Sunday, 21 March 2010

flea market finds

we made it out this week...
both girls are free from chickenpox and were allowed out back into the wider community - hooray!

First stop was the charity shops, I needed a fix, and it was my lucky day.
I've been on the look out for some fabrics to use as a base for some new work, I was thinking of table cloths etc. I got lucky - a sweet linen table cloth with hand embroidered flowers on and two white pillowcases with machine embroidered flowers. My heart skipped a beat - two finds in one shop!
I then took a peek in the button box - oh joy - lots of little white and clear buttons, just what I needed, my little button jar was looking so empty and sad.

Whilst paying for these treasures I glanced around and spotted a little woven basket hanging up and screaming my name - my first thought was it was perfect for the girls to play shops / harvest our crops ( I know - I'm getting ahead of myself here!) But on closer inspection I realised it was a DKNY , missing most of it's beads but still as cute as pie. It was a snip at just £1.95.
I did hand it over to the girls, but we are on a strict agreement that we will all share it. And I will get a turn!

When I got home and took a closer look at my linen treasures I did my usual, 'these are too good to cut up, how can I make this into something else - it's just too lovely as it is.... ' so at the moment they are in a pile whilst I think about what to do with them, along with many other previous finds.....

I should say hello, it's the first time I've played along with this though I've been looking in, play along at Her Library Adventures. I notice most of you are Australian and use the term 'op' shop - can someone tell me what does this mean? We have charity shops and car boot sales here in the UK where we can find old gems - but no 'oppies'

happy hunting x


  1. sweet finds. i think an oppie can be a charity shop, bazaar, or secondhand shop. hope that helps! it's short for opportunity

  2. opportunity - of course! Thanks for looking in and answering that - it's bugged me for ages.

  3. Thanks so much for playing along! Yes, down under the op shops do sound a little strange! Love your finds and its so sweet of you to join us!
    Sophie x

  4. Loved your post and am Very intregued by the Op shop thing. I'm going to have to do some investigating. thanks for stopping by my Blog. Its great to know people like it. Nora x


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