I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball....


I know you've all been longing to see what goodies I came back from Melbourne with!
Without further ado....


When I arrived, Sarah asked what I most wanted to find on our travels...
"Leopard...and sequins.......and all manner of gloriarse delights..." I cried!
Well, indeed, I found my dream leopard coat at Camberwell Markets!
It's minus buttons, but who fecking cares when it's a dream leopard coat?!
SQUEE!


Sarah presented me with this deliciously revamped mid century lamp!
Doesn't it look fine on our revamped formica table (one of a nest of 3)?!


I picked up a fair amount of clothing, including this modern jacket and cardi....


....these divoon frocks and Mrs Slocombe-esque suit and blouse from Audrey Scarlett Vintage....


...and these incredible frocks from Fossil Vintage...


Also a nice selection of tin, from Camberwell Markets (Queenie!), an ice bucket for our collection, some little Pyrex dishes, a couple of melamine plates and some cake forks from various op and vintage shops...


More tin from the markets.. I think I'm a bit obsessed...


The purple maxi, left, fits like a dream, and was from Friperie, Sarah gave me the 70's coat/dress (which I am imagining was once part of a pantsuit...or maybe it had hotpants!) and the orange frock was from a gorgeous new friend, Andrea, of Enjoyit, whom we met at Camberwell markets!
 

Who could pass up a Frida drink bottle?!
Two opshopped scarves underneath


Sunnies!
The green hearts I scored on Brunswick St, and the splendid red ones are from Catch a Thief.
Bow and earrings opshopped
The ballerina scarf ring was from  Grandma Funk's stall at Love Vintage.
It's an almost perfect match to a clip on earrings and brooch/pendant set I have!



I was rather thrilled to find this hat case at a vintage shop in Violent Town....I seem to recall having one in my Goth days, and G remembers it too, but no idea what happened to it!
This one is a sweetheart, and I managed to get it home as extra baggage with no damage!
In Violent Town we had the sweetest experience as we were about to drive up...a gent of the older variety came and tapped on the window, and asked if we were looking for opshops; we said, yes, but we've just raided the only one you have...he then directed us to do a "u bolt" and go to a vintage shop around the corner where I found this case and the ice bucket seen above!
Bless, you lovely gent!


These 70's sandals were opshopped in Bright with lucious Dee!


Fark, don't know about you, but I'm exhausted from all that linkage!
I'll sign off with this pic from whilst I was waiting for my cab to the airport...
X

50 comments:

Trudie said...

Yes I have been dying to see what you actually made it home with. Wowzers women that's a lot, did you have to pay excess baggage?

All the frocks are just gorgeous but who I saw the purple maxi I gushed, I can't wait to see you wear it.

Are you going to put buttons on the leopard coat? If you need some particularly large buttons please let me know as I have some large buttons from and old vintage coat here that quite possibly could work well with your coat.

List Addict said...

What a fabulous haul!!!!!! Well done! Oooh, I really need to get out into the country for a look. Violet Town? Who woulda thought!! Thanks for sharing.

Vix said...

Wahhh! I've spent all day lusting over some delicious vintage and your haul is even more gorgeous! That purple maxi, Frida, the tray, the lamp & coat darlin' Sarah gave you, the sandals, the coin earrings, the hat box, everything is a-frigging-mazing!
You look extremely foxy in that photo, too!
Love you! xxxxxxxxxx

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

You really have a pure, genuine Helga style."She's a leading Lady and with no trace of hesitation she keeps going, Head over heels, breaking her way ..."

Jane George said...

frig me! what a stash! your antics have been hilarious viewing and reading xxxx

Fiona said...

Fabularse haul-age.
Love the groovy lamp, hat box and the perfectly pretty purple number which will look splendid with your red tresses. Sounds like you had so much fun.
xx

Val Sparkle said...

Can't wait to see you in the purple maxi!!! Luscious color!

Liz said...

Love that coat - and everything else!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

freckleface said...

It was always Frida for me, never blonde Agnetha.

Your dream coat is my dream coat. Mi casa es su casa. I love it! And of course, you know I love your Queenie tin. Go Queenie!

