Wednesday, 10 February 2010

The Joy of Textiles

I've been meaning to do this post all week, to share the loveliness I got at a jumble sale on Saturday. I haven't been to a jumble sale for ages, so it was a real treat, and Mr Kitsch got up out of his sick bed to drive me there, bless him. But it was DEFINITELY worth it. As well as the rather cute clock you can see above, and the groovy elephant, who I think will be rather splendid after a good wash, I got all the stuff in the next picture.
Did you look closely? Can you see it? Yes, it's a real stuffed crocodile! I'm sorry if you disapprove, and I would not want anyone doing this nowadays, but vintage taxidermy is somehow appealing to me. And to find a stuffed crocodile for 10p at a jumble sale just had me dancing up and down.

I was also doing a very gleeful dance after picking up so much fantastic vintage fabric. A pair of gorgeous curtains, loads of groovy, flower-power pillowcases, some napkins and five tablecloths. I just can't resist vintage textiles, and I'm getting better at using them these days too. I also got a couple of old trays, and this horse design was on one of them.
Isn't it cool? It would make a fabulous fabric design.

My textile love has also resulted in my doing lots more crochet, and despite my enormous stash of yarn, I decided I needed to buy an enormous bundle of cotton yarn from Ebay. Well, it was a bargain...

I also managed to win a large lot of mending yarn on cards from the same seller. Vintage haberdashery also makes me very happy...

4 comments:

TK said...

i am very jealous indeed of the crocodile.

het lieveheersbeestje said...

Wow! These are realy great findings... I also love old curtains and sheets to 'create'.. The yarn is promissing too!
Have a nice valentine weekend, greetings from mama lieveheersbeestje.

Camilla said...

oooh such treasures! I think it would be a fight to the death if we ever went to a jumble sale together- although if you do ever fancy trying out some of wsm's finest it would be lovely to see you again

vintage flair1 said...

I am so jealous of your clock! I have wanted one like that for ages, it's so cute.