This week’s weakness

My weakness is shopping. Actually, not just shopping. My weakness is shopping, thrifting, collecting….I can’t drive past a car boot sale without dropping in, I can’t visit a new town without thrifting through the charity shops, I can’t ignore a sign saying “Garage Sale” be honest I can’t even drive past a skip without meer-catting my neck up to see if there’s any bounty inside.

So maybe I should share with you my fact here is this week’s weakness.

Again, a gift rather than a purchase. It’s a muff! Black astrachan with a metal zipped pocket so not only does it keep your hands warm but it doubles up as a handbag.

It had a short silver chain, resulting in it hanging too short. So, for now I have added black ribbon to hang it by.

My favourite winter coat is the same material, fitted and princess shaped. They will look glorious together.

Actually you can’t really see it can you? Maybe I will team it up with the vintage leopard.

The dictionary describes a muff as “a thick, tubular case for the hands, covered with fur or other material, used by women and girls for warmth and as a handbag”. I had no idea it doubles up as a handbag.

Interesting muff facts:

  • They originated in the 1500s in Italy
  • 16th century muffs had the fur on the inside not the outside

and that’s about it, because if you google muff you get a whole lot more muff than you bargained for!

Bring on the winter I say!


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  1. 24 September 2011 / 8:55 am

    Wow first of all loving your coat collection and (this sounds wrong) fabulous muff xx

    • 24 September 2011 / 9:04 am

      Betty, this isn’t one tenth of my coat collection!!!!

  2. 24 September 2011 / 8:57 am

    Wonderful! A handbag that keeps your hands warm. Practical and fabulous looking! I love it! 🙂

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