Some people get invited to Selfridges or Harvey Nicks for sale previews but I get let into the monthly Methodist Church jumble sale first. No champagne or canapes for this shopper, just a black bin bag to fill with goodies and a mug of tea if I'm lucky.
How did get I bestowed with such an honour? Apparently I'm the model jumble sale goer, I queue in an orderly fashion, smile at the volunteers and never quibble about the prices. Yes, believe it or not in my deprived home town people actually argue about being charged 50p for a coat and often try and walk out without paying.
So, what treasures did I find? Here's a few highlights:
This beautiful suede coat with a faux fur collar, great fit but sadly the colour of the living dead on a woman with my complexion, besides wearing beige is against my religion.
A fabulous 1960's Boots' framed print to go with my ever-increasing collection. It reminded me of my fab Flamenco dancing blogging pals, Veshoevious and Dusk and of course, the ultimate Spanish señora, Sacramento.
Some marvellous vintage frockery
|Mister Dee of London knife pleat dress, Handmade 1960's cotton sundress, Spinney Crimplene mini dress, Mondi tea dress|
Even more vintage treats
|1960's crimplene tunic, 1970's dagger collar shirt, 1950's lace shell top, 1960's print blouse, 1980's heraldic blouson top|
Vintage leather bags by the armful
A huge pile of 1950's Hollywood annuals plus some suede Governess shoes
|The annuals are packed full of the glamorous stars of the fifties and feature interviews with the rising new stars such as Paul Newman, James Dean, Roger Moore and Anthony Curtis.|
|An 1980's enamel perfume bottle and a typically 1970's "Gemini" pendant|
|I wonder which of the elderly ladies of the congregation once owned this beauty?|
Vintage leaf print maxi (Courtesy of the beautiful Helga), 1960's leather boots (£4.99 British Heart Foundation), Cropped wool jacket (£2 Car boot sale), Antique Ruskin Pottery brooch (Inherited), 1960's wool beret (50p Salvation Army), Oversized shopper (Made by me from vintage curtain fabric)