Sunday, May 2, 2010

Flea Market Finds

Well I have enjoying everyone's posts over the last almost two months and it is my pleasure to be able to join in (at last!) with Her Library Adventures Flea Market Finds. I am a long time opshopper first time Flea Market Finds poster! I have enjoyed over 11 glorious years of equally glorious opshopping.
I have actually not done any opshopping in the last 2 weeks, so I will show what I found earlier in April. I had a very good run of opshopping in November and December last year, managing to hit all my favourite op shops and scored lots of good finds, then I fasted from opshopping for almost a whole month then decided that was enough time and I should really hit all my favourite haunts again! I was able to break my fast with a delightful fill a bag for $1 clothes sale at the Windsor Road Thrift Shop, and um well I certainly made up for my near months fast! 6c clothes are very pleasing!

Here are some of my recent April finds...
As soon as I looked over at the manchester in Lifeline I grabbed this gorgeous Sheridan vintage floral sheet: I already have a set in black so I had to buy it in these amazing blue/purple tones:

Sheridan Vintage 1970s Floral Sheet Blue/Purple
And here is the original sheet I found a couple of years ago:

Sheridan Vintage Sheet Floral Black Purple Tan
I LOVE these prints!!

I bought some old girls' 1960s/1970s annuals for only $1 each at the Salvation Army Depot in Red Hill in April. They have some delightful illustrations and I thought I would post this very appropiate scan:

We Held a Jumble Sale

Last but not least... one BNWT Bonds Thermocolour Singlet!!
Bonds Thermocolour (aka modern Hypercolour) Singlet

This is Bonds' modern version of the glorious hypercolour of my youth. I already have one and was actually wearing it when I found this new one. They do say when you like something you should buy a couple of them. I am now set for the future with not one but 2 hypercolour singlets and the future is certainly looking good!

From the Vault:
One thrifted jumper, bought from the Salvos a couple of years ago. Gorgeous Entrelac knitting (Mum told me that is what it is!).
Opshopped Entrelac jumper
The plan is to make one square cushion cover from it and two neck roll cushions from the huge arms. At the moment its not even a UFO its a Not Even Started Un Finished Object!!

Happy Flea Market Finding everyone! and thanks to Sophie for such a lovely weekly feature.


  1. Oh oh oh I am sooo excited! I just found the exact same purple sheet recently (see my flea market finds from last week) and I am so excited to see the same print in a different colourway!!!! I have joined the vintage sheet swap too!

  2. Great sheets, all I seem to find are yellow florals lately, (apart from my fabulous boy sheet this week)I have joined the sheet swap as well.xxNick

  3. What gorgeous sheets!! And that jumper is amazing....can so see it as a cushion. Hope you have a brilliant week :)

  4. Gorgeous sheets. I am actually originally from Manchester (in UK) and have always been baffled that it's used to describe bedding in Australia, can you explain???!!

  5. Those sheets are lovely. I'm sure that jumper will look much better made into cushions. Great idea to use the arms as bolsters!

  6. Sarah, I did a bit of googling and because Manchester was such a hub of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution & beyond, in Australia (and NZ & South Africa) the term "manchester" is still used for household linen like table cloths, sheets, pillow cases, towels, etc.

  7. Those sheets are amazing. I am so jealous!
    I had no idea that you used the term Manchester for linens. Thanks for sharing.

  8. those sheets are seriously FABULOUS..what a find!!!

  9. Absolutely love those sheets. Btw, your 70s tea towels are to die for!!!


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