Saturday, April 2, 2011

Flea Market Finds & the things you find in Nanna's cupboard.

I was at my Nanna's the other day.  She was excited I came, because she had a box to show me.  It was an old box full of crafting supplies and she just KNEW I'd want some of it.  This isn't the first time she has given me the opportunity to raid her stash.  Last time I took about 70% of what was on offer.  That's why she was wanting to show me this box.  Here's what I ended up with...

Can you guess what it is?  I didn't know at first...

It was made by my great grandma, which is pretty cool.

It's a needle holder!  I think it's pretty neat!

Do you know what this is?

Nope, it's not a puppet.  It's a pot pad!!  Another of my great grandma's creations.  It seems this crafting gene has run through a couple of generations now.

Vintage lace!!! The one on the left is from a formal gown my Nan made once, and the lace on the left is from her wedding dress. 

And then I got a life supply of..

Paper doily's!!  She didn't think I'd want these.  I'm so glad she showed them to me 'just in case'.  I was so excited when I saw how many there were.  There are even a few gorgeous gold ones too..

And now for my finds from the past few weeks in Oppy shops, I haven't played along for a while so have some catching up to do! 

It was the first time I'd ever seen one in an Op shop with my own eyes.

It reminded me of Sophie, but I didn't buy it.  Just took a picture for everyone to drool over how gorgeous it is.  I promise I did buy the rest of the items in this post though..

Two pillowcase sets, which will make perfect summer dresses.

More gorgeous fabric cause I couldn't help myself.

I love this!  I was so stoked to find it!  A cotton holder, which quickly made me realise I have hardly any cotton at all!  I really do need to work on that.

How gorgeous are those little berry iron ons??  I can't wait to use them!  Also a new yellow zipper, and some lovely binding.

BUTTONS!  Cause I 'needed' more.  (Hey Wendy, are those the kind of buttons you are after for your Eskimo Jackets?  If so, you can have them.  I only impulse bought them anyway.)  Some cute doily's and a box I have no use for as of yet.. I'm sure I'll come up with something to put in there soon haha!!

And an Atlas I plan on tearing apart and using for little projects.

I have one last thing to show you.  It's a little giveaway item actually, for first in best dressed.  It's a small quilt pattern booklet that my Nan gave me but I will not ever use.  I'd rather it go to someone who will appreciate it, and who like that kind of quilting style.  So let me know if you would love to be the next owner of it!

As usual, I am getting in early with my post, but be sure to link up over on Sophie's!


Tammi said...

I remember spending hours going through all of my nana's craft supplies, there were so many treasures to take in, so many memories held in each and every piece.
You have acquired some lovely things.

Naomi said...

what a gorgeous stash you ended up lovely and that should keep you creating for a while. enjoy xx

the textured leaf said...

WHAT A STASH! sorry for yelling but Damn girl. Thats a mean hoard!
I adore that needle holder. so inspiring.
That would look great in doileys. hmmmm
I want a typewriter too, for labels so i dont keep running out.
Yes to the browner buttons biut only if you allow me to help you out with your cotton dilemna? Deal?
Yes it was you who won! Congrats!

Flower Photography said...

Oh nice stashy stash!! i LOVE those paper doilies! Make a bunting!!!

JeTaimeVintage said...

Love that little pin holder and those cherry sequin thingys are brilliant too! Great stash of goodies!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

omgosh so much to look at..lucky you!! i love the needle case and i did guess the oven mit hahaha!! wow the lace is making me drool!!gorgeous finds!!

Lea said...

WOW soooo many goodies. I loved looking at them all and so very special you were able to sort thru your nannas stuff-I bet she loved every minute showing you and chatting about it. My favourites..the lace, oh the lace and it's story and the berry iron ons. Gorgeous. Lovely post.

Cathy said...

That is a giant pile of doilies! Love the needle holder. Very, very copol. I think I might try my hand at making one!

Adlewiess said...

ohhhhhh all those paper DOILIES!!!!!! How awesome!!! I love how you take things and put them to a totally new use - you are so very clever! :) Loving the new look blog too! xxx