The postman was laughing to himself when he knocked the door this morning and before I'd even looked I knew my parcels had to be from the Land Down-under. Despite me being the other side of the world my darlings Helga and Sarah hadn't forgotten me on their op-shopping adventures in Sydney.
Here's just a peek at the amazing assortment of vintage frocks and maxi skirts, psychedelia, pearls, velvet, lace, bangles, rings, hair adornments, tights and poodles.
The weather's been chilly and overcast here for most of today and the sun's only just broken through the clouds, so obviously I had to test-run this fabulous vintage ethnic print maxi dress the beautiful Sarah found for me.
It fits like it was made to measure.
Here's some stuff I bought in Goa,
a movie still featuring my idol, legendary Bollywood vamp, Helen (she of my blog header).
I always stock up on Ayurvedic soap, kajal and toothpaste when I'm in India and as you know, I can't resist a bit of handmade Lamani gypsy jewellery (made from old coins and scrap metal).
After sixteen trips to India I rarely do much shopping, just replacing worn out leather chappals, sarongs and harem pants.
|Vintage maxi (courtesy of Sarah Misfit), leather chappals, brass choker made by a hill tribe in Orissa, bindi (all from India), vintage bangles, wooden rings and cuffs (inherited)|
Mega excitement - tomorrow is the monthly jumble sale preview followed by my beloved Thursday morning car boot sale. Wish me luck.