Happy Vintage Days; new treasures and some whimsical art ;)

Hello Coastal lovelies!

Well Sydney has been putting on some stunning Winter sunshine of late, it inspired me to get my vintage on yesterday.  The floors needed a mopping, clothes needed a folding but the pull of some vintage treasure hunting won out!

Here’s what I found….

Some crocheted lovelies, always love some nana crochet.  Especially in fun colours.  I think yellow was the theme of the day, I don’t normally go for yellow… but may be Olympic gold fever was rubbing off on me.

A perfect and I mean just out of the box cake platter, Donna Hay no less, not that I needed another cake pedestal, but how could I pass it up?

A small Le Creuset baking dish in colour de jour… yellow!

A book, Italian Joy…  have you read this?  It looks to me a similar genre to Eat Pray Love.  Here it is below with dust jacket on…

This guy didn’t come home with me but I love how bright and sunny it is. Hello Yellow 😀

And what may be my fav find today.  A cool vintage silk screen.

I think it’s art. It may not be everyone’s cuppa tea, (I can imagine what hubby will say when he spies it, mind you this could take a while. Sorry honey 😉   but for me art is;  something that is pleasing to the beholder (check), something original (check) and something that makes me happy (check).

This guy first reeled me in with its colour… turquoise and green perfection, say no more.  I love the simple rustic frame and the whimsical randomness of the print.  It cost me $4.

I picked up the silver gravy boat recently too, I have a little collection of them.  I popped some shells into this one…  willing on Summer!

So that was my Vintage day.

Have you found any treasures lately?  What’s your definition of art?

Happy Vintage Days 🙂

Jo xx

PS..  You can see some more Vintage treasures here Fab finds!
Linking up to these fun parties… 🙂


  1. Tania Maree

    Well, I like it a lot ;o)
    I think the silk screen looks amazing.
    And that Donna Hay cake stand……they are sooooo expensive at the shop.
    Can I come op shopping with you???
    Tania xx

    • Jo Coastal Home Love

      Thank you Tania, so happy you like 🙂
      Cake stand was a bargain $6!! There was a woman blocking my way, I was sure she was zeroing in on it… I held my breath and when I had a chance I swooped and snavelled it up!!
      You can shoop with me any day, you find the best stuff! I might have to tackle you though 😉 xx

  2. Emma

    What fabulous finds!!! I adore your silk screen, it is so pretty and I love the Library Books aspect of it as well as the colours! The Le Creuset is an amazing find, as is the cake stand! Well done! xx

  3. Desire Empire

    Love it all. I am just wondering where in Sydney you can find such fantastic treasures. Surely not in charity stores…….
    And fancy someone chucking out a Donna Hay cake stand. Unbelievable!!!!
    Love the art work too.

    • Jo Coastal Home Love

      Hi Carolyn.. Thanks 🙂 Yes this haul from Salvos shop in Tempe. Lots of stuff mostly crap… have to look hard for hidden gems. It’s unfathomable to me that someone would donate perfect Donna Hay!! I can only assume unwanted gift to someone with no idea or taste… crazy!! and $6… I clutched that baby hard to my chest and made a beeline for the register! 😉 xx

  4. Nicole

    Hi Jo, I’m really enjoying readying your blog and it is giving me lots of inspiration for my own beach house. You have such a great eye for finding great treasures. Love the shells in the gravy boat!

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