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Bargain Junkies April 10, 2011

Filed under: Building Dream Home,Random Musings — dashingdiva @ 4:03 am

This may sound odd to most people but our favorite past time now is Vintage hunting. We spend our weekends and some weekdays scoring through other people’s junk, yes literally junk….at Trash & Treasure markets, garage sales, Salvos and even through castaways on street side walks (Mr C the snob hates doing this part but my skin’s thicker)!

Our favorite’s the Sunday Trash & Treasure markets. I’ve always known my man as being quite a bargain junkie and now we really enjoy spending time together this way. It’s so much fun trying to look nonchalant as we look through the items at the market stores (mr C will say I fail miserably here cos I usually can’t contain my excitement) and then abit of friendly bargaining or just simply chatting with the stall owner.

I once saw a vintage sex video tape that said “How to have VERY HOT Sex” amongst vintage tea cups & jewelery at a very, and I mean, very old lady’s stall, she was rather aggressively trying to sell it to another old man, who turned beetroot red when he saw me listening to the exchange. To put him at ease, I winked at him and said “Don’t worry, you can buy it…i won’t look”. The old lady then very loudly proclaim: “Yes! yes! Must buy it! It’s good for your health!” Hilarious i tell you.

Anyway, I digress. Our hunting journey finally ends with gleeful looks as we go through our ‘treasures’ in the car, patting ourselves in the back for our scoops or comparing who scored a better find.

The thrill of spotting a treasure amongst all the junk is truly priceless. You’d be surprised by the amount of seriously quirky and unique stuff we’ve found so far. Here are some of my favorites:











Vintage Wood Drawer Box, Bronze Dog, Retro Mechanical Alarm Clock, Vintage Refurbished Camera











Vintage English Rose Tea Spoons














Vintage Tea cups made into candle holders














Isn’t it unbelievable people are actually throwing away these items?!

To prevent my home from turning into junk yard, I’ve also been selectively but quite successfully selling some of my items on ebay. It’s good to know there are people who also appreciate these vintage stuff. Not only does it add so much character to a home, it’s also really environmentally friendly.

I’m so glad to have found this new hobby & have a partner who appreciates it as much as I do 🙂


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