Saturday, 17 July 2010

bits n bobs n stuff


After a week of rain I just had to get out of the house today. What could possibly be better than an hour pottering around Clitheroe's charity shops I ask? well, a holiday in a HOT country, a day at a spa, you get the idea, but as Clitheroe is only 4 miles away, and doesn't yet have all the high street shops found everywhere else around here, Clitheroe it was! 

I picked up this hand embroidered table cloth for £2 - gorgeous colours! - this is to go with all my other table cloths for when I eventually get a house big enough to accommodate a table! 

Down the lane at Patches and Buttons I acquired 1 meter each of these fab trims - Juicy colours!

then came home and made a Pin Cushion for my Folksy Shop - as I have more than enough pin cushions myself, and yet can't help making more, plus, said juicy trim had to be used as soon as possible!

right - where did I put the wine????



12 comments:

Jules said...

Fab post - I'm not sure I even know where Clitheroe is but sounds like I should take a trip there! p.s. hope the wine is in your hand and your feet are up now xx

topchelseagirl said...

The pin cushion is lovely.

sharie said...

Hmm haven't been to Clitheroe for years but have fond memories of the market.

Well done with your purchases.

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Wine??? Did someone mention wine????? X

Cheap2Chic said...

Beautiful tablecloth, I always wonder about the history of these items don't you. xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely tablecloth and pincushion
Julie xxxx

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

i can't resist vintage embroidered linens - it seems rude not to buy them when you see all the work that went into them! love the pin cushion aren't they satisfying things to make?!

Louise said...

That pincushion really is so pretty. I especially like the squiggly trim. I always enjoy a good mooch around the charity shops. Embroidered tablecloths are becoming very hard to find. I have boxes full of bric-a-brac for the day when I eventually get a place big enough to house a huge dresser. x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Lovely table cloth (a bargain) and pin cushion. Your glass of wine is well deserved.

winnibriggs said...

Wow why have I not found you before? Vintage, charity shops and ....Wine!! A woman after my own heart.
PS Pin cushion is lovely...I make those too!
Jenny x

handmadehappiness said...

fab fab find's your pin cushion is fantastic love it xx

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

mmmm some lovely stuff here. love the pin cushion.