Earlier this week I posted about an op shopping adventure with my mum and what I wore. Our little morning of adventure out with my mum turned out to do be quite a successful jaunt. Mum scoffed and laughed over the finds that I found exciting. I think she thinks because she’s seen it, used it or had it once lifetime ago she just doesn’t see the fuss now.

Take this Forda Drinko’matic Pourer Mixer for example, I was giggling at the coolness and novelty of it all. She commented on the box being tattered, whilst I was pointing out to her the actual unit itself had never been used before.


“Hey mum do you want to come over to ours for a retro cool cocktail party?”

“Whatever Trudie, sure! Are you going to use that?”

“Um hell yeah, why wouldn’t I for a bit of fun?” 

So mum isn’t coming to an ultra cool retro cocktail party at my house. But not to worry I have just the dinner guests coming over this coming week, which is a delightful excuse to have a laugh with the Drinko’matic, even if mum thinks I’m being silly.

Next up on our outing, was my glee over this Sea Gull Air Pot Vacuum Flask in beautiful condition. Mum was able to see some benefit in me wanting to purchase it for a steal when I said I’d lug it along to markets and fairs I’m selling at, filled with sweet strong tea to keep us going all day. But as I gushed over the flasks pattern mum just laughed and said:

“It doesn’t take much to make you happy does it Trudie?”

“No mum, not all! Who wouldn’t be happy with finds like these?” Anyway of course we searched on and as soon as spotted this pattern among some Pyrex dishes it was tightly held in my hand, whilst I called out to mum, telling her I’ve always loved this pattern and have wanted to find one of these. Whilst further declaring it to be a great day shopping and she should come with me more often for good luck.

It’s been a lovely week with having some thrigting time with my mum even though she gives me a hard time in a loving way of course, she’s one of my biggest supporters in all that I do. She tries to keep and eye out to find things she thinks I might like, and sometimes between all the misses she points out some real winners.  

5 thoughts on “When Mum Comes on a Thrifting Trip…..

  • April 20, 2014 at 4:59 am
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    I've never been op-shopping with my mum, but I take my daughter out a LOT and it's really sweet what she picks out. The other day she found a 90s turquoise clutch bag that I had dismissed, but to her 11yo mind it was the most treasured find of the day. It taught me that what I like doesn't mean it's her cup of tea and vice versa. I love your drinks-maker:) xox

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  • April 20, 2014 at 9:55 am
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    It's so great that you can have fun shopping together and they'll be cherished memories when she's older too. I always have at least one child with me op shopping if not two or three. Even with Cohen and Sarah at five and three years of age it's fun to see what takes their interest.

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  • April 20, 2014 at 11:05 am
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    Snap, I have that Pyrex dish too, use it all the time!
    And your flask and drinks maker are fabulous finds indeed, even if your mum didn't quite get them! Desiree's right, we all get that excitement over different things, don't we? For some people it's finding designer labels at cheap prices, for others it's a certain style, vintage or otherwise, clothes or homewares. It wouldn't do for us all to be the same, would it? When I go charity shopping with my best buddy Jo, she often says "you like THAT?" in an incredulous voice as I ooh and ahh over some bit of vintage tat, makes me laugh (at least we aren't having a tug of war over the same stuff!) xxx

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  • April 20, 2014 at 11:50 am
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    Love the Pyrex dish, both the snowflake design and pretty blue are lovely.
    x

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  • April 21, 2014 at 10:22 am
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    I love how we all get excited by different things we find on second hand shopping missions. I can meet people in the car park who say there's nothing at the car boot sale yet I can find absolutely loads.
    That flask is gorgeous. x

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