All of the above could have been purchased new, but instead, we've been immersing ourselves in many avenues of recycled shopping to furnish our home; op shops, antique stores, markets, and online (Gumtree and eBay).
The furniture pieces we've found, have quite obviously been made to last, hence why we still find them for sale second hand, decades after they've been made. Our second hand 1960's day bed is a bit of a prized possession in our household, Her Royal Catness loves it too!
1960's Piece from Tyabb Packing House Antiques
Framed Winnie The Pooh Sketches, originally from the Victoria Albert Museum,
$5 each from Epilepsy Foundation Op Shop Parkdale
We still have many household items on our list, we'll get them eventually, but as we prefer to buy second hand, we are certainly in no rush to complete our collection.
Although my focus has been more interior than fashion lately, I've not completely foregone the fashion I happen to find. One of my local op shops recently relocated, after a browse through their new store location, I found a cute vintage red bow shirt, which needs a bit of tweaking, but has a lot of potential, and cost a whopping (!) $2.50.
My red shirt plans, roughly highlighted in the image below:
I'll need to get work on the sewing, my projects are lining up, and my restyling volunteer work with Hunter Gatherer will also be starting up very soon too.
Readers, do you buy furniture and household goods second hand? Or perhaps you limit your recycled shopping to clothing only?