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.