Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Finds of the week so far.

Dunno why but I thought the crab and bird were cute.I really am not a kitchy person but thought these would be fun on kids craft wall section (one day) They have hangers for the wall and pockets for letters or things and Master 6 has a thing for  crabs he is always drawing them so he will love that one.Tartan pillowcases Why? Cos  Miss 8s surname is McGregor and she  loves tartan anything.A broderie anglaise pillowcase to cut up a patchwork ruler and a large cane tray.

Some great unused patterns cant wait to sew some kids dresses from 70s sheets have seen some beautiful ones like that lately.One on top right has Christy Brinkly on cover I will be making this top.Bottom right is a 70s pattern $1 the lot
3  mags cant wait to read and more doileys. Oh and I got another Notebook mag yay am getting the set together slowly.

Kids books.Some will be turned into buntings using the pictures, (a great way to use damaged book).Have you seen them?If not I found this awesome blogger yesterday who makes so many yummy things including Buntings.

Cotton petticoat- vintage ,green dress A woven straw bangle and 2 enamel, one in turquoise and they fit .I have  big (milkmaid so my mum called them )  hands like my grans so  bangles are hard to find that fit and some drop glass aqua coloured earings

And a cute dark grey top which I hope fits.
This 70s wedding dress (way too hot to model ) I had my eye on for a couple of weeks.Think I will try and get one dress from each era doing well so far.

It has a huge train that can be unclipped Would also make a great Medieval dress.
A gorgeous chenille Double bedspread (will most likely sell it) A craft book An old coffee jar I have a few of these with red lids and this one was only 50c I know they sell for alot more elswhere and this lovely Hecworth ESPN bowl.Worth more than the 50c I paid.

Chenille Label
And this lovely lace single bedspread another one I will be selling methinks.
More wool oh dear I better get those needles out.More lace and a deck of cards from Fiji (my sister is married to a Fijian and 3 little kids that are ever so cute)

This is vintage fabric loved the bird there are 3 birds in total as its about 2 metres long.Not very wide and the bottom is hemmed so may have been cutains at one time.I am thinking maybe cushions? (couldnt get the pic to go the right way grr)
This is a beautiful scarf (not a colour I wear so I will be selling it eventually)

In my jarmies and was sooooo sweaty so was a quick shot thanks Miss 8
Well I think thats the lot.Tomorrow is head down and bottoms up with craft area re-arranging and hopefully some crafty stuff.

Happy Treasure Hunting everyone.

PS you all know I am a crazy collector right? If not now you do, well here are some cool rulers I shall add to what I have already  they are retro and bring back memories from 70s and 80s.School years.

Now I am really going lol


Misfits Vintage said...

Love that great wedding dress Nelly! What on earth will you do with it? Does it fit? Show us a pic of you wearing it!

Sarah xxx

Scarlett Fontaine said...

wow great lot of finds! Love that bird material and scarf and of course books. I love the bunting idea, just waiting to get a sewing machine so seeing everyones fab crafty ideas is killing me as i want to get trying them out! Scarlett x

Kitty said...

Oh YES YES YES I remember those rulers!! Classics. Good score on the chenille, wait until June to list it.xx.

Nelly said...

@Misfits Vintage I think its my size I may try it out when teh weather gets cooler just for you.

Nelly said...

@Scarlett FontaineI am getting a huge list of to makes I have to get into it all.I hope you can get sewing soon.

Nelly said...

@Kitty June for winter I presume lol sure wouldnt have many buyers with the steamy weather we are all in at the mo.

Jem said...

I can't take my eyes off the 70s wedding dress - it's simply fantastic!!

Jem xXx

sacramento said...

Hello Nelly, I am so glad to have found you in Helga´s project list.It is going to be fun, fun, fun!!
I love your blog and what you are about, so I am following you.

Vintage Vixen said...

Nelly, I want to see you in the wedding dress too, please! I'd be dying it pink and hacking it off mid-thigh. It's a crime for it not to be worn.
We Brits always called those bedspreads "candlewick". xxx

A Treasured Past said...

Wow, great finds Nelly. Especially the mags, they are expensive but totally fab! Way cool rulers , Tam x

Nelly said...

@Vintage Vixen I promise when the heat is gone I will put it on for you all.I dunno about dying it pink tho lol Def not my colour.I think it will be one I shall hire out.Have heard those bedspreads called candlewick before Have seen some people make beautiful things from the patches.

Nelly said...

@A Treasured Past I was stoked about the mags I always by mine preloved but these sort dont come too often.Love the rulers may pass that on to one of the grandies for a collection starter.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

The wedding dress is beautiful!! The little crabs are cute too :)


delia hornbook said...

wow thats some great finds. Love the magazines and that wedding dress is beautiful, its great when you find dress patterns to. I love candlewick bedspreads to. Be interested to see how you make bunting out of the childrens books. enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

The Widow Next said...

Hello La Nightshade! That retro wedding dress is far out! Superior find! I think it'd go well with the lovely scarf...maybe worn in hair?

And I love the idea of re-purposing lace as Victorian style underskirts, or peeping out from costuming sleeves, etc.

The bird pattern cloth is gorgeous! I like the idea of cushions...they'd also make good carrying bags...shame to cut them up though, too lovely.

Hope you are sitting pretty in optimum health my friend! I do hope you will model the 70's wedding gown...and may the weather get not so darn hot and sticky, ew.

Yours, The Widow Next

craftycarol said...

love everthing

Vintage Coconut said...

I like crabs too! Maybe it's the way they walk or it could be their claws. Regardless I have a quilt with blue crabs all over it and some matching pillows.

Maybe I am just CrAbBy