junk shop vintage finds: part two

embroidery and tapestry

pink daisy bedspread

perfect for making garden cushions, or using as a picnic blanket

vintage pins

the prettiest bevelled edges

So, here are the rest of my treasures from last weekend’s junk shop visits. There is a lovely antique store in a village near Cambridge that is just like an Aladdin’s Cave. It’s a tiny shop, but is stacked floor to ceiling with lovely vintage homeware, kitchenalia, old maps and books…it can take hours to look around properly.

I noticed the pink daisy bedspread as soon as I walked in! As I was looking at it, the sweet lady who runs the shop came over to talk about it…she casually mentioned that several of the chest of drawer sets in the shop were full of vintage fabrics and haberdashery. I think she recognised a fabric addict when she saw me! I really could have taken home so many beautiful things, especially some 1950s childrens hankies with nursery rhyme pictures, and cards with vintage pearl buttons.

I decided to take home a beautiful pot stand in red, white and black, as it goes perfectly with my kitchen colour scheme. The tapestry pin cushion is great, and practical too, and I have sewing plans for the pink bedspread that involve garden cushions.

The 1950s mirror was actually a recent eBay find; isn’t it lovely! I have a few similar mirrors now, and plan to arrange them as a collection in my bedroom.

Happy weekend to you all! It’s my birthday tomorrow, so I’m planning a few St Patrick’s Day themed celebrations over the weekend!


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