Saturday, 22 September 2012

This week's bargains.

I was in the south eastern surburbs last week on another mission, but couldn't resist dropping into the RSPCA opshop while I was in the area, and found these goodies. Three metres of Liberty Of London fabric - $5.

Sweet little vintage embroidered 'tea time' tray cloth $4.

Unusual vintage embroidered tea cosy with Assisi style stitching $8.

Unopened (sealed) box of artist pastels $10.
Bag of sewing threads in colours I needed, but didn't want to pay $10 a reel for - this lot for $5!


Then on Friday at the BSL in Eltham, I found some fantastic lengths of fabric, a book, a brooch and some nice clothes.
I haven't photographed the clothes as they don't look anything on a hanger, but once I tried them on, they fit so well I figured they were made for me!  A two piece suit (jacket and skirt) and a skivvy which just happend to match the suit. 
This length of Batik just shrieked at me - I love it!   $5.

 Long length of lovely material with berries and grapes.  $8
 Vivid pink and orange pattern fabric. $4.50
 Beautiful old cameo brooch which I have used to embellish a patchwork wall hanging. $10.
 The MOTH and I are great fans of The Two Ronnies, so I am looking forward to reading this book. $1.


FrolickingFroggy said...

Hi Gina - ha - I didn't have to scroll down to see that you had posted this, I could easily tell by the items purchased! That berry & grape fabric is g-o-r-g-e-o-u-s. The job is working out fine, but I'd much rather be footloose & fancy free. Ahhh well, one day... :-)

DIAN said...

Hi Gina, I also recognised your buying trends.

Lovely buys. Those pastels look fantastic.

cookiecrumbs said...

oooh those fabrics are fab! I'm totally jealous :-)