Thursday, April 24, 2008

New vintage finds

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.

This is a collection of vintage perfume bottles I found in the shop. I'll be giving them to a friend as a birthday present.

I also found this cute little ceramic deer penholder.

And this ceramic vintage Cango Caves souvenier. It's incredibly kitch, but it belongs to a particular era of South African "Africana" from the fiftiess and sixties, and I like to pick up a few pieces in this style here and there, although it's not something I'd ever go overboard with.


Scrappy Jessi said...

what fun finds! so cute.

Bronwyn said...

Thanks Jessi, I think the deer penholder is my favourite, I've been wanting a vintage deer ornament for ages.

Freshly Found said...

Great to have you back!

it's just me....searching for hidden treasure said...

love your new header...i'll look forward to see the transformation...evolution

Bronwyn said...

Denise - thanks for always being so encouraging :)

It's just me - thanks for the comment, lovely to meet you!

Bhavna said...

Isn't it lovely to stumble to places where you suddenly find such pretty things! :)