Weird weather we've been having; I'm finding a maxi dress, ankle boots and a jacket are my best bet. Cool enough when the sun shines, sufficiently layered up when the wind and rain set in.
The rough winds have been shaking the darling buds of my cherry tree...
until the lawn is confetti-strewn.
My friend Joanne and I have missed our customary Thursday meet-ups for the last 2 weeks but made it out today. Four charity shops and a vintage emporium later, and all I bought was...
this set of 6 glass tumblers. They are beautifully cut with fancy bottoms, and have a satisfying weight to them. There's no mark and trying to identify their age is tricky, but I think they have a 1930s look.
Anyway, it doesn't matter what they are, they cost 25p each and we'll use them everyday for juice and water. Glasses don't seem to last long in our house (and I'm laying the blame at Simon and the kids' door for that) so there's little point in paying more.
The groovy black and white 1960s enamel saucepan and Oriental-style tin came home with me from the charity shop this week. I rescued them from the scrap metal bin, so I was allowed to have them for nothing.
So that's a whopping £1.50 spend. Thrifty? I'd say so!
1970s C&A maxi dress - Ebay
Denim jacket, necklace and bangles - charity shopped
1970s Peter Bettley hat - flea market
Ankle boots - community fair
The cats always like to accompany me during my photo shoots in the garden. Charlie was showing off by shinning up a tree...
an escapade which soon turned into a rather panicky shuffle downwards, as he hung on by the skin of his claws.
I laughed. He didn't.
Minnie is above all that nonsense.
I have finally heard that I have an interview for the charity shop deputy manager post I applied for a few weeks back. It's next week; I'm excited!
Any thoughts on possible interview questions? I want to be well-prepared, and I know you lot are seasoned charity shoppers. What are the most important things to you about a charity shop? What adds value and makes you likely to visit/return, and what puts you off?
All ideas and opinions welcome.
And now I'm off to sort through my sewing patterns and decide on my next project. I'll chant fabric choice is key as a mantra to avoid another dressmaking faux pas...