I recently got back from a short holiday in Port Alfred, a small seaside holiday town in the Eastern Cape. Although the winter cold has started to set in, I was hoping it would be at least warm enough to picnic on the beach. Unfortunately it was cold and rainy the whole time we were there. I still enjoyed it though, it's always nice just to get a change of scenery. It was fabulous to be by the sea, and to rest and relax, go for walks, explore the town, and eat great food.
On our last day there, we stopped in town quickly on the way to the airport to go to the chemist, and I stumbled upon the most amazing little vintage & antique shop. I barely had time to look around because we were in a hurry. The shop was crammed full, and lined from top to bottom with a wonderful array of treasures, and it was the kind of place I could have happily spent an hour in, slowly exploring everything. And, I couldn't believe how cheap everything was, about a fifth less than what similar vintage items cost in Joburg. I was truly in vintage heaven. I only had about fifteen minutes to rush around but I managed to pick up a few cute finds. Nothing comes between me and my thrifting :)
This is my husband walking along the pier in Port Alfred. He soon beat a hasty retreat after getting drenched by the waves.
I also found this cute little ceramic deer penholder.