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Those vintage bedspreads…

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Retro Renovation (a blog of which I am a huge fan, oh my goodness the eye candy) has a new post up about upholstered bedspreads for the mid-century modern bedroom which you can buy from the site linked in the post. I had this post in my queue but thought I’d bump it up as [...]

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Vintage embroidered tablecloth and napkin set

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Found at Bargain Hunter (Anglicare) in Queanbeyan. A white cotton tablecloth with cross stitch embroidery, and six matching napkins. Very pretty! Probably from the 1950s?  I think it was either my grandfather or grandmother who told me that these tablecloth sets were actually made in China, and the ladies who did the embroidery would stitch [...]

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Recent op shop finds

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Salvos Fyshwick had all handbags for $2, and what did I spy amongst the 90s vinyl? This! A vintage brown lizardskin handbag. Est. 1950s. The lining is leather with two elasticated pockets. After I get some reptile leather conditioner and tidy it up, the only flaw is a little crack in the underside of the [...]

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