May I, helped by my glamorous (still in her pyjamas) assistant, present to you the mother of all charity shop finds that I mentioned in my last post. I found all these vintage girl's clothes in the rummage bin of the Salvation Army on Saturday and paid (wait for it) 50p a pop for them! As you can see, Dulcie has a bit of growing to do before she'll fit into them, but hey, that gives me plenty of time to get that musty vintage smell out of them :)
Even the man at the till, usually not very talkative, exclaimed at the cuteness of this one.
Classic checks with a touch of lace on the collar and a big red bow on the back.
Aw! Might not be too long until she fits this one.
This one is my absolute favourite and I nearly didn't spot it. Yes, those are rosy red apples on the pockets. Eep!
It really will be a long time before Dulcie can wear this one and by that time she might know her own mind well enough to be a vintage refuser, but given the anchors and the 50p price tag, I definitely thought it was worth a punt.
As well as these, we got two sun hats, two books and a computer version of Trivial Pursuit, which turns out to be far inferior to the board version. That's like a lucky full day's haul and we only set foot in one shop. Most satisfactory! I joked (sort of) to Graham that if we didn't have a little girl to put in these clothes then I'd probably be setting up a life-changing online business with these bad boys. Ah well, I'd rather see Dulcie wearing them than use them to start my multi-million-pound empire. Honest!
Dulcie's expression is rather vacant/unimpressed in all these photos. She's actually in a very bouncy and smiley mood today, thank goodness, but she's developed a bit of a fascination with technology lately and gives the camera serious contemplation whenever she notices it pointed at her. She also loves the computer, my phone (if you can call that old thing technology) and the TV remote control. Or maybe she just doesn't like vintage clothes? Disaster!