The joy of second-hand shopping is that you just never know what you're going to come home with next.
Jon needed to run a few errands today and met me from the swimming baths once he'd finished and we had a wander around the charity shops. Once a week the town's market management committee donate a stall to charity to help them raise funds and today was the turn of Islamic Relief. Jon was thrilled to snap up this fab Pakistani harmonium from Dhaka for £15 (a similar one from Guru Soundz retails at £120).
If he had a quid for everyone who asked him to "give as a tune" as he carried it home he'd be a rich man.
Being the musician of the household it's definitely Jon's toy. I haven't a clue what I'm doing, the cats have run for cover and even the tortoise looks nervous. My musical prowess extends no further than London's Burning on the recorder and a ropey rendition of Greensleeves on the Bontempi organ.
My latest buy were these Italian-made vintage sunnies to add to my collection. They were 95p.
I feel like I'm channelling Johnny Depp in Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas.
What's my favourite thing today? The return of summer. I snaffled a bag of coloured tights for 50p at yesterday's car boot sale and watching them flapping about on the washing line in all their lurid gloriousness makes me smile.
A joy to behold.
Friday's frock is actually a 1960's St Michael bri-nylon nightie (£1 from a previous town centre charity stall) worn with a tooled leather belt (50p, car boot sale), vintage platform soled sandals (£9.99, eBay), hair flower (from the lovely Louise) and vintage pendant (courtesy of the divine Ivy Black)
Thanks for your lovely comments yesterday (especially Tralala and Katie who don't have blogs so I can't visit to say thanks in person).
Have a brilliant weekend!