Monday, March 11, 2013

Op Shop Show Off - Fabric Haul


Last week I visited my local oppy again, and came away with these 
bundles......grey rib, which always come in handy.....some brown check, which I'm thinking boys shorts.....and some polka dot black sweatshirt material....which I thought would make a great pair of winter trackies for Lil Miss


Then there are some MORE vintage pillowcases.....and they are the  sole reason I ventured in, as a sign at the door lured me in ......" Two pillowcases for 50cents"~!  Score!


And then to top it off, there was this house coat.....picked for its fabric and not for its purpose, but since I got it home and tried it on, it fits like a glove and I kinda like it's retro vibe.....so I am in two minds about this one.


All up the whole lot cost me 4.50......It would have been 3.50, as the black polkadot was an afterthought.
 I rushed back to the shop to snap it up.....the lady said 1 dollar, so I handed her a two dollar, waiting for change...but when she didn't give me any change back, I didn't have the heart to tell her.....
afterall it is a charity shop and a complete bargain :)


And while I was photographing my apron, I thought I would show you a couple of aprons which you can often find my mum wearing around the house.   They were my Nana's, but since mum's arrival in the country, they have made a come back in her day to day life

The first one I love simply for the fabric design....its so groovy.....definately the 70's.....not the most flattering, but practical which is what you would expect


The second is from the 50's, and Mum has fond memories of her mum wearing this in the kitchen......I love those dogs!


But the question is did anyone notice the cute tablecloth in the first two photos?

Linking in with Max and other op-shop lovers





10 comments:

Tartankiwi said...Best Blogger Tips

Yes! I noticed the tablecloth (although I did have to go back up and admire it again when I got to your comment about it) Well done on a great score!

Schulz Family said...Best Blogger Tips

Great finds, I think you should wear the housecoat as is. If it fits it is supercool

Lea said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh that has happened to me with paying a few times. Always someone elderly and I tell them either. Funny. I Like the housecoat too. Maybe you could wear it for a while before cutting it up.

Susan C. said...Best Blogger Tips

Those op shop ladies know what they are doing!....lol
Again very envious of the pillow case score, you have an eye for a bargain....but I will say I have bagged a few in my time too.
Well done you, and remember stay one step ahead of those crafty op shop ladies......;-)

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

Great score and those patterns are fantastic! Love them all x

A little bit Country said...Best Blogger Tips

I love housecoats and vintage pillowcases. I found some vintage aprons the other day the are so tiny though. No made for my 21st century waistline.

Bron said...Best Blogger Tips

They are very cool aprons ....I think apron wearing needs to make a comeback in a big way....wearing a different one every day. xxx

Max said...Best Blogger Tips

ha ha, i have a secret longing for a great house coat, my nana always wore them, and they are pretty and practical and the totally epitome of granny chic! the red, white and blue one is AWSOME!
some great finds there, i particularly like the polka dot fabric, can never get enough polka dots. ace to have you linking up xxx

Jane@flightplatformliving said...Best Blogger Tips

oooo love it all but adore that last apron with the dogs on! really super cute. lovely to find you via the linkup xxxxx

Rach said...Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for your comment on my blog - do love that 70s fabric :) I have some stretch/rib/sweat fabric lined up for kids gear too.

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