Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Waving A Very Magical Wand: Day 18

She was right. I did succumb. I did go back and make the purchase. It wasn't until 4pm, but I gave in to the lacy daydreams, and the stitches of time long ago. Crankypants was still manning the shop but I went in. I bought that booty load of doilies and beautiful embroidery, and boy oh boy, I am so pleased I did. I've been going through the box over and over - it's all so beautiful. One woman's handiwork is this woman's treasure. How could anyone just give this up to the op-shops? I will never know, but I am so glad they did.

Today I'm doing some work 'things' so I am out all day and the smalls are staying with my kind sister who has volunteered to babysit for me. I'm particularly excited because I have two hours break - so my lover (read: my husband) and I are going on a lunch date. We've not been on a date in yonks, so I can't wait to dazzle him with my charm and wit (or really just eat a sandwich together and loll about in the sunshine).

Back to something interesting. Here are just part of the loot I scored.
And in case you ever wonder, I do give back to the looting fairies. I just put a whole bunch of stuff out on the street for council collection tomorrow. I hope someone gets into it and finds some treasure.

13 comments:

Megan: The Byron Life said...

So glad you went back... yes, we all knew you would!!
They are exquisite. What a find.
x

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Glorious pieces - I'm glad you went back too!

Enjoy your hot date :)

Daisigirl said...

Those are so beautiful! I don't think I would ever have the patience to make things like this!

flossy-p said...

Show us the rest!!!!!

CurlyPops said...

Oh wow...magical indeed!
I still can never understand why things like that end up in the oppy. They should be family heirlooms. I'm so glad they found a loving appreciative home!

Cass said...

Wow they are great. If you throw out stuff as good as what you usually find I'll be straight around to go through you rubbish!

Kirsty said...

Oooh they are gorgeous.

Hope your lazy lunch was fabulous.

meet me at mikes said...

A-ha! I gnu it! Aren't they beautiful?

Bec @ honi design said...

What a wonderful collection!!

I love that "racing heart" feeling when you find yourself an oppy bargain!!

I do find a lot of op shop ladies are less than friendly. AND I saw one pilfer a dollar the other day!! I couldn’t believe my eyes. She took payment of a dollar from a customer, looked around then slipped it into her apron pocket – despite the fact she was standing next to the register. Hopefully she was putting it in there for safe keeping till someone else opened the register.

Cindy said...

Watching those beautiful pieces is much more fun than watching your pennies I think.
I hope that your date was lovely too and you were extra workie productive.

Taccolina said...

Want to see more, please! (Please, Miss, can we see more, Miss?)

Laura Jane said...

Aaaahhhhh, that's better.

The textile fetishist is breathing easier now.

Hope you enjoyed your date :)

Home Girl said...

hevean! can't wait to see what you do with them