What with illness and blogger meet-ups I hadn't visited my ladies in the Sally Army for over a month. By way of apology I popped a bag of donations in earlier and was rewarded with a huge pile of goodies they'd been kind enough to put by in my absence. There was so much stuff I had to call Jon to drive over and load up the car.
How fab are these faux patchwork 1970s bell bottoms ? Those girls know my tastes so well.
Last night we went a huge bi-annual jumble sale and came back with car load so, what with today's stash, the house looked like a bomb had gone off (or I'd started taking in laundry). After a mad afternoon most of it's now been washed, ironed, labelled and packed in Gilbert ready for tomorrow's vintage fair (hence my ravaged looks).
These three aren't going anywhere - a Lloyd Loom chair and matching linen chest and a 1930s patchwork quilt for the grand total of £5 from last night's jumble sale. Can you believe that nobody else showed any interest in them? If it's not Ikea it's considered crap.
Over a year ago I had an email from Kathryn, a gorgeous Stevie Nicks lookalike who visits a senior care centre in St Louis, Missouri. She wrote that she and the ladies there were avid readers of my blog and called themselves "The Vix Fan Club". As I don't have any older female relatives of my own left I was thrilled. Ever since the ladies have regularly emailed and leave me in stitches with tales of their wicked sense of humour and crazy exploits. Last week they held a rummage sale and sent me these pictures.
Kathryn and Aggie, Esther, Helen, Dolores, Mary, Bella, Enid, Olga and Sandy (and all the other boys and girls), I love you all.
If you're in Wolverhampton tomorrow do pop in to the Numa Bar (see details HERE) and say hi. There's live indie music, cocktails and proper vintage clothes, too.
|Vintage bell bottoms (60p) worn with 1970s Saluki fake fur (£2, car boot sale), Richard Shops blouse (courtesy of Queen Curtise), 1970s Celtic pendant (£1, car boot sale), Velvet platforms (Office sale, 2011)|
It's a quiet night in for us, I don't want to scare any potential buyers away with a hangover.
Have a fabulous weekend and see you soon!