Before you start reading this, have you read part two of my holiday adventures yet? There's some rather nice vintage finds amongst the holiday snaps...
And I also expect you now know who I had the pleasure of meeting on Saturday...
It's only the gorgeous Vix!
More on her later.
When I arrived home from my holiday I had a parcel of wonder awaiting me from Vix!
In it was...
This wonderful 1960s straw hat
Some of Vix's Mum's postcard collection in this wonderful album (seriously I could explode with delight at that fabric)
It's full of fantastically cute postcards, my favourite sort
Lovely book on art, which had several works I hadn't seen before and really liked
a scarf that reminds me of honey bees, a chinese fan and three 80s shell necklaces
aren't I lucky?
I didn't do a lot of shopping this week but I did come back with
oh yes. It's an 80s jumper complete with fake gems which remind me various 80s toys and a particular board game called Ask Zandar. £3.99
Another 1960s straw hat 50p!
1950s?! Jigsaw £3.99
So, back to Saturday. I got up pretty early to go and visit the amazing Vix in Walsall. We got on like a whole block of flats on fire! There's only the one photo, because the entire day was taken up with shopping and chatting, mostly at the same time!
I bought a lot, this is partly due to the town being full of fat people chucking out their old clothes - everything fit!
The first stop was a mad little vintage shop, full of brilliant clothes at great prices
Very old crepe nightie, not sure of the age, can anyone shed any light on this? I was thinking early 50s at the latest. £9.50
1980s does 30s/40s cardigan, had some holes in it so it was only £2.50
Tank top £4.50
1940s? hair clip £1.50
Next it was on to the charity shop and one of them was selling discounted vintage clothes!
Fake fur jacket £8
Ripped 1950s/60s dress only 50p! Got plans for this so watch this space
1960s top I cut the extremely restrictive neck off only £2.50
another homemade 1960s dress, £5, not Carnegie as Vix and I first thought
In a regular charity shop I found this monstrosity
I also bought the 80s plaid dress you can see in the hat photos!
I also came back with a bunch of videos for my dad who has a VCR in his man shed
We lunched and had tea, giggled and compared horrible home towns. Walsall is hilarious, we met some interesting characters, a glass collector with a cold, a charity shop assistant with insight into Wallace Simpson's personal areas, a drunk teddy boy, a camp shop assistant who thought all the clothes looked good on him, skinheads shopping for ornaments and a Lion who turned into a stalker.
I really hope we get to meet up again soon!
Just to finish.. a photo my boyfriend took of me when I was asleep in the tent, I must've been cold. Though it also looks like a severed head!