I love you guys. I was overwhelmed with the kind messages of support. Sorry to be cryptic in my last post, it's my Dad who's been admitted to hospital and both Jon and I are fine.
|Scarlett's blouse worn with a 1950s crushed velvet hat (20p, jumble sale), crimplene maxi skirt (courtesy of Sarah), tooled leather bag (£1, car boot sale) and 1970s rope & bead pendant (Inherited from my Mum)|
In addition to emails and thoughtful comments I've received two surprise parcels in the post this week.
Have you visited the fabulous Scarlett? If not, why not? She's hilarious with a legendary eye for a bargain. She sent me this gorgeous cape-sleeved shirred blouse, a stunning wooden & brass bangle (on the other arm, which Jon neglected to photograph).
|Vintage maxi dress worn with 1950s goatskin clutch bag (20p, car boot sale)|
She also sent me this fabulous maxi dress which fits like a dream and I'll be wearing with my purple cape when it gets a bit colder.
|Vintage frock worn with faux snake heels (20p, jumble sale found by my friend Cheryl) and a tooled leather Kelly bag (£2.99, British Heart Foundation)|
My dear Sarah Misfit sent me this splendid handmade frock, aren't the colours spectacular? Just the job for brightening up a gloomy day. I tried unsuccessfully to take pictures last night (hence the arty shot at the top of the post) but it's approaching that time of year which makes blog photos nigh on impossible after tea time.
We managed to visit another car boot sale yesterday. The weather's looking decidedly dodgy for the weekend so I had to get my fix in early. This 1970's newspaper print cheesecloth shirt was £1.
This St Michael navy & white skinny tee was 25p
These 1970s tortoiseshell Foster Grant sunglasses were from my favourite 20p man
The 1960s Elizabeth Arden Blue Grass powder bowl is crammed with old powder puffs at the moment, but I'll use it for storing brooches. There was a lady holding it before I spotted it, she asked how much it was and threw it down in disgust when the stallholder told her the price muttering "I can't afford to pay that, I'm a pensioner". How much? Fifty whole freaking pence.
This beaded skull cap was £1. The elderly lady seller bought it on an Egyptian cruise and won first prize in the captain's fancy dress.
We've no plans for the weekend as yet, probably a night in with a takeaway and a bottle of something alcoholic later.
Hope you have a brilliant evening whatever you get up to.