My op-shopping karma was pretty good this week. MMSTL took a Saturday morning visit to the tip shop and came back with lots of goodies including this great chair which is now residing in our hallway. I also picked up a corkboard for my sewing room that I'm going to paint in a nice bright colour, some chicken wire print fabric and he got a wool suit and a shirt - $20 for the lot!
On the way back I stopped into the local oppy and found possibly the craziest pair of shoes I have ever owned- these leather 70's platforms. They are from Raspini in Italy which I looked up online and is some Italian boutique and at $8 I reckon they were a real bargain. I can actually walk in them, (in a slightly wobbly way) although I'm not sure when I'll wear then or what to wear them with. Maybe a new 70's style dress will be sewn up soon!
I also had an awesome fabric find. I was browsing in Savers and caught a peep of the selvage - Marimekko 1970 - and on further inspection found two pieces of what I think is original screen printed fabric. Marimekko is a Finnish designer famous for his large flower prints which are still made today. This fabric has a broad diagonal royal blue strip running through it, One piece is 2m by 150cm and the other 3m by 150cm and both are in good condition. Apart from a couple of yellow spots it looks like new. I'm not quite sure whether to keep it and make something very groovy like a doona cover - I'm thinking big chevrons - or to sell it on to a serious vintage fabric collector.
What a week! See what other treasures have been found at Her Library Adventures.