We took a trip to Melbourne Saturday to meet up with our daughter and her partner....a little girlie
shopping was in order..... strictly for bonding purposes.. haha!!The guys were having NONE of that and took themselves (quick smart and in a hurry) to the motorbike shops.
We only had the day, as they were off to Phillip Island Sunday to watch Casey Stoner bring it home (one last time), but Monday they travelled here to stay with us overnight, before returning to Melbourne to catch their flight on Tuesday...it was hectic, fun and all too short, but l keep reminding myself that it's only 6 weeks or so before she's back for Christmas:-))
Hope you enjoy the pics l've put together this week, a few vintage finds from the last couple of months....Charles and Di mug, $2.00 at the market (it contains my very first Spring rose).... clear jar with hen motiff lid $3.00 and some vintage linens.
.....and l also wanted to share a couple of small projects l've worked on.
The garland of hearts was put together from the necklace below...it came in a bag of broken bits....though this was fully intact l'd NEVER wear it, but it's been all handmade so l wanted to use and appreciate at least some of the components.
l cut the holding twine and unthreaded the hearts...each one was painted with griplock primer and when dry they got the white spray paint treatment. They were then threaded onto string... to which l added some wooden and torqouise beads.
Hubby occasionally agrees to do jobs in small country towns and it may be necessary to take a drive there beforehand to check it out....sometimes l'll go along for the drive and might be lucky enough to come across an (open) opshop or garage sale l can trawl. Which is how l came across these fantastic linens at a garage sale...$10.00 the pair. They're marked pillowcases but are actually sheets.
This embroidered table square was found at the opshop. The lady who served me told me how she'd taken it home to mend a couple of teeny holes and launder it....what a woman!!
l thought the embroidery might be a B (for Bron) initialled onto it...what do you think, l guess it could also be an R.
Whites and mercury glass.
The beaded "belt" still had the swing tag attached. It has a number of adjustable holes so can be worn at the waist, or slung low on the hips, or maybe even around the neckline.
The tulle flower was made from a long (approx 80cm) strip of vintage tulle....on one side l cut petal shapes (arches). It was then gathered and stitched into rose form..A diamente button was attached to the centre.
Crosses and keys.... interesting pieces l can use "one day".
In the spirit of Halloween l thought l'd include this pic of me in ghoulish makeup as "Miss Haversham"in tattered wedding gown and tainted tiara... dressed for New Years Eve (party) - year 2000. (yonks ago).
You can't really see but l'm covered in cobwebs and spiders....fortunately l have trusty batman..s
to "rescue" me...hehe.
Have a fantastic rest of your week, and thanks for popping in.
Til next time,