What a weekend! Another one of back-to-back fairs. We were so busy I didn't get my camera out once. After the shattering disappointment of Friday's election results the good people of Stockport & Leamington Spa went some way to restoring my faith in humanity. Whilst the majority of Brits don't seem to share my political views at least there's a sizable amount of lovely folk who appreciate my taste in vintage clothes.
Is today the start of the week or the end of the weekend? God alone knows. I woke at 8am, three hours later than the last few mornings, showered, dressed and ate buttered toast in front of The Wright Stuff, finally opening The Guardian which had remained wrapped in cellophane since we'd bought it on Saturday morning. Without speaking we grabbed some bags, locked the house up and started walking down the road. What's on the list, where's first? Jon asked. I don't even know why we're going into town, I replied. Our brains are fried after spending 26 hours out of the last 48 working.
Our minds may have gone but the charity shop radar is still finely tuned. Today's finds include this velvet trimmed 1970s dress and two pairs of amazing 1980s elbow length evening gloves by the Queen's glove maker, Cornelia James.
Jon loves Converse All Stars but refuses to buy them new after the company sold out to Nike in 2003. His run of luck in finding them second hand continued today. These black ones were £4.99 from the British Heart Foundation.
I wasn't too busy working yesterday to snap up these three psychedelic beauties from Retro Fit at Stockport yesterday (thanks to Lyndsey Boomerang tipping me off!) I'm wearing the skirt on the left today.
|Wearing: Prova maxi with 1970s suede waistcoat (part of a suit bought from eBay in 2010), Indian sandals & vintage basket (jumble sale finds), Jaipuri leather bag and 1970s sunglasses (car boot sale)|
No Wetherspoons all-dayer for us today, Jon's bought a 12 pack of India Pale Ale from Lidl and he's roasting veg and Haloumi instead. We're trading in Bristol & London this weekend and need to save our pennies for a hotel.
See you soon.