"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Friday, September 28, 2007

Op shop bargains.

There is a little opshop I visit occasionally. It is tucked out of site behind a church hall, and I only discovered it last year because they had a sandwich board outside on the street. Everything is very cheap; the people that run it for the church are happy to get a few dollars in a day, I think! This is what I found yesterday:
These three doilies were pinned together, with a price tag of 50 cents for all three. This is a closer shot of the best of the three - lovely stitching! This one was on its own with a price tag of 20 cents.... Can you believe it - 20c for such exquisite stitching, not to mention that stunning crochet edge! The lady behind the counter frowned when she saw the price tag. "Is this all they're asking for these?" she said to another worker. I handed her a $2 coin and said "Is that better?" She smiled and thanked me, but I still felt guilty. I would have paid $10 for these if that had been the price - aren't they lovely!


Maggie Ann said...

They are gorgeous...specially that last one. You are so blessed!!!

loulee1 said...

Very pretty. You have keen eyes to spot all these beauties.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Gina, Thanks for the info on...er...Huckabuck?? Wonder how they came up with a name like that???

You really find some incredible treasures in the thrift shops that you visit. Those pieces are beautiful.

The problem is most people just don't understand, or appreciate the time and the skill required to make such delicate and detailed doilies, table cloths, aprons etc.

Thankfully you've brought them home to be loved, and cared for.

Cheers. Judy

Chelle said...

Gorgeous! And like you said, all that crochet on the edges too. *sigh* What a great find.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Oh my goodness!! Just look at all your pretties! I love them all! I can believe the lady only wanted 20 cents for that beautiful doily! Thank you for visiting me at Southern Lady's Vintage. I will be thinking of you there in Australia and your drought issues to. Tell me... are they talking rationing your inside water there too? Would love to know if you have dealt with that kind of thing and how you managed. Thank you for your posts to my blog. I hope you will come back soon. For now...I am off to see more of your pretties!!