Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vintage treasures

 Tuesday is "my" day.  It is a day to relax:  usually it includes a visit to the library and at least one op shop.
Today I found several treasures and bargains.  The pin cushion shoe is very sweet and I just wanted it to add  to my collection.

The little plate is from Devon in the UK and is really pretty.  As usual there are delicate doileys and the little round item is a tiny compact complete with mirror. 








I couldn't resist these buttons










Or these gorgeous balls of cotton yarn
















Or these paints and glue.






















You never know what you will find at the op shop but you are sure to find something you "need".


The highlight of the day, though, was a phone call from Linda.  It is always so inspiring to share ideas and successes and projects that need some "help".  Talking through our ideas seems to provide us with extra motivation.  Thanks Linda for your friendship and encouragement.

5 comments:

Judy said...

My fav thing is the little shoe pin cushion! I LOVE pin cushions. Glad you had fruitful shopping trip.

Gina E. said...

Wow, that was a VERY fruitful opshop expedition!!

Jensters said...

Loving that shoe Dianne...fancy getting a plate thats from over here...im passing Devon on my hols next week! One day there will be free phone calls and i will be able to talk to both of you x

Linda said...

Hi again Dian, and thanks for sharing your shopping bargains. I know how much pleasure you get from 'finding' treasure where nobody else can see it. I love the little compact, it's gorgeous.

The phone calls are always great, I look forward to hearing your voice, and nutting our what it is that we are doing or planning at the time. Did you realize it was an hour and a half??????? LOL. Thank you too for always being so willing to share.

Karyn said...

i do love seeing what treasures you always manage to find at the op-shops. You always seem to find such wonderful things.