Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday evening

 Today I had a quick trip to some op shops and picked up these treasures from the Salvos in Tyabb Road

Beautiful hand made and embroidered doileys: especially love the cross stitch Christmas one.

They also had lots of pieces that had been commenced but not completed.

It is difficult to take a good photo of these.

This one looks particularly interesting.  

I cannot help wondering who started these pieces.

Of course I had to have these gorgeous hankies.  Some of them have exquisite fine lace while others are beautifully embroidered.

In addition to these lovely things I managed to find some other bargains while I was out.  Some mirrors for downstairs, a dolls house for the twins (for their second birthday) and a small weaving loom.  These items are still in the car but I will photograph them some time.

I am beginning to accumulate lots of stuff so some will find their way to ebay eventually to make room for the things I most want to keep.  Selling the occasional item on ebay means I can buy some more things for my textile adventures.  Win Win.


Gina E. said...

Some very nice 'stuff' there, Dian!
I've been very lucky while sitting at my exhibition at Bundoora; many people have come to tell me they have linens which will be thrown out because they have nobody to give them to, and would I like them...I've been very generous and suggested they donate their linens to the Guild, but if they couldn't get there, I will be happy to take them! Watch my blog for further developments!

Elizabethanne said...

OMG!!! Dianne. I am so coming to yours to check out your charity shop. I have been looking everywhere for lace hankies like these. I thought no one in this country used such lovely things. Will you be putting them in your etsy store? Or are these ones, ones you will keep for yourself? I just love them.

I am doing Karen Ruane's next Embroider, embellish & create class in November, these would be perfect :-)
Hugs Your Friend Elizabeth xxx

Heather said...

You have a good eye for finding treasures. Are you going to put some of those doileys into your own textile work? I love old household linens and it's nice to recycle them and give them a new life.

Linda said...

Great finds again Dian, love those delicate handkerchiefs. I don't think I've ever seen such lovely traced embroideries!! I really like the second one [Myart]. I have a feeling I've got one or two of those hidden somewhere too....... I always enjoy seeing what you pick up on your shopping days.