Last Shopping Spree 2013

‘When I shop, the world gets better, and the world is better, but then it’s not, and I need to do it again.’― Sophie Kinsella

So I needed (really) I nice serving plate and I went to visit my favorite thrift stores. I could not believe my luck when I found this gorgeous pink depression glass plate with matching dipping bowl for only $6.-!!! And not a chip or a scratch on it! I started humming Christmas songs right away.

And than I saw the delightful peacock and that naughty mouse. And two vintage Pyrex bowls with my favorite Butterprint pattern! Aawh, and that little donkey…so perfect to hold my toothbrush! ( The candle holder is just to show the clever design of the peacock, it looks great on a bookshelf now)


Dus ik had nog een serveerschaal nodig ( echt waar) en ik ging maar eens op bezoek bij mijn favoriete kringloopwinkels. Ik kon mijn geluk niet op toen ik dit prachtige roze depressie glazen bord vond met bijpassend dipsaus schaaltje voor slechts $6,-!!! Geen krasje, niks! Ik begon gelijk kerstliedjes te neuriën. Ach en dat ezeltje…zo perfect voor mijn tandenborstel.

En toen vond ik die voortreffelijke pauw en dat ondeugende muisje en twee vintage Pyrex schalen met mijn favoriete Butterprint opdruk! ( De kandelaar is alleen maar om t slimme ontwerp van de pauw te laten zien, die staat nu zo mooi op een boekenplank)

And then I stumbled on these 1960 children books and ohoh those retro Dolphins were also singing softly to me….


En toen struikelde ik over deze kinderboeken uit 1960 en ohoh die retro dolfijnen zongen zo zachtjes naar mij….

Right…it was the last time this year, I was in the shops. It is getting too crowded with too many grumpy people for my taste;0) Time for reading.


Goed…dat was de laatste keer dat ik in de winkels was dit jaar. T wordt te vol met teveel chagrijnige mensen naar mijn smaak;0) Tijd om te lezen.

And getting ready for Christmas. Oh, how I love this coziness….


En voorbereiden op Kerst. Oh, zo gezellig….

Love and Liefs, Johanna.



17 thoughts on “Last Shopping Spree 2013

  1. What wonderful finds!! Funny how people get grumpy this time of year…too much pressure? Enjoy your treasures and your peaceful home!

    • Well, I always wonder why people indeed get so grumpy in this joyful . Maybe they get dragged into all the commercial nonsense they are fed with all the time? Too bad, it is such a wonderful time of the year! But I have feeling your home is peaceful too! hugs from Ohio

    • Thank you Mary Sue! I wonder what would be typical for Australian Christmas? Or maybe it is the same ? In the Netherlands 5 of December is St. Nicolas day with gifts and all. And Christmas has two days.

  2. Oooo, I just love your finds! I pick up the vintage Pyrex bowls when I find them, too! You got some fabulous items. I would love to go shopping with you! Oh, wait, I’d hate to have to fight you for something! LOL!!!! 🙂

  3. Awesome finds! I’m especially envious of the $6 pink depression glass plate and bowl that you found. I threw a pink depression glass plate out when I was getting ready for Thanksgiving. It had been poorly stacked in my cupboard and a piece had broken off of it. Your post motivates me to go to a flea market or thrift store, and look for a replacement.

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