Rickety

I picked up these lovely old cards of rickrack on the weekend from the Port Adelaide Fishermen’s Wharf Market (which was a lot better than I’d remembered – just don’t go there for the food which was a lot worse than I remembered). I particularly love the bright red and white card.

At the same stall, I bought a bag of old patches. I’m old enough to remember mum sewing patches on my jeans and tracksuit.

These are some favourite ones:
  • on the left the theatrical one because we're an arty Comfy & Cosy household
  • at the top must be the scout's Undertaker badge
  • the one in the middle because I was born in 1970 ahem
  • the bottom badge is an old TAA badge - crikey!
  • on the right that must be a scout's Magic badge though I'd rather hoped it was a Smoking badge

17 comments:

VictoriaE said...

Wow, something I have never thought about before to add to my opshop shoppping list - very cool!

kirsten said...

very jealous of all that ric rac! and the patches are way cool, too.

samantha said...

I love ric rac - just the best. Love the patches too. I'm a 1970 babe too.

joanne said...

i know how boring but I love the ric rac too

Sheeps Clothing said...

Love the patches. Takes me back to my Brownies days. Can't say I earned too many patches at Brownies though - such a pity there wasn't a "half arsed attempt" badge. That one I would have earned.

Majeak Ann said...

Very nice blog.
Thanks for sharing the illustrations of the book.
Have a great Sunday!
Marjorie Ann

ingrid said...

Cute Patches! They make me want to cheat and whip up a little brown shirt dress and stitch them all. Much easier than actually becoming a Brownie or scout and earning them all.

Cosy said...

I was never a scout, brownie or a guide so will have to live vicariously through these patches. Yes, I'm still in love with the ric-rac too!

Betty Jo said...

My daughter found an pre-loved duffel coat in the op shop covered in old touristy patches,and the embroidered names of footy players who were popular when I was at primary school.(1970's) She wears it with pride.

sulu-design said...

Lovely finds! That ric rac card is so fabulous that I wouldn't want to use it just so I could swoon over the great design of the packaging.

Kate said...

Love ricrac! Nice find.

Linda said...

Oh lucky you! the ric rac looks wonderful! what a find. and the books too. I do like the look of your yummy cupcakes as well!

Claire Falkingham said...

You've got to love the ric rac! Those patches remind me of my brother's tracksuit circa 1978!

tikki said...

love the scout patches. I still have my brownie dress complete with all my badges sewn on to it :D

h&b said...

I like POW !

And lol on the smoking badge ( was there another for successfully doing the drawback, or blowing smoke rings ? )

Also a 1970 alumni.

luv Abby said...

awesome badges... I have tried collecting a few here and there over the years.... but u scored big time here.... lol... I have just rediscovered my old brownie uniform and LOVE the badges/patches on it....
luv Abby

SadieandLance said...

Wow those badges are a great find! The ric rac too. Lucky you.