I paid a visit to 'Vintage' at the South Bank; to celebrate 60 years since the Festival of Britain. I baulked at the 60 pound entrance ticket to what was going on inside, but there was plenty outside to pass the time; the Vintage Village provided some very pretty things, and lots of inspiration. The prices were hyper- inflated for the most part; not many bargains to be had, but I found this little brooch for 3 pounds, these scarves, good value at a fiver, these rose beads (just a pound) and two mismatched cups and saucers to add to my collection (I have 8 sets now, so will stop.....) at three pounds a piece, so on a par with what I would pay in my preferred charity shops. Some beautifully dressed people though, worth going to see them.
Having just brought home such lovely china, a proper afternoon tea was necessary, and the chance to try out the gooseberry and sloe gin jam Debbie gave me. Delicious!