my thrifting store: treasures for sale

my thrifting store:

I love opshopping/thrifting. It's the thrill of the quality find for a (hopefully) bargain price I love. Whether we're talking fashion or homewares, art or jewellery, books or the category that covers everything else: "Bric a Brac" - I love finding it.

My finds over the years have made our house into a home - it's a great way to find the things you love, on a budget. 

yes, I really have found Penguin Classics at the Op Shop!

I could just keep all my finds to myself… But storage (and husbands) can be a problem. Anyway, I want to share the joy!!

So I've decided to put some of my finds here, for you. Think of me as a mini-ebay, except without the bidding, or anything else that ebay does… I'll put a price on the item. If you want it, just leave a comment here or on the Lovedecorateletters Facebook page. You can pay me via paypal once we've confirmed the right postage option (will use Aus Post prepaid satchels where possible). Then I'll send it to you. See, easy!

Any feedback or comments appreciated. I'm happy to take requests too, maybe there's something you've always hoped to find… 


(updated June 16)

This tailored velvet jacket is stunning. It is a deep purple/blue with pink (vaguely acid wash effect) along the seams. It has a Victorian Gothic Wuthering Heights sort of vibe. No sizing or care labels sorry. I'm guessing it is a size 8 women's so would fit a size 10 teen also. Fully lined with gorgeous velvet lined buttons on the front, back and cuffs. The brand is Nougat London so pricey new. Would look amazing with jeans and boots or rock it with tights and a leather skirt! Ooh I would, if smaller/thinner/taller! Price: AU$35. 

Gorgeous Alanna Hill Mushroom Pink with sparkle WEAR ME OUT Coat. 
Lined in pink poodle print with amazing leather buttons. 
Size 14 though fits size 10 and up. Coat is light/medium weight. 
Looks brighter pink in photos, more a taupe/pale pink. 
More photos available on request. 


Brand: OBAIBI Designed in France gorgeous baby girl pinafore dress.
Red and white pinstripe. Size 12mth (74cm) Adjustable straps.
Lined in star printed white cotton.Usable pockets and detailing on front and back. Could be worn over white onesies or tights for cooler weather. Perfect condition as new. AU$12 


(updated June 16)

One NSW Department of Education booklet "It's Fun to Read". (circa. 1950 - I'm guessing). Thirty-eight pages of text and colour pictures - perfect for ETSY CRAFT (bunting/framing/cards etc). Pages are slightly dog-eared and edges are show signs of dirt and wear. There are single biro ticks on many of the pages. Depending on your purpose, colour photocopying the pages for craft use may be preferable. Excellent 1950s snapshot, perfect for that vintage nostalgia look. Price: AU$10

Boy's own classic Hardcover "Tom Brown's Schooldays" by Thomas Hughes. Illustrated by Percy Tarrant (4 colour plates). Published 1927 by George G Harrap & Company Ltd. 312 pages. 1928 faint inscription inside front cover. Corners of bottom of front cover slightly crushed but otherwise in excellent condition with minor rust spots and yellowing of pages as per the age of the book.
Great gift idea. AU$20 

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