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Op-shop. Yesterday. A tenner. A TENNER!!!

Try not to hate me...

...but if you never come back here to visit me again - I'll understand.


* Holly Hobbie vintage fabric dress - a gift from Zia Kel - purchased at Shorties when she was just a wee thing. It finally fits!

Happy Friday, folks!

55 comments :

  1. Wow- I am so jealous, that looks amazing!! And your bedroom looks pretty amazing too! xx

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  2. TENNER!!! That is a real find :) Doing my best not to hate you!

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  3. WE ARE OVER.

    i'm never coming back.


    seriously, it's too great.

    xo em

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  4. you always have the best finds. jealous. have a lovely weekend. x

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  5. Very, very cool. I love your house. I have recently found a couple of pairs of holly hobbie sheets and have been debating whether to make them into little dresses, this post definitely helps the 'for' argument.

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  6. Love it. I, on the other hand, am not lucky at all with op shops.

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  7. I don't hate you. I'm just bright green with envy x

    It's the best knitted op-shop find I've ever seen.

    wait till you see what I picked up the other day though... ;)

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  8. you really have the best oppies up there! wow, ten bucks is completely ridiculous.. i'm a lover, not a hater!

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  9. Oh. MY. GOODNESS!! That is the find of the century - well done you! I'll try to contain my envy haha :)

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  10. Pretty stunning and looks so great in your sweet bedroom.

    I do feel a bit sad knowing how much work goes into these rugs and how cheap one can pick them up for. Only because I am trying to make my own.

    Enjoy!

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  11. Lucky for you I'm a lover not a hater. Well that's what I'm trying to tell myself while breathless with envy. Awesome awesome find.

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  12. Holy Moly that is one seriously GREAT find!!

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  13. Oh my goshness jealous much!! That is fantastic! beautiful! scrumptous!

    Merry early Christmas for you, what a fab find!!

    I'll unwillingly return, your blog is too lovely, it reminds me of a fairytale.. x

    Bek :) xx

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  14. Why would someone have given it away in the first place? Must have been slightly crazy.

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  15. Oh my, it's gorgeous!! What a find! Your bedroom looks really lovely and that dress is too cute :)

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  16. No freaking way!?!

    And how cute is Eulalie's little frock? Swoooon! x

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  17. I don't hate you, but I have got more than a touch of the old green-eyed monster that's for sure. What a beautiful blanket. sigh.
    (and your little girl is beautiful too btw)

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  18. You have the op shop voodoo!

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  19. for reals?! i will keep visiting cause your world is just so. damn. beautiful. but i scored 2 nana blankets last week and was super chuffed. til now. damn. well done lady!
    happy weekend, x ashley

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  20. You Lucky Duck!!!! I never ever, ever find anything that good! (P.S: Love your little blog too!)

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  21. STUNNING! Could never hate you for sharing this loot with us. You're a remarkable thrifter young Claire :o)
    Loving Lalie's frock, TOO cute xo

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  22. OSGs - We're not worthy, we're not worthy! The most amazing blanket ever. I can't believe someone made that? Crazy. Lil' Lalie looks so sweet in her HH number. She's looking so much older with all that hair!

    Stained glass windows + plantation shutters + an abundance of natural light = dream bedroom. xx

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  23. Be still my beating heart!!!!!

    Too cool, Claire. It couldn't have gone to a nicer lade. x

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  24. I can't beleive someone would give that blanket away to an op shop!!
    But glad it has gone to a good home:)
    It's beautiful and Lalie is looking super cute in her little frock. Love a baby in brown.

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  25. That's a seriously amazing blanket! I'm green with envy.

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  26. THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' BOUT! good work girly. love love loooooovvvveeee it. you and your stylin' ways are also fabulous. x

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  27. UPDATE:

    Jill and I had a VERY serious conversation about this blanket over dinner tonight. (Rosie and Atticus were none-the-wiser, fools.)

