Hello everyone! I haven't yet shown you a couple of things I bought lately. They're all second hand, naturally. I just love having beautiful items in my home that have some history to them; that other people have loved and then not needed, so they ended up sold ... to me.
The first is this lovely 1950s picnic set - complete with tea cups, plates, knives, two perfect Thermos flasks and containers for sandwiches, milk, salt and pepper. It's made in England, in excellent condition and comes all neatly packed in this vibrant red case. I picked up this little beauty at the Neighbourhood Centre's garage sale a few weeks ago. I know it will get a good work out whenever Hanno and I have a day out in the car. Cost: $25.
I found this beautifully hand worked linen tray cloth at Peppergreens in Berrima. I wrote about going there last week. Cost: $4 ( I think).
How could I resist this gorgeous baby pillow slip. It's the softest cotton, just the thing I need for a grandson who will be born soon. Cost: $6.
And finally I have another authentic 1930s or 40s jug cover. I use these covers a lot when making yoghurt, sourdough and ginger beer. The covers with this tight, but soft, netting are ideal for that purpose. It's in perfect conditions, those thread you see are just loose cotton threads, I've already re-secured them. Cost: $3.
Hanno and I are visiting the family today so I'd better get moving. There are animals to feed before we go, I have to pack up some goodies to take and pick vegetables from the garden. I'm looking forward to seeing Jamie again and catching up on everything that's been happening over the past month. I hope your day is a good one too.