Sunday, 2 May 2010

Flea Market Finds From Yeovil

This morning we hopped up bright and early  and headed off to Wellington to attend a clearing sale and hopefully purchase another old motorcycle with sidecar.   Some friends of ours tagged along as well.  They are Kiwis and lived near Wellington in NZ.  They have been in Australia for a couple of years, so thought it was about time they visited Wellington in Australia.

It was the perfect day to go for a drive, blue sky, temperature in the low 20’s and all the autumn trees changing colour.  Unfortunately, I didn’t really get the chance to stop and take photos.

Well, the stuff at the auction was such a load of rubbish that we left before the bidding had even started.  There was absolutely nothing that any of us would have wanted, which is really unusual.

So, we took our friends home the scenic way, via Yeovil, Cumnock and Molong.  We stopped in Yeovil and called into a little craft shop.  There were a few magazines and old craft books.  I found this treasure, I’m guessing from the late 70s or early 80s.

2010_0502May20100015Check out this bag pattern.  In the right colours it could look quite good.

2010_0502May20100017Now can’t you just see me wearing this down the street!

2010_0502May20100019I couldn’t leave the leaflet behind.

They also had some fabric fat quarters and remnants.  Among it all there was this panel. 



It was only $5.  You could just add a border and quilt it or cut it up and add a few extra blocks to make it into a small throw quilt.  I don’t know which would be the best way to go.  The colours work really well with our living room.  

Mick even made a purchase.  He added to our collection of old bobbins.


I then found the old cake server in another little shop which had some interesting old things out the back.  Yeovil did alright out of us as our friends also took a few collectables home with them.

We then finished our drive off with a yummy pub lunch before heading home. 

It was not the day we had planned, but aren’t they often the best.

There are lots of other interesting finds over here.


Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

No doubt about can find all the nice the bobbins...

Cubby House Crafts said...

What lovely treasures you found!

Collecting Feathers said...

Love the patchwork would that look on you whilst sitting in the sidecar?!?
My favbourite are the bobbins as well. Such lovely craftmanship xxNick

Sandi Butler said...

Mmm....don't know about the granny square jacket.... :)
Love the fabric panel you found, very nice!!

Rachel said...

Love the granny square pattern book: not sure about the cardi but I would so have a bag like that!

Anonymous said...

WOW! So glad you took a great scenic route via Yeoval (not Yeovil). Bad luck about the Auction but glad you found some great things for you. LOL!