Sunday, July 18, 2010

Flea Market Finds.

A friend mentioned to me this week that some op-shops are getting a bit silly when they charge $2 for an odd saucer - no cup or other matching bits- and I have to agree. Bearing that it mind, you will understand how lucky I feel to have found a nearly entire dinner-set for a few bucks - and designed by one of my fave old-school designers, Kathy Winkle. You can read a bit more about her here if you are interested. I just like her style, her stuff often makes me think of the super trendy Samantha from Bewitched and the sorts of crockery you might have found in her kitchen.

I found 3 plates like this ...

...and a whole set - plates,side plates and bowls, like this -

It is such a fun pattern we think we might use it as our "everyday" dinnerware. It will be interesting to see how food actually looks on it, we are so used to plain white plates!
I also brought home a couple of other treasures ...

I couldn't resist this cute mouse fabric - all the little critters are doing something - like skipping and juggling ( as mice do ...) - it is just a small piece and I have no idea what I would use it for but it seemed clear it had to come home with me. Equally determined to follow me home was this beautiful shell necklace -

These are more like shiny beetle bodies than shells and I plan to pull the piece apart and use the shells somehow ...
Lastly I found an old Craft Book. It has great pics in it - there sure was a lot of crocheting being done in the 70's huh?
I think this rug project would be right at home in a contemporary setting - what a massive task though!
Hope you all ahd fun at the thrift stores this week. If you didn't get the chance to get out and about you can live vicariously and see what everyone else has hunted up over at Sophies. Have fun!


Rustic Tarts said...

I enjoyed reading about Kathy Winkle - I realise I have seen her designs before but hadn't connected the name.
Look forward to seeing what you make with the shells and fabric and then you can make that rug in your spare

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Lovely stuff. I suppose you could crochet a bathroom rug - coz if you've got a tiny bathroom (like we have) it wouldn't be so much of a huge task.

moose and bird said...

I love retro patterned crockery and to get all of that for a few dollars is such a great find! And how sweet is that mouse fabric. Have a lovely week. xo