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.)


Eliana said...

Great mining!

Susan@minicrochetmad 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