Thursday, 30 June 2011

Shop Till You Drop!



Who says that there's no decent vintage stuff at car boots and jumble sales these days? Not me, that's for sure! I bought so much today that I'm going to have to blog about it in installments to save you from getting bored.


As soon as I'd paid my 20p and gone inside the church hall I spotted some sparkly stuff glinting at me from the table. As usual I grabbed everything, paid and stuffed it all in my bin bag, not examining anything until I got home.


The first item turned out to be this 1970's era maxi dress by Spinney.



I nearly died on the spot when I discovered all that lovely lurex was a seventies-tastic catsuit. It's handmade and just fabulous. I can't wait to wear this, in fact I love it so much I might never take it off.


  At first I thought these sequinned pants were those ubiquitous high street ones that were all the rage a couple of years ago, but no, they're vintage, by 1970's British label, Ann Green and silk-lined. The hand-made crochet shawl was another discovery.

As everything was 25p an item that's a decent haul for a quid.

The boot sale was also quite good. Within seconds of arriving we bumped into an old mate who tipped us off about cheap India flights and a boutique festival we hadn't heard about.


This English-made 1970's fake fur coat by Quelrayn was £2. I've got rather a lot of fake fur coats but most are a bit on the big side so they're out and this one's a keeper.


 This Caraselle Headliner scarf is still in it's original 1960's packaging. You can wear it in a variety of ways and has a plastic beehive protecting band that slots inside to prevent your big hair getting squished. £1 well spent, one hates ruining one's updo.


I paid 50p for this March 7th, 1970 issue of Woman's Realm which came in a souvenir carrier bag and originally had two complimentary Tetley tea bags free inside (but were sadly missing). You could send off for this dressmaking pattern for 2 shillings (post paid).


A 1955 Falks of Mayfair travel iron which appears to have never been used. There's even an Indian adaptor so maybe it'll come with us next time we go. The nice seller wanted a £1 "because it was old".


Believe it not this is the second pair of Salvatore Ferragamo shoes I've picked up this month. The first pair are 1940s and way too small for my huge hooves. This pair of patent heeled loafers fit perfectly. They were £2. They'll look fab with bright opaques and hot pants when it gets colder.


Phew! Are you still awake? More to follow soon. 

Have a fabulous evening!

75 comments:

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-I think I must move up to your neck of the woods, if only for the jumble sales-what totally amazing finds!! You're looking gorgeous in the lurex dress and catsuit and just adore the sequin pants too-£1??? Only you can do it!! All your other finds are just fabulous too, very well done! I've got a lurex 70s maxi nearly identical to yours in my selling pile, I'm tempted to try it on and keep it now!! Have a lovely evening xxxx

Amie K said...

Vix you look unbelieveable! Those boots are cooooool!! I love the Ferrangamo shoes-I have tiddly tootsies and always seem to find vintage shoes in a larger size, I HAVE however found a Charles Jourdan pair (£2) and a pair of Celine loafers (£1) in a charity shop in just my size! But it rarely happens so I'm glad you picked up those beauties! I really need to start going to some boot sales; you always find the absolute gems! I love the sparkly trousers and I totes appreciate your way of jumbling-'grab it first, examine later!' what a mantra!

Much love as always Miss Fabulous!

Amie xxxxxxx

Please may I? said...

Blimey Vix what a haul! Lucky you.

I was off today but had so much housework and ironing to do that I could not venture out! The only bit of outside I saw today was to peg my washing out. Depressing or what!

Looking forward to seeing the rest of the haul.

X x

Pearl Westwood said...

What a haul, I adore you in that jumpsuit so glam!!!! The travel iron is so cool, I like how it is pretty much just an iron in a bag - no idea what I had imagined it to look like XX

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Cor, you're going to turn up to a jumble one day and find your face on posters! "be on the look out for this woman and charge her...ooh, 30p an item!" Love that amazing jumpsuit and the sequinned leggings for rocking a Cher look! x

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Holy moly I love lurex!! What amazing finds lady, I had quite a bit of luck today but nowhere near your prices and no clothes!

Miss Rayne said...

lurex or sequins?
lurex or sequins?
lurex or sequins?
lurex or sequins?
Your trips to the post office will never be the same again!

VildesVerden said...

