Wednesday, 30 March 2016

WOW: Cherry Delight!

WOW = WIPs On Wednesdays
Nope, it's not another Sweet 2016 block although its certainly a suitable theme. It's my new cherry tablecloth! Isn't it cute? I found it in an Op Shop. Now, I am one of those people who just loves rummaging through Op Shops and the thing is, I always find a treasure. And this sometimes proves to be an issue because no one else in my family seems to appreciate my eye for style and overlooked items of beauty. So mostly I have to admire and leave things behind. Actually, most of the time my DD's won't even let me stop by an Op Shop when we're out so I've missed out on seeing what's new lately. But last week I got lucky and I simply couldn't leave it in the shop.

I confess that I bought it on the sly, whilst my DD was in the Newsagency. I was going to cut it up for the cherries, but I just love it and don't think I will now. I think I actually will use it as an afternoon tea tablecloth! I can tell you, it was worth smuggling home. After washing it (I was worried about the texture as it's screen printed) I gave it an iron and told my DD I had purchased it. Well, she loves it and has no idea I purchased it around the corner from the Newsagency and happily snapped these images for me to show off here on my blog.

I think it's so funny that next time, I might even tell her where it came from. But for today, it's just our secret, OK?

Are there any things which you have to 'smuggle' into the house?

What's Your WOW?


  1. LOL. You go girl. I love a bargain and enjoy recycling, reusing someone else's discards.

  2. I know how much you love cherries so can see why it is still not in the shop LOL. Yes I agree it will make a lovely tablecloth. Cheers Glenda

  3. Dear Esther,

    Amazing the treasures we find in our daily lives. After watching a season of Australiana Bake-off, with all the beautiful table cloths, I can fully understand how this treasure followed you home.

  4. Oh yes! I sometimes smuggle things in from Value Village. I'm supposed to be downsizing! How boring!

  5. What a great find! Worth rummaging around for. I occasionally order fabric that I'm glad appears in the post whilst the rest of the family is out....but they always appreciate the end results of whatever I make with it, so I don't worry too much!

  6. MY Mother In Law lived alone and she still used to sneak "fabric" into the house.

  7. Love "your little secret" story! What a cheerful find. Enjoy!!

  8. Lots of things, all the time ;-)
    Well done, Esther, that was quite a find! And yes, keep it in one piece, such a fun tablecloth :-)


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