A gold lurex floor length frock and 1970s white fake fur jacket aren't the usual attire of Black Country jumble sale goers but it was Friday night and I didn't want to waste valuable drinking time by popping home to change before hitting the pub.
It paid off though, a lady who managed a charity shop in a nearby town noticed that I enjoyed retro fashion and invited me to come for a private rummage in the shop's stock room for choice vintage tit-bits so that's what I did first thing this morning.
|£4 for all three, who says charity shops are expensive?|
When we got to last night's jumble sale we discovered the doors had opened 15 minutes earlier than advertised. Despite everything being priced at just 20p an item there was still plenty of jumble left. The majority of buyers aren't in the least bit interested in the kind of stuff I like so I managed to grab this little lot without any fuss.
Clockwise from centre: 1950s handmade cocktail dress, detail from hand-rolled vintage silk scarf, grosgrain evening bag with Bakelite fastening, nylon maid's pinny, 1960s psychedelic swimsuit, 1950s printed rayon & acetate scarves, Japanese-made swan, green leather gloves.
Had enough yet? No, me neither. Jon and I found time to go to two more jumble sales today (although I swapped the gold lurex for a turquoise satin mini and snakeskin boots).
Clockwise from top left: Pimp-tastic psychedelic hat, handmade mohair cobweb shawl, 1980s leather riding boots, gorgeous beatnik prints, Scottish-made 1950s deerskin handbag, groovy floral wrap.
|Lurex maxi (courtesy of the wonderful Nelly), Saluki fake fur (£2, car boot sale), Ganesh & skull necklace (hand-made by the beautiful Krista)|
Have a fantastic rest-of-the-weekend and thanks for visiting.