It's Friday again so therefore the day to don a fabulous frock. Remember this Horrockses Fashions two piece I found at a jumble sale earlier this year? I'm not really a fan of Fifties fashions, the boning, nipped-in waistlines and the girly styling make me feel trussed up and miserable (a bit like a repressed 1950's housewife) but the daisy print is so cute it's almost won me over.
That's not the reason for my sour face though, I was eating sherbert Flying Saucers when we took these photos.
Want to see a few more of yesterday's finds?
This tea tray was presented free with Brooke Bond Company Ltd., on the occasion of the Queen's Ascension to the throne in February, 1952. I'm no royalist but couldn't resist for 20p.
A load of old bags including a tooled leather duffel (£1), tan leather cartridge bag (£1) and a patchwork leather shoulder bag (75p)
A 1980s leather bucket bag (50p), white leather handbag (30p) and a Welsh Tapestry handbag (£1)
A sealed pot of Philosophy ginger scrub (£1)
Original 1970's Trueform "Ibiza" wedges (40p). Sadly I'd need to chop my feet in half to stand a hope in hell of them fitting my massive hooves.
What's so special about this boring brown umbrella? I bought it from the same seller as the vintage travel iron and again was charged £1 as "it was old". He told me it was American and from the Sixties.
The American bit was right but the decade is way out. It's actually the one of the very first telescopic umbrellas, made by Growy of New York in the early 1930's.
The solid chrome handle gives it away. Stunning isn't it? Maybe it's just me.