Sunday, July 4, 2010

flea market finds

My favourite finds of this week were the finds that found us...

A work colleague brought in a bundle of fabrics (I think they were from a friend's relative), to use at our work. After all the "useful" things had been weeded out, we all got to have a rummage before the remainder went to the op shop, and this is what I found...

I love the pictures on the snap fastener cards, and even though I'd never heard of "washing buttons" before, I rather like them!



We had another surprise when my husband found a plastic bag on his desk, from a former workmate's wife (who works in the same organisation in a different section) - a little collection of hand me downs from their girl for our girl, including this outfit!


Hoping you all had lucky weeks! See Sophie for more lovely finds...

5 comments:

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

yeah, i like the design of those washing buttons on the card. but what will they do, i wonder? do you know?

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i love your explanation :)))
.... or. do you even think that maybe, eventually, they take on the colour of the possible dye 'wash'? when i was working at a small clothes factory, i seem to remember, now, that sometimes models were cut and sewn in all white (cotton e.g.) and buttons took on the exact colour of the dye bath it was then thrown into. could be, huh?
anyway, cheerio

Estelle said...

Woolf, I think you may have hit the nail on the head with the washing buttons!
I love a bag of hand me downs and with 10 sisters in law I get rather a lot (too much Dora stuff tho if you ask me).

Catherine said...

what a logical explanation about those buttons.... thanks Woolf! (but i still do secretly wish they had magical cleaning powers!). Estelle, I prefer hand me downs of the "non-merchandising" type too!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

i love the way children's clothing is circulated. such a wonderful idea.
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