After dinner we headed to my usual haunt - Slouch - for a few more drinks. A very good night was had and hopefully I'll make it down to London soon to visit and explore her neck of the woods.
On Friday Rockin' Roy's band Little Hands of Silver played another gig, this time at the Buff Club. It was a bit of a weird set up with the bands on the balcony above the bar with the audience down in the dance floor looking up at them through the bars. I can see how it works with DJ's but not so much with rock bands...
The Perth band Bar Room Crawl were headlining who I really enjoyed.
Saturday Vintage Shopping
I went rogue and bought a hat for £15. It's a black velvet 1950s pillbox style hat with curled detail. I adore it!
I still need to figure out how to pin it at the back to keep it on if it gets windy though!
I've popped into Starry Starry Night before but never really taken the time to have a proper root around. It is fantastic. I had it in my head that it was really expensive but in fact it's pretty well priced! Aces Alice got an absolutely stunning raspberry 60s dress for £35 and that was the most expensive of the dresses she tried on. It is a one of a kind special dress with a lot of detail that will suit a lot of different occasions so I reckon it was a bargain buy.
The items are real second hand vintage and in excellent condition. Each piece is priced individually by the shop owner.
After a look around there we popped into Ruthven Lane Shops. Me and Cat's Meow Claudie checked out some of the old books and turntables. I collect Bunty annuals but I didn't have the cash to buy the volumes we found. Aces Alice bought some small miscellaneous slides from the 50's and 60's. She uses the images as inspiration for story writing ideas!
Looking through the box of old photos - weddings, holidays, birthdays...it made me a little sad that these pictures didn't have owners anymore. But, time moves on. I wouldn't normally have bought someone else's family photos (though this story inspiration thing is a pretty good idea) as I'm hoping to pick up on my fathers work on our family tree in the future, but I did buy one because it really stood out to me.
Next, we went to a second hand record shop 'Play It Again* Records' and bought another few LPs to add to the collection.
The other thing I did this week was to make myself a 'free' bag. I'd recently ordered some free fabric samples from some furnishings shops online and decided that I should do something useful with them, so I made a little clutch bag. I've been having problems with my sewing machine which meant I had to hand sew it so it took a whole evening to do but it's pretty snazzy! Enough room for my purse, phone and keys.
Tomorrow Rockin' Roy and I plan to go to park and later will be headed to Sloans to finally make good on an Itison voucher I bought in March. Macaroni Sunday, yum yum!