A trip to the op shop yesterday yielded a few surprises in blue.
Three metres of a navy blue linen with a very pleasing white print. At 140cm wide there's plenty of fabric here to make another summer dress (I admit that this summer I am becoming rather addicted to dress wearing!)
And a rather lovely, if not a little chunky, Arabia Finland teacup sitting amongst the Christmas themed pottery. It wasn't cheap by op shop standards though, I can tell you! I have managed to track it down to being a Sinilintu (bluebird in Finnish) teacup from the mid-60s, and I did see one website that described it as a chocolate cup. It really does look like something for a nice hot chocolate rather than tea, don't you think? It seems to be quite a rare item so I wonder how much it's actually worth? I guess I'll never know. This folky design is so me but I won't be becoming a collector in a hurry or I'd break the bank.