Firstly, sorry I haven't been keeping up with everyone's blogs recently; work has been a bit manic over the past four weeks and all I've wanted to do when I get home is either go to bed with a good book or slob out on the sofa with the knitting. I've been having to do a lot of monotonous motorway driving and the only things that have kept me sane are copious amounts of thermos tea and brioche, and a decent hire car with DAB radio which was permanently tuned into Planet Rock.
Anyway, 'nuff of that and on with those finds!
This week's browsing has paid off well and I've ended up with two rather lovely maxi skirts. I couldn't resist this gorgeous black 70s floral maxi that I brought from a great vintage shop in Stroud called Strangeness and Charm Vintage. It's made out of a cosy winceyette type fabric, which'll be great to wear on those chilly winter days.
Rebecca who owns the shop is really friendly and shares the same views on vintage clothes as I do, which resulted in us having a good natter. Actually the shop name is quite apt for me as it reminds me one one of my favourite Hawkwind songs: Quark, Strangeness and Charm...
Later in another shop, I found the floral 60s number made from easy care crimplene (bonus!) with its big, loud purple, pink and lime green psychedelic flowers. I don't normally wear such bright colours, but as soon as I tried it on I changed my mind, especially when I realized that my purple suede wedge boots would look great with it.
As for this week's non-clothing buys, this mini suitcase was a lovely little find and it's virtually identical to the larger version in red that I brought earlier this year. It's ideal to pack Monkeychild's clothes into for a weekend break and she loves it because its "old" - I'm slowly introducing her to the joys of vintage!
...and finally a large Woods Beryl Ware serving bowl; I've never seen one like this, so was happy to snap it up and add it to my collection.
If the weather forecast is right, we should be in for some frosty mornings this week so I might be wearing that winceyette maxi sooner than I thought! Whether its frosty or not, I hope you all have a good week.