Thrifting :)

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Feb 5 2010

We’ve been unpacking in spurts. Today I unpacked and hung a few things in the “boudoir-cum-dressing table” area I’ve commandeered in the “bedroom” zone. Got to use my new spirit level, a farewell gift from a friend back in Melbourne. I hung up my treasured wall shelf (last used to store toilet paper and a few things in the ensuite in previous home) to store my creams, perfume bottles and bits of jewellery.

Ensuite at my previous home

Ensuite at my previous home

The same on our dresser, in our current tiny home

The same on our dresser, in our current tiny home

My mother-in-law works in an upmarket op-shop (e.g. Vinnies) and we often get to see the more interesting wares and clothes. Her shop specialises in vintage clothes and jewellery…

The other day I scored these vintage Indian silver filigree earrings, $18.

Silver filigreed earrings

Silver filigreed earrings

From my copy of Ameliaranne Bridesmaid by Ethelberta Morris, 1946.

From my copy of Ameliaranne Bridesmaid by Ethelberta Morris, 1946.

A few vacancies for young ladies of good appearance to train as mannequins.

Ameliaranne’s frock was taken off and hung up, and then she sat on a stool in corner and watched while the other ladies took turns in showing off frocks. Velvet frocks, satin frocks, brocaded frocks, chiffon frocks – Ameliaranne had never seen so many clothes in all her life.

From my copy of Ameliaranne Bridesmaid by Ethelberta Morris, 1946.

From my copy of Ameliaranne Bridesmaid by Ethelberta Morris, 1946.

“But not one you could mind a baby in,” said Ameliaranne to herself. “I’d rather be comfortable than grand.”

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