Monday, June 30, 2008

this is my best op-shop find(s)





































I have loved a good op-shop for a long time, and my favourite finds that come to mind are the three above.

First is Mehlma, and gee I was a happy camper when I found her a few years ago. I think she was an old hairdressing head, but she evolved into one very popular prop/model for my uni photography assignments.

A recent find, (you may recognise them), are teacups to add to my collection.

Don't laugh but it was love at first sight when I saw my little conehead. She was $1, has the strangest noggin and fat legs. I love her. I like to believe that if I didn't take her home no one else would, and that makes her super special...even if other people think she is creepy. She inspires me.

Not pictured but a recent op-shop treasure that I have just thought of are my 3.25mm set of dpns. They are bendy and perfect to knit softies with.


Thanks Lino Forest for a fab topic this week, check more out here.

12 comments:

Betty Jo said...

Nothing wrong with your creepy dolly.
I have a little group living in my outdoor dunny. Now that hairdressers dummy... she's creepy.
xx Liz aka Betty Jo

Sherrin said...

great cups! cone head girl is kinda odd, but there's something about 'the head' that I like. Nice picture.

Kirsty said...

I love the cups - gorgeous.

AnastasiaC said...

what cool finds - your creepy dolly is adorable!

jesska said...

Mehlma has serious model attitude!

Geek+Nerd said...

I love the teacups - they're so cute!

Krissy said...

Mehlma is gorgeous!!!

Maureen said...

Oh no...a severed head! Mehima needs to get grounded which is hard without a body. ;-) I have been wanting a manequin, the old kind to stick things on. Someday.

And little conehead is probably very happy that she has a loving home now.

flossy-p said...

At first glance I thought your creepy doll had a human finger resting on her head, hehehe. I'd love to know her origin... whether she was made with a cone head, and why...or maybe she was once normal, and was accidentally left on the back dash of a hot car for too long :)

Pherenike said...

That doll is freaky, Im glad she found someone to love her!

Camilla said...

I suspect little cone head used to have a flower on her head, which hid the strangeness of her bonce. But she is cute and I totally understand your rescue of her!

Lisa said...

I am in love with the teacups.