Monday, January 18, 2010

Back to Vintage!! and a Give-Away just because.

Hi :)
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 .


Kellyansapansa said...

That tablecloth with the pink roses is stunning - so retro and yet timelessly classic. Beautiful!

Elizabethd said...

What lovely things you found....I love the roses too.

Beach Vintage said...

Hi Irene, that rose linen remnant is divine! Thanks for the chance to win this precious doll. I got my books from Amazon. I find if I order 3-4 books from them at a time it is cheaper ( the dollar is 92c at the moment yipee!).

Stella said...

The rose linen is so lovely. What do you have in mind for it? Can't wait to see what you decide. You found some other very nice pieces as well. Good job.

yardage girl said...

What a lovely giveaway! You have some seriously good finds - love all of the doilies - I'm a huge fan of vintage doilies! Nic xx

GardenofDaisies said...

OOHH! I really love the two pretty little pieces that match, with the blue flowers and blue crocheted edges!

Nell said...

I have just discovered your blog. We are definitely on the same wave length. Can't wait to see the blue doiley cushion!

Eileen said...

Such beautiful treasures! I love them all!

And that sweet doll gives me such a feeling of nostalgia! We had dolls like that when we were little girls, and we had pencil toppers and erasers just like that too!
She's adorable!
Very nice give-away!

All the best,

Jessica Cangiano said...

Like your very blog itself, every one of the treasures in this post bursts with immense, timelessly elegant beauty and appeal.

Wishing you a blissful Friday & weekend ahead, dear soul!
♥ Jessica

Original Mischief said...

Love the unbleached linen with the lipstick red roses... sublime!

Vintage Girl said...

Oh my, how generous of you! I just love looking at your treasures, it's such 'eye candy'! Thanks for the opportunity! Blessings, Heather

Leslie said...

Hi Irene! You found some great fabric and the dolly is such a cutie pie!! Please come enter my One World One Heart giveaway too!