Beach Cottage Vintage Treasuring Hunting Finds
Tue 12th, Feb, 2013
G’day! It’s me. Girl with crochet. Girl with bedspreads. Plus baskets.
So these are a couple of the things I found at the weekend…
This crochet bedspread is lovely – it’s a creamy cotton but I think with some soaking will be white.
At first glance I thought it was a lot older than it it but after a bit of inspection I don’t believe it is particularly old…I would assume made in India or suchlike and cotton…a lovely piece to add to my ahem growing collection…
I found these two beauties in Vinnies as I said yesterday and about threw myself at them and snatched them up…neither of them had a price on them so I took them to the counter and asked – the old Vinnies lady told me the price, I didn’t say anything back and just opened up the crochet a bit more to have a look at it….I hadn’t said anything but she I assume assumed that I was not happy with it.
me : ”Yes thanks” smile
me: “I am just seeing if there are any holes because I am not the world’s best sewer”
“It’s second-hand you know?”
me: “Yes” smile
“What do you expect from not new”
thinking to myself : Errrm excuse me, haven’t said anything yet!
Super Snark turned to her assistant in crime
“Pah, some people think we are a charity or something!”
And that was the lovely service from the Vinnies ladies at my local St Vincent de Paul at the weekend….actually the last time I checked you were a charity, and the last time I checked I did ascertain that goods in Vinnies are not new.
Her revolting attitude didn’t stop me from buying it, my crochet collection is far too valuable in my little life to have walked away – but to the horrid, passive aggressive old bat behind the counter with a huge chip on her shoulder at Vinnies I hope you don’t treat other customers as you did me.
The other thing I collect around here – baskets…love me a basket or six
And especially love a picnic basket, this one is rather large, I liked the shape, the handle and the little lids…it will be finding itself on the beach one day soon
I kinda like them together – perhaps the crochet will make a trip to the beach too?
What do you think of my finds? Love?
OK I am off and outta here, I have a swag of vintage finds to show you but mummy duties call today…
p.s. Barls blogged here today, he is funny xo
p.p.s thanks for your comments re the air-con – another funny disrupted night last night, anyone have a newborn they need to farm out for the night, I might as well do something with the time ;-)