Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mini-break & Op Shop finds!


I had a mini-break last weekend with my best buddy, Narelle. We rented a cabin in Dromana, down on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. The weather was perfect, the cabin was immaculate, and the shops were fantastic! Especially the Op shops!

I shall write more about our weekend away later on in the week as I need to borrow some pics from Narelle. My camera decided to go on a mini-break too after the first 10 shots I took!! So until then, I thought I'd show you some of my Op-shop bargains from the best charity shop I've ever been to! Vinnies, in Rosebud! The store is interestingly laid-out, bright and clean, and ever-so-big! It is so well organised. Kids toys are kept tidy in plastic packets, clothes are presented well, but the best bit of all is that the shop has a dedicated area for crafty bits & pieces. There was a pin-board on the wall full of tiny packets containing antique laces and vintage buttons. Pattern packets were on display, and all this adjacent to the Manchester section which had the most gorgeous crochet table-cloths for sale. So without further a-do, here are my finds:The silver-plated bowl is a gift for a friend, and the contents are gifts for my craft room (aren't I thoughtful?!!!!) he he he... The crochet table cloth was one of three that I was umm-ing & ahh-ing about, but I think I chose well.

These vintage laces were my favourite find. But I love those buttons too, especially the orange retro one... I bet that saw a few discotheques in its day!

The rhinestone trim looks interesting, I have no idea what I shall do with it but it would look good on an art quilt or as a trimming for a cloth doll. I purchased the brown buttons because my dear old dad's favourite cardigan adorned the same ones.


Oh, and this little fella just made me laugh! My daughter has now adopted him!

I shall post more later this week! Until then, happy creating!

5 comments:

Kerryanne English said...

Oh Vikki, sounds like you and Narelle had the best time on your mini break. Love all your vintage finds too. Did you actually get any sewing done?? LOL
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

clare said...

Yes you did really well . I love a good Vinnies .
clares craftroom

barb's creations said...

What a great find.I also love op shops and Vinnies they sell the best stuff.Barb

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Vikki! Sounds like you found Aladin's cave of treasures! Love the vintage laces you found and the crochet table cloth is gorgeous too - can't wait to see what you make with all the lace and buttons!! Bear Hugs! KRIS

Tozz said...

Vikki you certainly did find some really good goodies! I love Op-shopping too and hardly ever come out with out getting something. Glad you had a good time with your friend also and like Kerryanne asked....Did you get any sewing done? heeheheh

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