Crown Lynn and Excess Baggage

As its Waitangi Day today – let’s take a look at the Crown Lynn crockery I bought in NZ shall we?!

Now, I tried very hard not to spend lots while in NZ but when in op shops and tip shops (we need more of these in Australia) I went to town!

Consequently my kid’s, husband’s and my two bags were all a little heavier and fatter on the trip home.

These goodies came from The Motueka Sunday Morning Market, op shops in Motueka, The Tip Shop at Motueka, and the Tip Shop in Nelson.

They were all around a dollar, I may have paid $5 for a bigger dinner plate at the market.

Do you stuff excess items in your family’s bags when traveling? Come on – ‘fess up!

Crown Lynn Cups and Saucers


Kelston Ceramics "Melody"

Kelston Ceramics “Melody”



A collective sticky-beak at thrift scores and op shop finds – care to join in?



7 thoughts on “Crown Lynn and Excess Baggage

  1. We have a Tip Shop in Newcastle if you are ever up here!

    Reuse Centre – Recycling Solutions Australia
    Address: 34 Rural Drive
    Sandgate NSW 2304
    Phone: 0412 630 011
    Open Wed – Fri 8 – 4pm, Saturday 8 – 2pm
    Items collected: The Reuse Centre sells a range of goods that would have otherwise ended up in landfill, eg Bric-a-Brac, Furniture, hardware, Books, Toys, Bikes, Clothing, Tools, Plants, Sports Gear, Collectables.

    You go into a shop front but can walk right on through to a huge shed behind it. It’s chockers and amazing 😀

  2. I thought the whole point if taking children on holiday was to put the holiday purchases in their bags??? 😉

    Regional towns usually have tip shops, an absolute haven of recycled building goods.

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