Welsh Tweed coat, leather driving gloves and vintage Gladstone bag (Jumble sale), Liberty Peacock print shawl (£1 Charity shop), Ankle boots (£5 Local market)
Oh, how I love a jumble sale. The anticipation and the excitement in the queue is palpable, will I find the coat of my dreams, the perfect festival dress or a crazy piece of kitsch? As the bolt slides across and the door swings open to reveal mounds of clothes, boxes spilling over with jewel coloured scarves and tables heaving under the weight of brac-a-brac and books, my palms are sweaty and my heart's racing, I toss my 20p piece onto the dish and rush towards my quarry.
I wore my new outfit to town this morning and received some lovely complements from complete strangers. I didn't tell them my entire outfit cost me £6.55!
At last night's Salvation Army jumble sale in amongst the usual high street tat I managed to find this Welsh tweed coat for 20p and the vintage Gladstone bag for 30p. The vintage leather driving gloves were 5p.
I also found this beautiful boxed powder puff and Birmingham-made Bakelite plinth bowl, both priced at 50p. They will look perfect on my dressing table.
Eagle-eyed readers asked about the cushions in yesterday's posting. I created them last weekend using some of my massive stash of vintage silk scarves.
I ironed some Vilene stiffener to the reverse of the scarves and used denim as a backing. The cats love them.