OK, everyone, let's milk these jumble sale finds even more.....
Two Vogue knitting books, a how-to and a patterns book:
I love looking at the photos:
|Just lounging around playing a game of cat's cradle with the one you love - how idyllic....|
Hidden among the pages of one of the books was a cutting from The Daily Mirror 26 March 1947. Must have been a slow news day.....
For all you knitters out there, it advocates the Swedish method of casting on saying "Our English way of casting-on is the worst in the world. In the long history of knitting it must have wasted millions of yards of wool and years of work." Fascinating.
Even more fascinating is this:
Yay for the cows and her triplets!
I bought quite a few items of clothing - all size 10 and none of them fit me. That's because I'm NOT a size 10. What was I thinking of? Luckily, I have a friend who IS a size 10, so she's going to be a lucky bunny indeed. However, these 2 items fit me to a tee:
Cheery towelling beach robe thingy:
Little Miss J and P has stated categorically that she does not want to be on the same beach as me if I wear it. Cheeky children and their opinions eh?
I love Welsh tweed and this pencil skirt fits me perfectly.
Now, I do like the look and colours of mohair scarves:
But sadly, not to wear, as they are just too itchy for my liking. Instead, I prefer to drape them in, what I hope is an appealing way, over the arm of our armchair.
|The two "new" scarves in the middle join the blue and red yesteryear jumble sale finds at either end|
Not appealing, though, to Mr J and P, who complained "What are those stupid bits hanging down from our armchair?" I shall rise above his silly comments.
An aran jumper which looks like it's never been worn:
I love this purse:
Books, lovely books:
|All two of them|
While my collection of Puffins and Ladybirds are coming on a treat, my collection of teatowels has never really taken off. I just don't see them in charity shops anymore. So imagine my joy when I spotted these. Not the most wonderous of teatowels but I was excited about them anyway:
|This one is definitely my favourite|
|I like a map on a teatowel|
If you want to see some truly wonderous tts, (as we teatowel afficionados like to call them) check out Kylie's blog Lucy Violet Vintage. Kylie has an immense collection and features one every time she posts. Swooon.
Finally, take a look at what Mr J and P bought for 20p (brace yourselves, dear readers):
It's a banana guard of course! You know, for transporting your banana safely to work or school without it getting squashed and bruised. Aaaah, yes, of course it is.
What a marvellous invention, no?
And with that dearest readers, I'll love you and leave you. We're off to sunny Cornwall for half term, so see you when I get back.
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