Great finds - you look great as always !

Make Do Style said...

What a haul! Love the catsuit it is fab, beware of lesser spotted bloggers in your garden trying to nab it!!

That iron is wonderful and the magazine is a treasure - how nice were women's mags then!
xx

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Vix,
awesome haul, you really live in the best part of the globe for bagging a bargain...I've never heard of such cheapness, except here on your marvellous blog of course ;)
Regarding the catsuit, it's fantabulous & I wouldn't hold it against you if that's all you'll be wearing from now on...uhm, perhaps I would...no I for one would desperately miss the daily installment of a brand new quirktastic ensemble.
I had a similar experience at last weeks boot sale picking up what I thought was a velvet devore maxi skirt and then realizing it was in fact a pair of palazzo pant when I got back home ;)
Those sequin pants are rather splendiferous too, I think I've got a couple of Ann Green frocks lurking somewhere in my collection of vintage frockery.
Looking fab as per usual my love.
Jennie
xXx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hi Vix, I'm a big fan of lurex so love that catsuit. I've got a crocheted (not by me, I hasten to add) shawl too which I give to my daughter on those rare occasions at school where they get to dress up as poor Victorian children! I may have to dig it out and actually wear it myself!

Looking forward to part 2.

The Brunette said...

Love that coat xx

I have left you an award and tag on my blog x

Rose&Bird said...

FABULOUSNESS AHOY! I love the maxi and the catsuit, I have lurex envy now! The magazine is great, love the print on the dress. I have a big collection of old patterns that were 'send away for' ones from magazines.
The iron was obviously meant to be yours as it has the Indian adaptor.

Looking forward to the rest x

Little Blue Mouse said...

I love that the scarf has a plastic beehive protector and fancy the Woman's Realm still being in it's souvenir bag!

Tanvi said...

Trust you to always find great stuff for a bargain!!! Love those sequence pants ... and the iron with an Indian Adapter was meant for you for sure!!!

♡ from © tanvii.com

jaljen said...

Gimme the fake fur and the boots. Oh, the fur would be too small. Just the boots then....

Tone said...

WOW!!! 3 days back from Glasto and you have really hit the ground running lol xx

Rachel said...

I don't understand how you always find so much! And it's always absolutely fabulous stuff...love the catsuit and the Woman's Realm looks so interesting x

Fashion Tales.... said...

I'm a huge jumble sale fan. I don't know where to begin you look gorgeous. I love that 70s maxi dress. When I'm back in London I need to go shopping with you doll. lol -xxoo

illustratorclaire said...

Lurex catsuit.. silk-lined sequinned trousers..

Obscene luck. Just obscene!

illustratorclaire said...

Lurex catsuit.. silk-lined sequinned trousers..

Obscene luck. Just obscene!

Ivy Black said...

Fab stuff, my lovely! I'm still saying there's not much at booties and jumblies because here it's a fact! Actually there are no jumblies here.
Love that catsuit.xxxx

pastcaring said...

My oh my, Vix, you are the lurex/sequin queen today! No one works a cat suit quite like you, love!
I am very taken with that Woman's Realm, and await the photos of you modelling the headscarf in such a way as to protect your beehive - come on, release your inner Winehouse!

Vintage Coconut said...

*Weeeeee* That 1970's catsuit! *MEOW* vix! *meow*

The faux fur coat looks WARM and comfy. The price = AWSOME!

$1 BECAUSE IT WAS OLD! bwhaahah
That sounds like a awsome seller. I hope to run into more like that one.

Clairejustine said...

Wow i love your catsuit it's fab you get some amazing things :)

Louise said...

That jump suit could have been made for you, it looks wonderful! I love those shoes too... In fact I just love your whole haul.

Thank you both for your lovely comments too about my new do.

Xx

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Perdita said...

That catsuit is fabulous.What a find!

I'm also loving those sparkly trousers, soo disco!

China In Your hands said...

That catsuit is AMAZING! How on earth do you find not only beautiful items but cheap ones!? Our car boot sales are full of high street tat with price tags nearer the original price, I can never understand the sellers logic when theyre left with rails of clothes.

sacramento said...

