Saturday saw the bestest jumble sale in Essex take place at the scout hut in Shenfield. By gum, those Shenfield scouts always have a humungous amount of items at their twice-yearly jumbles - and an appropriately large turnout of punters in response. Despite a horrendous half-hour drive to get there - seemed like every idiot driver in the area had taken to the road at the same time as us - it was well worth the effort of going there, as always.
A Sammy vintage gents scarf and three pairs of ladies fancy evening gloves - all found lurking in the bottom of a cardboard box that everyone else seemed to be ignoring, so I had a good rootle around in it and was most pleased with what I found.
Some rather nice vintage linens. I also snaffled a pair of lovely Habitat embroidered placemats for me and a gorgeous vintage Christmas tablecloth which has a bit of a stain on one edge that I'm trying to get rid of.
I also came home with a huge stack of books, four T-shirts for my nephew, a Hackett mens suit and a vintage maxi-length Indian block-print wraparound skirt which needs a teensy bit of a repair before it can be ebayed.
Then today, as the icing on the cake of a splendid thrifting weekend, I found THE denim skirt I've been looking for all summer in a local charity shop. It cost me £2.75 and fits like a dream. Pity it's the wrong season to wear it but it won't eat or drink anything in the wardrobe until next summer!!