I did buy, of course.
I was rather taken with this 1960s silver wool and lurex knit maxi dress. It came as a set with a wrap cardigan top too, and you know how I love a wrap cardi. However, I think it's a bit too much all together, and somewhat draining for my poor pale English complexion.
God, I sound all "I had my colours done and I'm Spring." I haven't and I'm not.
You, the jury, must decide. No pressure.
I'm liking it best with the gorgeous little 50s jacket (courtesy of beautiful birthday girl Vix).
I've been collecting a few silver items of late, starting with this EPNS tea pot which I bought for £1.99 from a charity shop because I love the shape. It reminded me of Aladdin's lamp, and since it was in a horribly tarnished state when I got it, I have been rubbing and rubbing but so far, no genie...
There's a metaphor for life in there somewhere.
I think the shape looks 1930s/Deco-ish, but I don't know for sure.
Kitty's Top Tip for discovering whether the handle and lid are made from Bakelite or not revealed that it's not, it is actually celluloid (it smells of mothballs/camphor when rubbed with cleaning fluid). She's so clever! I have learned such a lot from fellow bloggers.
These pretty things are also charity shopped, an engine-turned mirror and hinged bangle, £2 and £1 respectively.
And with this little pot, I actually thought ahead and did before-and-after shots.
From tarnished tat to sparkling shell. If you listen closely, you can hear the sea.
Saturday's Vintage Fair was fun. I took the girls, who expressed their enjoyment thus...
... as we queued.
We had the Wise Old Owl of Vintage watching over us...
... but I suspect Queen Victoria was not amused.
The stone and marble staircase is spectacular.
This light fitting is beautiful, the globe is decorated with the signs of the zodiac.
All that beauty before we even got into the Fair! I did buy another couple of items, which I'll show you later, but for now, it's all about the Silver Lady.
1960s Jersey Masters of London wool/lurex maxi dress and cardigan (vintage fair); black T-bars, sequined beret, bangles and earrings (charity shopped); sequined scarf and bag (gifts from gorgeous Helga)
And here's a gift for those of you who had Starsky and Hutch posters on their walls in the 70s (surely it wasn't just me?)
You are most welcome, Silver Ladies!