I haven't ventured out to a boot sale yet this year, which is unusual for me as I'm often up with the birds on a Sunday morning doing the rounds, either by myself or with Dad in tow. I have been nipping into the charity shops though and again, am quite often shocked by how much their clothes prices have risen in the past year. I saw a Primark top in one marked up for £8, which is the same if not more, than what you would have paid for it when new. I'm all for paying a fair price, but that is close to daylight robbery.
Anyway, enough of the moaning and onto the positives, like this 1970s resin lamp which I brought in a secondhand furniture shop a couple of weeks ago. I'm not keen on the shade and will re-cover it with some VK style fabric when I find some - I reckon a bright 70s daisy pattern would be ideal.
A few days later I came across this jacket, which is smart enough for me to wear to work for those days when I'm office-bound and also some scarves. I'm thinking of turning the scarves into a top, but might wait until I find another rose print scarf to use instead of the geometric one.
The other week I had something happen to me that can only be described as synchronicity. You might remember that I'm a big fan of Ossie Clark's dresses from this post last year - so when I saw an autobiography by his former wife and design partner, Celia Birtwell, I knew I had to buy it.
..okay, so it's only a 'Celia Birtwell for Topshop' dress not an original, but I was happy to find that its in my size and hardly worn. For me to have brought the book and only a few days later find this dress was such an odd thing and a perfect coincidence!
The knitting has taken a bit of a backseat too recently, although I did finish off Monkeychild's shrug, which for some reason has turned out a bit too short even though my tension was bang on. Oh well, it'll do for this year.
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