It's been a challenging couple of days to say the least. As we were up bright and early Jon suggested we pop to the Wednesday car boot sale for a spot of retail therapy as a pleasant diversion from plumbers and hospital visits.
|1970s German-made suede culottes (£10, Vintage Village @ Clothes Show 2009), Bri-nylon pussybow blouse (£1.24, eBay), Suede shoeboots (£10, TopShop sale last year), 1960s nurse's belt (50p) and patchwork tote (20p, both car boot sales)|
It was just about warm enough for bare arms at 8am this morning, although the wind was a bit brisk.
This 1957 Home magazine was £1, it's full of useful tips as you can see, ideas for pelmets and an invaluable lesson in lining and fitting a cutlery drawer.
Not overly keen on the curtains but I do love the dressing table stool.
How gorgeous is this playsuit?
Last time we were camping Jon forgot his ashtray and had to use one of my discarded gin & tonic cans. This Foreign Made enamelled piano pocket-sized ashtray is far more classy, don't you think? A snip at 50p.
It's well-used, the poor swan's face has worn off but I absolutely love this Stratton compact. It was £1.
This box of 1950's cocktail coasters were 50p. Perfect for my globe bar.
This boxed Lip View by Stratton was £2.
This pretty 1950s satin nightdress case was 50p. I use these for keeping my tights together in my chaotic underwear drawer.
This Denys Fisher 1970 patent-pending puzzle is ridiculously hard. It was 20p.
We were back for 10am, batteries recharged and ready to face more of the same madness.
It's my special cauliflower cheese and a quiet night in for us, maybe another boot sale in the morning, appointments and dry weather permitting.