Tuesday, March 13, 2012


On the way to the beach one day, while my Dad was here, I mentioned a little rummage sale in a nearby church that happens once a month and my Dad said he'd be happy for us to stop off and have a look. This is how lovely my Dad is, he has no interest whatsoever in markets, lives with a serial hoarder (my mum) and is on a constant de-cluttering mission.

BUT he does read my blog and knows that my collecting habits are in control (for now). I am equal parts my Mum (bower bird) and my Dad (de-clutterer / minimalist). I think it's this combination that stops my "stuff" from ever getting out of control. Every few months I feel the "urge to purge" and either donate unwanted/unused items to charity shops or sell them on eBay. I have also curbed my buying in the realisation that I only have so much space for my things and there is absolutely no point in having heaps of vintage stuff tucked away in cupboards, unused and unloved.

Anyway, I digress...

Back to the afore-mentioned rummage sale. My middle munchkin was in tow which meant it had to be a quick dash (why do little boys hate shopping so much?)

I had picked up a couple of little things and thought that was that until I Dad pointed at a box I had missed and said "you like this sort of green pottery don't you?"


Better still, check out the price!

Only $5 for this dusty box full of beautiful celadon glazed pieces from Thailand. My Dad is right, I LOVE this stuff, I have featured some of my collection before on this blog and Dad was obviously paying attention.

They cleaned up beautifully...

Well spotted Dad!!! :-)


Jana said...

Beautiful set, don't think I've seen anything like this at a thrift store before for such a great price, definitely a great find!

Minnie said...

Your dad is a great shopping partner. What a great dad he is to go with you in the first place and to be a regular reader of your blog. As for your pottery, you had me at your headline of "$5." I immediately clicked over, knowing it must be another fabulous find. And it is. I don't collect this kind of pottery. Mexican or Indian pottery is more my thing, but I would be equally thrilled at finding a whole box of it for five dollars!

On a related note, I'd love to read a post about your decluttering/minimalist habits. As an avid thrifter, I struggle with this constantly and have gotten better but I think I could still use more tips.

kurrabikid said...

Luck of the Irish, that's for sure. Another sensational find. Your Dad did good.

Hello Vintage said...

Great find Dad! It's so easy to miss things isn't it. I have a SIL who is a really good spotter, shame we don't go shopping together often.