The sun is shining, the fields are mud-free and it can only mean one thing, the mid-week car boot sales are back on.
Yesterday morning and today we've been out searching for choice bits amongst the heaps of dross; over-washed fast fashion, bootleg films and fags, huge piles of kids toys, food well past it's sell-by date and optimistically over-priced collectibles (chipped china, knackered cameras and tatty 1960s annuals). The warm weather brings sellers out in their droves.
I snaffled this vintage City Style cheesecloth midi dress for £1 yesterday and it was cooed over by loads of older ladies when I worn it this morning, all recalling having worn similar back in the1970s. I'm sure there's even a photo of me wearing one back in the long hot summer of 1976.
What else did we find? Are you ready for this? There's quite a bit.
Three vintage frocks at £1 each - 1970s C&A gypsy dress, 1960s futuristic lurex shift and a Spinney tiered maxi
1960s groovy perspex hipster belt 50p
Glenaire 1960s quilted bed jacket £1 - far too cute for bedtime!
1950s scarf shirt by Leda of Italy £1
4 x 1970s evening bags (the velvet one still has the original store tags still attached) 50p each
A lady gave me this 1970s macramé shoulder bag because she loved how I was dressed.
Another lady gave me these 1960s handbags for free.
Kitsch-tastic cheese board and Staffordshire Potteries canister both 50p
Siamese dancer £1
A bagful of 1960s braiding 20p
1960s cat's eye sunglasses 50p
Jon got himself a Mussolini apron for when he's cooking pizza (10p)
and this reconstructed tweed jacket for 50p.
Navajo-style fringed suede boots £1.50
Original 1970s wedge platforms £1
A terrible picture but this 1960s Cher-esque wool trouser suit looks great on (£1)
|Cheesecloth sun dress worn with 1970s tooled leather bag (£2, Crest Foundation), wolf choker (50p, car boot sale), a heap of second-hand bangles and suede go-go boots|
Now I've just got to make room for it all!
See you soon.
See you soon.