This time it's applicable to this 1970s dress that I brought today. There's no maker's label in it, but as soon as I tried it on I knew that it would be coming home with me. It's 100% polyester with a diamante trim around the cut-out neckline. I know this fabric isn't the fabric of choice for some, but in my opinion polyester is a winner: easy to care for, dries quickly and drapes beautifully - what more can you ask for?
Actually, today has been a great day for finds. A Picquot Ware teapot has been on my wish-list for quite a while, so finding this so soon after I'd brought the dress brought another smile to my face. I often use my Woods Ware Beryl teapot for a brew, but after giving this one a clean I'll be looking forwards to pouring my first cup of Assam from it.
Ah, life's simple pleasures.
And on the subject of pleasures, look what else I brought today from the same shop that I found the Singer in:
This dinky table is just the perfect size to use in the front room to put the cuppa on instead of putting it on the floor and accidentally kicking it over when I forget that it's there.
The look on Husband's face when he saw me carrying it up the road was classic; however his flippant remark about using it for firewood was promptly ignored!
With a polish, the table would be perfectly serviceable, but it's going to have a VK make-over. I stopped off at B&Q and picked up a few paint shade cards on the way home as I'm going to paint the table in either gloss or satin paint. I had thought of going for a shocking pink, but am now leaning more towards turquoise; either 'Minted Glory 5' or 'Grecian Spa 2'. What do you reckon I should go for?
Last, but by no means least, I have to say 'Cheers' to the folk at Craft Corners craft blog for featuring my blog in their Best of the Web No.11 feature. Nice one - thanks guys.