|Husband was worried that someone might nick his beloved army boots, so he tie-wrapped them on for extra security!|
In contrast to my last post about my recent charity shop buys, this week's haul has been very poor and limited to a handbook for Archie, which has become my bedtime reading (how sad am I?) and another Ladybird to help Monkeychild with her reading. Both cost 80p each so I can't complain though. However, I did notice that the charity shops are now bringing out their winter coats and in one shop I found a 1970s coat made from buttersoft tan leather, with lovely deep pockets and a wide fake fur collar; it was glorious. I tried it on and it buttoned up lovely until it reached the boobs; I could button it up across the boobage, but it was obvious that it was too tight across the chest and shoulders and therefore not very flattering. I asked the ladies in the shop for their opinions, but they agreed that it looked wrong and later commiserated with me as I reluctantly put it back on the rail (I bet they wanted a sale!).
Remember the Victorian armchair that I was planning to overhaul? Well, here's a sneaky peak of it in its newly painted glory. I've re-upholstered the back and seat and have yet to do the arms, but when it's finished I'll post some photos.