Anyway despite that drama I still had plenty of time to hunt for treasure, one of the things I found was this book
It's full of beautiful things made by Australian women, often with very little money or resources. Like...
This was knitted by Mrs Gertrude Pepperell from odd balls of wool when she was in her eighties! She was almost blind but kept up the tradition of never being idle! Amazing!
When I saw this picture I thought how lovely it would be to have a blanket like this, and then by chance (no lie!) I found one. Slightly wonky and a little bit crooked but to me still beautiful. Have a look...
Not a patch on Mrs Pepperell's! But mine has doilies AND granny squares!!!
I also found some very pretty old tablecloths and a pile of unused tea towels (including a Rodriquez)
This mirror and china lady vase
And this too
It's a writing set. Made in Italy. Love that scarf and red bikini!
I think that's enough show and tell for today-I'll show you more tomorrow. Before today's tea towel a quick memo...If you are crafty (or more like me, a crafty wannabe!)have a look here http://sarahhodgsonblog.blogspot.com/ to find out more about a brand newcharter Sarah and Megan are starting in Perth. You can also learn more about Brown Owls here http://brownowls-members.blogspot.com/ Should be lots of fun and the more the merrier!
And without further adieu the tea towel
One of my favourites!