September; that Back to School feeling.
The kids have returned with next-to-no fuss, and I got myself off to Chesterfield flea market for the first time in months.
The market never changes, there is always plenty of tat, chat, and something that makes me exclaim look at that!
The fruit and veg are plentiful and cheap too. We had cauliflower cheese for tea.
Here's Sue, surreptitiously squeezing the peaches (six for a quid).
I love the illustration on this 1970s sewing patterns, and these labels take me straight back to my teenage years. I shopped in Chelsea Girl, but Van Allen was a bit more grown-up and expensive, I think. (Both the 1970s maxi skirts with these labels were sadly too tiny for me.)
I'm regretting the fact I didn't buy the Orpheus sheet music to put in a frame; I was in a production of it at school (as a nymph and a goddess in the chorus. Typecast, obviously.)
Nostalgia overload - we had this album when I was a kid. I still love to belt out The Carnival Is Over, much to my kids' bemusement.
These made me think of Em. Paul had no trousers but was still marked up at the oddly precise price of £23 (they spelled Sindy's name wrong, I was itching to correct it.)
The French Madonna and child are rather lovely, but that doll with the blue eye shadow looks as hard as nails.
No wonder that kid looks glum; he has ended up discarded in a box of tat under a market stall.
More fabulous vintage illustrations and some French maps.
1960s curtains, £3 (but will I ever have time to sew again?)
1960-70s OBD* thermometer plaque, £1
1950s brocade evening dress, £8 (I'm gutted it's too big for me, I'm scared to try and alter it, so I think I will have to sell it)
1970s elephant pomander, 50p, to add to my collection
(*Obligatory Blogger Deer. But you already knew that.)
1970s Tricosa wool/lurex maxi skirt - antiques and collectables centre
1960s St Michael top, 1960s copper brooch, jacket, shoes, hat and bangles - charity shopped
1950s carpet bag - flea market
It was starting to rain. Autumn is definitely in the air, hats and wool are back on the clothing agenda.
Linking (fashionably late) to Judith's Hat Attack.
See you all soon!
See you all soon!