through my giant stash... i have hundreds at home too.

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  11. also, i have other books like the ugly duckling one... jack in the beanstalk and one or 2 more...
    me too with Jeremy... what about Hammy Hampster? live action with guinea pigs etc.... do you remember that one?

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  12. Good score! that raincoat is ridiculously cute. And the book....awesome.

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  13. That is an amazing haul! Great clothes.

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  14. We used to have one of those tupperware containers - it always held beetrrot - what a funny memory- thanks!

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  15. I am utterly convinced you have special oppy powers! I continue to be gobsmacked by the finds! Gorgeous ball from Christie...

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  16. We used to have that ugly duckling book when we were small!! So cute. What a cute reminder.

    You sure did score, and more! So many great pieces.

    Little Mae is just divine.

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  17. OOh I had a collection of those Japanese picture books when I was little, when I saw your Ugly Duckling the images called me straight back to the seventies. I love it.

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  18. what a good eye you have! LOVE the vintage Japanese Ugly Duckling Book - beautiful.

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