I am such a huge fan of Charity Shop’s in a time where ‘Vintage’ prices are so extortionate and I rarely have the phone signal or patience for eBay. Here are my latest charity shop gems –
Cotton dress with tie belt and detailed lapels – £8
Silk high waist trousers with side zip – £1
Leather brogues, unworn – £15
M&S V Neck Jumper – £3
So you really can have the vintage without the hefty price tag and for those of you who can’t bare rummaging through rails should know that many charity shops now have ‘vintage’ rails with all the best pieces selected for you already…Could you ask for anything more!?
Recently I have blogged a lot about how things have changed my life so I thought it would be quite nice to tie in a review of Freddie’s of Pinewood Jeans to suit the theme.
FREDDIES HAVE CHANGED MY LIFE!!
After a long time ‘pining’ (sorry) after a pair but being slightly nervous that I wouldn’t get on with a wide leg, I eventually got my first pair any my gosh I don’t know why I waited so long! I have a serious phobia of a high street high waist, I’m long in the body and to be quite honest these cuts barely cover my hips let alone my midriff. After putting on a little bit of weight I just like to feel covered up, compact, not spilling out…
Freddies have given me the perfect pair of jeans, not only do they suit my frame and look cute with ANYTHING, they come right up past my belly button and due to maximum surface area make me feel so much more confident. You can pair these jeans with almost any top or tee for an instant vintage look, team with bandanna and leopard for a true Rockabilly look or head scarf and shirt for land girl lushness.
These jeans are comfy, sturdy and make me feel a million dollars…a small price to pay for such a marvelous feeling! Well done Freddie’s of Pinewood.
Lot’s of lovely comments on my blog today and got a great big smile on my face. These too cute guys are giving my feet a tap to match…one of my favourite video’s of them.
Have a lovely Sunday everyone
Hard Headed Woman!
Wanda Jackson shows what a great sense of humour and stage presence she has in this video from 1958 – Rockabilly’s leading lady introdues the song as ‘the greatest love song ever written’ then goes onto sing “Keep your cotton-pickin’ fingers off my curly hair!”
Love this song so much and when I’ve had enough of washing old socks I put this on and scowl at my fella…Grrrr
p.s it’s nearly Friday!
I have internet access in my new home which means I can tend to this poor neglected site and get writing again! Here is a few pics of some vintage furniture I have bought and every item was £20 or less which is even more exciting!
The original 1950’s Formica Table was purchase on eBay and is now my ‘Crafting’ table which I just love, the Jones Sewing machine (from a second hand furniture shop in Southend on Sea) has been made into a sort of side board now as I still can’t figure out how to put all the parts together to get it working!
We have a newly appointed ‘Music Corner’ and I hate to put a pic of me in here but I had to show off my new Bettie bangs! I’m not really sure what era my beautiful telephone chair (again, from one of the great furniture shops in Southend) has flown from it looks rather 1920’s to me but I love it so much I care not for the date label and often just sit on it and feel important.
Bye for now, I will be blogging in full force very soon!
Betty Hall Jones
I think this song was made for me….a glass of vino and I’m good for bed! Great lyrics Betty, like an old school rap.
Get Your Enjoys
LOVE LOVE LOVE this song! It makes me want to throw a jungle theme/Guys and Dolls Cuba scene party. I’m thinking wild cat rugs, grass skirts, cuban pineapple cocktails, maracas…see where I’m going with this? No me neither! Have no idea what it means Eunice but whatta tune..