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Sunday, May 2, 2010

Flea Market Finds

My find of the week is this near new hardcover textiles book published in 2008. I saw it for only $6 at the local oppy, took it to the counter and then discovered that books were half price that week! $3! Bargain!

It has some great projects like these gorgeous slippers to knit. This folded Japanese quilt looks like fun and easy to make as you fold circles over padded squares, quilt them, join all the squares together and then you have a finished quilt at the end. And maybe I can teach myself to crochet these baubles for Maya. I also picked up
another beautifully packaged set of sheets from my favourite op shop. It is only bailing twine but the blue matches the sheets perfectly! And just look at these sheets – it’s Noah’s Ark! I love the colours and I love the design. Not sure what I’ll do with them yet. I guess I’ll chuck them in the linen cupboard with the rest of the vintage sheet collection…
…just as soon as they’re washed and dried. I also found a set of these pink sheets. I don’t think they’re too vintage but they’ll look good with my other sheets. I just couldn’t resist posting another
clothesline shadow shot!

Go visit
Her Library Adventures for more Flea Market Finds.

24 comments:

Tracey said...

what a score with those sheets! I am finding sheets harder to come by - I am thinking it might be time to go for a country drive and check out some out of town oppies.

Little Ted Canvas said...

What a fantastic book! love the little knitted slippers & those sheets - brilliant!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

What a score! Gorgeous book and those sheets and just fabulous!
Sophie x

Collecting Feathers said...

Those Noahs Ark seet are fab- u -lous! So hip, so groovy!

If you are going to use your sheets in craft I read somewhere that somewhere is organising a fat quarter swap on vintage sheets. i think it was Bris Style. i will have a look and post it on my blog if I find it. xxNick

Collecting Feathers said...

Eek, i just found it! i put the link on my page if you are interested. xxNick

Christina said...

Looking at all these wonderful flea market finds is making me crave a bit of oppying, but tomorrow is a public holiday, so I don't know if they will be open.

:)

marian said...

what amazing finds! love that craft book. the noah's ark sheets are too sweet!

ted and agnes said...

those sheets are fabby lady...also I am very excited to find another great blog to follow rachellex

Vic said...

Oh no you didn't....! $3?! $3?!

Puh-lease!

Lurve those sheets, I do!

Hey Harriet said...

Wow, that's quite a score. I need to hit the op shops again really soon! I adore that last photo!

bowerbirdz said...

Love the fabric in those sheets - it looks like springtime in your garden!

Allana said...

great finds!! Your photo's are lovely too :)

Rachel said...

LOVE those sheets! They are just stunning! Great finds.

Steph said...

What brilliant finds!! And love your shadow shot! Hope you have a wonderful week :)

Charlotte said...

Great finds! I love the crocheted piece you had the book on. The pair of little feet made the shot! The shadows make a great photo. I always loved hanging my sheets out to dry.

Cherie said...

That book's a nice fine, but the sheets - WOW - don't see anything like them, especially in such pristine condition, in the big smoke - well done ;)

handmadehappiness said...

3 dollars what a bargain :))

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sylviesgarden said...
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sylviesgarden said...

Love the sheets!
x

Julia said...

Hi!

I love the book, what a find!! And as for those sheets, the Noahs Ark ones are just brilliant!!

Nice to find you today,
Julia x x x

moose and bird said...

Fantastic finds! Don't you love it when you go to the counter and you discover that it is half price day! Surprise. Have a lovely day. xo

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

that book! you lucky devil... the clothesline shot is very atmospheric.

Leah said...

great finds, I love the sheets!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

What a glorious post ... you really hit the jackpot. If you're interested in something to do with your vintage sheets ... there's a swap happening in July you might be interested in. Visit my blog ... I posted about it only a few days ago.

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