What a morning! Todays' jumble sale had only been advertised on a noticeboard outside a small memorial hall in a rural Staffordshire village but word had swiftly spread and there was already a huge queue by the time we arrived. The majority of bargain hunters only had eyes for the heaps of high street cast-offs piled sky high on the trestle tables and I was able to elbow through the masses and grab the interesting pieces I'd spotted peeking out.
Here's what I got:
A portable typewriter. It works, it's cute but I've no idea why we bought it. Call it jumble sale madness! 50p
1950's glazed cotton housecoat by Bourne & Hollingsworth of Oxford Street, London, W1 20p
A vintage Wedgewood sugar basin to store my rings on the dressing table.The duck egg blue colour and leaf design are rather sweet. 20p
A sneak peek at the most divine late 1960's maxi dress, it's cream cotton lawn with pintucks, a lace trim, a sash half belt and a ruffled hem. Labelled as "You & Me, Made In England" 20p
A set of six retro French-made glass square-shaped cups and saucers for 80p
Genuine 1960's purple velvet loon pants by John Stephen. They are Jon's size and I'm dying for him to try them on so we can play Sonny and Cher. 20p
Framed print of a Regency gentlewoman 25p
This puffed sleeved 1960's mini dress is another perfectly fitting frock. This is by Keynote, the vintage brand name for the now defunct Littlewoods chain of shops. 20p
Five sheets of 1970's wrapping paper. This print reminds me of the photo strip true romance comics of my teens. 10p
Sparklets 1970's era black plastic ice bucket complete with tongs 10p
A large piece of paisley print Indian cotton 20p
A 1950's cream mohair skirt, fully lined and labelled as Metro Leisurewear by Olympic Sportswear. If only all leisurewear looked this good. 20p
I'm not usually a fan of 1950's clothing but this boned and strapless Horrockses' daisy print dress with matching bolero may have convinced me to give the decade another try. The zip needs replacing but it's a fabulous fit and length. 20p
What am I wearing?
Yesterday's 1970's suede midi coat from the Salvation Army, vintage cord maxi skirt (courrtesy of the wonderful Alex), 1980's jersey all-in-one body (Age Concern), Cobalt blue shoe boots (Topshop sale 2005)
Aren't I forgetting something?
I knitted this fuschia pink tie from some jumble sale bought wool.