I thought I would show you another of my Church Picnic Dresses (CPD - who needs Continuing Professional Development? I need frocks instead.)
And as it happens, I did indeed wear this to a picnic - nothing to do with church though.
Littlest's year group had a picnic in the local park yesterday, and I was one of the volunteers walking them from school and back, and enjoying sandwiches and chat in the sunshine.
The Women's Institute is only a matter of time...
Yeah, the look on my face says it all.
Although I shouldn't mock, a friend told me that the local branch of the WI has a massive waiting list, so I couldn't join even if I wanted to.
(And I only wanted to do the fundraising topless calender anyway. I might suggest it to the PTA, what do you reckon?)
Let's move away from the boobs, and on to the booty!
How pleased was I to find an almost-matching red 1960s vanity case to go with my blue one?
Very bloody pleased.
In the same charity shop, a week or so later, I bet they were donated by the same person.
I buy all my tights from charity shops (yeah, I realise now the Cosmo ones are upside down...)
The groovy 1960s Martyn Fisher packaging was worth the 50p, even if the tights themselves are crap.
Oh and that's a pretty tablecloth. I have just the one table. But oh so many cloths.
But then I also have just the one body and oh so many dresses.
Sadly this beautiful 1950s dress doesn't actually fit on that body, so it's currently for sale on Ebay.
No issues of fit with books.
Gorgeous Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone fairy tale illustrations (published 1967).
Cute pics from the 1971 Robin annual.
Hey, there's Sarah (bottom left) and Vix (bottom right)!
And here is Jackie's 1977 advice to "Fatties" - You need to be extra careful about what you wear... You'll find dark colours always look best.
Skinnies, Mediums or Fatties, it seems we can all get it WRONG!
I took the quiz. I haven't got what it takes, apparently. Which explains a lot.
Glorious 1960s Meakin plates...
...and groovy 1960s Midwinter too - all from Joseph's 3-items-for-£1 stall at the flea market.
The fabric behind is a 1960s curtain.
Last one (I had quite a backlog);
1960s Metamec clock - so stylish, loses time like a bugger;
1950s glass vase;
1970s St. Michael mini slip.
Thanks for your help, Charlie.
1980s-does-50s shirt dress, belt and bangles - charity shopped
Sandals - retail
Sunburn on my upper chest - despite the Factor 50, I always burn there!
I clearly have absolutely no need to buy anything at tomorrow's flea market.
However, I am going with 3 blogging friends who may have other ideas.