Sometimes I thrift in disguise.....

I have been hunting around of late for new and exciting finds, for home but always for the business. I've even adopted a new technique of wearing disguises when out treasure hunting. But it hasn't helped one single bit, and I have no idea why.


I jest, I got snapped recently by my dear friend and op shop volunteer at my favourite op shop. I always love my visits and I'm always happy to seize and opportunity to give them a laugh, even if it's at my expense and ridiculousness. I never need a disguise when I visit there and if anything, if there's shop stock on the floor they think might take my fancy it is always pointed out to me, they've known me for a few years now so they know my tastes. It's always nice to be thought of and considered. I'm looking forward to my relationship growing with them as there will be some projects I will be working on with them in coming months.

Talking about disguises, it's a funny little world out there when your sourcing vintage especially if you have a business in that scope and field. When you get around the traps you frequently start to recognise a lot of other people out who are sourcing vintage for their little niche businesses too. Believe me I've seen others try all sorts of different disguises and approaches to being the one to nab a much sort after item first.

I've recently seen some of the "regulars" around the traps, whilst I have been sourcing too. This is snapshot of just some recent treasures that are making their way to my Etsy store soon.


I've said it many times over before, how I love what I do, bust especially more so that I have a vintage business that is orientated around children. I just love the feeling and memories when I'm source pieces and I have a moment of reminiscing back to having something as a child. I know that when it makes me feel that way, it'll make others feel that way too.

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My Vintage Childhood: Sometimes I thrift in disguise.....

Monday, October 28, 2013

Sometimes I thrift in disguise.....

I have been hunting around of late for new and exciting finds, for home but always for the business. I've even adopted a new technique of wearing disguises when out treasure hunting. But it hasn't helped one single bit, and I have no idea why.


I jest, I got snapped recently by my dear friend and op shop volunteer at my favourite op shop. I always love my visits and I'm always happy to seize and opportunity to give them a laugh, even if it's at my expense and ridiculousness. I never need a disguise when I visit there and if anything, if there's shop stock on the floor they think might take my fancy it is always pointed out to me, they've known me for a few years now so they know my tastes. It's always nice to be thought of and considered. I'm looking forward to my relationship growing with them as there will be some projects I will be working on with them in coming months.

Talking about disguises, it's a funny little world out there when your sourcing vintage especially if you have a business in that scope and field. When you get around the traps you frequently start to recognise a lot of other people out who are sourcing vintage for their little niche businesses too. Believe me I've seen others try all sorts of different disguises and approaches to being the one to nab a much sort after item first.

I've recently seen some of the "regulars" around the traps, whilst I have been sourcing too. This is snapshot of just some recent treasures that are making their way to my Etsy store soon.


I've said it many times over before, how I love what I do, bust especially more so that I have a vintage business that is orientated around children. I just love the feeling and memories when I'm source pieces and I have a moment of reminiscing back to having something as a child. I know that when it makes me feel that way, it'll make others feel that way too.

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27 Comments:

At October 28, 2013 at 11:43 AM , Blogger Melissa {Suger} said...

How could I resist a title and image LIKE THAT!? I couldn't. Too wonderful and I love, love, LOVE seeing people who love what they do. You know that. Kindred spirits and all that. ;)

A created life is THE BEST life. Enjoy yourself.

 
At October 28, 2013 at 11:54 AM , Blogger Cassandra said...

Hehe! I just adore that pic!
How cool are those clowns! The crafter in me was immediately working out how they are made and the blogger in me was thinking Tutorial! Lol.

 
At October 28, 2013 at 1:27 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Awww honey thanks. Well you know you and me we love a ramble don't we? It's go for the soul lol. You know I too, feel the exact same way as you, it soars my heart to see people living their best life and loving it. Big love to you my sweet. X

 
At October 28, 2013 at 1:28 PM , Blogger Trudie said...

Ohhh you should so try and work it out I'd love to see it.