I desperately want to see you in the purple maxi. I think you should make a new film featuring that hat case called Desperately Seeking Helga. Those sandals are rather beautiful aren't they? All cushioned soles and not too high heels. Please wear them soon darling! xxxx

Brooke F said...

Soooo many pretties!! Am having palpitations over your leopard coat and some of those fossil vintage frocks. Looks like a bloody good haul and can't wait to see you wearing them all.

seƱora Allnut said...

love that you've find your dream leopard coat!, every girl need at least one!
and love all that fabulous frocks you've purchased, so many prints and colors to enjoy!,
besos & colores

Lucys Lounge said...

you went mad...and i love it ALL

Carina Rosenholm said...

what great stuff ! The maxi is divine .. No wait - all of it is divine ! Fits a star like Helga perfect .
xxx

thorne garnet said...

geezy pete, did you buy the whole country? How in the heck did you get that lamp home?

Miss Magpie said...

*Weeps at the wonder of it all*

Emalina said...

Wowee what amazing finds! What a successful trawl you had through the markets and opshops! I particularly love the leopard coat - it looked incredible on you darling in Sarah's photos, and oooh that hat case is so divine!

The Grande Dame said...

What splendid finds! That hat box really is fantastic. I love all the dresses you found, especially that blue one on the end.

two squirrels said...

Oh I was so happy to see you had found at last the perfect leopard coat....and it is perfect sweet, you looked amazing in it.
Oh my goodness the row of dresses from Fossil vintage......they are all gorgeous. I am so in love with the polka dot and the teal patterned one. You are going to look fabulous in them. Wish I was shopping with you guys.
Have a splendid week.
Love V

Sheila said...

What a major bunch of scores! Love them all, but can't wait to see that purple maxi in action!

Camelia Crinoline said...

Oh jeez I don't even know where to start there is so much amazingness. I am dying over the leopard coat, though. It is fabulous. All the frocks from Fossil Vintage look beautiful. I bet they look even better on.

Trees said...

Holy Hell woman - you must have the good op shopping mojo running through your veins!! I went to a whole bunch of thrift stores in the US and only came back with two frocks. Perhaps when we go to the vintage fair in Wellys some of that shopping magic will run off onto me!! (I did get some FABULASE fabric though!)

menopauselsupermodel said...

That leopard coat is calling for some ginormous rhinestone buttons!!
My gracious--I kept scrolling down and absolutely wetting myself with drool gazing at all of the fabulous goodies you brought home!!!

Sufiya H. said...

My teeth are absolutely GNASHING with envy over that leopard coat! And that hat case is a definite SCORE. Love the tale of the old man who gave you the heads-up about the vintage store around the corner! All in all, a fabularse haul!

Lynn Dylan said...

Great finds! And yes, I've been wondering what you found on your travels. I love that blue dress with the red in it! The lamp is cool. It's all cool!!

xoxo
Lynn

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I'm salivating over all of your goodies....I WANT THAT LAMP!!!!! That's on my wish list! Loving the tins, the blue frock with the white collar, the coat dress from Sarah & the orange crimplene from Andrea. SQUEEE to all of it! Thanks for sharing. I might just raid your wardrobe when we come over again in September....Mwah-ha-ha! Xx

Misfits Vintage said...

This is like reliving Helgastock all over again!!! I can't wait to see you in The Perfect Coat again - and you know I LOVE the tins! and the hat box! and the lamp! and EVERYTHING!!!

Miss you like a motherfucker. Love you like air.

Sarah xxx

Indigo Violet said...

Oh my god, did you charter a ship back to New Zild? Choice!

Louise McDonagh said...

Wow. What a huge amount of booty! Is there actually anything you didn't buy? My favourites are the wild leopard print jacket, the pretty red polka dot dress and that vampish purple maxi dress. I am sure that you will rock them all. Xx

Hannah said...

Oh my the leopard coat is heavenly! And so is the purple maxi and the pink polka dot number! So many delights, you lucky gal xxx

Bohemian vanity said...

Wow such divine finds!!! The hat case is to die for, i love it! Lucky girl to get such lovely treasures!
xxxx Tani

Sue said...

