Monday, March 19, 2007

Vintage patterns

Here are some shots of the vintage patterns I was given. I wa amazed at a book that the lady kept when she was a teenager, she had cut out fashions that she liked and glued them into a scrapbook.

Scrapbook








There are many more, but I thought that was enough to show you.






I am not too sure what I am going to do with them. I know Eleanor would be disappointed if I gave them away or sold them, but I don't think I will use them. I love the style but I don't think my body does!






On another note DH and I went to Ikea yesterday as I have been wanting to tidy up the toy room for ages. I knew just what I wanted and I am most pleased with the result. Or playroom is an open space near our dining and lounge so it is important (to me) that it is tidy. I love the little boxes at the bottom, they are for dressups, paints, stuffed toys and I haven't thought of the other yet, I am sue it will be filled with something. I want to make little labels so Ellyse will know where things are. There is no denying the teacher in me!






6 comments:

Cass said...

Andrea, the patterns look interesting. So does the storage unit. Could I ask what it is called. We are looking for something at the moment too.

Kylie said...

Oh Andrea you lucky thing - I love old patterns... Even just to look at and SMELL!

lolliegirl said...

Oooooh.. you have some great patterns in there Andrea! It's a pity you don't want to sell them though ;). I also love that storage unit! It looks great!

ingrid said...

The patterns look great Andrea, but the scrapbook looks fabulous!! What a treasure to pass on to you.
And I love the storage unit. Is the expedit from ikea? That is the one I had planned on getting, but unfortunately my mess is still piled up all over the place.

Andrea said...

Yes Ingrid, that is the one. It is great, I love it almost as much as my sewing cabinet! I also love the plastic boxes, they were a bit of a splurge at $20 each, but that is exactly what I wanted!

ingridk said...

You seem to be a very organised person so these boxes look great for you. Great find on the vintage patterns too, I'd hold onto if I was you, you never know when one might come in handy.