Anyway, I got these yesterday from the charity shops:
Isn't this just gorgeous ? it's a quilted single bed cover, looks like it hasn't been used. It's the perfect size for throw for an armchair or a summery table cloth. It would look lovely for a table cover for a BBQ in the summer. Ah yes, I can see it now, the table will have this cover on it, very old wooden slatted chairs with hand embroidered cushions would be arranged around an old metal table, candles would burn in home made jam-jar (canning) containers. The BBQ would be behaving itself, the food would be cooked perfectly, the would be no spills to damage the cloth, soft 'folksy' music would play in the background (probably Enya), pretty little seed lights would festoon the trees and bushes, and to complete the scene, I would be floating around in a full-length flowing vintage Laura Ashley dress, perfectly tanned sipping a glass of wine.
Right, back to reality, here's some more pictures of the detail :
This definitely is not destined to be cut up ! - £2.00
Now for something completely different ... a fantastic deep, dark, 'mysterious' looking single quilt cover, lots of useable fabric, a fantastic deep red ribbon band and just look at that applique work - be still my racing heart ! it has sequin trim too, this is going to be used in my 'altered couture' work, I have plans for it already.
Never mind the creases, I just pulled it out of the bag. It's deep purple by the way.
Next I got two - yes two! - king sized quilt covers in this pretty rose print, patterned on both sides so very useable. The woman in the shop knows I upcycle stuff and asked if I would be cutting them up, when I said I would, she went in the back and brought 4 pillow cases to match, they weren't included in the sale because they had a little wear, but that's no problem, I can cut around it. A bonus !
£1.00 each !
and finally, last but not least, this pretty necklace :
Lots of potential here, 5 rows of shell beads, leather thonging and silver coloured jump rings.
All in all a good haul don't you think ?