1950s Fruit Costume Jewellery

Not that I’m particularly fashionable, but I do love this ‘latest’ idea from 1952: fruit inspired costume jewellery. “Gay, colourfully cunning arrangements of little cherries, oranges, red currants or plums give us the newest, most amusing idea for costume jewellery and emphasize [sic]┬áthe colour importance of our Spring clothes.” So there you go. Why would…

Sunday Car Booting Finds

At the weekend, I travelled down to Stafford to visit my Mum for Mother’s Day. It seems that the West Midlands is the Car Boot Sale capital of the country! As is the norm when we visit Stafford, Sunday morning involved visiting the car boot sale on the Common. And just like always, I wasn’t…