Another busy week has flown by, with plenty of random things in it to enjoy.
Always a joy to wear this favourite dress again...
...and my favourite sparkly beret too!
I know, I know - I've worn the dress and cardigan together before.
Who cares? I like the combination!
Chesterfield flea market came up trumps with a large Gresley mixing bowl; I've been after one for ages but they are always so expensive, so I was pleased to find this one for a fiver. Didn't everyone's gran and mum have one of these? Mine did.
And I can't resist funky 1960s ceramics, especially when a big serving plate like this one was only a quid on Joe's stall!
I always carry a tape measure in my bag. I can usually tell by measuring if something will fit me so I don't have to worry about trying on.
I managed to drop my little measure the other week, and the metal tape sprung out of the casing like a Jack in the box, so I was pleased to find this rather elegant engine-turned replacement, complete with inscription.
I wonder what Mrs M McCalman thought about being presented with a tape measure to mark her membership of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in 1973?
I hope it wasn't a sexist gesture, intended to remind a professional woman of her housewifely duties...
What else has been happening?
Littlest and I met up with my friend Sue and her delightful kids yesterday.
After some playground fun...
...we all headed to a Print Fair at St. Mary's church, organised by a local artist, James Green.
There was beautiful work on display, most of which I would happily have taken home with me, but I just bought some cards.
James is one of our school parents who sells his brilliant work here , if you fancy a peek.
I hope he won't mind me showing you the lino cut he has done of our school; it's lovely.
Town was busy, lots of Christmas shoppers.
We have been debating how to do Christmas this year, and talked to the kids about trying to cut down on the commercialism and consumption. Much to my surprise (and pride), they agreed! When asked what they liked best about Christmas, they said spending time together as a family and having a traditional Christmas dinner, and they thought that putting a limit on the cost of presents was OK.
So that's all good.
1960s Davisella maxi dress, boots, and 1970s beaded bag - Ebay
Denim jacket, tie cardigan, beret, pendant and bangles - charity shopped
Hair flower - gift from Sarah
I am always highly visible when I wear this dress, so it seems perfectly suited to Patti's fortnightly gathering.
See you soon!