Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Good Vibrations


You all rock! Along with the good karma generated from dropping off a bag of donations at the Salvation Army the luck you wished me for today's charity shop and flea market spree must have paid off as I've come home with a heap of random insanity. 

A bit of an image heavy post today, sorry! Here's what I found:

Vintage Avon aftershave bottle in the shape of an Alsatian (Flea Market 50p)


1950's Japanese-made plaster poodle to add to my collection (Age UK 95p)



A fabulous peacock to adorn one of my hats (Flea Market 50p)



1960's Dolcis gold lurex evening shoes (Sue Ryder £2)


Max Factor plush cat with perfume in a plastic dome (Flea Market 50p)


1967 Corgi hair care book with some great advice on choosing the right hair piece and how to put curlers in correctly (Flea Market 50p)


1950's magazine rack in wipe-clean plastic (British Heart Foundation £1)


1950's faux fur jacket with grey satin lining and bracelet-length sleeves (Salvation Army £2)



1980's Christian Dior nail polish in Bubble Gum (Flea market £2)


1960's St Michael Bri-nylon nightdress in blueberry and violet, which I will wear as a dress (Compton Hospice £1.95)


Pretty handmade 1940's banana yellow crochet cardigan. I'm not a knitwear lover but this is just gorgeous on (Compton Hospice £2)


St Michael black cotton wench top, perfect with a maxi skirt for Goa (Flea market 25p)

Fownes Glove Wash Set, plastic hand-shaped frames for drying your laundered gloves. 
(Flea market 40p)


How gorgeous is this black satin kimono blouse? I nearly passed out when I saw the label.


How much?


Knocked down to a quid as it had been on the shop floor for a month without a glimmer of interest.


Like this vintage fake fur Astraka gilet? My lovely friend Tanya spotted it at a car boot sale and thought of me....I love it!

What a day, bargains, glorious spring sunshine and a Wetherspoon's lunch and I get to come home with change from a £20 note!

70 comments:

Please may I? said...

Good grief Vix you did have a good day!

Some great finds you have. Loving the shoes and the blouse too.

X x

The Brunette said...

Your fake furs are fab x

I love the alsation perfume bottle and the Max Factor cat xx

Rose&Bird said...

Fabulous! An absolute bargain on the Lee Bender blouse - is that pre or post Bustop, I wonder? Love the gilet too - I've been looking for one but they all make me look twice as big as I am!

Dash said...

What a fabulous haul Vix, love the Lee Bender, kimono blouse, fancy it being left on the shelf for a month! It was clearly waiting for you. I laughed when I saw the Max Factor cat, I distinctly remember having one of those as a kid.
XXX

LaaLaa said...

Blimey! You're a marvel. You obviously have far more stylish residents there than we do here. xxx

Bex said...

Love the alsation perfume bottle! xo

SabinePsynopsis said...

Totally insane, Vix. How much do I love the golden shoes, and the kimono... This must have felt like Christmas.
(and yes, you are definitely on my list for the denim vest, if I can let go)
xxx

Perdita said...

Superb haul!! Is the fur coat Jonelle- it looks JUST like one of mine.

I'm intrigued by the idea of an aftershave shaped like the kind of dog I can imagine needing regular baths. Eau-de-wet-dog. Hmmm...

Helga! said...

THE LUREX SHOES!!!!!
EEEEEEEEEEEK!
Hurrah for a great day,darling!!!
Love you!
Helga xxxXXXxxx

viviane said...

I really love the hair care book! vintage hair is so awsome and I'm curious about the article how to put curlers in correctly.

Ivy Black said...

Epic haul. I have one of those peacocks....I bought it on a school trip to Longleat when I was 10! I remember it cost me 10p, so 50p's not bad going 35 years on!!
I also had the Maxi Cat with perfume!
You are indeed our chazza shop marvel.
xxxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

OMG, deliciousness after deliciousness. My poor brain can't take it all in! The shoes are to die for and I love the dogs. I remember buying the Max Factor perfume & cat for my mum on Mothers Day back in the "olden days"!

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

OMG, deliciousness after deliciousness. My poor brain can't take it all in! The shoes are to die for and I love the dogs. I remember buying the Max Factor perfume & cat for my mum on Mothers Day back in the "olden days"!

That's Not My Age said...

Oh my god - I had one of those Max Factor cat perfume thingys, and I remember the Avon dog. This random insanity is my childhood!

señora Allnut said...

such a lovely bunch of finds!, so funny dogs!, and love that nightgown bought to be worn as a dress (so great idea!). You're so talented!!
besos

Em x said...

