My lovely DH has just decided that I needed a market break. So off we went. I got the lot above for $5 - the two doilies and the tea cosy cover (same design on the reverse) were a dollar each. And the Doiley press was just $2. I love doiley presses - usually two round pieces of cardboard, covered in fabric, sometimes with a little batting. They are used to store doilies not in use. There are only a couple in the Old Gippstown Collection, where we now have a "Doiley Bank", so we can move them around. So this one is heading there.
But the real bargain was this:
And it was just $5!!!
The book is undated, but has a feel of the 1930s or maybe 1940s. Any ideas Maz???? It is published in Melbourne, by someone who also sold transfers and pre-printed linen. It reminds me of another book I have which has now gone to another home. That was Craig's needlework book, which had an interesting story, that just got more interesting as time went on.
I was uploading Craig's book on another Flickr page, before I bought a pro account, but I have lost track of that now. (Read - cannot remember the password/user name). So I have started reloading it again on this account. And simply made a Melba set and a Craig's set on my Flickr account. So you will find more details of them over there.