Thursday, 26 April 2012

Shoes and Books!!

Remember me talking about the free shoes I'd won and being sad because I looked fatty in the photos of the glam soiree we went to. Anyway, forgetting all that... the shoes finally arrived (I had a choice of three so wasn't sure what I was getting)
wooooo! I'm so pleased with them! Silver leather no less. Here's a proper look at them on the website

Last Saturday, Mike and I went to Penn Cottage Bookshop, which is literally a cottage full of books, they boast 60,000 books in stock! It's been featured on Midsomer Murders, which I know Helga loves..





 The Nazi alcove!!

We came away with some great stuff, there were some great clouds due to the crazy weather



and I spotted this in the bus stop - so guess what I'm up to on Saturday!!

Here's what I bought

 Cute Children's book on birds

 Art books

 1952 Modern Living and Wallpaper Exhibition Catalogue from 1946

 I love these wallapapers!!

Fashion tips from Modern Living

I've also been naughty and buying things from ebay.... here they are


1937 or 38 coronation brooch - only 99p + P&P
Rose print cardi £1.04 + P&P

Hurrah an outfit photo!! This skirt suit wasn't that cheap (£4.99 + P&P), but it's so 40s looking it's fab, I might not wear it together much


1960s Headscarf - present
shoes - jumble sale
Door art - me in 1999

Since they were so popular yesterday and in previous posts, here's some gratutious photos of Ruby and Monty





22 comments:

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh me, oh my, book heaven! I'm so jealous you live so near all these quaint little places. I love that skirt suit. At first I thought it was a dress. The pattern is so pretty

Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love old magazines they are so fun to look through. I swear I could analyze them for hours. You look very lovely in the skirt suit and your purse is quite awesome.

P.s. Hello adorable doggies!

Sparkle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

you just put two of mine favorite things in whole world together :)
love it!

xx

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The floral 2-piece does look like a 1940s tea dress, especially with the scarf and sandals, I really think you look lovely wearing them together.
Great magazine and wallpaper catalogue. And very cute doggies!
Working the Per Una bag, Clare - it looks so pretty! See, eating my words already!
I have got an invite to a Scout jumble sale preview tomorrow evening - we will have to compare Scout-based treasures over the weekend! xxxx

LUCEWOMAN said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

SO many lovely things. New bag, cool shoes, LOVE the floral outfit (right up my street) books, cute dogs. Are the sandals comfy? I need a flat pair, but they look a bit too flat for me. Good job on the door too - very dreamy.

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The bag is fab! The bookshop reminds me of the bookshop I sometimes go in, it's like a maze of books.

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Squee! Books and shoes and shoes and books....couldn't get much better,really!
I'd love to ahve a good paw around in that bookshop!The sandals are gorgeous,perfect for Summery evenings!
I'm MEGA jealous of that Coronation brooch,and all your other goodies make me sweat with dsesire...and then to top it off,you're looking FABULARSEHOLE!The scarf is genius,and that two piece does look like a frock!How fab,you can mix and match,or wear as one!!! Most excellent posing too!!!
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Louise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, that book shop looks tremendous! Could spend hours in there, and I love your 1940s look. I love your dogs so much, that shaggy little fella looks a right scamp. Xx

his_girl_friday said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Shoes and books! Two of my very favorite things.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OH, OH - LOOK AT THE PUPPIES. :)
I am loving the floral dress. Also love the floral cardy and that floral dress you are rocking.

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am totally digging your new silver sandals! That book store sounds insane! We have a famous one in Portland called Powells it has like 6 floors, its a great place to wander after you have had a few at the bar :) I love your new dress and your hair looks really sweet in that scarf! Peetee and I love Ruby and Monty, they are scruffy and cute my absolute favorite kind of critters!

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The books look great and I love how in one of the photos it looks like that man is crawling out from underneath one of the shelves....

Lovely outfit post as always and good Ebay swag! xx

karensomethingorother said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that brooch is ridiculous good fun. The bookshop made me think of the book "The Shadow Of The Wind". Have you read it? I highly recommend it! Enjoy the jumble, and tell us all about it.

Miss Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the wallpaper! That bookshop reminds me of my old job *sigh*

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The broach has me laughing, I love it. You look beautiful here! And your poses are so fun and flirty, completely in sync with what you're wearing. The silver shoes are very goddess.

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love this 1940' s floral suit/dress!
Your hair looks good in a scarf and that bag is gold.
Cute gold sandals, adorar your polka dot tights.
Loving your groovy artistic door.
Books, pervy men and more books how fun!
Awww your doggies.
Besios

Vintage Bird Girl said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sorry for my delayed comment! I love the little birdy book & the old mags. You look super cute in those outfits....great handbag too! Xx

A Treasured Past said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, your doggies are sooo cute! I love the 1940's outfit and think you should def. wear them as a set, your look incredible. Love the brooch too.

p.s we loved Tescos when we were there!

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh lordy Miss Simmonds, I love your 40s-style suit so, so much and the scarf, bag and shoes are splendid ... come over here so we can play dress-ups pleeeeeze!!!! They made a book of wallpapers???????? OMFG I'm dying with 1940s wall envy here, what a spectacular find!!!!!! Coronation brooch - gooooooorjussssss!!! Oh I love a jolly good murder too and I don't think I could ever leave that bookshop, what with all the reading, the morbid fascination with the Nazi corner and waiting in the hope that someone will jump out of a dark corner welding something dangerous - hehehe!! xoxoxoxo

Vintage Sweetheart said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that suit and pow that bag makes an impact!! That book place is freaking marvelous you could defintely get lost under a pile of books and never be found again. xx

Bella Q said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The silver shoes- you are as cool as the god Mercury- all you need are wings on those sandals!

Sara said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ruby & Monty have my heart! What gorgeous mugs! :D

LOVE the outfit photo; you look phenomenal! That skirt suit was made for you! Beautiful! XO