I adore the leopard coat!! Did you fill a small container with all your fabulous purchases??

princesspincurls.com said...

Quite a haul! I think you did more vintage shopping in Melbourne than I do in a year-...and I live here. That leopard print coat looks fab! xx Shauna

tanaya said...

Gosh this array of goodness is making me all breathless, the purple maxi, the shoes, the leopard coat and the Frida bottle oh the Frida bottle!

Okay I am off to look online if I can find myself a Frida drink bottle or a booze flask hehe!

pastcaring said...

Oh bloody hell, LOOK at all the stuff! You did GOOD!
The coat is indeed perfection, the pussy bow blouse, ALL the dresses but especially the purple maxi and the turquoise leaf print ones, the sunnies, the hat box, the shoes - it's all too much, I need a lie down! And you are beyond gorgeous in that last pic, with your come hither eyes... Mmmmmmmm! xxxxxx

edie pop said...

I loved to be part of Helgastock's audience, I lived a breathtaking adventure with you, Sarah and Dee and I felt so excited for every post, you really made my days!! Every souvenir you took back home is fabulous, I ADORE the Leopard coat and the frocks, especially the purple and the pale blue one, but I'll wear all of them!! The sunglasses and all your finds are wonderful too, now I really need a Frida bottle for my cocktails!
Love xxxxxxxxx

Renia said...

I love all those things! Leopard coat is amazing! I had leopard coat but it was too small, so I made pillows from it:) Kisses x x x

Ofelia said...

The purple maxi, the sunglasses and that Frida bottle are my old time favorites!

Bohemian said...

Fab 'Scores'... and that Frida Drink Bottle... now I want one!

Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Janice Tutone said...

What fun to see all of your treasures! You are going to look amazing in all those frocks and the photo of you is stunning! XXX

Terri said...

Can't wait to see you in the purple frock.

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

WOW!!! Look at all that stuff! I am so jealous of your massive score!!

Krista Gassib said...

Hell yeah that is a bad ass leopard coat! You really did bring home some beautiful things! Those dresses from Fossil OMG delicious! How funny we both have the same polka dot print dress! This new one is yum yum! The red sunnies have the coolest points and thank heaven for sweet old gents they are few and far in between!

I'm pretty sure water in that Frida bottle will have magical powers once you drink it. Try painting!!! That lamp from Sarah is pretty mind blowing and of course perfectly at home in yours.
LOVEandMISS you buckets!
XXXXOOOOO

Ariane Lasalle said...

Wow that is a major loot!
You did good, look at all these beauties and yes and yes this leopard pring coat is too extraordinaire for words!

Ariane xxxx

Sacramento Amate said...

I wish I could be with you this second and ramage through all those wonderful goodies.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Fecking stop it!!! That is coolness overload.. Awesome scores!!! ARe the prices decent over there?

LOVE the frocks (that purple one=swell.)Actually shit they're all awesome.. Loving that tin. Can't resist a tin tray myself!

My John would love to have an ice bucket collection too.. he has 3.. but the poor buggar isn't able to go hunting as he has to go to work every day. Boo hiss.

Queenie tin, floral canister, lamp from Sarah = DROOL!

I think I need a cup of a tea and a lie down after that post. x

Sara said...

Wow!! That's some amazing finds, SO much goodness! How on earth did you manage to bring it all back?? Can't wait to see you wear all the things you bought. ~ LittleMissPlump (Sara)

PinkCheetahVintage said...

It's too much awesomeness. I can't handle it.

Vintage Coconut said...

My heavens you scored alot of GOOD $H!T!!! WOW WOW WOW. I haven't thrifted much in the past couple weeks but seeing your stunning load of Happiness makes me want to run out and stat scouring the shops. *lol*

joyatri said...

Wow, you did some serious shopping. Lovely parade of frocks. And so pleased that you found your dream coat. Can't wait to see you in your new togs.

Miss Simmonds Says said...

you got so much amazingness. I love tin stuff too, especially trays. Really love the lamp. Obviously the leopard coat is wonderful and I love the delicate little 70s sandals. So many awesome dresses! pink pink pink - model them please! xxx