Life: Vintage Shopping & Windy Days
Did you have a good weekend? We got in the car and headed to Frankston for some op-shopping, beach viewing and fish and chips. Sometimes it seems like such a big tizz to go on a drive, but it’s really pretty easy to just jump in the car and go. I promise. It is. Just go!
I downloaded some TV shows to my iPhone and watched some telly on the way. Cam is the ‘drive in silence’ type. Or the ‘drive with sport on’ type, so it seemed like a really good idea to be otherwise occupied. I like to take my mobile internet and notebook when I am on the road, just in case I need to do some blogging or something (tragic!) This is a new luxury, because the car that Nissan loaned me has a USB charger in the console. I swear, if you could get a USB popcorn machine, I’d feel the need to make popcorn on the way, or a USB slow cooker… or a USB egg boiler. I like to be mobile in ways that you shouldn’t. It makes me feel unique and clever. Doh.
Anyhoo, Frankston is home to my very favourite op-shop Savers and that is why we headed there on Saturday with The Real Housewives in tow. There are a few Savers outlets scattered around Melbourne (Australia? Are they elsewhere?), but the one at Frankston is my very favourite for great books and mid-century or retro kitchenware. It’s also really good for linen. And you can find great vintage craft stuff. Bottom line is, that it’s worth the visit. (Here is where you can find it, but don’t spread it around, okay?!)
We arrived just before lunch, managed to wangle a park and then launched ourselves into thrifting awesomeness. Excited as always by the fact that this shop has TWO LEVELS separated by an ESCALATOR, I bought a whole lot of stuff to use as props on photo shoots. Things like napkins, teak bowls, vintage Tupperware and cute individual plates. I also got some nice books and a sugar bowl. I am quite into collecting sugar bowls. I rarely eat sugar though, go figure! The one I found is yellow and has a cute teak lid. You know, I’ve also noticed that they have great vintage stationery, retro electronics equipment and lots of uber cute vintage baby clothes. You might like to visit?
Next, after we did our vintage shopping, we got some fish and chips and headed to the beach to snack in the car and watch the waves and birds. There is something super nice about being tucked up in the car in a haze of sauce and vinegar and salt and potato cakes. It’s a bit great, methinks. There may or may not have been Chiko Rolls involved.
Later, I ducked out of the car to blow off the salt crumbs and take some photos of the windy beach and surrounds. Those overcast windy days make for lovely moody shots, don’t you think?
After our thrifting and fishing and chipping, we headed home along the beach. The road was dotted with lycra clad men and the beaches were dotted with kite surfers and rugged up families. The boot was dotted with Tupperware, a bottle of sauce and some rather large knobbly wooden beads. Our laps were dotted with crumbs from the biscotti we picked up to go with our car-lattes. All was right with the world, really.
Did you ever read those Sweet Dreams books? Do you like Chiko Rolls? Are you a Real Housewives fan?
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