Sunday, 30 September 2007
country op shops did NOT disappoint! what you see above is really only about half of the total loot i brought home. beside a stack of fabric, i also couldn't pass up a table of 10¢ mugs and picked up 6 (which we really don't need)(but TEN CENTS, people!). my biggest score for the day, though, were two curtain panels that, although disgusting on the window facing side, had a plastic layer in between and the good sides, in perfect condition, look like this...
amazing. amazing! all the goodness of vintage little red riding hood and the total take after unstitching all the grotty curtain backing is about 6 amazing meters. i have no idea what i'm going to do with it, of course, but i'm sooooo happy to have it!
i also found this great piece, about two fat quarters worth, in a bundle of fabric for $2. i absolutely love it and it looks vaguely familiar to me - anyone out there know anything about who makes it? i'd love to order more... again, i don't know what for. this fabric stash is really getting out of hand.
which brings me to my next point - i love thrift shopping. like, really love it and have for about 15 years now (god, how old am i??). i still get the same excitement as i head out and the same rush when i find something really amazing, really unique, really special. the reality is that for the past six months, since we moved into this house, i've managed to conveniently forget about the boxes (and boxes) of fabric and vintage treats that i have packed up in the shed and have continued to hit the local op shops like there's no tomorrow. i'm now having to face the fact that one doesn't need 30 mugs, no matter how cool they are, and that i probably already have more fabric than i could possibly hope to use in one lifetime. if i want to continue seeking out new treasures (and i do), i need to create a bit of a balance. i've decided that for every piece that comes into the house, another piece must go out and so, without further ado, i introduce you to my new little etsy shop, opening november 4.
it's a very timely opening, as we'll be moving things into the front rooms over the next two months and i'm sure to uncover a ton of delightful things that i've forgotten i'd even bought - as i did when i opened the trunk (boot, in aus) of my car last week to find some lovely pyrex and a working 1950s ceramic kettle! hopefully i won't find it too hard to initially cull my collection to a more reasonable level and some of you out there might find that perfect piece for your very own collection.