Friday, February 27

'orla goodness'...

since returning to the shed i have had matters close to my heart causing me to stray from my 'blogging', forgive my lack of 'ramblings' and so i hope in some small way to make up for my neglect of you...

i am quite sure i was the last person in blogland to realize that dearest orla had done a range for target.


if i had known such an event was happening whilst i was away, you can be sure i would have had my man camping out the night before the 'unveiling'...luckily for me there were a few items left on my return stateside.
i thought it might be nice to share a little of this 'orla goodness' with you.
i have up for grabs a tea towel set and oven mitts in my fabby favorite 'pear' design, two items up for grabs thus doubling your chances of winning ("hurrah" i hear you cry)
all you have to do is answer the question below and i will pop your name down for my 'orla kiely' give away...
i'll keep it open until friday 6th march, when i will return with the results and my little self ready to focus again...
and so to the all important question...it's a no brainer really, super easy peasy....

"what would be your ultimate thrifty find?"

basically think about the very item you have dreamt of finding in the thrift store, perfect price, perfect condition...mine would be a mid century modern daybed, in original nubby textured upholstery, the perfect sludgy vintage shade...dark wood without too many dings and a side table joined at the end, springs still sprung as they should be and best of all 'my man' able to see it's beauty too...ahhh, a girl can dream.

so there we have it, if you fancy a chance at winning some of orla's lovely new range for target then just drop me a line...

she will see you next friday ~ Tif
footnote: if you aren't able to leave your 'best ever thrifty find' comment through blogger then just email me direct at the address in my side bar...and i'll pop you in the 'hat' :)

28 comments:

RachelDenbow said...

Well, I'm thankful we live in the Midwest now and have more choices when it comes to flea markets and thrift shops. I am always, always on the look out for portable, mid-century typewriters but my ultimate find would probably be a yellow patchwork quilt that had been hand stitched and free of any holes or stains.

Or any Eames furniture. Any at all.

Thanks for the chance at a give away.

dottie angel said...

and thank you rachel for getting the ball rolling...consider yourself in the 'hat' :)

Beautiful Orchid said...

A Featherweight sewing machine. I would be filled with joy and wonder if I found one. But I wouldn't deserve it because I'm not even sure if I spelled it correctly!

Emy said...

Lots of inexpensive vintage fabric. A lovely vintage couch.
Lately our thrift stores have been so awful, anything decent would make my day! :)

Francesca said...

i'd like to just happen upon a 'penguin donkey' so that ben would have somewhere to put all his lovely old orange penguins. i realise this is never gonna happen but it's nice to dream.
good to see you back, and a lovely new banner too. x

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Di said...

I think it would be some low slung armchair, light coloured wood, thinnish cushions that I could cover in some wild fabric!

cocoa and blankets said...

I love, love, love Orla Kiely..I used to have loads of her bags...but sadly when times were hard I had to sell them on Ebay...can you get those items in the UK?

Kristy said...

I couldn't possibly hope to win one of your giveaways again but for the love of Orla...
I have a huge list of thrifting holy grails but my heart would skip a beat if I found a 1950's wire desk filing tray with red trim.Just like the one I have in my inspiration scrap book!

dottie angel said...

lovely, well done ladies...

cocoa and blankets, you can get her target range on ebay...you haven't left me your ultimate thrifty find...if you have one be sure to tell me and i'll pop you in the hat :)

Jeannette said...

Oh, I just have to try to get into the hat! :)
The thriftfind of the century for me would be a Hardoy butterfly chair with a worn leather cover. Dream of dreams.
Have a nice weekend,
Jeannette

Angela said...

Thrift find of the century...a vintage clear glass cake stand, three tiers, with a central chrome pole and handle.
And , here in the UK, some Orla Kielly stuff!

Rebecca said...

Oh it would have to be a mid century scandinavian sideboard and it must have sliding doors to allow it to work in the space available!

