I recently did the same op-shop circuit as Starashan (Strathalan and Watsonia x3).
Some single bed sheets caught my fancy, and when I saw the matching/contrasting pillowcase (right) I knew they were mine. I think they will soon become a little girl's set of clothing.
I have never seen buttons or eyes like these, and even though I don't have a project in mind for them I simply had to buy a few. I'm agonising over whether to go back and get the rest of them. What is this called? Hologram? Not quite, eh? But the eyes open and shut depending on the angle from which you're looking at them. Very fun.
And this old woven tape/ribbon jumped into my hand and wouldn't be put back down. I wish I knew how to find out about the origins of things like this.