Sunday, March 25, 2012

Another lucky market find

Another shopping morning at the iconic Camberwell market in Melbourne with my vintage obsessed 15 yr old daughter. So much groovy clothing, most of which she is a bit young for and a whole heap of junk (to put it bluntly). I kept thinking, give me someone selling paper or something I can use. There were lots of old sewing pattern packs but I have a few which will last me a while.
All of a sudden, I see a middle aged man selling girly junky toys and stationery items, many with a printed vintage paper doll design. Notebooks, bookmarks, pencil cases etc. I got the distinct impression that he didn't really understand what he was selling ;)
My daughter bought a mouse-pad and the man gave her a bonus bookmark (I think he thought she was cute).
Anyway, among all that, a treasure for me! Woohoo!

Apologies for the quality of the photo (taken with my mobile phone).
I didn't bother asking the man if they were new (look pretty good condition) If anyone knows anything about these ie. are they just antique-style???, I would love some info.
It wasn't much cheaper than I would find at a scrapbooking store but it looks old...and I liked the font...and I don't have a lower case small alphabet set. I'm happy :)


  1. I got your wonderful postcard in the mailbox today, and I love it. The colours are beautiful and the saying is so true. I am going to put it in a frame and place it were I can see it every day. Thank you!

    1. Oh wow Elin! I am honoured. So glad it has gone to a good home :)

  2. Hi Lena, :-)

    I just got your beautiful card in the mail. Direct from Australia! :-D It always impresses me. Your card is beautiful and is so right: Love is really the answer to every question. :-)

    About thoses stamps you bought, my guess would be that they aren't really antique since it's written "Antique" on the box. Of course, I could be wrong. But it's just my feeling. But they ARE good looking and charming! :-)

    1. Hi Fanie! Yeah I know, I'm totally blown away by me getting cards from Sweden, Alaska etc I'm now a convert to card swaps ;) Glad you liked the card.

      Re: my stamps. LOL! Umm..That's a bit obvious! What was I thinking? ;) I suppose I wouldn't have thought it was an actual antique...for the price & the fact that they wouldn't have been around not long ago. They are yummy though, especially the box is beautiful wood that the man advised me to oil up from time to time.
      Love from Australia :)