I don't mean Poundland or the other "sell it for a quid shops" that dominate the British high street but one of our local chazzas where everything is priced at £1 or under. Yes, that's right. Whilst Blogland is filled with posts bemoaning the prices in charity shops, here in the Black Country there's always bargains to be had. There's something to be said for living in one of the most economically deprived areas in the UK. We might not have fancy coffee shops, farmers markets and some of the highest mortality, unemployment & obesity rates in Britain but at least we can dress cheaply.
Still, it's more than worth being jostled, groped and waiting 30 minutes to pay when you can find cool goodies like this 1960s space age lamé tunic for a quid.
|1960s tunic (£1, Cancer UK), retro 80s crushed velvet leggings (a few pence from a jumble sale), £5 Litas, Balinese earrings from Helga and my Great Grandmother's fob watch.|
|1960s Pastella, Italy blouse (£1, Cancer UK) worn with 1960s Nordiska leather belt (From the 20p at the car boot sale), 1970s floral maxi (Maisie's Closet Vintage), Panda bag (PDSA), Earrings (Topshop sale, 2007) and £5 Litas|
Or even a set of 1972 Hornsea Heirloom ceramic cannisters at a mere 75p each.
I'd love to tell you where this shop is but then I'd have to kill you.
The excitement was all too much, after I got back yesterday morning I came over all peculiar and took to my bed for 24 hours wearing almost all the clothes I owned. I'm obviously still not right as I've just posed for a photo bare-armed while it's snowing.
I took a phone call earlier from the lady who runs the church jumble sale to tell me that a "very old fashioned set of furniture" had been donated and at least four people had looked at it and said "That's retro, Sixties Lady will love it" so I'm off to look at it in the morning and shall report back accordingly.
See you soon.