Still looking and still dreaming!

vintagediva-nat said...

oo - what a lovely giveaway! My ultimate thrifty find would be - for my home - some perfect vintage pyrex fridge boxes <3 a beautiful handstitched baby quilt would be amazing to find too! - but, for me, I would love to find a perfect condition 1972 Kenner Blythe doll. One can dream! :O

nat xx

miss lila said...

i've found so many of my dream thrift items already, but right now my ultimate thrift score would be a beautiful sofa (we just moved and are currently couchless) -- it would have to be old, early 20th century or late 19th, exposed ornate wood, tufted green upholstery and OF COURSE eagle-claw feet (on glass balls for extra dreaminess). and this is the ideal thrift sofa after all, so the fabric would be in beautiful condition, the springs still springy and it would be divinely comfy... a girl can dream, right? ;D

Hear Me Roar! said...

For me, it would be a gigantic old console-type television, already turned into a fish tank by someone who knew what they were doing.

By the way, the site update looks fab!

Jesse said...

Yarn. Pure wool crepe yarn, enough for a sweater.

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I have so many dream items that I'd love to find even though I've already found many in the past. It's so easy to come up with new ones constantly.

I've been searching for years for a vintage card rack/holder. I'm not even sure what they're called but I've seen them in magazines when they've featured other's homes, so I know they're out there! Maybe it's called a vintage card display rack...? No matter, I want one in the worst way!

I like your new header. The changes look nice!

~ Jennifer

Marieke said...

Hi, I would be really happy if I found something nice retro vintage with owls on it, especially fabrics.... I love your blog by the way! Greetings from Holland, Marieke

Fabric Nation said...

What a lovely giveaway! I have been very jealous of the Orla Target range as we don't have it here! My dream thrifty find would be a a boxed Homemaker teaset. Even now, I enter evert charity shop and car boot sale in anticipation! You just never know, which is the joy of charity shops. This range was a Woolies line in the 1950s, so when all our lovely Woolworths shops closed down I was looking through piles of tat and skulking around discarded rubbish in the hope that a box of Homemaker had been languishing in a Woolworth's, maybe propping up a shelf or being used as a coffee table in the staff room... These are the dreams that feed me!

PS Dottie Angel, if I am lucky enough to win, let me chip in with the post as it might be expensive to the UK! (Genuine offer, not a bribe!!!)

Anonymous said...

Love Orla Kiely!

I wouldn't mind finding two armchairs with wooden legs and wooden arm rests from perhaps the early 60's. I now exactly how they should look, but it's rather hard to describe in words. And if the fabric would be a William Morris print in a blue-greyish tone, that would be like the icing on the cake. :)

Anne B. from Finland

gingerbreadhouse said...

I have bought some lovely vintage items in our wonderful British charity shops lately. However I'm always on the look out for some practical 'utility' furniture! My grandparents had lots of items but I wasn't able to take any when they passed away. I'd love a few pieces in my home to remind me of them.

Renee G said...

Wow -- I'd love to find a mint condition copy of the 1963 Whitman Stock Market Game. I loved this when I was a kid. I'd also love to find a stash of old flour sacks, tons of vintage jewelry and lots of old, old postcards.

Now that would be some find.

rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

Emma Loves Stitching said...

Wow, I've just come across your blog and it's fab. I love the new Orla Kielly range especially the colour combinations.

My perfect find would be an old suitcase, musty with age but in perfect condition with buckles. Inside would be a collection of vintage fabric just waiting to be made into something new.

Fingers crossed I win!!

Emma :)

MaMa said...

I'd love to find an old kitchen hutch with weathered paint. I love the country/shabby chic look. Thanks for hosting.
Lisa

Carolyn G said...

I once found a beautiful London Fog raincoat at a consignment shop. It was in perfect condition and I got it for about $40.

Kimberly said...

Of all my dream items, I have to say...the bestest find ever would be a clock...that stops ticking the minute I sit down to sew and doesn't start up again until....well...until I can't sew anymore because I can't see straight! LOL Love your blog and your etsy shop...

Joules said...

What a fun contest! I think Just the other day, when I found a Holy Grail; the most lovely antique beaded bag with metal frame, in nearly perfect condition. I could never afford to collect these types of bags, as they can be very dear.
Finding this bag, was like the dream coming true!

Elisabet said...

My dream item is an antique mirror for our bedroom.
Elisabet
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