25 January 2013

Signal when you get to the top


My bargain beacon seemed to be functioning rather proficiently today.
G and I were recently discussing how we would like to find a little funky nest of tables, as we rather admire the set our lovely friend Jo has........and after work today I popped into my favourite Sallies opshop only to practically fall right over a dear little set just inside the door...and they cost me a whopping $6!
Squee, I say!


I was game to try and take them home on my bicycle, but opted to get a taxi.
It just wouldn't do to end up arsing off my bicycle with a nest of tables on top of me and my arse displayed to the world, would it?!
Granted, it wouldn't be the first time I had accidentally (or on purpose, for that matter) displayed my arse to the world.


I also found a splendid faux (fauxfauxfauxxx) fur stole in a delicious caramel shade, just what I'd been looking for!


And, to cap it off, I had only been thinking this very morning that I wouldn't mind another brocade frock....and I came across this sweet little number!


I also picked up a dear little vinyl purse; I use these for sunglasses.
Haven't seen one with a side pocket like this before!
Thanks, Salvation Army, you saw me right today!

And did you notice I was double baggin' it?!
Thought so.
I do adore my little 50's wicker fishy bag from Two Squirrels , but it's so damned small!
So, for some added colour excitement, I also carried my 60's orange raffia handbag.
Huzzah!

I also wore:
Frock-from awesome Ivy
Jacket-from a wonderful reader, Brenda ( from whom I received a most magnificent parcel of Joy this week! Thanks, sweetie!)
Tights-retail
Shoes-a school fair
Earrings-from the sexacious Desiree
Necklace-Wasteland, San Francisco
Pendant-opshopped
Bow-vintage bow tie, from darling Tamera

I feel rather satisfied with myself, my bargain beacon and my scores and now have my second vodka/tonic (with ice and lots of lemon) in hand and am about to have a noisy jam with some boys!
Rock the hell ON!

X

48 comments:

karensomethingorother said...

So, dream it and it will come true? Oh good, I'll start putting in my karmic requests NOW then. That's awesome that you had such a successful shop, and found your tables.
Incidentally, I LURV your bright sunshiny yellow tights with your outfit. It's a surprise that made me feel happy.

Janice Tutone said...

The nesting tables are killer! Love the shoes but what does "a school fair" mean? Looked in you glossary, not there. Where can I find shoes like your adorable green pair?

PepperReed said...

Huzzah!! A big SQUEE on those tables! They're a total find for $6; glad your Thrift Mojo is ON IT! You're looking Lovely and Relaxed in balmy NZ... *jealous, as we're in deeeeeep winter with temps of -12 to -17 C. ~ rare for us in MI USA, we usually have milder temps.

On the upside, it means many cozy fires and S'mores toasted in the fireplace with fancy drinks and nosh besides, but planning the garden and looking forward to warmer weather, just the same.

Sheila said...

I wore a belt today that is a dead ringer for your necklace!

Love the stole - I have one that's real fur. Poor dead old fur - at least it's getting some love now.

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh you are GOOORGEOUS, amor! I absolutely adore this colour combo - the shoes and tights are INSPIRED (and the only way to wear green and gold, a combination I am yet to conquer due to the school uniform phobia!). Your bags are exquisite - I can't wait to see you in that stunning brocade number and yay for the darling nest of tables! And DOUBLE YAY for jamming out with your clamming out! Kiss those boys for me! Love you more than Chrissie Amphlett, SS xxx

Mariela said...

Don't you love it when you want something and you just happen to find it. It makes me feel all happy and sparkly.
I'm loving your fish purse. Ive been looking for more wicker purses to add to my collection but they are hard to come by. I love the richness of your tights. It screams out ice cream.

Sissy said...

Wow, 6 bucks for those sweet tables - lucky you, great scores all around! I was actually triple bagging it last weekend at my uke lesson feeling like a ragbag lady, course it was all old stuff, gee...now I don't feel so bad, love ya Helga, you always put a smile on my face!

joyatri said...

Squee, indeed. Gorgeous brocade dress and it looks luscious with today's yellow tights and green shoes in the photo right below it. Love the mod, hammered necklace. Thanks for providing some brightness and sun on this cold, wintery day.

Trees said...

