Sunday, February 28, 2010

Op Shop Finds


These are my op shop finds for this week. I was in two minds about whether to post these cushion patterns - as I'm not good (at all) at following patterns! One is from 1965, the other 1975. I love them, especially the round ones. But it'll take some time to get my head around the terminology...!


More doilies and embroidery of course!


And some lovely LPs to recycle! I got a Glenn Miller 1958, Avengers '67, and a load of 1970's. The Elton John and Boney M had never been opened!
For some other exciting flea market finds, go to Sophie's at Her Library Adventures!

19 comments:

Christina said...

Those cushion patterns are awesome! I have never seen patterns for those funky cushions before!! There are round ones like that in Freedom for about $60 each I think. I would love to find a pattern for them! :)

Little Ted Canvas said...

I love those cushion patterns & you can't go past a good doily (or several!)...

beck said...

Great patterns, how fab. And who can resist a doily or two, what will you do with them? x

Jennie said...

The ones that aren't too holey might become 'doily doorstops'. And I'm not sure about the rest. Probably dresses for the dolls, or zip bags!

teddybearswednesday said...

the doilies are beautiful and those Lps are a fab find.

yardage girl said...

Excellent linens - I love them! Nic

sue said...

I have never seen an un-opened record in a Thrift store before - there are always plenty of records but usually they are a bit banged up. What will you do with them? The cushions look complicated but lovely!

tea with lucy said...

Loving the doily finds. They look like they're in top condition too!

Jennie said...

Sue - Yes, I'm not sure if I'll even be able to get my head around how to make those cushions! I had never seen unopened LPs before either, they were sealed in a double sleeve, the Boney M has a huge poster too. I'm going to see if I can make boxes from the sleeves, for the LP record bowls I make. But I don't think they are going to be deep enough...!

Renee said...

Those cushion patterns are a great find. It took a little while for the picture to display on my screen so I read about them first and I was thinking knitting patterns, but much better than that they are sewing patterns! Well done! Can't wait to hear how they go.

sewfunky said...

I love the doilies! Great score, as I know how hard they are beginning to come by around here!! :)

Chavah Kinloch said...

Those cushion patterns are fantastic! What great finds :D

R.W. Scissors said...

I have the 1965 pattern too! It's so lovely. If you are missing any pieces, let me know - mine's still uncut, unfortunately!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

Great finds! i love to check out old patterns & linens too.
btw those vinyl record covers are priceless!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i love the old records ... especially the vera lynn cover. and i lok forward to seeing one of those cushions.

Sarah said...

Wow what a lot of loot! Great patterns, although yes it is quite tricky following old patterns! Great doilies and and fab retro LP's!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Oh fab patterns and those doilies look just gorgeous! And what about those LPs. What are you going to do with them? Can't wait to find out.
Sophie x

Katie said...

Great finds! Can't wait to see what you do with them

zigsma said...

Gorgeous cushion patterns! Please let us know if you attempt to make them. They've always reminded me of boiled lollies!

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