Saturday, April 21, 2012

I spotted this scarf (it was the orange that caught my eye)

tag reads, by heil, all acetate, made in Japan

in a pile of linen so grubby and smelly, you could almost see the steam (or should that be gas?) rising from it. Really.

Sometimes though, you've just got to suck it up, quit lammenting the fact you don't have your trusty pair of rubber gloves on you (not really) and get stuck in there.
Courage has its own rewards * and all that, and this time mine was rewarded.

(although I didn't discover this until it had been through the wash and I spread it atop my ironing board)

It was only then, sandwiched between the gorgeously kitschy, tea-towel-ish images
(this is not surprising because heil are the designers of many of my vintage t.towels)
of Pemberton and the Hammersley Ranges I noticed

which reminded me I haven't shown you this:

yep, it's me, riding the wild wave in Hyden
(catch up here and here)

and now...

(thank you scarf, for reminding me)

you know why they called it

Wave Rock!

* this quote by Platus, should read "courage is its own reward"


  1. What a find, its lovely and def worth dealing with the bad smell - I think a lot of us have been there too for a bargain! Wave rock looks fabulous :o) Scarlett x

  2. Wow that rock is truely amazing and lovely to find the tea towel some things are just meant to be ;-)) Have a lovely weekend, dee x

  3. What a gorgeous rock formation, and what a fun scarf!

  4. What an amazing rock formation Kylie. It really made me want to go there and experience it for myself when looking at these photos. It is so spectacular. (If you hadn't included your own pictures I would have thought the scarf was exaggerating!)

  5. Very cool! There is something about these old tea towels.

  6. This made me laugh. It is seriously hard to get the smell out even after a wash sometimes. I like to add a few drops of lavender a treat. Great pics at wave Rock as well!

  7. Oh I'm not sure if my comment went through so here goes again. This post made me laugh. It can be so hard to get the oppie smell out sometimes..even after a wash. I find a few drops of lavender oil works a treat. Love the pics of wave Rock too!

  8. The vivid colours on silk, lovely, will you wear it?

  9. wow! what a beautiful formation. have always wanted to go to wave rock. as a native WA girl i feel ashamed i haven't been already. love your photos and well done on rummaging through the crap to find real gold! xxx

  10. i love those baskets full of synthetic scarfs, seems like they're coming the same all over the world! comforting thought.. i never actually rummage in there, unless i feel lucky or the basket is overflowing. i've unearthed a few treasures, but never EVER these kind. they aren't popular over here, i'm almost inclined to say. well, no. that's a lie. they do exist. i dunno what people do with them. they don't give 'em to charity, that's for sure...

    but that wave rock! gulp! great road movie commentary too, which i've only just now read!

    anyway. enjoy your sunday night, mine is beginning. yahee : no work today!! and even a brocante on its way...

  11. Love the picture of you on wave rock! I don't think I've spotted a souvenir scarf before. The colours in this one are beautiful and what a coincidence it has wave rock on it. x

  12. Oh my goodness! I so need to visit wave rock, it looks amazing!
    I have unearthed a few such treasures buried under smelly old things, always pays to rummage :)

  13. Wave Rock looks amazing!!! Great photos. I love the scarf too.x

  14. Wow x 2! Once for rock formation - amazing! And once for scarf - great colours. I carry a hand sanitiser spray thingy when I'm thrifting - useful!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  15. What a lucky find....good for you digging deep ...sometimes it just has to happen. xx

  16. i have always always wanted to see wave rock! *s*

  17. How lovely to find a W.A scarf and in orange! Love you on Wave Rock, I remember including it in a primary school project on each Aust. state, thought it was amazing as a kid - still do.Missed your Wave Rock post, need to backtrack.