Thursday, 25 October 2012

Jumble Sale Booty!



I haven't got a problem with modern clothes, I buy what I like but it just happens to be that 99.9% of the time it's pre-1974. The contemporary stuff I find second-hand usually bores the pants off me.


I couldn't resist snapping up this leather jacket from the jumble sale though, even if I only wear it a handful of times I'm sure to recoup my costs when I sell it on.


I've been feeling the cold more than usual lately and this cashmere and silk fine-knit sweater by L.K. Bennett  was a steal, it's warm without looking lumpy and frumpy and even has built in beer mittens, ideal for clutching a pint at the night market later. I can't believe how much this would have cost new. Who pays over £150 for a top and gives it away? (And would they like to adopt me?)


So, in addition to my jacket and top what else did I buy?


1950s Eastex coat, 1950s handmade cardi, 1960s Modette ski pants made in The British Colony of Hong Kong by Prova, a satin smoking jacket (in urgent need of ironing!) and a 1950s bouclé wool suit by "Riddella, Tailor Made"


Vintage shoes galore, vintage powder compact and crochet pouch, British-made shoes in boxes, bags and purses, vintage nylons and insane 1960s hats


Some fab bits for male visitors to my vintage stall - Retro Phoenix Police glasses, satin scarf, pure silk foulard and a jabot, Velvet jacket, 1930s unworn shirt complete with replacement collars, a selection of 1960s English-made ties and some cool hats.


1960s London breakfast tray, set of Mid-century modern party dishes, two suitcases, Ronnie Barker's book of Bathing Belles (did you see Jen's post HERE yesterday?), pair of 1970s tin coasters, pair of two boxed folding picnic tables.


  I spotted this quilted waxed jacket and snapped it up, it might be the style beloved of teenagers everywhere but I thought it would do for when Jon's working outside.


I didn't notice the label until I got it home. Maybe it's a bit too posh for crawling under vehicles? Not everyone donates dirty knickers and odd shoes, some people are amazingly generous.


Don't ask me what or why, Jon can't help himself when it comes to old skool music systems. 

Kaliko leather jacket & LK Bennett sweater (40p each, yesterday's jumble sale finds), 1970s Bayeaux Tapestry print maxi skirt (£5, vintage shop in Walsall), 1960s Tapestry holdall (20p, jumble sale), 1960s felt and metal hat (£4, Birmingham Settlement Charity)
Must dash, we're meeting the gang in town in less than an hour. I'll try catch up with you between blogger meet-ups.

See you soon!

74 comments:

Melanie said...

Goodness, that fifties coat is rather splendid xxx

Kelly said...

Nice work Vix! That sweater was made for you.
I love the hat you are wearing.
x

Candycane said...

Wow great finds again! I saw a Betty Jackson: Black dress in a chazza shop the other day for about £4 looked like it had never been worn!!

We used to have a tape player like that when I was wee :D It certainly got some usage!! :)

Sal x

makinggooduse said...

Wow, stonking good finds there, Vix. Mum and I once found my Dad a Barbour flat cap at a jumble sale (matched his was jacket a treat), and we also came across a Barbour waxed coat in a charity shop, too. It was well worth the fiver it cost as it resold on ebay for at least 10 times as much.

Little-Hat said...

Loving the coat and those hats! What a haul you made!

xoxox
theefface.blogspot.com

Bella Q said...

You have such a great eye for stuffs. That jacket looks amazing on you (but what doesn't?)

Can't wait to see your blogger meet up posts!

Le Material Girl said...

I love that sweater and leather jacket. You seemed to get all the best bargains!
I hope it went well!
xo

Paula lalaboo said...

what a awesome hat! Just love the colour and style. And love the jumper although wtf £150? Blimey I could buy a whole wardrobe with that.

Hope you have a great evening!


P x

VintageVicki said...

Amazing what people give away - our CS has had some amazing donations today - £100's of ladies clothes - some with their tags still on and not cheap items either!

Now I've the bambi's & the dogs I need more kitsch bondage animals - let me know if you see any please :)

Amie K said...

wonderful finds, Vix! You make even contemporary clothes look your own; love the way you've styled the jacket and that hat is out of this world! Jon will look smashing in his natty barbour too-what a find!
Those vintage shoes look a bit special-my favourite pair are a vintage Celine pair from a fave charity shop! you dread to think of the original cost!
Much love Amie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Joni said...

