A strange yellow ball of fire appeared in a brilliantly blue sky today so I grabbed the first thing to hand and headed to the Thursday morning car boot sale for the first time in a fortnight.
Can you believe this 1960s number is a nightie? What a waste to keep this for the bedroom. Being drip-dry and ankle-skimming it ticks the right boxes for traipsing around a sunny but damp field at dawn - no soggy hems to drip on the beloved car interior and bright enough for Jon to spot me if I wander off.
This one's especially for Joni as she loves a gratuitous ring shot.
Day 4 of Barry M's Mint Green still without a hint of a chip. The red enamel ring & the agate chunk were bought in the 1960s by Mum. The bangle with the Hindi script from Helga, the travelling queen.
What junk did I come back with?
Clockwise from top: Psychedelic towelling make-up bag filled with 1960s theatrical & fashion make-up (25p), 12" tall plastic deer (50p), Floral fringed bed cover to remake into something groovy (£1.50), Psychedelic pin cushion complete with dressmaking pins (25p), Huge fair-trade reversible straw hat made with Madagascar with price tag still attached (£1), Handmade fringed crochet shawl from the 1970s (£1), Gent's satin backed retro waistcoat (£1), 6 x 1970s kipper ties (£1.50), 1970s Panda coin purse (20p), Shoe shapers (50p), 1950s pewter cuff (£1)
We're supposed to be out tonight but Jon's been fighting the symptoms of suspected man 'flu and the combined aromas of greasy dog burgers and knock-off designer perfume at the car boot sale have just about finished him off. Hopefully a lie-down on the settee should sort him out, I'd hate to miss band night at the pub.
|St Michael nightie (£3.95, Walsall Hospice), tan cowboy boots (£2, Salvation Army), North African tooled leather bag (£1, car boot sale)|
Enjoy the rest of today & see you soon.