Flea markets, vintage/thrift shops, and antique malls have become my new favorite haunts since moving to Oz. A day-long excursion can easily encompass several shopping districts or even towns along the highway, and most vendors will share fliers with you that list other shops worth visiting.
Armed with not only my wallet but my camera as well, I hunt for Marcrest Daisy Dot dishes, craft items, glassware, Alaska kitsch, and Russian laquer. I photograph vignettes (that I've shared here before) so I'll remember decor ideas or furniture options for future purchases, and to be honest, because much of it is just so ~pretty~.
Here are some photos from my latest excursion with a creative friend (who is also a teaching colleague!):
(Ooooh look, burlap bunting!)
Oversized, rusty metal letters...
Tomorrow my post for Where Bloggers Create 2014 will run, and if you visit, you'll get to see some of the treasures I've purchased that have found a new home in my crafty nook.