19 April 2007

My Purchases ...











Apologies for poor photos - late at night, artificial light and too tired to display everything properly, but I know some of you were keen to know what I'd bought. I had put some items in the car to take to Dairy House tomorrow before I thought about taking photos, but this will give you some idea ... I bought the two pictures last week. The roses are embroidered and the other, is a print of "Miss-Chief" by Annie Benson Muller.

I was pleased with the 1930s towels/teatowels. The patterns of the damask ones show up beautifully in the first photo, particularly the one on the left.

Do you like the sewing basket with its original cover, pincushion and needle case? It has a little mildew but that will clean off and it should then look the bees knees (whatever made me use that expression? Not one you hear very often today!). The jar of buttons wasn't cheap, but there are some very tiny glove buttons in there, and I have one or two doll collectors who are always looking for tiny buttons, so I think it was worth splashing out. I haven't begun to look at them yet. Perhaps we should have a "guess the number of buttons" competition, although I don't think I have the stamina to count them all in order to declare a winner - certainly not before the wedding at any rate. Only 2½ weeks to go ...


7 comments:

Amy said...

You found some lovely items, I especially like the sewing box!

Ragged Roses said...

It looks like the trip was worth it! I love the sewing box, print, linens and jar of buttons. You must feel like a magpie with all your treasure!
Kim x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

"Didn't she do well!!"
See, I said you were a good shopper Sue!!
LOVE the sewing basket. The lamp shades are very CK don't you think? - maybe she will be a customer for them!
The haberdashery looks interesting too....good luck with sales.
Niki x

kelly said...

Those lampshades! The sewing basket! I want them!!! You lucky girl!!

Clare said...

Hi Sue

Think I remember seeing the lampshades, they're lovely aren't they? Didn't see any of the other items though!!!

You certainly did do well!!!

Clare x

Twinkle Pink said...

Ooooohhhh I love those lampshades, well I love all of it, what a great collection!

best wishes Ginny

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What beautiful treasures you have! I especially love the baby and lace print (my two favorite things - babies and lace)! =)