Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Vintage goodies!

Oh how I love little visits to the charity shop. Today's  was a much needed one as I'd taken the girl's money box contents to the post office to invest in savings certificates and I had to re-bag all the money in little envelopes. Hard work!  Worse still, I needed to get more out from my saving account and could I remember my pin? Nope. Grrr why do we have to have so many pins and passwords to remember. No wonder people keep money under the mattress! is my reward :)
I LOVE all things vintage, particularly sewing equipment. The wooden darning mushroom has been well used. I can just imagine someone years ago, sitting by the fire, quietly darning socks and listening to the radio. I wonder what was on? Reminds me of 'The Clitheroe Kid' mum and I used to listen to as she sat knitting. That brings back another memory....the 'fairies dancing' on the back of the friend called the same thing 'soldiers marching' as the soot burnt off the blackened wall.
I can even take up a little surgery now....although the silk is not sterile it can soon be boiled up and used!
I so love all the old wooden reels and the lovely old labels.
and this is for Marg. It is my colourful quilt, made with hand dyed old cotton sheeting....(what else?)and a variation of her lovely quilts!


Marg said...

Oooh such lovely finds, I never find things like that at our local op shops.
What a stunning quilt, so bright and cheerful. I love the bright colours against the black and white. Thank you for posting a photo of it.

dandelion dreamer said...

Glad you called by to say hello Marg. I have added a link to your blogeroo! was going to hunt for it later.

Sandra Rowney said...

Ah ha! Now I know what to send you when I'm looking at op shops in NZ. Do they have op shops in Thailand? I do hope so, the labels alone will be interesting. You can look forward to a small but interesting parcel with the correct postage on this time :)

dandelion dreamer said...

oh goody!!!! Thanks Sandra. You and Marg know what an op shop is. I dont!!

Sandie said...

What a lovely find. Just love the wooden cotton reels.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Wow, what super finds!