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1 SALVOS Springvale
Six cross stitched napkins and a matching table cloth. Once I've washed and pressed these new ones, I'll be up to a collection of 27 various embroidered, cross stitched or lace crochet edged napkins, and three small table cloths. (I should have taken photos, but I have packed them away so they stay nice and clean for the wedding!) I might end up getting some plain napkins and embroidering them (Although I'm better at both cross stitch and crochet, so we'll see!) I'll stop looking so hard at napkins when I have around the 50 mark. Although I could keep going and sew them together into tablecloths... Hummm....
2 CPS (Children's Protection Society) Rosanna
A large dish (Soup or salad? Could be a server) $4 Stamped James Kent Ltd, and a full plate with a high edge stamped Alfred Meakin. ($3) I don't know much about china makers, but I do think I've heard those names while half paying attention to Antiques Roadshow? I thought maybe I could google them to see how old they were, but I found it pretty hard to find anything other than ebay sellers. Does anyone know if there is a way of finding out that sort of thing?
Oh, and how could I forget the darling little camel? Not a wedding buy, but he might work into the flowers somewhere! He stands under 5cm, and was only a dollar. I think he is brass?
(And I really do insist you try the brownies next door at Miss Maries. They taste so good!)
3 MI Fellowship Kew
The staff in the Mental Illness Fellowship Op Shop were absolutely lovely. It's always so warming to go into a shop where the staff are brilliant advocates for the cause they are volunteering for. The selection was brilliant, too. If only my budget were bigger! I debated over a few items, but in the end, with the help of my friend, settled on this cute set- four pineapple shaped glass bowls, and one large pineapple bowl. It just has so much character! The whole set was $10, and I think it's totally worth it. My fiance is starting to wonder where we will be storing everything!
4 VINNIES Mount Waverley
This book has been on my wish list for a while, so when I saw it, I decided it was meant to be. It was priced at $6, but when I took it to the counter, the lady serving me said she'd make it $5. So it really was meant to be! It's called Simple Times: Crafting for Poor People by Amy Sedaris. Sedaris is a comedian, so her take on crafts involving tin cans and toilet paper might be a giggle. We'll see how it goes! I've seen the book quite well reviewed by respected crafters.
I've not yet had a chance to go to the shops everyone has helped out by mentioning, but I will do soon! I should be saving all my pennies! I'm also thinking I should think of key items that I'm on the hunt for, to prevent me from purchasing things we don't need and cannot afford!