I was going to do a post about Spring being around the corner, all sunshine-y and full of crocuses.
But today it's trying to snow and it's so cold, I need to put my faux fur back on.
But never mind, here are some photos from a couple of days ago, when I mistakenly felt as though winter was over.
1960s Admyra jacket, 1970s St Michael cotton maxi skirt, 1960s acetate scarf, white blouse and most of the bangles - charity shopped
Striped bangle - gift from Fiona
I love the details and thought that went into clothing before cheap mass production took over; this little jacket has matching fabric-covered buttons, flattering seaming and decorative stitching, and those lovely little elbow darts to shape the sleeves, so typical of the Fifties and Sixties.
I wouldn't be able to afford such quality in modern clothing; another reason to track down vintage pieces in charity shops, you get the workmanship without the out-of-reach price tag.
I found this little lot in various charity shops this week too, all destined for Ebay; a handmade 1950s cocktail dress with the decorative corded/frogging detail, a 1960-70s Scottish-made tartan skirt, and a 1950-60s flocked evening dress.
I did try the skirt...
but decided I didn't love it enough to keep it. I just can't seem to get on with tartan.
The 1970s St Michael pussy bow top is a keeper, and I spotted the 1970s Lee Bender-designed pattern on Ebay.
If anything is going to revive my sewing mojo, surely it is this beauty, although I am a bit scared that it's too complicated for me.
Half term has been quiet, but none the worse for that. There have been sniffles and coughs circulating round the house, and I think we were all tired and in need of some down time.
There have been trips out to coffee shops and charity shops, of course, and another lamentable performance by The Ladies' Purse at our local pub's fiendishly difficult quiz. And I was given chocolates, flowers and a bottle of Surf by the manager of the charity shop as a thank you for the Ebaying I have done for them. We chuckled over the Surf; she wondered if I would rather have had a bottle of wine, but hey, washing has to be done, right?
Back to the routine tomorrow. I think that's OK.
I'll take my Spring colours over to Patti's for Visible Monday.
Hope you have all had a great weekend!