Monochrome, monotone

usual shop 015usual shop 018usual shop 019Opening fixture of the 2013 season: a rather quiet and under-subscribed affair at the Methodist Church in Stanford Avenue, and a gentle way to introduce my Canadian friend to the joys of the English jumble sale. She threw herself into the spirit of things and came out with a bagful of jumpers, T-shirts, skirts and assorted items; I was less lucky, at least in terms of items for myself. A selection of clothes for friends: Monsoon spotted halterneck dress, chiffon with ruffles down the front (size 10); M&S circle-skirt linen dress, quite ’50s once on and would work well with a thick black belt (size 16, but a big M&S 16); rather sassy tweedy pencil skirt (an old 16, more a tight 14 by today’s standards). Lucy, I think the skirt will fit you. If no takers, all good collaterol for the next clothes-swap party.

Even less excitingly but at least usefully and a little more colourfully, I also came away with a Craghoppers base layer for walking/cycling/outdoors activities; a dark blue tie-front shrug-thing; a black Asda cardigan; a brand-new grey waistcoat for one of my bandmates; plus a rather dubious New Balance anorak (half a shell suit! Did not buy the trousers…) for running in, which may these days count as retro. Oh, and a spotted silk headscarf. Forgive me my minorly psychedelic colour-tints to these pictures, but they really were rather dull and dreary otherwise.

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3 thoughts on “Monochrome, monotone

  1. Ooh lovely. Any jumbling this weekend?

    • The Driver on said:

      Possibly, will look at the ads. Do you want the plastic jug/tumblers (other post) for the kids, btw? I don’t really have shelf-space and have plenty of drinking glasses, really. Just thought they were bright and colourful. I also have two new large bath-towels, present from my mother, in the colours of your bathroom – they’ve been in the basket unused for years… One green and blue checked, the other with a fish pattern. Will bring ’em along tomorrow night if any good to you.

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