"Hello, Sixties lady", a seller shouted this morning, "have you seen that amazing 1960s Beetle on the car park today?" "Yes, I came in it." I replied with a big smile. Yootha is rather gorgeous, isn't she?
It's been a busy day what with a jumble sale preview (yes, I get to go through the stock before the general public go in), a car boot and a drive out to the next county. There's enough washing hanging in the garden to make the neighbours think I'm taking in laundry.
The car boot was full to bursting, but, as is often the case on such a beautiful day, it's full of the most uninspiring tat and typical of our British mentality, full of people who don't care what they look like as long as they get a tan, hence a humongous amount of half naked folk who really ought to know better.
This animated Elvis looks more Emo than rockabilly , in fact I think I might have fancied the King if he'd looked like that. I thought of Scarlett but couldn't stretch to the £25 the man wanted. The way he swiveled his head and mouthed "Thank you very much" was terrifying.
There's always loads of vintage suitcases at car boot sales around here. I couldn't possibly fit another one in the house.
I can't understand why anyone would want to go to Ikea when you can furnish your home for a few quid by car booting.
This wall-mounted leather cupboard is rather intriguing. Yours for a tenner.
What on earth's Jon got?
I know I said I'd got enough retro lamps last week but how could I resist this 1960s vision of kitsch? It reminded me of something George & Mildred would have had in their home.
So awful it's kind of attractive. At £1 I couldn't resist.
More vintage sunnies for the collection (20p)
I love this antique tapestry handbag with an embossed silver bar (£3).
I couldn't capture how gorgeous this silver handmade suit really is. It buttons up at the back and is lined with pink silk. It fits perfectly. £2
Who needs a special occasion to wear glittery tights? 10p
1960s crochet long-line waistcoat 40p
This beautiful navy blue lace shift has sheer silk sleeves and had been painstakingly handmade. It has got a liner but I took it out for the pictures.
These 1970s Saxone Young Colony "Alice" suede shoes are missing the laces but are in perfect unworn condition. 40p
A seller I know gave me these coin belts for free knowing I liked "weird" stuff.
|Hawaiian mini dress (£1.99, Banardos), 1960s leather boots (£4.95, British Heart Foundation), Suede jerkin (£1, car boot sale), Great-Great Grandmother's pocket watch and 1970s Foster Grant sunglasses (20p, car boot sale)|
Just time to reheat and eat the rest of last night's curry before I dash off for hospital visiting.
Thank you so much for your kind words about Dad, it's hard at the moment and it really does mean a lot that you care enough to comment....I love you all. xxx