 
At October 28, 2013 at 1:36 PM , Blogger Me said...

LOL - love that photo of you and Fraser !!! Too cute !
Have the best day !
Me

 
At October 28, 2013 at 4:31 PM , Blogger Erica Louise said...

Super sunnies! Funny :)

 
At October 28, 2013 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Vix said...

I love that picture, it's hilarious! Does Elton John know you've swiped his glasses? x

 
At October 28, 2013 at 9:10 PM , Blogger Allison said...

how beautiful is your smile!!!....glasses what glasses??...hehe x

 
At October 28, 2013 at 11:32 PM , Blogger WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Hi Trudie:) I couldn't agree with you more, they don't make toys like they used and I will forever be six years old!!! You look great and lurve the sunnies! Xx

 
At October 29, 2013 at 8:04 AM , Blogger OP SHOP MAMA said...

Lovely stuff! That music box looks like a beauty!

 
At October 30, 2013 at 10:57 PM , Blogger Anne M said...

What beautiful things Trudie. You sure do have the eye. I never see such individual items as that. I'll have to look out for a gorgeous lady with gorgeous babies and big gold sunglasses. LOL

Anne xx

 
At October 31, 2013 at 9:28 PM , Blogger Tegan Churchill said...

Ahh I remember getting those glasses in show bags! I always seem to go on the days when there is no good finds at our local op shop but one of my friends is an absolute fiend at it! She managed to get a vtech storio and the only thing wrong with it was that the batteries were in back to front!

 
At November 1, 2013 at 6:28 AM , Blogger Renee Wilson said...

What great treasures you have! That mother goose book reminded me of my childhood, and those donkeys look so familiar too. Great pic of you and bub.

 
At November 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Renee said...

Beautiful treasures!

 
At November 1, 2013 at 1:22 PM , Blogger Julie said...

What lovely little vintage finds. My mother-in-law is a fellow lover of thrifting. She sources most of my wardrobe and is amazing at it. I can walk into an op-shop, see nothing and walk out again, whereas she will go into the very same shop and come out with at least 4 items of clothing that suit me perfectly - for about $2-4 per item.

 
At November 2, 2013 at 4:43 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Hun, it's a bit of fun and a laugh.

 
At November 2, 2013 at 4:44 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

It was funny. It's amazing how the littlest things like putting in crazy sunnies can give people a belly laugh and brighten their day.

 
At November 2, 2013 at 4:45 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Sssshhhh Elton never needs to know.

 
At November 2, 2013 at 4:46 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Awwww shucks thanks sweets, the sunnies are a bit like that insurance ad.....charter boat, what charter boat.

 
At November 2, 2013 at 4:48 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Me too Hun, me too. I long o chase and find toys I used to play with as a kid

 
At November 2, 2013 at 4:48 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

It's pretty cool, I also got another one on the way here, they both keep beautiful sound.

 
At November 2, 2013 at 4:50 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Anne for your lovely compliment. Alternatively you can keep a look out for a mumma with three crazy kids sometimes too.

 
At November 2, 2013 at 4:53 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thanks Tegan for popping by. There is always that friend who has the knack, at least there what I hear from others, since they consider me as the one I can pick a treasure.

 
At November 2, 2013 at 4:57 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Hey Renee thanks for stopping by, I love hunting down pieces if they evoke those sort of feelings and comments in me, they come home with me. The donkeys sure are cute,

 
At November 2, 2013 at 4:59 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Thank you.

 
At November 2, 2013 at 5:31 AM , Blogger Trudie said...

Your mother in law sounds like my kind of person lol.

 
At November 3, 2013 at 12:15 PM , Blogger Katie Oliveira da Silveira said...

Love your style, your bubba, you glasses and your vintage collection of awesome bits! I used to love going op-shopping, haven't been for ages, but I really must, seeing some of this awesome gear you've dug up. And I will most certainly be visiting your Etsy store :-)

 

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