This week started out fine, dropped into a few of my favourite Op Shops and picked up a few interesting pieces. A small brass and enamel picture of a little girl, two supersoft leather belts each with leaves attached. The gum leaf one is probably from the 1980s but the Autumn leaves one is definitely much earlier, probably the 1940s. A nice Art Deco inspired embroidered and crocheted doily, and one 1970s floral pillowcase. I was happy.
Then, on Friday I re-visited the shop where I'd bought the pillowcase (and a couple of books for hubby to read), and the Lady behind the counter said 'Oh aren't you the lady looking for floral sheets?' oh Yes, indeed I am .. .. oh good I just got some in .. ..
drool... Yes! please ! a pair of Sheridan pillowcases in their packet and sheets and pillowcases in a pink and purple pattern, new, never used! never washed" Heaven.
I kept looking around the shop, assuring her I'd take the lot.. she said "and there are a lot of bright single colour ones too, don't know who's going to buy bright pink sheets these days"
-- err that'd be me too.
I haven't even unfolded them to check for sizes or anything yet, they came complete with a Marcella/damask (?) bedspread too, with Waterlilies on it.
Did I mention it was my lucky week this week?
I also purchased two near new black / grey jumpers for myself, nice and warm and just what I was hoping to find to replace a few in my wardrobe that had seen better days.
So I suggest you always tell the ladies in the shops what it is you are looking for, sometimes, just sometimes they remember you and the Op Shop Fairy drops off a bag of YOUR speciality the next day.
Pop over to Sophie's to check out all the other good luck stories this week.