Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Charity shop find and recycling or reusing

I love antique shops, bric-a -brac stores, market stalls, flea markets car boots and I enjoy a good rummage.  Haven't been for  look around for quite some time but last week I succumbed and popped into the local British Heart Foundation shop literally a straight in straight out, spotted something that looked interesting - the price definitely was £6.99 and it was crotchet lace.  It was only when I got it home and had more of an inspection that I realised how large it was 80 x 80 inches and in excellent nick no staining and quite frankly a very lovely cloth - I do hope you agree.  I am well chuffed with it.  It would appear to be a lovely tulip design too.  Now all I need to do is to find some nice second hand cotton and make some very plain simple knapkins to go with them.  Even if It hadn't been in such condition I would have found a way to recyle the item into something useful.

This was laid out over my two seater settee and it swamped it.  Needless to say I am extremely chuffed with my vintage find and it will look lovely over my big pine farmhouse table especially I think for Christmas or for High tea.  Bit of an old fashioned girl me

Catch you soon




  1. Didn't you do well? That obviously had your name on it and was just waiting for you to come into the shop! Nothing wrong with being old fashioned - I am too : )


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