Wow i want that faux fur jacket, its beautiful. Also love the wench top too x

sacramento said...

FANTASTIC, AHHHHHHHHHHHH Jealous!!!!

Kandi said...

Yowzer, you got some haul there I love the crochet top lots imagine the hours that went into it. I know you love poodles but I'm a little scared of that latest one, bless it.
Kandi x

Fanny Pinkleton said...

It's a great feeling when our searching brings back a bundle of goodness and curios. The bamboo detail on the magazine rack is darling xx

Alice said...

Oh Vix you always enchant and inspire me with your wonderful finds. I adore the plush cat and the magazine rack is so lovely and kitsch. The kimono blouse is such a find and the glove wash set is so ingenious! Fab finds xxx

Vintage Laura xx said...

My mom said I'd love the alsation perfume bottle and she was right!! Gorgeous buys! I might consider joining my parents on the markets if there's things like that up for grabs, hehe!! xx

Miss Rayne said...

fantastic finds I can't decide which I like the best. BTW that cave painting litter bin you got... free with Daz, Mum says.

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Lordy what a haul! Of course you know that the 50s poodle is my fave!

Butterfly said...

That is the most incredible days shopping I think I've ever seen. I would easily take the awesome gold shoes off your hands & the bubblegum nail polish, oh and always the faux fur. The cat perfume thing is the most hilariously fallic thing i've seen in a while ha ha love it. Well done you xx

Catherine said...

Haha I'm yet another one who had the plush cat way back when! I also remember the Avon alsatian bottle. My mum was an Avon lady. Wonderful finds again - v envious as always - but pleased for you too of course, ahem! xx

Vintage Vixen said...

@ Miss Rayne - Really? No wonder so many of us oldies recognised it!
@ Laura, you should come down on a Wednesday, there was so much random madness today I was spoilt for choice.
@TNMA, Dash, Loo, Ivy - I had thatcat, too! I had to get another, I felt 11 years old all over again!

DearHelenHartman said...

The kitty perfume was so cute - didn't have one but do recall seeing them. So many treasures, such fun to see what you found.

vint junky said...

You had salivating at the shoes but then...oh my giddy aunt! Lee Bender!! You're a thrifting queen. FANTASTIC
xx

Pearl Westwood said...

You have quite a managery there Vix!! The animals were winning until I saw the glove dryers LOL, the things they think up!!!

delia hornbook said...

O Wow what a great day, i thought i was on the generation game towards the end trying to remember everything ;-)) Do you remember that? I adore those gold shoes wow i would love those what a great bargin. The Alsatian aftershave bottle reminded me of my big nan who always had an Alsation and a yorkshire terrier in her home. And i love the magazine rack to, you did so well, dee xx

Candycane said...

Some great finds again as per usual my dear ... am loving those gold shoes!

The alsatian aftershave bottle makes me laugh!

I don't know why but google translator just tried to tell me your page was in Catalan and needed translating!!!! Either i've started being able to readt Catalan or it's gone mad haha.

Sal xXx

simplyvintage said...

Brilliant bargains AND change from £20 - you really are a champion bargain finder. xxx

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dearest Vix, for fear of sounding like Brucie, didn't you do well? And for under £20 - totally amazing!!

My favourites are the Lee Bender kimono and the black cat. Also loving the hair care book and the glove cleaners! I am going to have to take you charity shopping round here and see what you come up with. Love you xx

charl said...

fantastic finds..i love the kimono blouse..
i want to come shopping with you..you find the best things ever!!

charl
ss

Love, Love, Love said...

Love the peacock! x

Jennyboo said...

I am so envious of all of your thrifted finds! I love seeing the great items that other vintage lovers purchase. That dog statue is pure bliss. xoxo

thoughts running through my head.... said...

How exciting to find the Lee Bender blouse!!! Obviously they dont know their fashion history around your neck of the woods!!

Alexandra Mason said...

Fantastic finds Vix! xxx

Psychedelicsister said...

Wholy shit balls!

What loot. I'm dying over here. That cat rules and the gold shoes, and fur vest.

xoxo
PsychSis

RETRO REVA said...

Oh my gosh Vix !
The peacock, the shoes!
It was a fabulous haul!
If i hit the lotto, your house is my first stop!
xXx
Reva

Nelly said...

The peacock and the shoes please.lol Wow VV you sure had a good time what great bits you have

Ofelia said...

Many fantastic finds but my favorite are the 1960's Dolcis gold lurex evening shoes!
You can dance the night away with those beauties!

La Dama said...

