Saturday, January 18, 2014

Miniature eyes (the op-shopped version)

Another visit to James at Victorian Dollhouses this morningto research a feature for The tiny Timesmeant another visit to the op shops of Tuggeranong.

Vinnies did me proud: the selection below cost me $8.40.
Double-sided scrap-booking paper, eight sheets at 5 cents each:
Bead garlands in both clear and silver, pulled out of the 50 cent box.
(Close ups so you can see the detail)
The David statue ($2) is for James who had just been telling me how difficult it is to find statues for a miniature room he's working on. The magnet and mirror were also out of the 50 cent box.
And this printed bamboo table runner was $4. I love how most of it has faded down to fabulously muted colours (obviously someone had kept a vase in the same place for the entire time they'd had the runner on display: the contrast makes me even more pleased about the fading on the rest of it.)

3 comments :

Eliana said...

Great mining!

Susan said...

Your op shops leave ours for dead!! Nice finds!

Mini Dork said...

Great finds, great prices. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them. :D