I do believe I have the blouse that matches your skirt. Beautiful fabric and you look fantastic in that jacket. I think you should wear it more than a few.

menopauselsupermodel said...

wow--what a grat score you made!!! such awesome stuff!!
i LOVE the new leather jacket now htat it's been Vixified with your vintage stuff it's perfect!
Have fun at the pub!!

Rebecca said...

I've never seen a sweater with beer mittens built in!

I like the breakfast tray & suitcases - and that leather jacket is quite cool also!

I, too, am chilly these days. My denim jackets and sweaters are feeling really good! Don't know what I'll do when it actually is COLD!

Catherine said...

Ooft, love the look of some of those buys! We are coaster twins! The 50s coat in particular is just gorgeous. xo

Cristi NoHYIE said...

Im always in awe at the amazing things you find! Love the hat too!

c... said...

I just love that hat ! The coat is amazing - looks a bit like my find. The knitted wool suit I would not say no to ! You must have so god sale "overthere "!

Rebecca said...

I am serioulsy in love with your tapestry print skirt. And that coat is just to die for.... How come I never find things like that.

You truely have a gift dear Vix xx

Miss Magpie said...

Woo that is a serious pimps hat! I badly, badly want those turquoise shoes.....

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Vix,
Crikeyola, so much cool stuff!
I think it's blooming marvelous that you cater for the chaps as well, I'm trying to persuade Mark to do some modelling for the shop but I think I'll have to make him drunk before he'll yield to my pleas ;)
Speaking of Mark he's got a smoking jacket just like the one you've scored, I bought it at a boot sale a few years ago. He looks like James Bond in it :)
Loving the hat action you've got going on today.
Lot's of love,
Jennie
xXx

Melanie said...

You would still look good with your pants bored off you. Excellent finds. I'm particularly taken with the menswear. Some people are immensely generous with their giveaways as well, true. LOL about your adoption remark! You look fantastic in this outfit and I adore how you popped on that hat.

Kezzie said...

MMMM, I love finding cashmere from second hand sources! I bought an LK Bennett silk skirt from a charity shop which was in mint condition and I wondered why!

Kezzie said...

I don't usually like leather jackets but that one is a beauty!

Krista said...

Leave it to our fabulous Vix to find all this treasure in someone else's stash. I think this top is such a unique beautiful find I love all the lace bits and you look sexy as always!!!! You know I love that hat too! Your leather jacket is sure to get good use from you before you pass it on and I can't believe all those hats from the 60's...SCORE!!!! Your tapestry skirt is so funky too.

The gang the gang....oh how I miss you all! Hugs all round! I love you sweets!!!! I am dying of jealousy over the blogger meet up that I won't be part of :( Will Em be there?
Tonsoflove~

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

Had to laugh when I saw Jon's new jacket. My husband has just bought hiimself a new Steve McQueen style Barbour jacket. he is so happy. But then it was 1980 something when he bought his last jacket.
Love the LK Bennett top.

Helga! said...

It really IS incredible what people are willing to pay on something they then just throw when they get bored with it!! More money than sense! And you pick up a leather jacket for 40p!!! Whose the smarter one?! It's rather a fabularse jacket too! Modern stuff can be perfectly exciting,but only at the right price!!
You have scored amazingly well,yt again! What's with the shoes?! They're fabulous! How weird it is when things come in bursts, a pile of shoes this time, a tonne of handbags the next...crazy! I also love the hats,the 50's coat,and the picnic tables best!
You look a dream! Love the colours,the layers-that skirt is divoon!!!
Have a hootenany of a get together,gagging for the pictorial evidence!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

Lou said...

So many lovely finds!You have such a healthy attitude about wearing clothes and selling them on, I really need to adopt this x

Heather said...

Wow you found some great stuff!! and you look gorgeous..The Hat the jacket the skirt Amazing!!! That handmade sweater is cute I love stuff that has character like that don't you :) ~Love Heather

Sacramento Amate said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Booty indeed, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Love your jacket, ahhhhhhhhhhhh
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

OP SHOP MAMA said...

OMG OMG!!! I'm dying of jumble envy!!!

Love all of it!!! Those picnic trays, the tea tray, the turquoise shows, the shades, those 60s coro hats, .. wowsers!

I LOVE the maxi you're wearing! I love montagey looking ones.

Jumble/gala/fete season is warming up here in NZ - so excited!

Penny-Rose said...

