Dusky pink silk and some blooms for the road.

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Stare at feet.

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Swish skirt to distract blog peoples that i’m still staring at feet.

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Still. Staring.

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Hello hand what you saying?

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Forever buying red geraniums. Forever bringing out the awkward face.

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I really get in there for my sniffs.

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Saying sorry I couldn’t buy them all and goodbye, because that’s normal.

A whimsy woman.

 

This is Mimi.

Artist, baker, allotment lover, home-grown food champion, cat lover and sweet friend.

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When I very first came to try to start my dream that is The Whimsy Thrift, Mimi was one of my very first customers. She bought this adorable little bag.

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I grabbed the opportunity on a sweet summers day to snap some picks of her with her little bag, so pleased that she still loves it.

Perhaps not as much as she liked my red currants though..

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Ted was in stealth mode.

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I recently picked up this sweet little German cropped cotton blouse, which is usually a part of traditional German dress. I had a feeling when I found it that Mimi might fall in love.

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She did.

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We immediately went out into the sunshine to show her off, via the amazing apricots I have in my front garden.

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Ladies Pride.

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Beautifully made in a cotton so fine it almost feels like paper.

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I did a little research on this adorable jacket before I listed her as I knew she was special. I found that the company was based in Leicester England and formed in the 1930’s. I couldn’t find anything similar but did find a few of their dresses from the 1970’s one of which will hopefully be apprearing in the shop really soon.

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This little advert was the only one I could find which matched the age of the branding on the label and it was from the mid fifties.

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A girl can try right?!

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A couple of my favourite little accessories.

My little outfit while writing this, to combat the beautiful (sweaty) summer, a little handmade sundress and my trusty salt water sandals.

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