playful paper and tights

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On Monday, after the job interview (which went okay I guess, but can't really say for sure until they call me back), I thought I'd hit some op shops to take my mind of it and just de-stress. Retail therapy does wonders, no? Especially when it only costs a bit of extra change.

First off, I found these 2 rolls of vintage paper goodness for 50 cents. One is a 1988 poster by the Ephemera Society of Australia, titled "Growing Up in Australia" and is basically a huge collage image of Australian toys and trinkets. I didn't grow up here in Australia, but I find it fascinating to see a culture through their childhood memorabilia (look at Santa on a kangaroo!). The second roll of paper is an adorable gift wrap featuring the cutest kitties, bunnies, and mice - oh my! I love the one of the mice in a teapot. I think I'll end up hanging this on my wall instead of using it as gift wrap.

closer looks:


Afterwards, I went to another op shop and scored these quirky knee-high tights for $2! The playing cards print remind me of Alice in Wonderland. Fun!

*submitting this to Flea Market Finds at Her Library Adventures.

P.S. the winner of the Librarian print giveaway, chosen via random.org is cerebral e. Congratulations! I'll email you soon.

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32 little notes:

April said...

What great finds!!

Lavender Playground said...

Your finds are really cute! I think the second wrapping paper has illustrations by Beatrix Potter on them.

emma wallace said...

Such marvelous finds! Congratulations! I love the wrapping paper and those tights are to die for.

Bianca J said...

Awh! Major leg jealousy! Those tights are so one of a kind!

Heather {A Measure Of...} said...

Love the tights!!!

M. said...

I usually like cooking therapy instead of shopping therapy but they're both equally dangerous!
Love those tights, very much like Alice in Wonderland, my favorite!
:)

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Gorgeous tights, and the bunnies wrapping paper is Beatrix Potter :) She was my favourite when I was little and I still love her books to this day. My dad's nick name for me was Puddleucks (after Jemima Puddleducks).

xx
Jen

Lightning Heart said...

amazing finds, love those tights!

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

All wonderful finds. Those tights are just... wow!

Lauren said...

those tights remind me of alice in wonderland which i am reading at the moment! they are AWESOME!!

Lauren said...

...which they remind you of too...I forgot to read that part...that's how engrossed I was with the tights! ha

E is for Eleanor said...

Lovely finds! I think the mice and rabbits are Beatrix Potter for sure!

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Lulu Peddar said...

I love those tights Anna, they're fab! $3 is a bargain!

jen@me.u said...

I love those tights! Great finds Anna! ^^

Em x said...

Those tights are amazing!! x

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

aw such fun tights! love it. :)

Charlotte. said...

wow, i love those tights!

curious constellation said...

As soon as I saw those tights I thought Alice in Wonderland. I bet they would look gorgeous in a photoshoot!

Stéphanie said...

So great finds my dear Anna !

Ashlee said...

Those tights are AMAZING. So jealous.

Leanne said...

MUCH LOVE for this post!!


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Jonna said...

Amazing tights! x

PJ said...

wow, i've NEVER seen tights like that before. How cool!

Gabbi said...

Great finds is right! I love the tiny detail of the cat reading... so cute... ♡

Cassidy said...

those tights are SO awesome !
<3

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natalie said...

Wow at the tights!! What a find!

Emily said...

Oh my, the Beatrix Potter wrapping paper is delightful! Yes, do preserve it by hanging it on your wall :)

Those tights will surely be fun to style!

Amanda Corrine said...

Those tights are sick :D You always find the coolest stuff! Keep it up.

Emily said...

There are so many lovely, interesting, and colourful pictures on this blog! I love it!

Diana said...

Ana! your tights are awesome and those reading kittens are too cute!

mylittlebirdie said...

what gorgeous finds, love that paper its so sweet! : )

Cherie said...

OOOoooo gorgeous treasures! LOVE the paper! Hope you get good news re the job and have a wonderful week. xo