Saturday, March 27, 2010

A great wee find...
For yonks I've just been keeping my eye out for a crocheted blanket to use as a snuggle up on the sofa during winter evenings. I often look at TradeMe ( NZ ebay) but haven't found exactly what I fancy. Well today we were just driving to town and got to the junction of our own village. Taiamai Day is today and there are wee stalls, barbeques, bands, bouncy castle, you know the kind of thing. And right at the junction was a table and on that table was the blanket! We stopped the car and I bolted out clutching $30 and hoping it was less. I asked the lady and she said...wait for it... $2!!!
Whooo hoo!
 Made my day.

ETA last night during Earth Hour we sat out on the deck watching the stars - I was all wrapped up in my new blanket and it was lovely - it's first outing!

14 comments:

  1. What a great score, it's beautiful!

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  2. $2!! What a deal!! I love the colors.

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  3. GET OUT!!!!!!!!!!! Do you know how many times I have looked on Ebay in the last few weeks for those,! All around $30.00 for vintage ones....my next port of call is asking mum to ask the ladies at CHURCH! I am sure they have some stuffed way that they dont use anymore..........if all else fails, Ill have to get the crochet hook out.........well done to you! I am definately a little green...x

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  4. Do you know, I do feel a bit guilty. I should have given the lady more. It's real wool, as well, it even has that authentic musty smell!!

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  5. Great place to look is the opshops, I found a very nice one there a while back d/bed size two for $10. Great find!

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  6. Most excellent!
    I love crocheted blankets and I have a ton of them, literally, I cannot walk by one without buying it. I always imagine some little old lady loving making them for her family and then I must buy it, every time... I am a sucker!

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  7. That is a great find. Congrats!

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  8. Oh my GOSH... I 've been looking for the exact blanket! I've seen them on ETSY and remember how my Greatgran used to crochet blankets just like that... well done on your gorgeous find... I just know I'll find mine soon :-)
    We've just spent 3 weeks in NZ (my husband is a Kiwi), 2 weeks in the Coramandel - so stunning!!! We lived in Northland for a year a long time ago... was lovely.

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  9. WOW $2???!! What a find!
    My aunty in England used to crochet us all sorts of things. I remember she made me a lovely pink dress when I was a kid (OK it WAS the 70s!!!!)
    We always had the multicoloured crocheted bedspreads.

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  10. woah you couldnt even buy the wool for that! nice find indeed

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  11. Oh well done you! What an excellent blankie not to mention excellent bargain.

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  12. Wow...she basically just gave it to you! Lovely crochet and perfect for wrapping up on a chilly Autumn night.

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  13. What a colorful, wonderful work of art, and what a great deal you got for it.

    FlowerLady

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  14. I keep looking at it and thinking how lucky I was :)

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