For a while, I've been trying to spend wisely and not accumulate for the sake of it. And for the most part, I've managed to obey my self-imposed diktat.
Alongside my Ebaying, I feel the decks are ever so slightly clearer around here.
But of course, if something catches my eye and it's a bargain, what's a girl to do?
Three 1960s acetate scarves, £1 each
red dolly shoes, £3.99
an Artigiano tote bag, from which wafts a very pleasing smell of expensive leather when I dive into it, £1.49 (their larger bags retail at around £150)
and a 1960s cotton pinny which had such a great print, I couldn't resist, £1.
I do so love wild 1970s prints...
and I'd wear these beauties any day of the week.
1960s faux fur and scarf, cardigan and bangles - charity shopped
1970s C&A maxi dress - Ebay
Boots - retail
What else have I found lately?
A chrome folding cake stand, hammered stainless steel (partial) tea set, and 1950s frosted glasses.
I'm not sure about a date for the cake stand; I've seen them described on Ebay as Art Deco, but it looks a bit too frou-frou for that period. The tea set pre-dates 1959, since it has an Olde Hall stamp and they dropped that olde worlde "e" in 1959.
I'm such a bric-a-brac nerd!
The glasses were a complete set of 6, but I discovered them packed at the bottom of a box while I was sorting donations at the charity shop, and one was broken. Sad.
As a nod to Valentine's Day, I'll leave you with this jaundiced take on romance from 1983.