My bestie Jess has a thing for old chairs. She always seems to be bringing another chair home. I laughed when I saw her sitting in this one in Salvos. I knew that meant one thing. The base was in really good nick, & I'm sure it will look fab when she's done with her grand plans to recover it.
I love op shopping with Jess, (we started op shopping together back in 1989!) but the only problem is that we are drawn to the same things. So often one of us picks something up & the other says, "if you don't buy that I will!" She beat me to the linen section in Salvos the other day, while I was distracted by the frocks, & she scored this beautiful Queen bed sheet in the original packaging for $4. I have never come across vintage sheets in original packaging before in an op shop, so I was a wee bit green with envy over these!
I happened to be driving past a garage sale the other day, & I found this mini esky for $1. Here in Brissy we travel everywhere with water on hand in the car, & a bottle of iced tea as well, because you need to keep your fluids up in our Aussie heat. Especially with the temps hitting 40 degrees in the last week!
I also picked up this crusty tool box for $2
A lovely old hard cover book called 'Successful Dressmaking' with instructions on basic & more advanced sewing, which will hopefully help me refresh my sewing skills.
A pair of green embroidered pillow slips.
And here's a sneak peak at a few old frocks I found this past week......