I have really enjoyed exploring all the different thrift stores in Melbourne since our move here 7 weeks ago. Although my main purpose has been to look for damaged vintage books for our mondocherry artworks and cards, I must admit that I have been getting a little sidetracked. Here are a few of my latest op shop finds that have found themselves a home in my guest room (soon to be occupied by Mum for a week...hooray!) I adore blue and white so I fell for these vases straight away and since the large one cost $8 and the smaller one $4, they didn't break the bank. I purchased the jar with the lid from The Works and I think it looks lovely grouped with the others with a bit of pink thrown in.
See the curtains in the photo? They have caused me some trouble! I was after a plain linen curtain for this room, and found a reasonable pair at Ikea. However, with the high ceilings I have in this house they were too short, so I thought I would add a deep border in a blue linen with a very similar texture. I measured the blue strip carefully and sewed it along the bottom of each of the two Ikea panels, but when I hung them up, one curtain brushed the floor and the other had quite a gap. I had assumed, quite reasonably I think, that the curtains would be the same length....I was wrong! Ikea aren't in my good books at the moment.