I know my house is already full of stock, but I just can't help buying more gorgeous things. I haven't been to the shop for a few days, so I'll just have to hope that the shelves are bare, so that I can fill them up with all the lovely new stock!
But who could have resisted this 50s tablecloth? And I had to have this stripy number - reminds me of my granny stripe blanket - but it would look fab on an outside table in the sunshine, wouldn't it?
These ones are a bit more traditional, but have lovely embroidery...
Pretty flowers and colours - shall we have a closer look?
And a nice piece of monogrammed bed linen - a huge linen pillowcase which is fastened with lovely old buttons.
The embroidery on this one is really fabulous - and it has never been used - never even washed.
But the simplicity of this cross stitched rose design is very cute, so I used this to set up a quick backdrop for some of the pretty pieces of china I'm taking up to the shop tomorrow.
It's just the right colours, don't you think?
Ooooh the pretty things!!! The painting on this little lidded pot is exquisite - that little blue winged bird!
So there are a few of the bits and bobs which I have remembered to photograph!
There are lots more to come, and if I can just get my stock cleared down a bit, then I'll be able to get that sewing machine out and get creative again - I can't wait to get started on making some gorgeous things with my vintage stash, as I have so many ideas. Just for starters, I did manage to sneakily get the sewing machine out in the kitchen whilst Mr Thing was away (I do worry about my mess spreading!). I made this cushion from an old 1980s tapestry - I love the retro design and colours.
I can't wait to get started on some more, so I'll have to get the backlog of furniture painting finished - which I'll blog about very sooon!