I signed up for Lakota's charity shop swap and was thrilled to be partnered with the Comtesse de Ferveur, a witty and gorgeous Irish chick with a real eye for a bargain.
I've been a follower of her blog for ages and like me she's a vintage tart, with a penchant for mixing a variety of eras into one outfit.
When the postman knocked this morning I nearly fell down the stairs in my excitement to grab my parcel off him. As it's Glastonbury next week the Comtesse had gone for a festival theme and got it spot on.
New bangles are always a welcome addition. You can never have enough jewellery.
There's also some brilliantly vivid welly socks, gorgeous green nail varnish (because when you can't have a proper wash it's best just to paint your nails and forget how dirty they are), a sunglasses chain (so I don't loose my vintage specs when I'm dancing), a pack of groovy nail files and Aussie intensive conditioner (which I'll definitely need when I get home). There's a sweet vintage notelet, too.
There's some fabulous tips for revamping and creating in this article La Comtesse sent me and a Coalport thimble so I don't do myself any damage in the throes of my creative frenzy.
The rules of the swap stated that you had to include something hand-made and how cool are these gift tags? My favourite's got to be the squeaky clean former Kate Middleton declaring I want dreads, blinking hilarious.
|Vintage mini dress, crochet beanie and 1980s bag worn with turquoise opaques (99p, Dorothy Perkins' bargain bin), suede block-heeled boots (50p, Saturday morning's jumble sale) and Barry M's Spring Green nail varnish.|
PS I'm doing a guest post over at the fabulous Rachel's blog tomorrow, don't forget to check it out!