Friday, February 26, 2010

At the Oppy

I am an Op Shopper.  There are several op shops where we live and I always allow another 5 minutes or so when I go to the supermarket to just pop in and have a browse.  Most of the time I come away with nothing, but occassionally you strike gold and there are some real treats for very little money.  Today was one of those days...

Six of these little milk glass jars with lids.  I don't know what there original purpose would have been.

This great tin and a wonderful tea towel from Austria.  It could do with a soak but it still has a lot of life left in it.  I will have to think of a suitable use for it.  Should I use it for it's original purpose - to dry dishes or in some sewing?  Any suggestions.

I also picked up some lovely old buttons and two cute embroidered doileys which I will use either to make some needle books or as quilt labels.

Also from a couple of weeks ago these singer sewing table drawers which some silly person has painted gold.  I will need to get out with some paint stripper and see if I can restore them to there former glory.

I hope your day has been as rewarding!


Anonymous said...

I'll be intrigued to know what you do with the Austrian tea towel because I have one exactly the same! I bought it to make into an apron but that hasn't happened yet, maybe someone has a better idea? Sounds like a great day at the oppy for you.

Timmi said...

Sorry for the late post, but have you tried the applestrudel recipe on the tea towel? I have a tea towel from a Hungarian friend for Beef Goulash and it was quite good. If the colors are still vibrant, why not frame it?