Monday, 11 April 2011

Mint Green Cardy Dream - outfit post

Few charity shop rummages produce treasure like the ones that are out of town. The ones that you think "the place looks like it should be condemned - I'll bet it's cheap". The ones you walk into, only to be greeted with a smell you cannot, and refuse to, identify. 


You are about to leave when you spot a homemade cardigan. You convince yourself that it was knitted by a Nana. And for £1.50 you clutch it to you like gold.

Gold that needs a wash.

The Cardy, The Winnie the Woolen and the Shoes.

You wash it and dry it and put it straight on, with glee and gay abandon. You skip round your parents front room in it clapping and wishing you knew the telephone number of the Nana who knitted it. You want to buy her some flowers, you love it so.

Well. That is how I reacted to this bargainous beauty!

Ciao Bellas!

18 comments:

  1. I bet that Nana would be so happy to know that her cardie has found a new loving home! Its a lovely delicate shade isn't it and I love the puffy detail on the top of the sleeve and that eyelet pattern.

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  2. Definitely knitted by a Nana - my Gran made hundreds of these (and horses head jumpers with fringed woollen manes - I was ten, I had no style), it could even be one of hers. Not that we'd have ever exiled them to a charity shop of course. Ahem. Cardigans she could do, it was anything that went over your head that was tricky, if you were at all attached to your ears...

    Anyway, it's certainly put a spring in your step - very seasonal ;-)
    x

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  3. Good old Nana. It's lovely and so is your whole outfit in the last pic. (Like your specs btw).

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  4. Great hair, great bangles, great everything!

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  5. Love the entire outfit -- adorable!

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  6. Love those slightly puffy sleeves! Well done on your cardi find. It's good to see old handknits being loved by new owners.

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  7. You just can't beat a good cardi! X

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  9. we should do a find the knitter competition! maybe not, as it looks so good they may ask for it back.... x

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  10. Sorry...I had a blip!
    Can't beat that. It's a minty gem and looks fab on you. xxx

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  11. £1.50: superb bargain! I want to hug the nanna too... have you tried the Shreddies factory? (I love those Shreddies nanas).

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  12. I love your cardi, it makes me so happy xx

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  13. mint green and handmade by nana,those kind of cardis are the best.
    awesome shoes,love your brown skirt combo colors.
    reminds of mint ice cream (excuse my hunger,I am on lent)

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  14. What a beautiful sweater! That colour looks lovely on you :)

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  15. oooh I love the colour! You can't beat hand knit, fortunately my mum is fab at all that, she is nana age though, but don't tell her ;o)

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  16. nice find! I always hope to find handknitted woolly cardys in Charity shops.. sometimes I have been lucky! Lizzie

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  17. Gorgeous. And you described entering a stinky charity shop so well.

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