Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dear April and May ...

The gods of all things jumble have been very good to us lately.. following a long stretch of rainy sundays, hawkers are now out with a vengeance and stock they've been hoarding all winter.. making every sunday morning flea market almost impossible to pass on. Also I happened to come across a charity shop in Bormla and surprisingly enough I've been making sure it's on my way to and from work of late.

So in a bid to compensate for the lack of personal-work related posts I am here submitting a couple of photos of items I consider myself lucky to have come across in charity shops and markets across the island.. and although I am fully aware of the possible implications that such a post might have (i.e. many will follow suit and seasonal yield will deplete :...( ), I just cannot not bring to attention what a wonderful thing it is to find a new home for unwanteds.

Earrings. Many of them, and in very good condition. They're too darn beautiful, all detail and miniature charm.. they also (usually) come in pairs.. so double the love! I exhibit a particular weakness in the face of oriental pendant shapes, but being generally so tiny and non-space consuming makes it difficult for me to draw the line at just one type. I think I might as well speak of myself indirectly as a collector.

Same goes for brooches.. am a sucker for them as well. Recently I was lucky enough to meet an ex-collector who happens to be in the process of selling her box-fulls. Amongst these please note an eight pointed cross with skyblue stones that may also be worn on a chain (genius) and a flower basket terrine of-sorts.

A Made-in-Malta ('Calypso' label) starched collar shirt just out of its packaging and a Thierry Mugler inspired jacket in a dubious colour combination which I think I like.

And from a charity shop in Sliema: a badly sewn pleated shift dress in a lovely muslim-mosque print, a charming hit of a blouse made out of strategically placed pieces of patterned material, and a woollen blue and white dress for the winter.

As well as a pair of bedside slippers in a favourite colour combination which matches my Moroccan shift dress and square heeled two-tone beauties with gold trim.

Dear April and May... honestly you've spoilt us all!!

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