Weekend Shopping with Dad

Not sure how you spent your weekend, but I spent mine shopping with my pop.  There were two antique shows back to back down south, combined with visits to various thrift stores.  Plus, putting the finished touches on the 1960s rickshaw we purchased awhile back and seeing Raiders of the Lost Ark on the really big IMAX screen!

While neither show had much with regards to clothes, I still scored quite a few items.  Saturday brought Antiques in the Streets in downtown Albany, and later that day my dad and I brought some fresh items (including the rickshaw! So if you’re interested, you must visit Retro Rejuvenation) into our space at my friend Lyndsie’s shop, Retro Rejuvenation, in the tiny town of Coburg in preparation for the Coburg Antique Fair on Sunday.

Retro Rejuvenation was hoppin’ all throughout Sunday, and Lyndsie had recently got a huge consignment of Bauer ware that drew many people into the shop.  Now I rarely talk about items I didn’t buy…but this is too cool not to talk about… I found a perfume spray vending machine…yes, you read right, a perfume spray vending machine.  You put in your dime under the cologne of your choice, then, holding your wrist or neck close to the spray nozzle push in upon the plunger to receive the spritz.  It was a little rough, but tempting at $65.  I ultimately passed, and instead dished out big bucks on a sweetheart bracelet.

In terms of purchases, I picked up this fabulous south of the border themed table runner, along with two Disney magazines featuring Zorro on the cover, and the Zorro plate and bowl that go with the Zorro cup I purchased awhile back at Antique Alley! So now I have the complete set!  I also bought this great salmon colored bangle from Lyndsie.

More scores included two Starburst bowls – one berry and one cereal, the previously mentioned sweetheart bracelet and an Egyptian revival brooch.

I also picked up two fabulous 1940s hats!  I’ve been craving one of these ladies fedoras for sometime, but never came across one that worked out, until I found this beauty.  Then I also got this glorious black velvet number.

And last, but certainly not least, I bought this amazing 1950s desk!  The Ikea creation we had when we first moved was planned to be temporary until we found something more suited to our mid-century needs.  But finding old desks is quite difficult if you are in the market for something that isn’t a roll-top.

I also picked up the final pieces for my Halloween costume…which I am planning on getting done before the end of the month.  I still have so much embroidery to do! I hope you had a lovely weekend!

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