Cate blogged about the Shepton Mallet Flea Market yesterday, and I'm wondering if that will be the place to find the leather wing chair Mr Robot wants for the living room...
Of course, unlike that tatty bookcase plenty of old stuff is worth keeping, old blog posts included. I linked to an old one on perfume from Facebook this week, and it occurred to me that some of my older posts that people might like have got lost in about five years of content, so I thought I'd give you links to a few of them in case you missed them...
(From 1940s Good Housekeeping magazine)
What colours go with brown?
What colours go with navy?
What colours go with black?
A brief guide to vintage perfumes: up to 1940
A brief guide to vintage perfumes: 1940-1959
A brief guide to vintage perfumes: 1960-1989
Five fabulous flapper fragrances
How to repair torn armpits in a vintage dress
You might find some of those interesting – I liked them enough to post them in the first place. Sometimes I think of going back and deleting older, more personal and less 'useful' posts as they seem to date faster, but you never know what might be seen as interesting or useful in the future, do you? Little snippets of information that wouldn't be found anywhere else could be contained in those ramblings. Liz Tregenza recently posted about finding useful information on the letters page of a vintage magazine, after all.
What other vintage stuff have I been up to? Not much! I've cast on It Cannot Fail To Please, and that's about it. It's not that I've been doing masses of anything else; outside work time is short.
Back In Time For The Weekend
In Back In Time For Dinner there was a sense that things have genuinely improved over the decades, as a wider range of produce has become available and things like fridges and freezers are now commonplace, but Back In Time For The Weekend made me think harder about leisure time and family time nowadays and whether things haven't actually got worse in recent years. The family certainly seemed happiest in the 1970s. And I've resolved to put my phone away more! Have you been watching that show at all? You can still catch it on BBC iPlayer if you're in the UK.
apply via production company Wall To Wall's website. Filming is this summer.