Do you, like me, have an obsession with checking out every charity shop you come across. You never know what amazing items of delight you may discover therein - just waiting for you to come along and claim them. They are like little treasure troves of the precious and the ridiculous, plus a huge amount of, frankly, tat. No other word for it. It never ceases to amaze me what utter rubbish people buy in the first place. You need to be of a discerning nature to shop charity.
My obsession is books. I have bought some of my most beloved books from these emporiums. Often they will be something I have had on my wish list for ages but sadly out of print and then, lo and behold, there they are. I bought a lovely little chunky book called "Decades of Fashion" yesterday for just a couple of pounds. It is full of great vintage fashion pictures which have inspired me to do some drawings of vintage ladies. I especially love those cloche hats. They are incredibly flattering. I wish they were still in fashion now. Here are some samples of the outfits.
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