Sunday, August 15, 2010

Flea Market Finds

Mr H and I spent the day wandering around Dandenong on Saturday and we only managed a quick trip to Savers ... I managed to pick up some clothes and a cute pink floral sheet but I won't bore you with those. Instead I'll share a pair of gorgeous white leather gloves I picked up a couple of weeks ago.

I was driving through Black Rock and saw a sign on the side of the road pointing me towards a church op shop in a side street. It turns out this op shop is only open once per fortnight and it's in a hall behind the church ... you'd never know it was there from the front.

It was fantastic.

I picked up so many vintage knitting patterns, some white cotton already cut into 12" squares I intend to use in quilting and the shoes were great ... too bad for me none of them fit.

The find of the day were these gloves.

The leather is so thin and soft, and the stitching so delicate.

They have a couple of signs of wear ... none too obvious: a little stretching on a couple of the fingers and dirt stains on the couple of the fingertips.

I think they might be from the 40s or 50s.

But they confuse me a little too ... the gloves aren't lined. I don't know if they used to be the way they are now. And they're not finished around the wrists.

Maybe they were always like that.

Sophie Isobel at Her Library Adventures is still busy with Grease, but I thought I'd still share my finds anyway. Have fun Sophie ... I bet it'll be fantastic.


nicole said...

i've got a few pairs that are unlined too actually, though they're finished at the bottom...
most unusual.

hip-chick said...

I love finds like that. They go perfectly with the handbag too. I can just picture a smartly dressed woman heading out to church with them on.