Ajuaaaaaaa! love the poodle and kitty holding perfume.
woah Lurex shoes,please tell me they are size 3.
beautifyl fur coat ,kimono blouse and oh the Christian Dior polish.cant believe you found all that for under £20.
you witchy lucky lady.
fake fur Astraka gilet? I just call it fury vest.
love ya.

Veshoevius said...

Love the lurex shoes and the faux fur pieces! All this for under £20? You'd be scandalised by the prices charged for vintage in London!

Miss Peelpants said...

Oh my goodness, I love the Lee Bender top!!! Those perfume bottles are amazing, they certainly don't make 'em like they used to! xx

Alex said...

Christ almighty, those shoes!! I haven't seen anything so lovely in a long time. The fake fur looks wonderfully cosy and snuggly too. And the perfume is amazing - I'd totally buy perfume that came with a free cat. Modern manufacturers are missing a trick methinks.

Lottie said...

The shoes and magazine rack are lovely. Your collection of dodgy dog ornaments makes me smile x

WendyB said...

Great score with the Lee Bender!

Missy Vintage said...

wow what a haul!! love the peacock! xx

Misfits Vintage said...

Whoah!!! I especially love the German Shepherd (I have the yorkshire terrier!), the gorgeous magazine rack, the fab gold shoes, the peacock and the gorgeous nightie/dress! What a fab day you had! Can't wait to see your Goa pics in all of your beautiful maxis.

Sarah xxx

Ronnie Rabbit said...

That nightdress is sooooooooooo gorgeous!

MyStyle said...

Hi Vix-OH MY GOSH!!! Lee Bender for £1, what a stunning find, but to be honest all of the other pieces are just wonderful vintage pieces and you certainly struck gold on your shopping trip-I would have been as excited as you to get all these fabulous things, well done! xxx

VainGlorySinner said...

Woah! So many many many fabulous finds!

I have seen a few of the Max Factor Cats floating about on eBay recently and now you've made me want one!

I love the dress, such nice colours and pattern it's only right that it be worn as a day dress and not a night dress! xx

Penny Dreadful said...

Lee Bender, you lucky girl!! I also love the 1940s cardi and the amazing Max Factor cat. I can't believe we got you into knitwear! xx

Marella said...

Looooove the alaska gilet! <3

Sophie said...

Wow such an amazing haul! I wish I could get that lucky here! It all seems to be Primark cast offs! Love the kimono, its gorgeous!
Sophie
x

Fran x said...

Such fab finds you got,i love the peacock,so cute!
Have a nice day
x

dinoprincesschar said...

that german shepherd bottle is great, and i have just relaised that my flat is clearly missing a wipe-clean magazine holder! :)

Kitty said...

Mad scores! I love the peacock hat decoration the best. I have a set of those glove-drying frames too, I love them! One day we'll be able to go shopping together!

Tanvi said...

Congratulations on mor scores!!! I specially like that Peacock :)

from © tanvii.com

Vintage Coconut said...

HOLY HELL! You hit the motherload of greatness.
Those gold shoes are so freakin gorgeous I would want to werar them everyday! I also adore that maxfactor cat.
Pretty much anything you purchased I would have too had I came across it.

Llara said...

Astounding! I'm due in Leicester soon for work (very fleetingly!)- you're a midlands girl are you not? You'll need to let me know if you've any tips for that area. If you're feeling sharey! There's nowt worse than going on an adventure and not finding the good charity shops!

Smashingbird said...

zomg... pass on a bit of your luck will you! I found precisely nothing on my charity shop hunt today.

Shabby said...

i love it, every single piece, especially the shoes and the nail polish!

bollywoodstylediaries said...

I know the feeling when you go shopping and find the best things at dirst cheap prices. I am high on clothes and life on those days:-) Love the handmade crotchet cardigan.

giddynici said...

Gosh you really were lucky weren't you. The magazine rack is fab and the kimono is beautiful. Such great bargains. x

Miss Claire said...

Wowee, you have been lucky!! I would love to have a peek in the hair care book...Authentic vintage hair advice! The nighty is my favourite, beautiful colours Xx

annie said...

Some super awesome stuff in here! LOVE That kitty and the hair book especially!

rosie-alia said...

Oh my goodness Vix, you really are the best second hand shopper known to man! God I need to get meself out of the big city of london and out where the charity shops are cheap!
Loved all of your haul, especially the 1950's magazine rack and that gorgeous nightie.....but my oh my, I don't think I've ever been so jealous of anything as much as I am that yellow 1940's crochet cardi....and for only two hundred pennies....BLIMEY!
AMAZING! xx

Marga said...

Oh my god!! I love bargains... It's such a shame we don't have charity shops and car boot sales in Spain...
Love, Marga