I don't know about you, but I can't resist a good vintage accessory.
These are some, mostly picked up in the last few months.
This is a divine neck-piece I found in the Presbyterian op shop.
It's a beaten gold-ish metal with a black cabochon in the middle.
It vaguely reminds me of a Celtic torc, and I wouldn't be surprised if the exquisite Helga has one similar.
The little bird tapestry in the background was bought in Europe by my parents.
I collect all things made of mother-of-pearl and this is a compact I bought from Trade Me.
It's marked AGME Switzerland.
This adorable 1970s plastic and cardboard mirror was found in a high cupboard in my kitchen.
It must have been hidden there by a former owner, but why is a mystery.
This scarf came from an op shop in Queenstown and is being modelled by Ella, a sweetly weird little statue I inherited from my grandmother Ella.
I think she kept her in her sunny hallway, surrounded by lots of pot plants.
This leather backpack is from a Queenstown op shop.
I have named her Chocolate Wheaten after a brand of biscuits.
This picture encompasses four of my collections in one: shell necklaces, art deco mirrors, sewing machines and postcards!
The card was a gift from my friend Kath.
"Fly" sunglasses, also from Q'town, with an African hat which I think I bought in Chicago.
Some of my ridiculous collection of necklaces is in the background.
A page from my 1980s scarf book, 50c from a Petone shop.
A Vogue hat pattern, also from Petone, which one day I will get around to making, perhaps if I get fired!
Yes I had a dreadful week at work but living in Bloglandia and talking to my friends and drinking lots of wine has saved my sanity.
Today I had a wonderful day op-shopping and when I get around to photographing everything will show you my spoils.
p.s. I have changed my blog name to Indigo Violet Vintage, because there is another blogger with a similar name to me.