This has been a great week for me. Thursday my daughter and I headed for her favourite Op shop after kindy, as is our habit. There I found a minty crisp, still in packet, lime green floral sheet set and two gently worn orange floral sheets. Yay! I feel a patchwork sheet quilt coming on! My collection of sheet colours is expanding.
This Saturday my sis and I first stopped in Springfield right in the frosty foothills of Adelaide. The knitting basket below was the prize. It has faux crushed satin side panels. *LOVE* and sweet rose inner.
The pink glasses have frosted swirls and gold stars and rim. atomic 50s style.
A pretty tin bird cutter was found at Cross Rd Collectables. There were a bunch of others that my sister bought too. And while I was there I spotted this cute gingham apron. I thought I'd show a couple I picked up for just .50c, never used!
A little girl told us there was another box on the verandah, so I headed over. I spotted what was on top and stepped livelier. Unfortunately my sister also spotted it and just about sprinted there, grabbing the book out from under my hand. (That's not nice, lol) Luckily there were lots more treasures amongst the ordinary kids books (that ordinarily might have been good finds in themselves, but by comparison were riff raff).
Take a look at these sweet, sweet, vintage book prints from the 1930s.
But the most awesome book, was one by Mabel Lucie Atwell, a well known children's illustrator. I couldn't believe the asking price for this book! Take a look here or here! I was flabbergasted! And this from a 1970s cream brick on Railway tce. WooHoo!