Last Friday I had the perfect day planned out, and nothing went according to plan and I didn’t get anything accomplished and I was getting very grumpy.
Then I went to the op-shop. And my day got lots better.
So much fun vintage prettiness!
Op-shop prettiness makes everything better: it doesn’t blow your budget, and you can’t plan what you buy, so it has the delightful surprise discovery factor. Perfect mood fixer.
This is what I got:
Vintage cotton threads in a delicious range of colours. 50cents each!
I love the colour names, they are so evocative, though some of them are very much a product of their time, and are not at all acceptable now.
Two ridiculously pink and frilly 1960s negligee
On a more tasteful, or at least better made, note, I found this hand-tatted wool blouse.
The yarn is incredibly fine, and the handwork is amazing. I can’t imagine how long it must have taken to make the blouse.
Moving away from textiles, I found a sweet little trinket dish. I’m using it to hold my short bobby pins.
Finally, and best of all, I happened upon this utterly gorgeous marcasite and cameo necklace.
I love marcasite, I love cameos, and I love, love, love this necklace! I’ve worn it all weekend, and gotten so many comments on it.
Yep, I’m happy now.