Saturday, 21 June 2014

Another obligatory blogger deer.

Today was the shortest day and to celebrate I went on an op shop mission (5 shops in all) and things are looking up!

 This is most of today's booty - I'm particularly rapt with the deer tapestry which was $10.

A lovely glasses case.
 

A close-up of the deer.

Paisley fabric and a dress pattern - sadly not enough fabric for the dress but enough for a top or skirt.

An atomic carafe with a burner underneath - how cool is this?

A Norwegian Figgjo Flameware dish.

A mug by local potter O. C. Stephens - 1940s?

More Crown Lynn teacups for my collection.

Two necklaces - purple and silver.

Here's that tapestry again!

A purple paisley skirt I bought a few months ago and altered.

My friend Suzanne visited Melbourne recently and brought me back this lovely braid.
She said the shop made their own trims.
They have a lovely blog HERE
There seems to be a purple theme today - no apologies!

This is a gorgeous nylons box, Luxury Sheers by Canterbury, made in New Zealand.
It's made of card with a gold foil covering.
I doubt many tights are made here any more.
The nylons are gone but the artificial rose, complete with velvet petals, is intact.
I think it cost me $5 a couple of months ago.
The gift card reads "A gift for you for Xmas. From Denis and the girls."

I also found this rather splendid purple tassel.

And a lilac and green cardi with a curious asymmetrical fastening.

Masses of this dark green spotted and flowered fabric which had been locked away in a suitcase for 25 years so it's a bit mothbally. 

A small bit of linen with paisley and birds, which I might make into a skirt.

Two curtains which are a bit greener in real life - my camera flash doesn't do blue/green very well.
 
A few weeks ago we had a small Autumn snowstorm.
I was at home with a cold so I took these photos from my window.
The first one shows some frozen water drops on my maple tree.
 
And this is the front garden:
It was only an inch or so at sea level but it caused chaos.
The schools were closed, there were lots of accidents and lots of people didn't go to work.
It makes me laugh because when I was a child we sometimes took winter holidays at a ski resort in Central Otago.
Now that's where they have what I call real snow. 
 
 


7 comments:

  1. What great haul of goodies from the op shops! I love the carafe and the norwegian plate. I am surprised we did not see each other as I went to the Hospice Shop and Restore! The fabric with the paisley and the birds is amazing, it would be a spectacular skirt. I also love the 1970s fabric and the curtains. Best of all I like the nylons box. I have never seen anything like it - it is lovely, and the velvet rose is gorgeous. Hope you are having a great weekend and keeping warm!

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    1. Oh no, You must have been there before me as I was in Mosgiel in the morning. One day we will manage to get together for a coffee, I promise!

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  2. Ooh, much loveliness! The deer tapestry, the 1950s carafe, and the Scandinavian platter are fabulous. And the mothbally vintage fabric is great, I'd be making a jumpsuit out of that! xxx

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  3. Things certainly are looking up in the oppy department!!! Wow what an incredible haul! I nearly fainted at the sight of the paisley fabric with birds ... my god the stockings box and tapestry. All such treasures! xox

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  4. Forgive me for my late comment....I seem to have missed posts over the last couple of weeks. Firstly I have never come across a funky glasses case like that. I SO need one. I will be keeping my eyes peeled in NZ as I never see them here! Oh that green polka-dot dress on that pattern is sublime! Such a great style. Well done on the Norwegian dish & that carafe. Very mid-century. The spotted floral fabric is gorgeous, & there are no words for the deer tapestry. That is a beautiful thing!
    You'd better save some stuff at the oppies for me....it's not long now till our holiday. There had better be some deer action or I'll go on a rampage! Xx

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  5. OMG!! The carafe and the glasses case are making me squeal!
    Fantastic fabric and curtain scores, and as for the deer tapestry-I think you've trumped EVERY obligatory blogger deer EVER!
    XXX

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  6. I love the mothbally fabric!

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