Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thrift Sunday Finds /2

I'm picking up the pace again with my thrifting - always fun to come away with some surprises :)

 First up, something that will hopefully come in handy for the next Floral Friday challenge (sssh, it's a surprise) you can email Trishie (trishie@underlockandkeyblog. com) if you too want to join in too!

I know these musical boxes are pretty common but I think they're sweet. This one plays "when you wish upon a star" which I love so much :)
I also love that Nasa fridge magnet though I suspect might be lame for an Australian to say? The excessive blue glitter made it easy to love though!

 another butterfly brooch for my collection :)

 Some random book section finds. This tarot set is currently on my wishlist but for now, the thrifted one below is a nice edition to my (new) curiosity of tarot cards.  If you have any info or want to point me in the direction of a good online tarot card source let me know for sure :)
and a cat book :p (don't judge)

 I have to say my most amazing find, at a very cheap five dollars was a Print Gocco! I never thought I'd find one of these bad boys on the Sunshine Coast.

I first spotted the empty red ink box floating around on the stationery shelves and got an even bigger shock when I found the actual Print Gocco box!


It came with a bunch of inks, 2 screens and four bulbs. If you know anything about gocco you know that combo only makes 2 prints (damn!)

Actually I should probably totally track back. Print gocco is screen printing device, invented in Japan in the 70s in Japan and was hugely popular as it made screen printing possible without the use of chemicals. The size is somewhat limiting (you can see that happy white family on the front busy making birthday cards) although I believe they did sell larger gocco's too :) I googled to see if I could buy more screens and bulbs and yes you can so that's handy - although quite expensive!

I have a confession, whilst in Japan and thrifting (oh my god what an amazing combo of words) I did buy my own gocco and I think I've made two screen from it. Yikes slightly indulgent to now own two but I kind of figure with this one only costing five bucks I won't be so scared to make the two screens up (there is some trial and error with burning your screen design!) I think I'm going to make a happy birthday design and maybe print it out on my handmade paper?!!!

Back when I got my first gocco 2005-ish? Print Gocco was pretty huge in the indie community but I haven't really seen/heard much about it in recent times.  Do any of you guys own one? In a million years I never thought I'd be picking up another one whilst thrifting!

Linking up with Thriftasaurus

22 comments:

  1. Awesome! I have never heard of the printing thing but I'm loving the box lol :)
    Also love the music box thingy, any disney tunes about dreams coming true are pretty much always in my head these days ;)
    We definitely need to go check out that huge op shop I was telling you about sometime :)
    Happy sunday matey xxx

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    1. yeah lets make some dates!! xoxoxo

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  2. Great finds! I need to get thrifting again!

    Katrina Sophia

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  3. gocco OMG i would love to find such a gem in the middle of stuff but never happened <3

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  4. oh, can't wait to see these flower thingies in action :)

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  5. I love that sparkly nasa badge, and the gocco printing kit is an awesome find!

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    1. the sparkle sold me straight away :)

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  6. The nasa magnet would also make me happy :) glittery plus a space reminder are a good combo (I hope it's not only me :P) and the butterfly also looks so beautiful. Gocco!! I have never seen one in person, but I would love to give it a try, keep us updated with your happy birthday design experience :) ooh! and totally agree Japan+Thrifting greatest of pairings ;)

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    1. glitter and space is an amazing combo! :) :) I'll definitely give you and update on my gocco making - hopefully I can make at least one okay print!

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  7. great finds! that print gocco is so awesome (so is that packaging picture! oh my gosh lol). and i love that nasa magnet. i actually wanted to be an astronaut when i was little. then i found out you had to be good in physics and math which i wasn't so up went that dream in poof. :)

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    1. aww that's so cute Jane! I'm horrid and physics and maths my brain is definitely more on the creative/English side of things!

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  8. Fun finds! The print making device will be fun to try.

    Danielle

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    1. I'm looking forward (and slightly scared) to give it a whirl :)

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  9. So intrigued about the print gocco. Will you be showing us your prints anytme? So excited for floral friday!!! hehe

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    1. I'm excited too!! Will definitely share my prints (hopefully they come out okay!)

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  10. Your Print Gocco is so cool!

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  11. Wow. What a score on the Print Gocco. I got to use one in a workshop once to make xmas cards and I've been coveting one ever since.

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    1. I wonder if they'll ever mass produce a new similar product!

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