Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Look What My Thrifting Fairy Godmother Found Me.

It's been pretty quiet lately on the blog, what with the holidays and then a million things coming up time is just getting busier and busier. Also I have to declare something to you, I am outing myself as a Tupperware freak. So much so that I decided to take up selling it. Not to worry though, I won't be bombarding you guys with it, although if you're in the Melbourne area of Australia and want to host a prty drop me an email (mellywoods5@gmail.com), I promise, it wont be like any other party you've been to, cocktails and Tupperware.....yeah I'm going there!

Anyway I have scored a few things lately, not one but two of these chairs, my Mum thinks they're from the 50's apparently my grandparents had them when she was a young child. I love the really high backs. Being a tall person, I find lots of modern furniture is really low backed and low to the ground. These chairs are so comfy the kids are fighting over who gets the other one. $10 each. If you follow me on Facebook, you'll have seen the progress I am making turning this from 50's find to shabby chic/cottage gorgeousness. I'm almost finished one of them, oh and I am loving it, delights abound so far!


You have no idea how long I have wanted a suit valet. You know we all have those crazy things we have on our "one day" list, this is it for me. I saw it on my local op (thrift) shop's fb page and was lining up at the door before opening the next day. $25 a bit pricey for thrifting but I had to have it. Jules says I shouldn't give it a makeover, I'm like, ummm do you remember who you're talking to, she will be painted! Also look at the floor, that was the disaster in my living room. The paint scratched and peeled and looks worse by the day, currently saving for new flooring. I still don't regret ripping up that blue carpet.


I want to give this a makeover for Summer, 20 cents, can't go wrong. I've discovered landfill rescue shops, thanks to my friend Karen at RUDE Record, completely changed my thrift store shopping ways and I am now scoring amazing bargains! She's amazing, turns fabric rescued from landfill into amazing fashion items. Check her out!



This vase, I am not even sure what it was about this vase but I fell in love with it. Even all scratched up it is absolutely gorgeous. I don;t think this photo is showing it right because it truly is so beautiful. 10 cents score! I have started playing with vignettes and it's truly a stand out piece. Obviously I will share when I get it finished.



Well this post has been a little chattier than I intended but it was kind of a catchup as well. If I haven't made it to your blog this week, I am making the rounds.

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

19 comments:

  1. the real treasure :)
    ps. kisses from Poland :*

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  2. Fun finds again Mel! I love those chairs and I'm curious to see what you do with that purse! Funny that you wanted the valet. I wanted one for years and never found one, now you'll probably make me want one again! LOL!

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  3. I really need to shop in Melbourne. I love your chairs and can hardly wait to see what you do with them. (Not on FB) You have a knack for sniffing out the bargains Mel. I passed up one of those purses in a free box not long ago and will probably kick myself very soon!

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  4. Love the vase, gorgeous shape and colour! You have found some great stuff recently! xx

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  5. Great finds indeed! I'm favoring the vase. So pretty! Have fun tupperwaring :-)

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  6. Awesome finds Mel! Those chairs are a great makeover project, and even though the valet was a little pricey if you don't see them too often it's probably worth it. I kinda like the vase just the way it is. Such a pretty colour! My favourite place to shop is at the dump. Amazing freebies, when we get permission to take them.. And we haven't been turned down yet. If municipalities here would start thrift stores it would certainly add to the life of the landfills. Up at my mom's cottage they have one right on sight, and the goodies are all free.

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  7. Wow, great finds! Landfill rescue shops sounds awesome- I wish we had those around here. Once upon a time, you could scavenge at the landfills, but now it's a big no-no, too much liability, I suppose.

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  8. That suit valet is amazing! I don't think I've ever seen one before!!

    -andi

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  9. Cocktails, Tupperware, and PINK BOOTS!!! I remember my mother selling Tupperware in the early 1960's - I did not even know it was still around. I say scuff that floor up some more to make it distressed then seal it with poly. Love the chairs and the valet. And of course it must be painted.

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  10. Love the chair...and it does look comfy! The straw bag is really cute. The suit valet is in great condition. It's funny the things we all have on our list of things we want...:) I would paint it for sure...can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  11. Love, love that suit valet ! I remember my grandparents also had one or two of those chairs {very comfy indeed!} Good thing I am continents away from your Tupperware parties - used to spend thousands on the stuff and it drove Roy crazy !

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  12. I'm curious about the suit valet. I've never seen one, can you believe it? I'm thoroughly convinced that I need one now, as well. Even though we don't wear suits. What have you done to me? Lol. Good luck on the new venture! I bet you could cross sell some of your upcycles as well.

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  13. OMGosh I'm in love with it all! I would love that vase!

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  14. Dissing my blue carpet again, sigh... ;)

    I can't wait to see what you did with the chairs. A comfy chair is a golden find!

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  15. Wow. Those are some great finds. Loving the vase, too. Can't wait to see it in a vignette. You really are bringing the pink into the mansion lately :). The valet looks amazing. I've never seen one before either (like Amy!). I kind of side with Jules on leaving it be...it looks like it's in great condition. And, the chair, yes, I've watched your progress and can't wait to see the finished product!

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  16. Mel, your new shopping ways are bringing you very cool treasure at very cheap prices!!!!!!! Did you say .20 cents? That valet is vintage, wow. How many of them are there left? I remember seeing one of those at my uncle's house, I think. Pink vase, yes, are you going to paint it? Hoping not, it's the perfect color for the mansion!!

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  17. What fabulous finds! I can't wait to see what you did with the chairs and the valet.
    Exciting!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  18. I love it all! I hate to admit my ignorance, but I have no idea what a suit valet is! (Gah, remove my thrifting badge immediately... I should know these things)

    Your chairs are going to be gorgeous. I just know it.

    And does a landfill rescue take things en route to the garbage? Or do people drop their stuff off? I'm so curious....

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