You are the absolute master!!!
I am sharpening my nail already. We are off to Englad for 4 weeks so, apart from scaping the 40º, I will be getting to some charities, and car boot sales, as well as trekking heehheh
XXXXXXXXXXXXxxx

Lucy said...

Phwoar you'll certainly get noticed in that lot! Love that iron, and the stallholder certainly isn't up on her marketing - doesn't she know it's not 'old' it's 'vintage'!!! :)

LUCEWOMAN said...

So many things look tailor made on you. Lurex and fake fur are a must for me on a night out, so I'm very impressed with your finds. It's great seeing life being breathed back into these vintage delights. The more I see your blog, the more puzzled I am as to why anyone would buy new clothes. For less than the price of a sandwich and can of coke you have bagged some really show stopping outfits. How much fun can you have with a sandwich eh?

Helga! said...

Holy fecking shit cakes!!!!
That JUMPSUIT!!!!THERE ARE NO WORDS!
My goodness,you are the Mistress of the Jumble!It's a good eye,is what you have!EEEEEEEK! One day,I will trawling along with you,we will conquer all!
LOVE YOU!!!
HelgaxxxXXXxxx

La Dama said...

Your gorgeous lurex cat creature, that jumpsuit was made for you amor.
please wear a cat woman kitty mask.
You are surely the Queen of all Jumble.
cute iron and fur coat is a steal. wish there was more jumble sales around here.

Lucy Nation said...

Not bored at all, bring on the next installment :)

delia hornbook said...

Wow no wonder your smiling today ;-)) You are one girl that knows how and where to find a bargain. The jumpsuit i love it i adore the fabric it just seems to fit you like a second skin. And that iron my god a £ because its old i bet you nearly ran out of there ;-)) Can't wait to see what else you found, dee xx

Rose&Bird said...

Is your email still playing up? I sent you one on Monday, but I don't know if you got it. No worries if you didn't x

DearHelenHartman said...

A scarf with built in Bee Hive protector - be still my heart! The outfits are beyond fab as usual - do you just cause a stir whenever you step out in all these fab finds?

Penny Dreadful said...

*still spewing*

That catsuit is just drop dead gawjus xx

Smashingbird said...

Flipping amazing! xx

Forever Miss Vanity said...

You look beautiful, you always find amazing things

xx

WeShop said...

The lurex jumpsuit is fabulous. But then so are the Ferragamos - great to have such amazing quality shoes in your wardrobe. xx

Veshoevius said...

gah! The lurex pieces, the sequinned trousers! - just unwrapped a Mango lurex dress the same colour yesterday on sale from Asos and probably spent 1 squillion percent more than you and its not a patch on either of your pieces - how much were they each 20p? Wah! Take me shopping Vix!

Alex said...

Catsuit!! I thought I spied a hint of split skirt in one of the earlier photos but I had no idea it would turn out to be such an insanely awesome piece of clothing. Love it.

Can't wait for the rest of the haul to be shown off.

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

I'm sitting here so stunned at all the juicy goodness I've seen, that it's taken me a while to get my concentration back and my fingers working on the keyboard again. Please don't ever, ever, ever take off the catsuit. Well, I know you'll have to at some stage, you know to shower and stuff, but *sigh* it's simply amazing. The pants! Who would EVER have thought they were the real thing from the 70s? Or the sparkly dress? The iron, the coat ... so much goodness, oh and I'm loving your hair to bits! xoxoxoxoxo

Emma said...

All of these looks are Amazing! I LOVE those velvet boots! Fabulous!

Ofelia said...

So much shine and fabulosity in one post!
The styles and silhouettes fit your body and your inner disco queen like they were created with you in mind.

Nelly said...

Nothing like yoiur baragains here VV never ever I wish tho.Now if I was a bird id fly me over there just to go to some of those wonderful sales.

charl said...

i just love the catsuit.. i do think yu have to have a flat stomach to wear one which is why i never could and you look fantastic in it!!..

you got some amazing things yet again!!.cant wait to see the rest!!

charl
x

viviane / hippiebohoreloaded. said...

really well done, Vix! Love the coat!

Jan xx said...

(Is on her knees chanting "we're not worthy" !!!)

Fantastic finds Vix, you really are the Queen of the Jumble sales ! I'm always in awe of your finds but you've surpassed everything with this little lot ! As usual, you look absolutely gorgeous xxxx

DeniseAngela said...

