Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Vintage romance



I only had time to visit one op shop on my day off today.


My choices took on a bit of a
 romantic theme.


A beautiful ecru lace and linen table runner looks to be hand made and in good condition.
 3 hearts:  a cardboard box to decorate, a tiny glass candle holder and an unusual little box with a drawer to hold little treasures.
 My handkerchief collection is growing.  These need some washing and ironing and then into the drawer for when they are needed.


A lace hanky at a wedding is a wonderful accessory.

Finally this beautiful needlepoint panel was stashed out of sight.  It is almost complete and is very old fashioned looking.  I will offer this for sale in my etsy shop in a week or two.  





As you can see there are always treasures to be found.

These were from Vinnies, Tyabb Road, Mornington.

6 comments:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Great buys, I would have snapped these up myself! xox

Radka said...

Great finds, I love the little box with a drawer.

Katherine said...

Fantastic finds! Our op shops are not as good as the ones you visit.

Judy said...

Ooh Aah!!Lovely finds Dian!

Linda said...

Looks like another successful day Dian. You always manage to find something really lovely. I adore those hankies!! The tapestry/needlepoint looks familiar, as I think a lady I once knew did this type of work. I always enjoy seeing what you 'rescue'......

Love the driftwood in the header photo.

Gina E. said...

Beautiful vintage linens there, Dian! I need to find someone to go to Mornington with me. I don't mind driving - just need a navigator!