Monday, September 5, 2011

goodies from the fair

I did promise to show you some of the bits I bought at the Vintage Textile Fair in Auckland recently.


I didn't actually buy a great lot, but there were so many things to look at, and I could have happily spent a small fortune. But I was well behaved, ask Shane :)


These took my eye, I thought I could find a very practical use for them.


There were loads of laces, some extremely pricey. A couple of nice pieces were added to my collection.


These beauties were too good to pass up and reasonably priced.


I fell in love with this vintage needle keep too.


And this which I have no idea what it actually is, but I think it's an egg warmer lol.


I fell in love with this too. It is full of darning thread for stockings. (perhaps I could learn how to mend the pile I have here)






I thought this find was very special too. I was told it is a bride's handkerchief.


It is very fine and I'm sure you would never use it. Perhaps only to dry the lightest of tears? (of happiness of course)


And to end a fabulous day, Shane gave me this wonderful bag she made which was crammed full of exciting things she'd made and bits I can use. It was like opening a treasure chest of goodies! I was thrilled to bits to have some of her art work too.
Thank you Shane, I felt very spoilt.

Back soon :)
Carole

12 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

Lots of fun things! I can't wait to see what you do with the spindle/spool.
Deb

Jill said...

Beautiful little bits!

umelecky said...

Oh, I just love all the beautiful treasures you found! I have a hanky like the one you've shown here. I didn't know they were bride's hankies. Thanks for sharing!

Janelle said...

Thanks for sharing all you goodies.

Catharina Maria said...

You are a lucky woman to find all these beauties .Thanks for showing this .
Love ♥RINI♥

Linda said...

Wow! Beautiful stuff, Carole!!!!!!!!

suziqu's thread works said...

What a fabulous Fair you went to.
Love all the goodies you bought home plus the special gift from poor Shane!
I can imagine how handicapped that would make me feel - such a shame Shane!
Love and hugs,
Suzy

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE all your treasure and I am so jealous that you have these kind of fairs there. Wish there were some here in New England!

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Carole,

Oh, what lovely stuff...I love those spooly thingies..very interesting...and lace and thread of any kind gets my attention.

I want to invite you to a Quiltie Swap if you have the time. I know you stay busy...but I wanted to invite you anyway just in case you have time. ♥ Pop in to read about it.

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Loverly goodies! Wish we had fairs like that here.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

It was lovely to discover you and your blog, through Shane.
What a wonderful Fair that must have been and love all the goodies you came home with and thanks for showing us.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

ShabbyChicShaz said...

What great finds, sounds like a fab fair :)