Good Grief ! I'm not sure where this week has gone since Friday is here again already. How is that possible? Wasn't it only Friday the day before yesterday? No matter- If you have a favourite thing this week I'd love to hear all about it. Feel free to write your own post and link up at the bottom of this post so I can come and have a squizz.
Op Shopping is the art of buying things at a fraction of retail price, finding unique and unusual items, and adding pretty things to an already over flowing house. There is nothing I like better than toodling round the local op shops and scoring myself crazy bargains. It's absolutely true that one (wo)man's trash is another (wo)man's treasure.
Sometimes I see things that make me run across the length of a shop in order to get to it before someone else gets their hands on it. In this case I elbowed my own mother out of the way to get to these. Sorry Mum. I am a vintage chenille freak and it's possible that I have cornered the market in the Southern Hemisphere. When I die it's going to come to light that I was the crazy chenille lady. Even Mr. P doesn't know how much of this stuff I have stashed all over the house.
Ditto on vintage sheets .....I have about 40 of them ....I don't have any plans for them . I just collect them. I might need them one day. For when I open a vintage sheet shop.
Op shops are a mecca for all sorts of cool stuff...like fabric. I found these curtains and pounced on them like a seagull on a chip. How cool will these be for applique or the back of a quilt?
I love old glassware . This is a recent find.
And this is an antique butter dish I found on another trip. My sister loves this and it lives with her now.
Lace and Linen. I have big plans for these. Oh- the possibilities!
I picked up a pair of sizzling platters on one of my recent expeditions.One of the thrills of op shopping is that you never know what you'll find.
Among my all time favourite finds is this soup tureen.
And this very cute shabby old chair...
Do you op shop? What's the best thing you have found? Do you go with a plan in mind or just wander aimlessly waiting for something to catch your fancy?