Just recently I was given a spectacular opportunity to go through some vintage fabric and bits before it went in a skip. A lady I know was clearing out her mother's garage and shed. The elderly lady had been a sewer and also run a Kindergarten for many years.
I didn't know what I would find, but I was greeted with gigantic pile - over a metre high and several metres wide. Suffice to say I filled our car - boot, back seats, passenger seat. I'm such a soft touch for the vintage stuff I just couldn't let it go to landfill - but where to put it all and what to do with it??
I have a few friends who also love the vintage, so I am currently working through it and washing it, sort it into piles for peeps and will bring you little tasters over coming weeks.
First up I got a few vintage toys. I love the golly doll - I know she isn't PC, but she is made of black velvet and I think her face is so appealing. I didn't expect my daughter to love her as much as I and yet she exclaimed 'how lovely' and 'oh Mummy she is missing a part of her nose, perhaps she needs someone to look after her'. This just proves that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
And then there are the bunnies - I love these fellows, especially the knitted texture (moss stitch I suppose). One of my dear friends loves bunnies so one of these is destined for her house.
Also an amusing 50's book on manners - the illustrations are amazing.
The elephant is also handmade and has only one ear. This is not the first one-earred vintage elephant we've welcomed into our home.
Linking up with Blackbird has Spoken - where you'll find more Op Shopping vintagey goodness.