Great outfit Vix, the hat really makes it. Hope you are enjoying Autumn while here downunder we are enduring a fickle spring :-)

Linda Wolf said...

Great haul, Vix! And you look awesome as usual.:)

Ivy Black said...

Love that outfit and loads of jumble wonders. That Barbour is a good find...very popular in this neck of the woods along with the Labradors.xxxxxx

Louise Mc said...

I can't believe you got a leather jacket for 40p, it's really nice too. I love the Eastex coat too. Bargains galore x

the gardener's cottage said...

good job vix. i'd wear that barbour jacket in a hot minute. but you prob already knew that. you look stunning as always. have fun tonight! xo

SabinePsynopsis said...

Ha, sometimes I wonder how you get your hauls home... I guess the fabulous orange VW Bus comes in handy then. Amazing jacket, wonderful shoes, and an elegant sweater with beer mittens... Who would have thought?!? xo

Veshoevius said...

I love that frill on the leather jacket and what a fab maxi skirt! Great jumble finds! Finding a Barbour is pretty impressive. I especially love that blue velvet jacket.

Veshoevius said...

I love that frill on the leather jacket and what a fab maxi skirt! Great jumble finds! Finding a Barbour is pretty impressive. I especially love that blue velvet jacket.

The Brunette said...

Oh my gosh that jacket is just divine and your hair looks even more gorgeous than usual...and it always looks amazing anyway!
I know what you mean re the straighteners I prefer the wavy look x

thorne garnet said...

did you leave anything for the other shoppers? I have a dressI got at a charity shop for $5, it still had the store hang tag on it....$98! Never worn, thank you for the new dress.

Love the big pimping hat.

Patti said...

Mmm, a cashmere sweater - how fabulous. And look at those shoes! Great shopping, dear Vix.

Punk Glam Queen http://ideefixemon.blogspot.com said...

I ADORE that hat on you! Blown away by the deals. I think I need to move (; Hey that Barbour coat will come in handy for festival time as well! I'm always shocked at the cashmere I find in pristine condition as well, I don't get why someone would give away something so lovely and soft and warm! You get bonus points for snagging the LK Bennett with beer mittens! I need some of those! I hope getting out and being busy is helping and your in tip top shape now! XXX

DearHelenHartman said...

Every time I visit your blog it's like the Sears Christmas Wish book has just arrived in the mail. Oooh, aahhh, I just stare and dream.

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Amazing finds. I love the sweater on you, too. The leather jacket is good, but it doesn't shout "Vix" to me. Why not sell it and get some more goodies? With you as a model, it'll be gone in a heart beat!

Have fun, darling.

Terri said...

You made out like a bandit! I love studying your hauls--they're very instructive. But better yet, admiring the jacket and the sweater.

Style Sud-Est said...

My God what a loot you got this time- Amazing stuff you got!
I love your purple hat, when i saw it i said to myself couldn't have been more perfect, the shape, the color, fantastic!

That sweater is fabulous love the what do you call it, beer mitten, how cute, never heard that!

Have great weekend

Lots of love

Ariane xxxx

Erica Franks said...

You always find the best stuff!!!

Xoxo

The Style Crone said...

Beer mittens - a new phrase for me and such a great concept. The 60's hat has such a nice sweep to it, framing your gorgeous face. You are always manage to show the most amazing 'finds.'

Camelia Crinoline said...

That 50s coat is lovely and the 60s hats looks fabulous. I don't have a problem with modern clothes either. They just aren't usually my style. That said, I like your leather jacket. I think it's the frill.

pastcaring said...

As ever, Vix, you are the Queen of the Jumble! I love all your finds, you did really well, even by your very high standards. The suitcases, ALL those shoes and hats, the tables, the tray, all the fabulous men's stuff (where has that unworn shirt with the collars been lurking all these years?) and the Barbour, what bargains!
I cannot imagine spending a ton of cash on something from LK Bennett in the first place, never mind chucking it away after a while - aren't people odd? Still, all the more goodies for the likes of us!
I LOVE that hat, and the whole outfit maintains your vibe and incorporates the modern pieces beautifully.
Vix. In a jumper. Now I've seen everything. Cashmere and silk, mmmm... Hope the night market was fun - LOVE!!!!! Xxxxxxx

Desdemona Vintage said...

hey I just love your style! you find some really fantastic pieces,
we have a lot in common, maybe you would like to take a peek at my blog.... wwwdesdemonavintage.blogspot.com
blogger meet ups!!! sounds fun.
hayley
x

Ronnie (RR) said...

