I have been giving myself a budget each time though. One visit I specifically went for a blanket and walked out with a near new crocheted number
The cute blanket underneath the crocheted one is a vintage continental quilt. It's a little worse for wear but still very useable.
Some fairly old books - I always thought teaching your baby to read was a fairly new phenomenon - clearly not as this book is over 35 years old
A wee bit of history in the Mr Why & Mr What book
I had seen the Gilbert Harding Question Book at the op shop for a while so I decided to give it a quick scan - it's great! All sorts of general knowledge type questions. Published in 1956.
You know what they say about fashion - it goes around and around. Look at these wee birdies from a copy of Pins and Needles Home Fashions magazine from 1969!
I'm predicting a comeback in children's beach cover-ups - we had them as kids, must be time to bring back the towelling!
The obligatory patterns - they're getting few and far between at my local op shop - I may have to search further afield.
How about making a pretty crochet pot of flowers?
Can you guess which era this magazine is from?
If you guessed the 80s you'd be right! How about a crocheted rag rug for your child's room?
Silk ties seem to be a third of the price of polyester ties at out oppie - seems wrong doesn't it? Elijah and I both agree the paisley tie is the best. I have plans for these but they may have to wait a bit.
And for just $3 I found an Urban Originals handbag - now if only I had this three years ago, it'd make an awesome nappy bag!
Phew! I do have a few more things but I'll blog about them another time.