Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ullas Wall Hanging

Last wednesday (the 13th) was the after Xmas re-opening of my beloved church basement.I have found some many amazing things there, you would not believe!

Not a lot of Pyrex. I think a lot was thrown away in the garbage, I kidd you not. I find that some people can't just be bothered with donating items, they just throw them away. It's so much easier!
So last week I found: Vintage bowties,bracelets with malachite, a silver brooch with abalone shell, a couple of tops for me, a sewing book,vintage buttons, beautiful 100 % cotton sheets and a few other things that I don't recall at the moment.
I was just getting ready to skiddadle when I spotted this was hanging in a pile of napkins. And my brain voice started screaming: OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!! That is soooo cute I have to bring it home, I don't know what i'll do with it but OMGOMGOMG!
So I ask the friendly pink lady volunteer how much she's charging for this and she answered....DRUMROLL PLEASE!
She answered: Nothing,I'm giving it to you.
I nearly had a bowel accident! I should go thrifting with an adult diaper on, just in case....
So very happily I said thank you goodbye see you next week.
The only thing I could find in the web was that it was from a swedish artist named Ullas.From the design it's from the 70's. I put it in my Etsy shop in the morning and next day it was sold and on it's way to jolly old England! Tally-Ho!


Linda said...

Love it! What a great find! Nice ladies at your thrift shop!

Toronto Yardsaler said...

I want that wall hanging! You scored - big time.

concretenprimroses said...

You silly person. Great wall hanging and story.

Ulla said...

The wall hanging seems like a perfect example of Swedish design in the 70's

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

LOL, diapers for thrifting... hmmm...quite the visual.

wow, its really fabulous. The hanging not the visual :)

Thrifted Treasure said...

Oh wow, how could you sell it?!? It's fab!

Vonlipi said...

TT: I sold it because it didn't match anything in my house.

Lisa said...

Just an FYI - I recently picked up a tablecloth marked "Ullas" at a thrift store - all I could find online was the name of the designer, Ulla Scheuer. I really like her work, and your wall hanging! My tablecloth's a pattern of stylized yellow and brown apples on a grass green & white background.