October 17, 2010

Flea Market Finds!

My husband and I decided to go for a quick trip down to Maitland and back yesterday to look at a few display homes for ideas! On the way down I could see him smile every time we drove straight past an antique or second hand store......he does this to annoy me fully knowing that I so desperately wanted to stop and check them all out!

On the way back he must have had a moment of weakness because he stopped at "Aussie Outback Wares" a gorgeous antique store in Branxton. This place was amazing to say the least, it was full of the most unusual pieces, one that stood out was two huge enamel ware lamp shades......I think they must have come out of a factory many years ago, they were $185 each, simply gorgeous!

I spotted a matching pot cupboard to the one I bought in Dunedoo a couple of months back. It was one one third of the price of the first one, so when you balance it out between the two I don't think it's that bad.

It's perfect for storing some of my ever-growing fabric stash.
To see what other people have found this week head on over to Her Library Adventures and have a look.


by marie-nicole said...

Fantastic, so glad you found that.

Sounds great just being able to duck down to Maitland... what a nice drive that must be.

Knicky Knacks said...

Great find. Yes, our husbands are put on this earth to taunt us. Mine does the same when we drive past an op shop! Have a great week.

passion4pink said...

I'm so glad you found this one at Branxton. I know the shop you are referring to, we stopped in there often over the years as I was growing up on our way to Blayney visiting relatives. I have seen a few about and I thought I may have seen one at my father in law's house but when we went there a couple of weekends ago I checked it out but it was not the same.I was still keeping my eye out for you though, I can stop looking now lol. Enjoy your find!!

zigsma said...

Perfect! Well done!!

NessaKnits said...

Glad that husband stopped. And so he should!

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

Mine nver stops either! You should drive! ;)

Tricia said...

What a lovely cupboard. I've been meaning to pop into that place for ages but I seem to be always running late when I drive past it.

I'll have to make sure I pop in next time.

The Branxton opp shop in the hall is great for clothes.

spectacularfairywren said...

i simply LOVE the pot cupboard. A gorgy bedside table idea too?

I would love to see the lampshades - did you buy them - i love all things enamel and lampshades/light fittings are so on the list.

As a ex/soon to be again, NOVO, I am loving reading the familiar placenames.

Kate @ another donkey design said...

Hi. I was recommended your blog by onecraftymomma. How funny my mum goesinto that store all the time as she lives in branxton. I will have to check it out next time I visit. Love the blog. Consider me a new follower. (and your pears are on my Xmas wish list