|1970's California Maxi (£5 from a Mind Charity Shop), 1950's navy raffia handbag (50p from Saturday's Church Jumble sale), Earrings (Pressie from Cheryl)|
This was last night's outfit. Our friends, Liz and Al, were holding their annual Elderflower Champagne soirée at their beautifully restored toll keeper's cottage and we stood by the fire pit under the stars, shivering until the early hours with a banging rock soundtrack and delicious platters of homemade vegetable curry. Needless to say neither of us were up for Bank Holiday car boot sale antics this morning.
Whilst perusing the local paper over elevenses I spotted an advert for a Bank Holiday charity auction at a nearby church hall and as viewing didn't start until 1pm we decided to go and take a look.
We paid 30p for a programme, inspected the goods on display in the auction room and marked off the lots we were interested in. Bidding kicked off at 2pm, Jon took charge of waving his arm at the auctioneer and here's what we snaffled:
A Venus dressmaker's dummy for £1. Can you spot the film we're watching on the TV this afternoon?
Four pieces of 1960's Hornsea pottery £3. I'm loving The Partridge in a Pear Tree butter dish.
A 1950's Crinoline lady chromed cake stand for £1. I'm going to use this as a display piece on my dressing table.
Four vintage clocks, all in perfect working order for £1
My favourite piece has to be this gorgeous 1950's Terence Conran for Midwinter vegetable dish. Plant Life is a rare and desirable pattern and usually sells for around £85.
How much? A bargainous £3.
(We also bought a Flymo garden vacuum for £3 but didn't think it worthy of a photograph.)
Hope your Monday was equally productive.