This groovy 1970's frock is my very first Etsy purchase.
With a lime green Crimplene bodice, blingy rhinestone buttons and a midi length clashing bark cloth skirt it had my name written all over it and at £7 it would have been rude not to have snapped it up. The seller had some amazing stuff and there's a couple more insane pieces I couldn't help but buy which I'll show you soon.
We're still in the throes of jet lag, being wide awake at 4am and good for nothing by 9pm. We made the most of being up early yesterday and squeezed in not one but three boot sales (although they were all a bit rubbish). Sometimes the heaps of barely worn, few week old high street clothing leaves me feeling very depressed at people's fickle natures and sheer wastefulness.
We did manage to spot one or two treasures amongst the dross, burger vans and market traders.
1960's boxed Lazy Susan, perfect for our retro-themed cocktail parties - 50p
Four 1950's acetate hand-rolled Italian scarves - 40p each
Vintage chiffon scarf celebrating Jamaican Independence and a satin Gibraltar souvenir scarf - 50p each
Hand-made felt Blue Tit and Coal Tit going cheep (sorry, couldn't help myself) at 5p each
Antik Batik mesh vest for £1. I wish I'd found this before I went to Goa, it's perfect.
1970's Wallis gypsy dress (£1), Richard Shops sequin trimmed maxi dress with matching scarf (£2) and a 1970's crimplene sun dress by Langden Design of London (£1.50)
Huge Pablo Picasso wooden pendant for 20p - I'll change the chain to a silver one.
Three pieces of 1950's kitsch - a knitted poodle (not as demonic as the last one), a Toreador bottle and a donkey cruet set. The elderly lady selling them told me I was "very lucky to be allowed to buy such things" as her husband "wouldn't let her". Obeying a man? Sounds like she was still trapped in the fifties. Still I can't be too harsh on the silly old bat as she let me have the lot for 50p.
I'll try and get our holiday pictures up this week and show you what madness we bought back.
I'm off to eat crusty bread with a huge salad, olives and cheese washed down with Rose wine.
Have a fabulous evening.