Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Fabbo op-shop finds in Oakleigh and Glen Waverley

Visited Vinnies in Oakleigh, off Warrigal Road; tricky to get to, but oh, what a treasure trove.

I shall start my show and tell with:
a pair of Stunning Italian Leather pumps! Fitting perfectly; they were molded to my feet by little italian cobblers!

Metres of soft printed corduroy; I really think that it may be Liberty - anyone know?

My favourite find of the year: truly I kid you not, but I found a Kaffe Fassett shirt! Excellently made by hand by someone who knew and understood the quality of his material, pattern and colour.

It even came with a Spare Covered Button!

Gorgeously soft and beautifully printed vintage sheet; photo does no justice

MS Shop in Kingsway, Glen Waverley:
Another embroidered toaster cover; how many toasters do I have?
Two facinating Kuglehopf or Bundt molds; sort-of ugly but cute too. I actually saw one in a Antique store in Flinders, speciallising in French antiques, for $40!

( Anyone who loves the 70s era, there was a pair of really true-to-life iconic table lamps - very orange and brown, so ugly they were cool! oh, and also an crockery set with orange/brown pattern. I'm sure someone will love them again.)

I have turned a pretty but naff skirt from local op-shop into a makeshift cushion cover for Retreat Couch (it's becoming rather pink, with oranges and golds, mainly to hide split material on very old handmedown couch)
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Tanja said...

Nice finds!
I think you'll find that the vintage sheet is Sheridan. I have a matching doona cover and pillowcases in that print. Deliciously soft, arent' they?

samantha said...

what a lovely collection. I am using those sheets on my daughters bed, they were mine when I was little. The softest cotton.

Stephanie said...

Agreed - I think the sheet is Sheridan, I have the queen size doona cover. It's almost threadbare at the top but so incredibly soft and gorgeous to snuggle up under!!

Gina E. said...

Ooooh I LOVE that Toaster cover!! I've got a couple of hundred hand stitched toaster covers but would you believe, not a single one in cross stitch!!