Here are some photos from the day...
Fake fur coat £5, Ebay and wearing my poppy with pride, as it was remembrance day today
Bow Bag from Woodchip Boutique - custom made just for me :)
Boots - Tesco years ago
Tights - Tesco (yesterday!) £6 - 150 denier fleece lined...cozy
Michael loitering outside some nice Georgian houses we spotted on the way to the market
House detail - stunning!
And the Market hall. A beautiful Victorian building dating from the 1860's that has been recently refurbished back to its former glory
Building detail. Isn't it nice?
And so inside we went! As it was a lovely sunny day it was naturally really brightly lit inside and it was actually quite warm - so I was a bit hot in my fur coat and fleecy tights!
And some of the stalls...
The quality and choice of the stalls was pretty amazing, and the pricing was fair - not stupid.
There were over 80 separate traders too - so lots to drool over.
We had a good look round, then went to peruse the rest of the town centre, and had some lunch while deciding what to go back and buy!
And this is what I got;
60s storage jar set - £7
We have been after some of these for years. I can never find the right thing though at car boot sales and charity shops. There is always one missing, they are too big, in poor condition or just not the right kind of look that we like. This set is immaculate - and also came with an extra little pot for er.....not sure!
And the lids have sliders on them so you can pour the contents out of the spouts!
Giant 60s print in frame -£5. Loved the colours and style.
And my fave find of the day (well, Michael spotted it actually!)
50s dress - UNWORN! - £20
This seller had some amazing stuff - 40s/50s/60s homeware all in the original boxes, and some dresses and gloves that were pristine, almost certainly unworn. He told me that they came from the home of a lady, who was 91 when she died, and had been a complete horder. She had basically NEVER thrown anything away, and hardly used what she bought (lots of). I've never seen a stall like it! I wanted it all!!
Close up on the neck detail. There are two patterned pearly buttons that are attached to a flap that closes with metal hooks. The style is a fit and flare (my fave - suits my pear shape!), and has the classic cap sleeves, metal back zipper and pinked inner seam edges that tell me that its more than likely an original 50s piece.
by Lanfield - Gowns and Two piece suits!
The dress is pristine and only smelled a bit musty - and I'm pleased to report it has survived its first (and probably only) wash in decades! The only thing that I'm going to alter is the length of the skirt as it falls below knee on me, so I'm going to make it a little shorter so its more me!
And a view of the new storage jars in situ in our kitchen. I think they fit in perfectly :)