It's been a busy old week.
We are having another jumble sale at school on Saturday, an event which seems to have been designated my baby.
The posters are up, the online publicity done, and the requests for donations and cakes for the cafe made.
The volunteers have been recruited and allocated their duties.
The donations are forming an impressive mountain.
Setting up will happen tomorrow afternoon, and the fun starts at 10.30 on Saturday morning!
Given that all the prep is in hand, I should turn my attention to the really important issues.
What shall I wear?
1970s peasant blouse - Ebay
1970s skirt, tights, shoes, belt and bracelets - charity shopped
Cape - flea market
Pendant - car boot
Hair flower/pin - retail (sale)
Blue flower ring - gift from Em
Check out my Amber-inspired leg shot!
Random collage of garden loveliness. Just chucking them in there since the flowers match my skirt.
Littlest and I checked out the competition at a massive Scouts jumble sale last weekend.
Despite there being an enormous amount of stuff on offer, there was remarkably little I wanted to buy...
A vintage St. Michael angora/wool blend hat for Mini Miss Marple.
And another pomander for my growing collection. At 10p, it would be rude not to.
I found some great 1970s children's books too.
1972 Dick Bruna Christmas Book.
Sorry for the "C" word...
But look at the spray tans on the Holy Family and those Wise Men!
The book isn't in the best condition so I may cut it up to make Christmas cards.
Illustrations from a story book.
And my favourite - Uncle George seems a little over-dressed for a trip to the beach, but I love his sharp suit. Do we feel he may be a little camp?
This sadly wasn't bought at the jumble, but from Chesterfield flea market.
A 1970s Scottish-made wool coat.
It's in perfect condition and looks unworn.
Vintage label love!
My mate Joanne bought it originally, at my insistence, but she feels like this in it.
Needless to say, she doesn't look anything like a sack of spuds in it, but there was no convincing her, so I bought it from her.
I am fondly hoping to channel a young Ali MacGraw*...
...which may be a tad over-optimistic but as long as I can avoid any root vegetable comparisons, I will be happy.
* This spelling looks so wrong to me but I have checked and it seems to be correct!
So my dears, wish me well for Saturday, and let's hope there isn't too much of this...
Mel's cartoon never fails to make me smile!