Thursday, May 26, 2011

When SPRUIKING & THRIFTING go hand in hand - An Ode to the GORGEOUS Naughty Shorts....!!

*** The Early Bird ticket offer to the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza closes today 5pm EST....If you are considering purchasing a ticket to the early session you will need to contact me at before this time to secure your booking....! ***

Hello Vintage Friends near & far....!

As always, I hope this post finds you well & HAPPY....!  I'm running around like a blue arsed fly at the moment....With ONLY 7 x sleeps to go until opening day, I'm in the process of swapping my ORGANISER hat for my SPECIALIST vendor hat & if I thought I was busy before....I am SERIOUSLY under the pump now....!!

The living area of Casa De SVJ looks like a bomb went off....I have painting projects, sewing projects, pieces of furniture clamped waiting for glue to dry, pompoms hanging EVERYBLOODYWHERE....Oh & lets not forget the string of Parisienne stained price tickets hanging the ENTIRE length of the room....!

Needless to say....Yesterday I took the opportunity to escape for a few hours into the city to visit with my LOVELY Friend Daniel from the Red Brick Barn for a cuppa & a chat before heading down to Brunswick & Smith Streets to hand out flyers for the Show....THEN....As a reward for all my SPRUIKING efforts....I visited a FEW Op-Shops on my return journey....hahahahahaha....And here are my YUMMY Treasures....!!!

Doesn't this pile just SCREAM HAPPY....
I know my GORGEOUS Friend Bec over at Naughty Shorts! would have LOVED to have been with me when I discovered these DIVINE sheets....! Between the two of us....We have QUITE the collection....!!
I've NEVER seen one of these maths charts....I've seen the spelling chart for sure but NEVER one of these...At $2.00 I'm happy to say SCORE....!!
I have a feeling Bec would make a DIVINE TEA DRESS or two out of these BEAUTIFUL sheets....!!
Oh & these too would make GLORIOUS TEA DRESSES....Aren't they just DELICIOUS....!!
When I picked these green glass cups & saucers up I thought they may have been Pyrex or Fire King....But NO....They're FRENCH....**sigh**....Just need a soak in Napisan & they'll be PERFECT....!
And last but by NO MEANS least is this FABULOUS wallpaper which reminds me of my FAVE designer, Orla Kiely & I can't wait to use it....!

Well Friends I MUST FLY....I'll be back shortly to introduce you to some of our Specialist Vendors....!!

Cheers for now,
Tamarah  :o)

PS:  Don't forget....The LUCKY Winner of the Shabby Vintage Junk Extravaganza Giveaway will be drawn on the 5th June....To remain eligible you need to keep your button up until this date....!!!!!


  1. oh wonderful finds Tam... cant wait till Friday♥

  2. Oh I am loving those sheets too.And yes NS will be jealous in a good way of course.

  3. At least you have a good reason for looking like a bomb went off ... I have a dining table covered with vintage stuff for no good reason other than I don't feel like lugging it downstairs. Love your posts -- "a blue arsed fly" -- makes me laugh!

  4. Great finds!

    And what a whirlwind you're in right now- but I bet you're loving every minute!

  5. SCORE!! Great finds! You do need a reward. Well I am practically ready for the big day I am proud to say. Am just finishing packing everything (have some delights ready for the bags too!) You should be well proud of me ha!! ;0))

  6. My button is up for sure!! Those sheets are yummy as are the cups and saucers!!

  7. What fabulous finds Looking forward to the SVJ-X

  8. You find such good stuff! That wallpaper will be really fun!

    I have to admit, I kind of want to see a picture of Casa de SVJ in it's current state!

  9. Your excitement is contagious!
    You do know we ALL want to be there.
    Remember to take a bit of time and care for yourself throughout this whole process.
    Then make us more envious with pictures galore.

    Love your Math track game. I had not seen that or the spelling one in decades. What a flashback!

  10. Tamarah - sky coloured rear end flying critters R us too! Love your green glass cups and saucers! I could murder a cup of tea! So chuffed for you business is taking for you like it is. Well done!

  11. Fabulous finds!!

    Thinking of you my friend as the count down begins to the SVJE!