You probably already know Vix's law, if it doesn't make you feel fabulous...get rid of it. It's the only way to prevent having a wardrobe stuffed with clothes but nothing you actually want to wear, the bane of many a woman's existence.
Trouble is if I followed my own rules I'd have to chuck this hat 'cos as fabulous as I feel when I look in the mirror sadly doesn't make my head feel too great, more like it's been clamped in a vice, as this candid shot reveals (thanks, Jon darling).
Or it could just be the after effects of two hours spent trawling a field with the great unwashed of the Black Country bypassing piles of hideously tatty, over-priced clothes, scary stuffed toys, knock-off designer bags and the not-so-sweet aroma of the burger van.
We were out yesterday and missed the postman so swung by the Post Office on the way to this morning's boot sale and collected a parcel of joy from the fabulously polka-dotty Sarah. I loved this gingham maxi so much I whipped off the skirt I was already wearing so I could road test it around the field.
|Also included in the parcel of joy, a crazy retro postcard, a killer frock and a 1960s tablecloth crying out for makeover.|
So, cut to the chase, Vix, what did you get from the car boot sales this week?
|Turquoise ring on index finger (sweet Valerie) and silver snake (Krista-licious). Nail paint all by Bazza M|
This rather sweet 1950s Made in The Crown Colony of Hong Kong bucket bag (£1.50) for one thing.
Clockwise from top left: Pair of rocking 1950s sun loungers by Haaning & Co., Denmark (when the seller mentioned "Vintage" and "Scandinavian design" in the same sentence I was expecting a hefty price tag so I was thrilled when he said £10 for the pair), 1970s St Michael paisley printed velvet midi (£2), 1950s giant straw basket (£1.50), 1960s Ultraviolet elbow length gloves with pearl buttons (£1), 1960s transistor radio in perfect working order (50p), 1950s Lizard handbag, 1960s vinyl handbag by Boots & 1970s Welsh Tapestry purse (£3 the lot), Long auburn wig by Steiner, ready for our next party, (50p), 1960s woven picnic hamper (50p)
If that wasn't exciting enough I got back in time to receive a parcel from gorgeous Fiona.
A glorious tray and wood-effect nibbles dishes to add to my collection of retro-tastic party ware,
and a truly beautiful handmade card, made by Fi's own fair hands!
And if I hadn't been spoilt enough Jon bought me flowers! I did ask if he was feeling guilty about something , the poor sod hasn't got time to get up to anything naughty but knowing his penchant for vintage motors I wouldn't be surprised if a VW he'd forgotten to tell me about turns up on the drive when I'm out. It wouldn't be the first time!
|Vintage gingham maxi skirt & 1950s bucket bag worn with 1970s suede waistcoat (last seen HERE), 1960s hat (50p, car boot sale), Groovy pendant & Balinese earrings (goth-tastic Helga)|
See you soon!