I found a fantastic Jaeger coat in one of my favourite vintage shops the other week, Rose-tined Vintage in Bedford, for an absolute bargain. It’s in perfect condition, is 100% wool and it has a great A-line so it swings a bit. I also found a gorgeous mohair coat with gorgeous green buttons for £25. On the same trip I got this lovely cotton blouse and floral skirt, restyled from 1940s fabric. And I’ve worn my mittens almost every day since they arrived in the post!
Vintage Jaeger coat – Rose-tinted Vintage, Bedford
Blouse – Rose-tinted Vintage
1940s restyled skirt – Rose-tinted Vintage
Russian hat – Ollie Vee’s, Leighton Buzzard
Monkeys necklace – Topshop
Tote bag – Bettys
Go and buy some mittens to support the Paul Pfeuti Young Musician Trust, a charity founded a few years ago to raise money for children who want to learn music. Paul Pfeuti, my friend Liz’s father, was a pianist and music teacher who died suddenly a few Christmases ago. Liz and her mum decided to set up a foundation in his name to help children with instrument hire and to buy sheet music etc. As part of their fundraising efforts Liz’s mum and her knitter pals in the Lake District make fab hats and mittens for a donation.
This is the third pair of red mittens I’ve bought in two years, having lost the other two. This time Mrs Pfeuti asked if I would like them on string. Yes, please. My red hat is also by Mama Pfeuti and is the latest in a growing collection which also includes lovely green and blue hats. Please support this great little charity and get yourself some really lovely home-made vintage-style knitwear!
To buy, contact Liz on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘mittens’.
$475 – johnlewis.com
$380 – jaeger.co.uk
$19 – oliverbonas.com
It’s so cold and snowy outside that I thought something creamy would be appropriate this Friday.
1/4 gill (a gill is about a quarter of a pint) of cream
1/4 gill of benedictine
Use a cocktail glass. Put the benedictine into the cocktail glass. Then put in the cream; do not stir. A very popular drink in the 1930s, according to my little book.