I was asked at the last moment to help my friend Grant at another vintage fashion fair on Saturday. Hard work but I'm glad I did. Here are some of the treasures I picked up when not slaving over a vintage fashion stall flogging off cat eye glasses, diamante brooches and skin tight rockabilly leopard print dresses.
This necklace is from South America. I'm guessing Bolivia because it s covered in dozens of 10 Centavos ranging in date from 1905 to 1939. I adore ethnic jewellery, I adore textiles and I adore large jewellery. Scored on all points. I'll use this for display but I'm sure I will be tempted to wear it out every so often.
I love Soviet era badges. CCCP and East German as far as I can tell. My husband has a big old black denim jacket that he has pinned with a few and now he has 10 more. Punk meets Communism.
This hand painted silk Furoshiki/scarf is a present for a friend who collects Japanese textiles although I'm seriously tempted to keep it.
How about a retro Danish Rya rug? Groovy oranges and only $40. I think this one will be moving around the house until I find the right home. Picked up a small white hide too but it is airing on the line at the moment.
The ladder was propped against the wall because my husband was about to climb up to adjust the digital antenna. Remember he is blind. I told him I wouldn't call an ambulance if he fell. I have shots of the fair too but I'll have to pop them up another time. I can smell dinner in the oven so I better run and check to make sure it's not burning.