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.
I saw that necklace and didnt get it cause I was trying to save a few pennies for Art Deco!
Im so glad you got it!
Well, thank you for that! It was pricey for an op shop, but I just couldn’t pass it up, and am soooo happy that I got it!
I LOVE that necklace and am a collector of old cotton reels lucky you.
That necklance is gorgeous! /jealy
Well Miss L, looks like your crocheted top is haute couture. Check this article out, about half way down:
Yowzers. I much prefer mine!
So do I but I reckon the faux crochet tights are pretty cool!
I love all the Sylko colour names, except for the ‘Dk.’ and ‘Lt.’ variations, which are boring.
It’s always fun when you’re picking a thread and it has the most fantastic name ever when you finally look at the label after having sewn with it for a couple of hours.