Hope 2010 is treating you well so far!
Have been having a little rest from Op Shops lately, what with holidays and boys and sewing......having a rest at home with my kids. But this morning I set out to the closest Shopping centre to try to find some new clothes for my return to work and couldn't help myself but stop at a few along the way. I hate shopping centres - so noisy and so difficult to find reasonably priced clothing for my 'Rubenesque' proportioned figure (lol).( And don't get me started about shoes for my now size 11 foot -my size 10 feet have spread with age and pregnancies-oy!!)
But back to the nice stuff...
A little Vintage Linen that has brightened my day.
This is not Vintage, in fact it is a German cotton Damask style tablecloth that I could not resist. Lush Pink full-blown Roses.
An old white hand embroidered linen cloth - white on white! My kind of cloth!
A Semco doily in a green linen with a white fluffy cotton chenille type of fringing. Says 1960's to me, what do you think?
Two pretty little doilies
A willow napkin and a pair of embroidered doilies with variegated crochet edging. ...I can feel a cushion coming on somewhere here....
This was an Ebay buy from a gorgeous lady in the US. A really fab linen remnant with
enormous red roses. This is quite wonderful as the linen seems un-bleached.
But last and not least is a little 'Kokeshi' (is that right?) doll that I would love to send some-one as a give-away. She has just a little paint loss to one of her little flowers (rhs) but I could not resist her. I know how much so many of you love Matryoshka dolls as well as these little Japanese sweeties so if you would like to have the chance of giving her a new home with you just leave a comment on this or any other post after this posts up until Sunday evening Jan 31 and she could be yours. As with all of my other give-aways this is open to the world and I am happy just for you to pop by with a HI! No need for links or twittering etc.... If you want more than one chance, then leave more than one comment!
Just my way of sending out my 'thankyous' to you all for your friendship and time. Blogging has certainly enriched my life in so many ways.
Warm wishes from a wet Melbourne summer day! Irene X .