Thursday, September 25, 2008

Vintage goodies




These are my purchases from our trip to the country last weekend, and some time spend in my favourite antique shop ever!



I dug my way through about 100 tray cloths, all priced up to $15.00 (I would rather have bought an embroidered tablecloth, but they started at $45.00!). I was looking for something other than just flowers, and something that made me happy. I looked and looked. This one too expensive, this one too frilly, this one perfect but holey. Then I found it. The cheapest one in the pile, that I missed as I was going through, and somehow I knew it was THE ONE. I don't even know why it was THE ONE, but I was sure. So I bought it.





And a tea knife. I didn't know that tea knives existed, but apparently they do. Steve helpfully pointed out to me that you don't normally cut tea so why would you need a tea knife? But it seems to me the perfect size for daintily spreading jam onto a scone, so that's what I bought it for. I baked scones when we got home, and yep, it does the job.



Lastly I bought a comb labelled in the box French 1920s but I'm thinking that must be the design, not the actual comb, it doesn't seem that old. But it combs well. The first time I tried it I knew I was alive. My scalp tingled through the next 2 towns. Now I don't even notice it but my hair likes it.



So for just $17.50 I came out with a little package of pretty usefulness.


Just what I hoped for!



Find more vintage goodies here.

9 comments:

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

What a sweet embroidered cloth and I must say I love bone handled knives...I've got a few...perfect for spreading butter on hot toast :) xx

Hill upon Hill said...

I love the comb.

Coloradolady said...

It's funny when you spot something and you know it is for you. Love the cloth. I love the colors especially. Great knife too. I think you did rather well on the price too.

Grandma Faith said...

How fortunate you were to find three things that suited you. That's what I call a great shopping trip. Take care.

grace said...

Oooh, I love that towel. It so makes me want to take up embroidery and refer to it as my "fancy work."

Carrie said...

You made great choices. Your vintage items are very nice.

mub said...

Is the comb wooden? It looks really neat!

Diane said...

What a sweet trio of goodies! When you really dig, you're bound to find a treasure.

Threeundertwo said...

Love them! You got some good treasures. The basket is classic.