I was asked to help out with a market research survey in town earlier and was rewarded by a £10 high street voucher. Rather than fritter it away on tat I didn't need, I took it to the Salvation Army and donated it to their Xmas appeal. How lucky was I? The ladies had been given a donation of vintage goodies which they'd put on one side especially for me.
Here's my goodies:
A vintage beaver lamb coat. Not as vile as it sounds, "Beaver Lamb" is actually sheared sheepskin, processed so that it resembles beaver fur. It was very popular throughout the 1930s and 40s. It's nice to find a coat in a smaller size. The Salvation Army aren't allowed to put sheepskin or fur out in the shop but they were happy to accept a donation.
A couple of fake fur hats. I love this one, it actually fits my H-U-G-E head. Remember when I forgot something in town the other day and had to walk back? It was a new nose stud, but in my dopey hormonal state I must have chosen the biggest and blingiest one in the shop.
Some fabulous framed handbags. I do love a Granny bag when I'm dressed down in jeans, they add a ladylike touch.
This English-made Chamelle bag by Essell not only had the matching gloves tucked away inside but also a handful of confetti, how cute is that?
Have a fantastic friday!