It's freezing cold here today and there's a heap of snow forecast for later so a great excuse to get the fire started.
We had a trip out to Warwick to pick up some vintage VW parts and ventured into the charity shops. As is usually the case with upmarket and touristy places the pickings were few and far between although Jon found himself a few bargains. Warwick's branch of pub chain, Wetherspoons was packed, the American customers (and bar staff) far outnumbered the Brits. You can't go wrong with a fair trade Lavazza coffee and a hot blueberry muffin for £1.39 each, can you?
Did I mention how fabulous my blogging friends are? Here's some more gorgeous treats my lovely girls have sent me this week.
In addition to the fabulous 1960's Jeff Banks at W1 blouse I'm wearing, Alex also sent me a gorgeous cord skirt and Skeletons on dvd (Jason Isaacs, how I adore you!) and a very appropriate patchwork print card - well, I am the queen of patchwork!
Here's my lovely Alex. She must have an uncanny sixth sense as my favourite blouse is another 1960's Jeff Banks at W1, which I featured on my blog last year.
I also received a hippytastic ethnic tunic dress from fellow Morrissey lover and vintage beauty, La Dama:
Perfect for Goa!
Isn't Dora a doll?
Despite my day out I didn't forget my crafty challenge. Remember these old things?
A pair of Rococco style gilt frames with pastoral prints which I bought for 10p from the same jumble sale as today's shorts.
Well, I painted them pink (with some leftover fabric paint I had lying around) and replaced the prints with some poodle silhouettes printed on pearlised paper. Fabulously kitsch and far more me!
Kirstie Allsopp better watch her step.
Vintage Jeff Banks floral tab collar blouse (Courtesy of Alex), 1980's West German tailored shorts and matching belt (Jumble sale), 1980's Renata Couture mock-croc leather heels (Acorns Hospice), Hair bow (Handmade by me)
It's Jon's famous homemade pizza and a cheeky bottle of vino in front of the fire with I'm a Celebrity and The Apprentice on the box, two warm cats and a hot man for company.
Have fun whatever you're up to!