Happy Sunday, dearest followers! I hope tonight finds you well? I’ve been a bad blogger of late – no update since Wednesday! As a usual once-a-day updater, I’m suffering withdrawal symptoms. Do you guys get that? I can’t bear to be away from my blog for more than 5 hours! Sneaky checks during official work hours are a must, and I get all my comment notifications to my phone, so I’m constantly checking and giggling to myself at what you have to say. Obsession is a word I’d use quite readily! 🙂
Anyway, on to more pressing matters. Yesterday I went to a vintage kilo sale in Leeds. I’m a huge fan of The Affordable Vintage Fair
, who come to Leeds quite often. It’s great to see everyone dressed up in the era of their choice (the 50s girls are my favourite) and hunting through so many vintage goodies is like a very stylish history lesson. So when I heard that there was a new vintage gal in town, and that she was selling her wares at £15 a kilo (so cute!), I had to check it out.
It really makes me sad to say I was deeply unimpressed. Maybe it was because I was an hour late and all the pretty things had been snapped up… but that musty church hall was definitely the place style came to die. Everything that was bad about fashion through the ages (lurid lycra cycling shorts from the 90s, polyester printed batwing tops from the 80s, dowdy, drab dresses from the 70s, mustard suede waistcoats from the 60s and about 26 million slightly soiled striped tops from the 60s) had been strung up on rails, where gullible girls with vintage rose-tinted specs were grabbing them with both hands. I walked around with a wrinkled nose and full purse, despairing the crinkling clothing and battered bags. Most things were in terrible condition, yet people had sackfuls of stuff on the scales, handing over their hard earned pennies.
I’m all for second hand shopping, but I think ‘vintage’ has become the new fashion buzz word. Vintage doesn’t equal quality and the same rules should apply here as they do in everyday shopping – you wouldn’t buy anything stained or ripped on the high street, so why does something described as vintage make a difference? Needless to say, I walked out empty handed and popped into my favourite charity shop instead. And I struck gold…
6 piece Royal Stafford White Lady tea set, £1.99
Rose printed bone china bowl, £1.49
Straw tote, £2.99
I am in total and utter love with the tea set. It even came with a sugar bowl! All in perfect condition without a mark on it. I have a teacup and saucer on my dressing table and the rest stored away for best. The adorable rose printed bowl is perfect for storing my cotton pads, and the straw tote is just wonderful for warmer weather and taking a towel down to the beach on a hot, sunny day. As well as this little lot, I also got a brand new Topshop skirt, a brand new Kookai wool and silk cardigan and a beautiful printed kaftan. I’ll be wearing them all this week for your viewing pleasure!
So, you’re all caught up on my weekend. How was yours? I’d love to know!
PS – I’ll be catching up with all your blogs as I munch these delicious marshmallow cupcakes (made by my own fair hand from a Hummingbird Bakery recipe!) and drink some tea. Like I said – happy Sunday!