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A vision in purple

Well, I am doing well on the vintage costume jewellery front this week.  I came across this beautiful faceted glass necklace the other day & quickly snapped it up.  It is a lovely amethyst shade & has a traditional screw barrel clasp.  Purple is my favourite colour so I was delighted to find this little beauty.  Can’t wait to wear it with a pair of vintage purple diamante dangly earrings that I also picked up in a charity shop. 

At the same time as buying this necklace, I also got a fabulous 1980s slash neck top.  It has a leaf pattern all over it and looks very NOW!  I’ll show you this later.  Looks amazing with a cinch belt. 

A good week for bargains so far!

A vision in purple


Hello world!

Well, this is my first ever blog post and I truly feel like a second hand rose in a modern world!  I have got a lot to learn but I’m sure I’ll pick it up as I go along.  We didn’t have computers when I was at school, you know!

I will be using this blog to talk about my life as a lover of all things second hand in today’s throw away world.  I am Queen of Charity Shops and will be showcasing my vintage finds & how I put them to good use decades after they were first produced.  So…if you like making old things new again… this space! 

Second hand rose in a modern day world - that's me!