|My lounge last night|
Did I mention my two jumble sales, yesterday? Well, last night's extravaganza in nearby Tipton was rather marvellous as you can probably tell from the array of black bags.
|Some of the vintage blouses I snaffled|
I successfully fended off the ferocious Black Country grannies and made off with enough vintage clothing and curtains to keep me in blog posts for weeks.
Many people will tell you to head to the posher areas for second-hand bargains, but, as my dear late Grandma used to say, people didn't get rich by giving things away. Tipton was once declared by the BBC to be "a town without a middle class" and despite this I came away with literally armfuls of Jaeger, Eastex, Windsmoor, St Michael, English Lady and many other grand old names of British ladies' fashion.
|This 1960's blouse is an "Exclusive Design by Sybille Claymar"|
Washed overnight and dry enough to wear this morning.
These two 1960's beauties are my favourites. I'll be wearing them with high waisted shorts and my thigh-length boots.
These patent and suede lace-ups are by Miss Holmes of England, another fine name from yesteryear (and a perfect fit, too)
These patent courts are leather lined and labelled "Hand made in Norwich by Meadows"
Guess what? Every single item at last night's jumble sale was 20p. That's suits, bedspreads, curtains, shoes, handbags. No wonder I got carried away and spent £15.
Have a fab friday night whatever you're up to. Thanks for reading my daily ramblings and for the wonderful comments you leave.