...he can't remember seeing her in the house when he was growing up and his mum thinks that his father must have found her in a skip decades ago. She's remained hidden away ever since...until now. We took her home with us, have given her a clean and a new lampshade. However, I'll make a more retro shade at some point and have got some bright vintage barkcloth that might do the job.
I think this dusky maiden is so lovely and have given her pride of place in our front room. She's not to everyone's taste, but I love to have a bit of kitsch dotted about the house.
Charity shop pickings have been very poor of late - is this just me being fussy or is there a dearth of vintage stuff being donated now? Anyway, the only recent buy I have to show you is this 'Royal Norfolk' dish brought for a mere 50p (so no complaining there). I think it looks rather 1950s in design and it was the vegetables and prawns that caught my eye.
I hope you all have had better luck than me during your recent charity shop browsing!