I so adore your catsuit and you look gorgeous in it..... I would wear all the time too! Love the crochet shawl......you find such fabulous treasures!

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You look so glittery, I love that jumpsuit, great finds again, well done

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Misfits Vintage said...

OH MY GOD THAT CATSUIT IS AMAHAHAHAYAZING!!!

You are rocking the SHIT out of the lurex AND the sequin pants. Losing my mind a little bit over how FABULOUS you look! Between that lurex catsuit and the psychedelic silk catsuit, you never have to wear anything but catsuits ever again!

And WOW - look at your iron and look at MY iron: http://www.misfitsvintage.com/2011/04/something-hairy-or-ancient-vibrator.html

Loveandvintageirons, Sarah xxx

Mrs Munster said...

That catsuit is made for you fab Vix. I just cannot believe the stuff you find from jumble sales. Is is just your slim figure that you manage to get awesome vintage stuff that fits you perfectly? Or you just have Lady "jumble sale" luck sitting permanently on your shoulder :)

Miss Peregrin said...

Oh my gosh, the catsuit! *makes grabby hands* Also, the sequined pants! *more grabby hands* I really need to get to more car boot sale & jumble sales.

Kitty said...

That lurex jumpsuit is awesome! BTW I'm a few steps closer to fitting into that lovely velvet skirt you sent me, have lost over a stone so far!

Comtesse de ferveur said...

What fabulous fabulous finds! The lurex! The Ferregamos! I can't take it all in, what luck! xxx

señora Allnut said...

ohhh, too much shiny fabulousness for my eyes: love that sequined pants, and all that lurex you wear with so much style!!, that catsuit is wonderful, you look awesome!!
and you can't bored me anyway! anytime!!
besos & fun

Faff said...

This may be the best haul yet! Love the jumpsuit and the sequin trousers, aaaah jealous! :)

Miss Magpie said...

Wow just wow.

SabinePsynopsis said...

SPARKLY! I hear the loud call of the disco... (got the same black sequined trousers. If we ever meet we'll have to wear them together!)
xxx

Terri said...

Does Christina know you found those sequined britches? It's true, op shopping is often feast or famine.

Krista said...

wow so much yumminess. I love those smokey velvet boots and your catsuit meow freaking MEOW! One of my favorite pieces is a pair of sequin hot pants, your's are too die for. Love!

Becca said...

What fabulous finds! Wish we had more jumble sales this time of the year, but everyone claims it's too warm to do so. Love the sequined pants! They could even be cut into shorts if you ever got sick of them. Cheers!

-BB
quartertoeight.blogspot.com

Soccer Mom Style said...

Wow, that sparkly suit is really something! And it looks great on you.
So excited to read your post, I love thrift shopping too.
xx
maya

Dusk said...

OHMYGODDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!! Am I still awake??? Hoeny I can't breathe!!! You look AHHHMAZING! These must be the most amazing finds ever! Until you find your next amazing finds that is!!

WOW! You look spectacular Vix! That catsuit was made for you, as were those sequin pants! and that dress! and I want them all!!

Alice said...

Such a mix of finds, the cat suit is ever fabulous and the travel iron is by far a natty investment xxx

p.s I will never get bored of your treasures

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Wow! Vix!! You never fail to amaze me! What absolutely brilliant finds.

I am completely in love with the catsuit. My draw dropped when I realised it was a maxi AND those sequin pants?? Love them! Well spotted. Love you xx

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

PS. I forgot to say Ferragamo shoes? What are they like round your way! xx

PJ said...

hey, what do you do with the items you pick up that don't fit. Do you keep them or do you have a store? I'd love to go diving in your closet ; )

Mrs Bossa said...

You know, I get such a vicarious pleasure from drooling over your carboot hauls...and I don't think I'm alone! I particularly love the handmade jumpsuit, and the scarf with beehive protector - the perfect mix of beauty and practicality! xx

Kezzie said...

Amazing! Why are there no jumblesales near me?!?!

VainGlorySinner said...

You're teasing me with that crochet shawl! I love it so much.. I really must find one for myself!

Loving the denim waistcoat with mega sparkly pants outfit! Sexy mama!

You're like a magpie after all those sparkles! What great finds though! xxx