Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Not quite Vintage, really sweet, but do I need them ??

Not a new find, I purchased these recently because they were so cheap. There are SIX napkins, EIGHT placemats and ONE larger centerpiece.  Factory applique, in pinks and grey border. They probably date from the 1960s or 1970s, certainly not older than than.
They have been in a bag in the boot of my car for over a week, can't even remember which shop I found them in.
I absolutely do not need more table linen, but I'm sure you all know what it is like when you see something that just should NOT be left in the shop.

Maybe they could be 're-invented' as something else? who knows but for now I'll just look at them, and think, "Oh, how pretty!"

come on, confess, who else buys things the do not need or do not collect just 'because'?


Janelle aka Nelly said...

come on, confess, who else buys things the do not need or do not collect just 'because'?

Gulty as charged your honor.

Lyndel said...

oh I guessed you would Nelly!! LOL, sorry about your ban week, never mind you did get some goodies in Jan!!!

Miss Claire said...

Me! My big problem, though, is when I go op-shopping with "no money to spend" and find something that can absolutely NOT be left behind. Because, I mean, what if the opportunity to buy brand new florsheim ballet flats for $3 never comes along again? Or that beautiful red trench coat in just the style you've always wanted?

It would be foolish to leave them...even when I can't afford to pay the rent. Oops!

Miss Claire said...

...that's what I tell myself, anyway :)

Lyndel said...

Oh Miss Claire, that is absolutely true, and you can always skip lunch (?) and afford the ballet flats.. I know I would!

Leah said...

me!! They are very pretty though

Gina E. said...

Oh, all the time, Lyndel..All the bloody time!!
LOVE that set - factory made as you said, but nevertheless a beautiful group of items that would be draped over every available spot in my home!