|Thrifted fabric remnant with gorgeous kitchen print|
As those who follow me on Facebook would know, my kidlets and I had the best part of a week at my parents' place last week. They live in a country town in the same state, a mere two hour drive full of beautiful scenery, but somehow we just don't get down there enough.
I grew up in this town, and while I was eager to get away by my late teens, it is a wonderful place to go back to. One thing it really has going for it is its op shops. I developed a love for them in my teen years, and love to go back and sift through the treasures waiting to be found and given a new life.
The bonus for me now is that I have very willing babysitters in town (my parents) who encourage me to go op-shopping, shoo me out the door even, so they can have some time with the kids without a pesky parent around (they love me, but hey, we all know parents cramp grandparents' style, right?).
So who was I to disobey?
I had some wonderful finds, mostly vintage bed linen, as well as a handful of handmade vintage aprons and some hand embroidered bits and bobs. I hope to photograph the aprons soon (they need a good pressing first), but here are some of the other finds.
|A tea tablecloth and two different citrus coloured single sheets|
|Gorgeous flannelette cot sheet|
|Floral curtain and sheet|
|Gorgeous sheet with a print of an illustration of a pair of little girls, and a set of floral sheets|
|An embroidered handkerchief pocket|
|An embroidered tea tablecloth|
|A sweet hand painted dip bowl, still in its gift box|
I have plans for the floral sheets...I have some 1950s dress patterns in my size that I have been wanting to try out, but don't trust my sewing skills enough to buy expensive fabric, so a set of double bed sheets with a lovely print for $3 is a really wonderful blessing.
Now to find the time to sew...