August 20, 2011

Treasure Hunt!

Today Dave and I had a great little adventure out and about. Last week when we moved into our apartment we deemed Saturday, Cleaning Day, just so we can make sure we are up on top of keeping this place as spic and span as possible. So after our morning cleaning and eating lunch we headed out the door.

First stop was to the Centenary Antique Centre, to see what they have. Oh MY GOODNESS...this place is AMAZING! It is a HUGE building filled with different antique and vintage shop/areas! By far it is the biggest store with the best selection that I have ever been to. If you are into antiquing or thrift shopping than you would believe this place is heaven. It has clothes, purses, chairs, books, things with the Queens face on it, posters,....almost anything you could think of.

Seeing all the purses row by row in stall after stall I was in heaven. I would just pick them up one by one and show them a little love and gently put it back. Since I couldn't buy (or afford) them ALL I had to just pick one small little coin purse. It is SOOOO cute, a blue print with flowers all over it. I know that is will be used for many many years. 

Don't even get me started on all the A-MAZING clothes they had! Cute dresses, skirts, tops, and variety of coats from eras gone by. When shopping for thrift or vintage clothes I always wish I could buy them, but there is rarely anything in my size. I think this could be great inspiration to get fit! Maybe a little reward for me will to purchase a clothing item from here! OOOHHHH..I can't wait to go back and look at all the inspirations!

Man, I am a SUCKER for old books. I love how they are worn down from being loved and read over and over and over again. I feel like the carry so much history and have a story, other than the ones on their pages to tell. I found this great kids book called the Magic Pudding that has Koalas, Wombats and Pudding that was printed in Australia!

Here is a picture of what we purchased today. We hopefully will be going back after our first pay check (we should on getting jobs) to purchase some more great pre-loved items for our future home!

Australian Travel Bag, Floral Coin Purse, Magic Pudding Book, Queen Elizabeth Tin