I’ve had a lazy day today. We have a long weekend this week with Monday off work, so I am taking this day off from my usual project work and having a break. My next project can wait until tomorrow – so I went op shopping this morn for the first time in a little while.
And….. I am so pleased with my treasure haul this morning.
First stop I was enticed into a shop by a gorge luscious red leather Chanel bag in the window display, that turned out to be a fake *shrug* suppose it was reflected in the $25 price tag – although $25 is a little steep to what the price of a normal bag usually would cost in that store (I’m not being mean but the little old ladies that take care of the store would not be able to identify a designer item made after the 1940’s to them it’s just a bag). I left that shop with an authentic Kathy Van Zeeland clutch wallet ($8) and a few make up bits (2 nail polishes and 1 eye shadow powder $1 ea).
Next stop I brought a pair of hand painted, gilded middle eastern candle stick holders ($3). Very chic with their slightly crazed ceramic tops ringed in gold. They are also signed in what looks to be arabic? and dated underneath in gold script. I also spotted a vintage metal Indian pillow purse ($5) that hinged in the back and had an ornate brass latch at the front. The bag is brass with banding in copper and a brass chain over the shoulder strap, inside is lined in dark blue velvet. Now I was on a roll and spied a vintage Lucite faux tortoise hand held mirror ($3) a few cracks in the Lucite but nothing I cannot deal with. The mirror glass was in superb condition. Also at this store I brought two tops one leopard print cap sleeved top ($4) with frills in the front and a smocked section across the lower back. The top is made of printed chiffon and is super cute. The other top was the terracotta and dark grey striped bat-wing long jersey ($4) made of stretchy knit, comfy around the house and a lazy wear with jeans. Lastly I found a cute wooden box with a hinge lid ($1) and a small silver plane clock ($3) for the hubby, super dashing with it’s little propellers that spin.
Last stop I scored an NZ designer dress made of beautiful floaty light fabric and in soft mottled grey design (Dress made by OBI – purchased for $5) and a bright yellow top shop belt for $1. OMG this dress is great for NOW – the NZ summer is killing me with the heat and humidity combo is the worst I have ever experienced – I find myself wishing for winter to come early…… and I LOVE grey teemed with yellow but have never owned anything yellow.
Then I had had enough shopping and came home with the loot. Here’s the pictures.
Total spent $40 NZD – not bad
I’m off now to play with my new old treasures.