It started with this HUGE roll of ribbon that I picked up in a junk shop. Just pennies for yards and yards of vintage yellow ribbon.
Yellow is my new favourite colour now. Bright and sunny like spring flowers.
I've already used quite a bit of this on gift wrapping and it's going to be perfect for Easter gifts and crafts. Even just to liven up some plain glass jars full of daffodils or baskets of polys.
With the ribbon in my bag already, I was drawn to this vintage skinny rib polo. I'm hoping I will look cool and retro rather than like a deranged banana, but time will tell.
What I love most about buying second-hand or vintage is the memories invoked. Just look at this BHS label. It takes me right back to days of shopping with my mum for school uniform.
|We didn't sweat in those days|
The times when our High Street was populated with stores like Woolies; Littlewoods; C&A and Etam. When you could do your grocery shopping in the town centre at Safeway or Bejams. Shoes were brought from Freeman Hardy and Willis (if your mum was with you) or Dolcis (if you were with your mates spending your birthday money).
Happy days of meeting up with giggly girlfriends outside Debenhams and spending the day trying on lipsticks and sneaking sweets from the pick-a-mix at Woolworths. Making dates with boyfriends from payphones that only cost 10p, and arranging to meet later at Wimpy for a milkshake. Times before Amazon and itunes, when you could buy vinyl or cassettes from Our Price. Even Boots and WHSmiths sold singles in those days.
Ahh, free nostalgia with every charity shop purchase.
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