Wednesday, 30 April 2014

BSL opshop Eltham.

I've been a bit lax in posting here lately, because although I always bring something home after I've done my stint for the day, it isn't always terribly exciting to anyone else.  Not that today's goodies are exciting to others either but I was VERY excited to find two vintage items of hand embroidery waiting for me.  Especially as this wasn't my usual day on duty; I was called in to fill in for someone.
Beautiful supper cloth with hand crocheted edging - $12.

Interesting table runner or scarf, in Japanese or Chinese embroidery on silk.  This photo does not do it justice. $5
  Four lots of ric rac on original cards going back to around the 1940s. 20c each.

Obviously an unwanted gift of soap, $1.  I've put it in one of my dressing table drawers, it smells so fresh.

Unusual brooch $2.50, which I doubt if I would wear.  I would prefer to pin it to a patchwork piece to embellish.

Ceramic magnet - free.  The other volunteer on duty threw it in the rubbish because the magnet bit on the back had come off.  I rescued it immediately - I've got those magnets in my craft stash!

I can never resist a biscuits cookbook.  50c.


RobynJ said...

Lovely embroidery

Katie said...

The ric rac packets are fantastic! I love the different styles from the various eras.

Anonymous said...

I like the brooch! :)

Linda said...

The supper cloth is absolutely gorgeous. A great selection of goodies...good on you Gina!