Wool, tweed, fine finds

Sometimes it’s the old-faithful favourite hunting grounds which prove the most rewarding. The car boot sale at Brighton Marina is picking up again after the winter, and there have been some great stalls there the last couple of weeks. This week’s purchases: dark grey/almost black flared-skirt wool Reiss dress (£5), plus a pair of tiny jodphur boots (£2) for my mother’s Pony Club fundraising sale. The dress is missing its belt or sash, but I’m sure I can find something. Shame I’ve just got this as the weather turns too warm to wear it – perfect timing, as usual – but never mind. Last week: D models his latest tweed jacket (£10), lighter-weight than his others and good quality, though not shown to best advantage over an orange T-shirt…

We have now finally got around to buying a new toy: a steamer, which is coming in most handy for cleaning, smoothing-out and even sterilising our finds. Much more fun than ironing, too, though I can report that steamed sheepskin (the Swedish army coat, see below) smells absolutely stomach-churningly revolting.

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