jeudi 12 décembre 2013

Charity Shop Treasures

Last friday I went to the charity shops near my house, in Wood Green . It's not as trendy as Brick lane and the rest of the East, but hey, I always found great stuff ! 
Among them 4 books (here are just three because one of them is a Christmas present for my sister).
I found so many great stuff that day that I had to call her to help me choose what to take (I left the vintage penguin edition of one of Agatha Christie's novel). What a dilemma for such a low price you will tell me, but I don't live in a football stadium, so I have to reduce my visits to those Alibaba cavern.

First, this book, gathering all The Beatles's pictures that appeared in the Daily Mail from 1960 until 2004. All in black and white, I love to see the evolution of their style, it's quite inspiring. I can't help looking again and again, the 70s period is quite good.

This book strikes me because of its old school cover. So I had to look at it.
The children's village was created just after WWII for the orphan kids of the war.
Several people thought of creating a village for them, to contribute to their development, and to strengthen them. All from different nationality, they learn to live together, those villages still exist, there is one in England, Sussex. The organization still also exist.
I like the pictures of the kids, you can see their daily life in the village, and I like the childrens outfits during WWII.

Another book about the war (well I'm very much interested in that part of the History), the memory of a famous English singer, Vera Lynn. I never heard of her before finding her best of album, in a Library in Mile End. It's not the best 40s music, but I guess when you were a soldier at that time, it might have melted your heart, and give you courage on the front.
I'm looking forward to read her experience of the war. The pictures are really good. One in particular of a woman pushing a buggy while holding a gun, with a soldier facing her.
Of course, I like the style of the 40s very much, so it's a good source of inspiration.

And I found a nice wool pencil skirt, that I can't wait to wear tomorrow. As well as this dress from Joy, that still had the tag, and the hard tag on. The fit is so perfect for me, I love that dress because I can wear as a pinafore with shirts underneath!!  I cant believe it's so expensive in the shop and I got it for £6 !! And it has a cut out at the back, and pockets !!

Well, my sister and I went back to the same charity shops today. She got me that Agatha Christie's book for Christmas yeepeee. And we found other treasures of course !!!

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