The exciting thing about being a dedicated second-hand shopper is that your home and wardrobe are constantly evolving. You just never know what you're going to come back with when you leave the house on a mission.
At the beginning of the week I had no idea that my dress collection would be boosted by another psychedelic maxi ...
or that we'd be spinning our vinyl on a groovy 1960s British-made Hacker record player, in perfect working order, snaffled from our favourite house clearance stall at this morning's car boot sale.
That I'd have a new addition to my Flamenco doll collection
What a beauty!
To partner the one we already own.
That we'd rehouse a plant in a funky '50s woven plastic planter
Or light up our mantelpiece with some fairy lights
Or treat Gilbert (our VW Camper van) to some fab 1960s Tupperware storage containers.
Second-hand shopping is a slow process and it can take years to build up a collection or find that one special something you're after but how exciting it is when you finally do. Your sought-after, much longed-for purchases will be far more precious to you than something bought off the shelf from a soulless department store.
How excited am I? Along with our friends Lyndsey & Steve at Boomerang Retro, Kinky Melon got featured in Vintage Village's Finds Of The Fair for April.
Have a fab long weekend - if you've got one. We'll be selling our wares in Bridgnorth on Saturday and maybe hitting a car boot or three on Bank Holiday Monday (that's if the weather plays nicely.)
See you soon!