Sunday, 23 March 2014

Vintage jumble sale

To carry on the weekend's vintage theme, here are my purchases from yet another vintage jumble sale yesterday. Its the same one I have been to many times before. You can always be guaranteed to get some good buys, so long as you  get there early. We always make it there for when the doors open, to ensure all the best things aren't snapped up before us.
Yesterday I mainly bought textile items, the exception being a two piece set of a small jug and bowl featuring floral motifs. I bought a box of loads of tapestry wools in soft muted colours, a piece of dark floral fabric, some Broderie Anglaise fabric and piece of embroidered fabric which looks as if it has been cut off a wedding dress; all from the same stall. I am planning to cut off individual motifs from the embroidered piece and use them as decorations for different sewing projects. From another stall I bought a large piece of printed polyester chiffon featuring a small scale print with birds and flowers. I also got two vintage scarves, one a painterly floral print, the other a paisley print which reminds me so much of a Liberty scarf. I have been wanting a vintage scarf for a while so I was very pleased to find these two.
Each time we go, there seems to be a common theme of a few items which reappear on several stalls, this time there were a couple of miniature sewing machines around, as well as vintage scarves. Of course there is always an abundance of fabric and china and there are always a few unusual things too. It still amazes me what I can get for my money at these vintage fairs, I spent little over £20 yesterday. Vintage shopping is so much more exciting as you never know what you will find.


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