It's been a beautiful day today. It was a pleasure to walk to work this morning without a jacket.
1970s Debroyal maxi skirt - vintage fair
Cardigan, top, shoes, bangles and 1960s vinyl bag - charity shopped
Sunglasses - retail
I do love my charity shop days; today, I've rearranged the bric-a-brac display to my satisfaction, sorted and priced all manner of objects from vintage tea sets, glassware and kitchenalia to linens and clothes, and shaken my head over the sad state of some donations.
I've chatted and laughed with customers, and put the world of charity shopping to rights with my fellow volunteers and our lovely manager.
Yes - a good day.
Another good day was had by Claudia and I on Saturday.
I texted her while I was at the hairdresser's to ask her if she wanted to meet me in town afterwards.
Me: Err... Cos I love you. And I might buy you something.
Claud: What time?
Two dresses from a charity shop and a pair of shoes for school later, and here we are in Mooch Vintage. It's Mama's turn!
The shop has moved to larger premises since I took the gang there on our Bloggers Day in Sheffield last year. But proprietor Wayne remains as friendly as ever; he didn't object to me taking photos and taking ages to select a few frocks to try on, and talked strong colours and prints with me and the virtues of Converse with Claudia.
Colour and sparkle...
taxidermy, some with accessories...
and the Perfect Bag, but it wasn't for sale. Which was probably just as well, since I might have been tempted to bankrupt myself in order to buy it, I loved it so much.
What I did purchase from Mooch was the 1970s white print dress on the right; the blue/green pleated 1970s beauty on the left was a half-price bargain from Freshman's vintage boutique.
2 dresses + 2 dresses = happy mum and daughter.
Freshly coloured hair makes me happy too.
I'm vaguely aware of how shallow that makes me sound, but honestly? It's true and I don't care who knows it!
I'm terribly late for Visible Monday but Patti is such a generous hostess, I'm sure she won't mind. I hate to miss it!