Fab hat!

edie pop said...

Wonderful outfit and hats are my passion so the purple one is already one of my all time favourite!
If the lady that gives away fancy clothes will adopt you, ask her if there is enough room for a stepsister, that lace mittens top is fabulous!All your finds are great too, the vintage silver shoes are both very beautiful and I love Jon's choice to buy the vintage cassette player, it's right on my street!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Love xxxxx

CameronPoe2409 said...

That leather jacket is fab! Keep it! I love your retro bargains and its amazing what people spend and then throw away. xx

Lisa G said...

Lovely jacket and sweater, you find the best stuff - like a Barbour jacket!!!

Lxx

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

Beer mittens! I like.

I used to have a cassette player almost exactly like that one. Think it was probably ancient when I was given it. Something satisfying about the chunky clunky buttons though.
x

MyStyle said...

Hi there!! How gorgeous does the L K Bennett sweater and leather jacket look-what an awesome price and I love all the other goodies you bagged too, well done! Have a fab weekend xx

CityScape Skybaby said...

That leather jacket was a great find Vix and it still works brilliantly with your style even if it is modern. You found an astounding amount of good stuff this time, even by your standards! I love that little tape recorder too, it looks like one I got for Christmas many years ago and I loved it, lots of Top 40's and mad tapes of me and my brother making up plays and suchlike were taped on it. xx

pao said...

My goodness, It's more than I can take in, Vix. But your outfit is outstanding. And that purple hat really tops it off (hee hee). I've never seen anything like the lacy top with fingerless gloves thingy, but it is fabulous. As is a leather jacket with ruffles! And you're off to a blogger meet-up? Oh my. Can't wait to hear/see about that!

Hayley Rose said...

I love quilted anything! :) like i said in the other day i would actually kill for a wax jacket and youve found two rcently your a lucky miss! I love finding things that make you think "who in their right mind would chuck this out???" :) x

Fiona said...

Never cease to be amazed by your astonishing vintage JS finds and even more astonishing prices.
Hope you have a great evening tonight.

Lynne DeVenny said...

Keep the jacket!

Unless it's my size, then sell it to me :)

You have a real eye for thrifting. I bet your stall is wondrous.

Sophie - CGDN said...

such a lot of finds! That jacket was definitely worth buying for even a few wears x

Miss Simmonds Says said...

As usual, it's all bloody amazing! Not sure where to start. Love the Eastex coat so much. The LK Bennett was a complete steal, it looks beautiful on you. The Barbour looks amazing too, the Goa fund is looking very full indeed xxx

Trees said...

So many goodies - looks like you guys did well and I MUST applaud you for getting some guys things for your stall. Rich is always disappointed when we go op shopping of vintage type fairs as there is never any cool guys stuff for him!

Forest City Fashionista said...

What a fabulous score on the Barbour coat for Jon, and the leather one for you. I think the ruffled leather looks splendid on you and plays well with your 1970's stuff! I want to see those 60's hats, and more of the bathing beauty book.

Shubhi said...

Vix, why are you so awesome at finding the things you do? I can't wait to see you in the smoking satin jacket!;)

love,
Shubhi's Revels!

Helen said...

The barbour is such a good find!

Sue said...

I welcome the idiots that pay top dollar and then put it in a charity shop!! Well done with your latest haul of goodies. Hope you are having a fab weekend.

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his_girl_friday said...

I love your love of vintage clothes! You wear them well.

Misfits Vintage said...

LOVE that fabularse purple hat, amor! You look gorgeous as always - the maxi is divine and I'm glad you are staying warm.

So much amazing jumbo treasure! I especially love: the blue shoes, the mental hats, the picnic tables and the party plates.

Hope you've had a GLORIOUS weekend. Love you more than jumbos! Sarah xxx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

Oh my what a haul!!!! I think I was most excited at the sight of all of those shoes! Divine! Xx

Devil made in Heaven said...

I love that wool fifties suit you bought. The picknick tables are also cool. Just like the rest of your finds. Ow and my hubby has the same with old skool music systems... uhm and the rest of the stuff that has a plug.... ;)
I really can not pay 150 pounds/euro for a piece of clothing. You can buy a hole vintage wardrobe with that money. :)
xxx

The Pugnacious Vegetarian said...

Ahhhh! I love the hat! Also, I have to borrow the term "beer mittens" from you because I live in a place where it's cold for the majority of the year :)