It has taken until the second day of Autumn for the Summer to arrive here in Wicklow. So my haul this week was photographed outside, in the sunshine, after i had planted out my winter swedes in the vegetable garden.
Last week the thrift Gods were on a bit of a go slow for me, but sure enough this week....wham, bam and thank-you thrifty m'am!!! A rare enough jumble sale and a couple of car boots later and I've ended up with a sizable haul that i'm pleased with.
Mirror mirror on the wall.......I'll use this to display jewelry on for a while, until someone offers the right price. It has a lovely little cherub on top.
Wooden towel rail, I already have one of these in the bathroom but I bought this one on Saturday to display my crochet and linen pieces for sale on Sunday. They looked nice, certainly easier to browse.
Three table cloths, all came up beautifully after they were laundered. The crochet one is huge, for an oval dining table, it had a big stain in the middle and a dry cleaning ticket attached with a safety pin, suggesting it had been cleaned and the stain remained. I threw a bit of bleach over the stain and everywhere the bleach touched went bright purple.Aaaghhh! So into the washing machine it went and thankfully when it came out it was snow white.
The second tablecloth is cream linen with beige cut out embroidery. The third one, I'm pretty sure is hand embroidered.
Three becomes a bit of a theme this week
These shallow baskets could be used for display for the Christmas craft fair, or if not, they will make nice hamper baskets.
Finally, my creme de la creme, three lovely blankets, two picnic baskets and a partridge in a .....oh no, sorry.
The orange and green check blanket, and the yellow with the stripe are both 100% wool. The two wool blankets along with the granny square one set me back the princely sum of €7
And, once again, you wait and wait to get a picnic basket and then two come along at once.
Linking to the penny worthy project
and Thrifty Love