Sunday, April 25, 2010

Fleamarket Finds


Lots of lovely finds to show you this week. This illustration comes from one of my favourite thrifted books, handed on to me by my mum who found it many years ago.



While I was taking the photo's for todays post I have had so much fun revisiting this gorgeous book.

If only you could see the many pages of beautiful ideas, patterns, pictures...


I'm seriously going to have to try to make some of these adorable dolls clothes, this is only page one! There is a very elaborate wedding dress over the page, I might have to start with something simpler though, such as bloomers, ok... maybe the hankie.


So sweet..


Guimpe? Isn't that a town in New South Wales...?



Yesterday on the way back from Melbourne I found this kids footy jumper for $1.50, just right for a certain girl I know who loves the Doggies!



And I'm pretty happy too with this cotton bedspread which appeared at Savers in Brunswick. Boy is that one bustling shop!



Finally here is a dear little tin pot thingie which I found a few weeks ago. I love the flowers, the little knob on top and the mystery of what to put in it? Any ideas?


I can't get enough op shop action. I love to make friends with the volunteers, they are the salt of the earth and are often older women who work hard, like a chat (sometimes) & are great at giving back to their community. Do you have a favourite opshop, or opshop person, maybe an opshop story? I'd love to hear from you. Send me an email, my address can be found with my profile.


Have you found anything amazing lately? I bet you have. Do pop over to see Sophie & see what other treasures have been found. See you soon sweeties xo

20 comments:

Kate said...

I love how you have relationships with the op shop ladies. That book looks amazing, I must remember to check it out next time I'm at yours. I hope you are having a lovely weekend. X

Bronny said...

I'm having an Oppy day on Tuesday - starting at the Dandenong Market - then across to Cheltenham (two great ones opposite each other) then opping my way to Frankston to meet my girlfriend at Savers at 12!!!
I'm interested in sew many things - I can take forever to browse each one!!!
I'll post my oppy adventures on my blog this week!

Jemm said...

Those look so fun! Great finds. I posted about my platter that I told you about.

Little Ted Canvas said...

That book is fabulous! Love the quilt & the pretty pot too, you have been busily op shopping, lucky duck. I haven't had much time for anything this week, maybe next week things will get back to normal...have a lovely weekend!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

these are so lovely ...i have to get back to the savers in frankston and try dandenong as well. i always find something good in savers

Steph said...

Love, love, love your book! What beautiful pictures. And your little pot is lovely too :)

Tracey said...

I love the look of that book, beautiful, what a find!

marian said...

i have seen that adorable book before..from memory guimpe is a starched cotton braid/trim?? i'm showing my age huh!
that's a sweet old quilt..i LOVE op shops and the old dears who run them, they're a dying breed :(

Linda said...

such sweet finds you have scored so well I LOVE the sewing book what a treasure

Jennie said...

Loving your book!!
And the design on the little pot is gorgeous!

moose and bird said...

You've had a very successful thrifty week by the looks of all of your treasures. I love the little tin pot. xo

Renee said...

Love your finds! That book looks fantastic!

Collecting Feathers said...

I adore your book. I want to be a Thimble Person. xxNick

teddybearswednesday said...

so many wonderful things as usual over here Beck. That book looks absolutely adorable, I love all those doll clothes and can't wait to see yours. The cotton bed spread is gorgeous too. You know I've never been to Savers in Brunswick - I must go.
I'll email you later about favourite op shop and little story behind it, think you will like it. Hope your having a great long weekend xo

michelle said...

you are seriously the goddess of oppies i think.
that book, wow, you lucky duck

Sarah said...

Fabulous finds! Love that book! It's sooo lovely! Do you think it's still in print? Alas probably not. x

crzylady said...

yea for opshops :) and what a sweet book!

sue said...

lovely lovely illustrations and terrific finds too. Yep, most op-shop volunteers are the salt of the earth aren't they?

WarsawMommy said...

And the Fleamarket Find Queen strikes again... lovely stuff ;)

Ooty said...

Great stuff!!! This book looks lovely!