Send me some of that bargain hunting good luck will you lady - I can't believe you only paid $6 for those nestling tables! Fabulous! Love that fish bag from Miss V - but I'm sure I've said that at least 10 times before ;)

50 and counting said...

A ray of sunshine for my frigid Canadian day!

Love the fish bag.

Joni said...

I love it when this stuff happens. I've come to my own theory about these things over time. I seriously think that when we're wanting or desiring a particular thing and it happens so easily and quickly, we were desiring it because it was already coming..if that makes sense. I love that about life don't you?
Those little tables are just perfect. And so is that lusciously rich dress. Designed exactly to your desires. ;)

Ivy Black said...

LEGS!BAGS! SHOES! What a treat you are. Aand does anyone else do double bagging like you ?
I love it when a bargain happens when the feelers have only just gone out and those tables are rather lush.
Dribbling a bit over the fish bag.
Have a wonderful weekend.
xxxxxxxxxx

Carina Rosenholm said...

You look absolutley gorgeous and what great finds! Love those tables!

Sue said...

Great shopping Ms Helga!! I do so like it when you find what you have been thinking about. I found a gate, yes a gate!!! I was stoked, now it just has to be hung by TOF!! I say put the thought out into the cosmic world on what you desire and you may well get it. Enjoy your weekend, ours is a long one up here!!

edie pop said...

You look gorgeous in this stunning outfit!!!I adore everything you are wearing here!!The jacket and the frock are fabulous,they look even more wonderful with the yellow tights and the awesome fish bag!!!
I'm enthusiast and totally devote to this outfit! I'm glad you find that lovely table set and the faux fur stole!
Have a great weekend!!!
Love xxxxxxxxxxxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

You have such a good taste in drinks and clothes and I like that you match ypur clothes with your drinks (or vice versa).

delia hornbook said...

Brilliant buys loving those tables and your stole. Have a great weekend, dee xx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Ooooh such a fantastic mix of colours today! So citrusy, I love it. I love the nest of tables and their stick legs. I can imagine you have flashed yer bum on many occasion! Love that fur stole, what a find. The little purse is awesome too xxx

bonsaimum said...

As usual you look magnificent. Those green shoes are to die for. It's like all the stars are aligned when you are looking for something in particular, walk into an op shop, and there it is. Nothing beats that feeling!!!

Trudie said...

You are a beacon of bargains and babe-a-lusciousness. The frock, the jacket the shoes the tights have me swooning. I freakin' love those shoes and they are perfection with those tights. You did super well with that nest of tables I have seen several around recently for crazy cheap prices.

Lucy Nation said...

Ooh those tables for $6, I'd have well bagged those you lucky lady. You're looking delightfully sunny and whimsical today. The fish bag is so cute xxxx

Hannah said...

Beautiful dress and love those shoes and yeah I need more fish shaped bags in my life. What a score with the nest of tables! That brocade frock is heavenly cannot wait to see you rocking it!! xxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

Nesting tables are the absolute shizzle aren't they?!!!! But I must say I'm having right ole perve at your sexy gams in that GORGEOUS floral green frock, with the tights and shooooooooooooooz!!!! I would have helped you with your tables and bicycle - I reckon if I straddled you from the front, balanced on the crossbar, I could have balanced the tables behind your back. Ooooh err ... double-bagging it all the way baby - two absolutely glorious examples - what a pair!!!!!!!!! You sexacious wench!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Vix said...

Don't you just love it when chazza shop karma happens like that? Those tables and frock are gorgeous.
What a truly fabulous colour combo you've got going on there, something to feast my eyes on after a hideous trip into grey old Walsall town. Ivy's frock is making me weep with joy, I want it.
Vodka and tonic, yes please! I've been dry since Tuesday!
Love you! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

pastcaring said...

You've clearly been having my share of the secondhand shopping luck - give it back, this instant! I am seriously finding fuck all at the moment. Which is just as well since I have fuck all money till the end of this hideous month...
But enough of my whining - YOU! It's about YOU! Gorgeous creature, look at your legs of sunshine, your fab Emma frockage, your Rough Vera double-bagging, your nestling tables of delight, your fauxfauxfaux loveliness, and your squee-worthy brocade!
Send that Bargain Beacon over here, neck another vodka, and bring on the jamming! xxxxx

Emalina said...