    J: I can't believe it
    A: I know
    J: I just had to laugh. Because it's just too good to be true. ... and it's not one iota on that blanket.
    A: If someone in Townsville had to get it I'm glad it went to Claire, because she's so nice AND she photographed it to share with the world.
    J: I love what she wrote. It's true. What else is there to say except please don't hate me? It's a work of art.
    A: I can't believe someone gave it away.
    J: What were they thinking? I mean the flowers, the zig zag, the stripes.
    A: Art.

    And so on and so forth. Seriously though, couldn't of gone to a nicer lady! xxx

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  28. @Mama Bear - few comments make me laugh out loud. I've had some pretty good internal giggles...but this had me roaring! So glad the blanket is getting so much airplay among seriously stylish ladies who know their granny rugs!

    I still can't believe it either. Next week I'm going to go back and give those lovely old Vinnies ladies some extra money for it. I feel dirty having only parted with ten bucks for such a wondrous creation.

    Art.

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  29. There just isn't enough money in the world to compensate. It's priceless.

    And I see that part of my comment was missed because I must have used some crazy html symbol, but what it was supposed to say way:

    J: Because it's just too good to be true (insert crazy story of rad blanket here and lengths to get it...) and it's not one iota on that blanket.

    Hope you're enjoying your artwork. x

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  30. I can't believe they sold it for 10 dollars...worth so much more as it's so unique and beautiful. You lucky girls!

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  31. It's gorgeous and perfect bed size! That's nuts! You're one talented shopper.

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  32. i just want to know what your man thinks of this score?

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  33. So there I was absolutely amazed by that seriously gorgeous find of yours (honestly, you must of thought it was a dream!)and then I realised....Your Eulalie is wearing one of my Pretty Pickings dresses!!! And of course she looks adorable in it. How cute is that fabric? It was a nice find as well don't you think...

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  34. A tenner! That is an amazing price and gorgeous to boot!

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  35. My oh my it is beautiful. You were meant to find it, it suits your room perfectly. You are one clever op shopper. xx

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  36. Wow Wow Wow, that would have to be in a find of the year category. Looks spectacular on the bed, love the tulip pattern, reminds me of something I had as a kid. melx

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  37. okay you win on the vintage finds....you win....i give. xxx

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  38. Blooming heck. What a find! The colours, the pattern, the skill. People are nuts when they give away things like this. So happy it's found it's way to a home it will be admired and loved as it should be xx

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  39. I just love the light in your room and the shutters - so welcoming.

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  40. Wow, what a response to the blanket!! (Which is to be hereforth known as The Blanket.) I've never seen anything like those enormous squares? Now I'm wondering why anyone would crochet smaller ones. So so so so so so so so unreal. I'm madly, big jealous. But not enough to never come back. Kellie xx

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  41. Far out brussel sprout - SO ENVIOUS!
    Seriously I dont think there has ever been a better find - EVER!

    (Em's comment made me laugh)

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  42. Gorgeous - loving your style!

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  43. Check you out on the Shorties Facebook page super lady! xx

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  44. WWWHHAAAAAAAATT!I have been hunting high and low for a plain ol' granny rug in our local op shops for over a year and all I can find is itty bitty pilled disasters. But geez...I think after seeing that BEAUTY I am going to up the ante and hope that one like yours will fall into my lap. Lucky you. ENJOY.

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  45. You find the nice things lovely Claire, you have the eye for it! I could never stop coming here to visit you :)
    x

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  46. wowzers! that is killer!! find of the year i say.

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  47. I've found some pretty blankets at thrift stores...but nothing anywhere close to as beautiful as yours! So pretty!

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  48. That is quite easily the most gorgeous blanket I have ever seen lucky you!
    I just stumbled upon you via Bondville, loving your beautiful photography!
    LM x

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  49. Love the way you joined them!!!

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  50. Lucky lucky lucky! Envy button, envy button, envy button! But CONGRATULATIONS anyway!!!!

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  51. I love it! What a great bargain! And I LOVE the Holly Hobby dress, me and my Holly were friends for many years =)

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  52. Trying real hard not to turn green....LOL you are SOOOOO lucky, it's gorgeous. hugs

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