The other day I thought I'd just do a quick charity shop run after work and by complete chance found this gorgeous hand embroidered blouse. I reckon that it had just been put out in the shop as I'm surprised it hadn't been snapped up by another vintage lover.
The label says 'Pure Linen Hand Embroidered Made in Hungary' and from the style and feel of it I think its late 1930s/early 1940s although I can't be sure. I do know that peasant blouses were quite popular then, so you never know!
I couldn't believe my luck though a few minutes later when I visited another chazza shop a couple of doors down and found my second bargain of the day. This stunning brown floral print number was hidden on the dress rail and when I pulled it out I knew that I had found a gem. Look at those sleeves: pure Seventies gold - a Cadbury's Flake advert of a dress!
|Note the Kate Bush/Stevie Nicks-ian arm gestures - just gotta do those sleeves justice!|
These last finds seem a bit mundane after all that, as I've added two more plates to Project Cake Stand and brought a couple of old wooden cotton reels.
I'm giving myself a little break from my current cardi project as the yarn is a real pain to knit with and I keep loosing my temper with it. So to soothe those frazzled nerves I started a pair of arm warmers yesterday. I love knitting these as I find working with double-pointed needles (especially the wooden ones) so therapeutic. The yarn I'm using is Colinette Jitterbug in the Gaugin colourway and contains all my favourite colours from turquoise through to dark purple. These are the fifth pair that I've knitted using the same pattern, so you could say that I'm a bit obsessed!!
|Arm warmers are my autumn/winter staple and look great with rolled up denim jacket sleeves.|