What an amazing yellow legs you have, gorgeous Helga! Looking fab and many congrats on your fantastic shopping prowess, the tables are great and that fish bag is to die for!

thorne garnet said...

Dang, what a score on those tables. They look in perfect shape.

menopauselsupermodel said...

I have this mental image of you on your bicycle with the two purses, the fur flung around you and balancing the tables just zipping down the road!!

Love your outfit--so summery!! Those tables are gorgeous and i can not WAIT to see you in that fabulous brocade dress!!

Penny-Rose said...

I am lusting after that orange bag and the green shoes. Glad to see the op shopping odds were in your favour. The brocade dress is amazing and looking fwd to seeing you in it. Hope you have a great weekend.

señora Allnut said...

love your double baggin' outfit and that cute fish bag!, and Looove your Yellow tights and GReen shoes, really delightful color combo and pretty floral dress!!
And I'm admiring your shopping mojo!, that tables are fabulous!
besos & rock

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

I so love when my bargain beacon is "on"! I'm more in need of getting rid than accumulating so I've not even tried... Those nesting tables are fierce! As are you! XXX

Renia said...

I love your outfit! This fish-bag is adorable! Kisses x x x

Krista Gassib said...

You can just hear how pleased you are with your scores, I love it, those tables were a total steal! They would sell them over here for like $50 at least! This color combo is mind blowing crazy good and I can't wait to see you rock that new frock!
XXOOO

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I want those tables and brocade dress!!!!!! WANT! You look amazing, love the double bag situation :)

Louise Mc said...

You can't beat a nest of tables, especially when you have visitors and you can move them around to house tea and cake. That brocade frock is too gorgeous, and the faux fur stole too. I need to get out chazzing, I've been away from the game for too long. x

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Dearest Helga, you have the absolute Bargainest Beacon!!! Finely honed, that, and your marvellous bags (FISH!!!!) and tremendous leggy-loos, and oh, those shoes. Thank you for all of this divinely radiant sunshine! xoxoxo

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Your legs look amazing in that frock! Love the nest of tables. Yay for an op shop extravaganza day! Xx

Bohemian vanity said...
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Bohemian vanity said...

I'm obsessed with your shoes in every post ! This pair is sooo
a-m-a-z-i-n-g !!!
Awesome outfit combo, you crazy chicken !!! Have a fabby weekend Helga ! xx Tani

Marla Robinson said...

Omg, I want those yellow tights! They are so cool. Love your fish purse and furry stole. Wow!!

Ofelia said...

What a lucky find! The tables are so sleek and mid-century fabulous.
I love your outfit but I'm especially attracted to the tights and the shoes; very fruity!

Rose&Bird said...

Ooh, isn't it great when karma delivers! Not quite on the same level, but I found a particular DVD yesterday for JB1 after saying the other day it would be nice to find it. Looking great, and the fish bag is cute!

two squirrels said...

That little nest of tables was a wonderful find sweet, just meant to be. It really is all about timing.
Those yellow tights look amazing with the green shoes. Yay!!!!!
Hope you have had a fabulous weekend.
Love V

CityScape Skybaby said...

Ooh those tables are gorgeous and so is the brocade dress, I love it when you find just what you've been looking for at a bargain price. I laughed at the thought of you thinking of humpfing the tables home on your bike, you're worse than me. I've got on the bus with a large curtain pole, tons of bags and a baby in a pushchair rather than get a taxi. xx

Devil made in Heaven said...

Wow your new stole is wow..... I love that color.
And what a great finds. The little tables are cute.
Here in the Netherlands we have millions of bicycle's and we also have little bicycle trailers. We have one for the little doggie's. (unless we find something else to put in it like grocery's) Then you can take a lot of great stuff home with you on your bike.
Your outfit is again amazing. You bring in the sun! Love both of your bags. Really can not choose wich one is cooler....
xxx have a wonderfull day!

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

I am really digging the yellow and green combo! Those shoes are gorgeous! Perfect shoes!

LandGirl1980 said...

Green and yellow? AWESOME.

wardrobeexperience said...

the fish is awesome. love this piece!