Indeed, what is a girl to do on a bad bad hair and make up day? You know when you just can't be bothered with your appearance for love nor money?
You sweep your greasy hair off your face and pull on your favourite boots
And try to hide your pasty, make-up free face with jewellery and... hair
It doesn't always work so well
But it didn't matter. These pics were taken after a fabulous morning spent with Mr N followed by a charity shop crawl and a lovely lunch
Dress - Two Squirrels Vintage
Boots & satchel - Ebay
Coat, cardi, tights & brooch - high street
Pendant - Groupon
I promised you I'd show you some of my Lake District charity shop finds and I'm nothing if not
Firstly - vintage children's books
I have a bit of a weakness for them as you can probably tell
Any books I see from my own childhood and before, usually end up coming home with me
These vintage towels were £1 each from a little hospice shop in Windermere
New - old bedding
How cute are these hangers for £2
I fell in love with this picture. It reminded me of the illustrations in one of my favourite fairytale books when I was a kid.
Couldn't resist these old playing cards - not sure why
Meakin Tureens - £2 each
As was this soda siphon which I wasted no time in placing on my bar
The Vernon Wards and the tapestry were 50p each
Finally, I bought some new-old fabric placemats and yet more tourist teatowels
To be honest, this post has a been a work-in-progress for a couple of months now. I have found so much stuff that by the time I've gotten around to photographing it, I've bought more. Then I forget which stuff is new. I have bought loads more since these pics were taken!
Which leads me to ponder the thorny issue of selling vintage. Something I've been thinking about for a while now, as I've slowly but surely seen my collection growing around me and gradually taking over my house. I've been selling stuff on Ebay for years but have never thought of it as a potential second income.
So, what do you reckon:-
Is it worth selling vintage, even for pocket money?
Online or at fairs?
Ebay or Etsy?
Pro's? Cons? Tips?
Any pearls of wisdom you lovely people could dispense in my direction would be much appreciated!
Have a great week
Have a great week