In spite of my last post’s orange theme, most of last weekend’s finds were inspired by my dress’s other colour: green. This was not intentional, I should add, although I've been having a thing for green lately.
Maybe it’s a spring thing as suddenly, in the last couple of days, nature seems to have had a wakeup call and buds have started appearing on our garden’s shrubs almost overnight. All those fresh new greens are masquerading the fact that our little patch of garden is looking very neglected and is badly in need of some serious pruning. It’s a real jungle out there for our cat Phoebe to prowl around in and with lots of secret hiding places to watch the local wildlife from. It’s even got a giant drinking bowl, in the form of a completely overgrown little pond.
digress. Back to the subject at hand which is last weekend’s vintage haul.
|Devil & Angel|
It all started on Saturday, when we visited one of our regular charity shops. They still had a few leftovers from last month’s “Retro Day”, and they were now seriously reduced in price. It was only after we came home that we discovered the green theme though ...
So, here are the things we found: a cute little enamelware teapot, a vintage thermos flask (we already have the same one in red), a groovy mirror and brush set and a nice handbag for my collection.
Wait! You’re saying the handbag is not green? Well, you've got a point, but see: it has a green lining!
The background for some of these pictures is a vintage find from last year : a green vinyl covered swivel chair, for which we only paid a fraction of the usual price as it’s got some torn seams.
It’s being used as my office chair which I'm sitting on when I'm blogging!
On Sunday, we had a touch of spring here, so it was a very pleasant drive for our monthly visit to Blender Vintage Shop.
Apart from a fabric fair, with a fabulous array of vintage fabrics and haberdashery, they had a clothes sale on, which was very hard to resist. In fact, I did not even attempt to resist it and bought two dresses featuring … yes, you guessed right: green!
Here I am posing in front of our potting shed in one of my purchases: a blue and green box-pleated dress with tie. And guess who wanted to be in the pictures as well?
This little cream handbag, which is a little worse for wear, but which I couldn’t resist because of its Lucite closure. I already had a similar but slightly bigger black one, found at a vintage market last September. Don’t they make a great pair?
Finally, there’s this elegant navy jacket, shown here by Angelica. It’s got a French label no less!
I love its unusual shawl collar and I think it will be perfect with the red pleated skirt I bought last month or paired with the 1950s style dress I bought at Easter. What do you think?