Monday, 10 December 2012

Eat, Sleep, Sell, Repeat!


What a weekend! A non-stop whirl of socialising, selling, smiling, sleeping and starting all over again. After three nights of fun and two days of vintage fairs my feet are broken, my back's gone and I've lost the ability to string a coherent sentence together.


Me at the Wulfrun Centre at 9am on Saturday morning. Full-on lurex, bastard jewellery and all.


My fabulous assistant.


Annie paid us a visit and looked amazing in her Kinky Melon Dollyrockers maxi. I finally got to meet the lovely Trayci too but my camera batteries had gone flat by then. Professional blogger I ain't!

1970s lurex catsuit (20p, jumble sale), Vintage felt hat (50p, car boot sale), jewellery (India, second-hand and Krista)

Ellen and Dawn of Wolverhampton Vintage Fairs did a top job despite poor Dawn breaking her knee at the eleventh hour, over 1,400 through the doors and some great sales. 


This was the following morning at Pelsall. I even won a prize for my outfit so I thought I'd better link to Patti's Visible Monday! (Thanks to Sarah, the catsuit provider)


Gorgeous Lisa was our neighbour and had us in stitches all day long. That carpet bag was her first sale, wasn't it a beauty?


Here's some of the fabulous head gear made by the incredibly glam Kerry.


She's a doll.


Burlesque babe Theresa and her man, Glenn, are always a joy to see.



Jon in charge! Sharon and Jodie put on another great event, 700 punters turned up, we were inundated and sold lots.


This lovely lady rocking the hell out of her Kinky Melon purchase, a 1970s fake fur coat.


Always gorgeous Liz had a stall with her Mum, Hazel.


Liz and Adrian popped in and made a few sneaky purchases.


Here's beautiful mum & daughter duo, Claire and Maisie from Maisie's Closet Vintage. I couldn't resist snapping up this fabulous 1970s jumpsuit from their rails.

Jumpsuit worn with a heap of jewellery including vintage earrings from Maisie's Closet and a choker from Clare.

I made a couple more purchases which I'll blog about very soon. In the meantime I've a shed load of blogs and emails to catch up on, a house that looks like a bomb's gone off and a flight to find. 

See you soon!

75 comments:

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Well done you, Vix. Loved seeing all the photos. xx

Melanie said...

What a pretty lady who snapped up that fur jacket!

freckleface said...

Wow, what a great post, so full of content, I'm going to have to go through it a few times so I don't miss anything. Can't believe you got that amazing lurex jumpsuit for 20p, that's just jammy. Your friend Liz looks great in her shot taffeta dress, such a beautiful colour. What else? Too much, need to read it again. :) x

Kelly said...

I love the first outfit Vix, so sparkly. Love it.
Looks like you had lots of fun, hope you sold lots too.
My wool blazer got it's first outing on Saturday night, I don't think it'll be it's last.
x

Rebecca said...

I LOVE the jumpsuit - great color on you - and the catsuit. Wow!

It was fun to see the all booths, too. I see proof now that you don't just lounge around all day, everyday :)

Jules said...

That jumpsuit looks lush on you and i love that lurex dress!!
Hope you find some time to relax - looks like you had one helluva weekend!!
XO

Carina Rosenholm said...

Great post, lots of cool People and you look great as always !

Pennyblossoms said...

Looks and sounds like a fab time was had by all!
The flyers are really neat. The stalls certainly look good; stuffed to the brim with goodies!
Hope your aches and pains subside. Acouple of rum and cokes should help!
Z xx

Fiona said...

Great snaps Vix, both days look fabulous as do you, but bare arms in December ?? You are hardcore!
Loving the purple jumpsuit on you. Put your feet up and relax, sod the housework.

Linda Wolf said...

Vix, you are the very best advertisement for your clothing. You are looking DIVIVE as usual. You really should be in front of a professional photographer more often; you have such a great look.

Yep, I've had some of those weekends and sometimes without the sleep part. Be gentle with yourself for a day or two.

Sounds like Goa is soon to be a reality! Good for you, girl!

xxx

Emma Kate at Painted Style said...

Looks like a fantastic fair! I'm being led astray by your blog and heading out tonight with bare arms, my pimped rock tee and a skirt that's far too short! You have a lot to answer for!

Lou said...

Hope you managed to sell lots - I don't now how you don't end up spending all your takings whilst AT the vintage fairs, so many pretty things! Very happy Kinky Melon is online, a fur coat like that must be mine! x

pastcaring said...

Good grief, you've got some stamina, well done! You look completely fabulous, the best advert for vintage selling there could be, so it's no surprise you attracted the customers and sold well.
I love ALL the jumpsuits on display in this post - from the fabularse bargain of the century 20p lurex-tastic number, to the gorgeous psychedelic one from sarah, and the amazing purple one you bought.
That carpet bag on Lisa's stall caught my eye immediately, Kerry's head pieces are stunning (as is she), how cool that Liz and her mum did a stall together, and your lovely assistant looks... well, lovely!
It sounds like hard work but worth it - Goa, here you come! xxxx

Vintage Jane said...

So glad you did well. That jumpsuit was made for you. Just read your birthday post too ... you look so good in your 'what not to wear over 40' outfit. M x

Forest City Fashionista said...

You do have stamina, especially to be able to look so fresh and fabulous after all that! That looks like so much fun, and I was drooling a bit over Kerry's hats. The babe who bought the fake fur from you is great advertising for your booth.

Ivy Black said...

Blimey girl, that's good going. You look utterly fab in all yer bastard jewellery an' all. Tell me someone bought that gorgeous blue frock behind you!
xxxxxx

DearHelenHartman said...

Coherency is overrated when you look Fabulous! Love love love that jumpsuit. What a wonderful fair and those HATS! Every bit is yummy.

edie pop said...

What a fabulous event and you are your own poster girl, no one could resist spending all the money on your stall, especially if you show your great lurid lurex catsuit and Sarah's one!!All the other ladies were amazing too and Liz is always one of the best dressed !I really love the mom & daughter duo, they are both beautiful and the mom seems as young as her girl, I really hope to join one of these fair with my daughters one day, they already love vintage!
The new blue catsuit is stunning and perfect with the ivory jewels!
Love xxxxx

Tanvi said...

The purple jumpsuit looks fabulous with that lip color. Love it! (:

Crazy & Co.

Lynne DeVenny said...

Vix, these vintage fairs look like heaven. I've got to do my research and find the closest ones 'round these parts, which are likely many states away :( So many stunningly beautiful photos you kindly shared, but that purple jumpsuit is so perfect for you - that color is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

señora Allnut said...

woouu, so much fabulousness!, it seems that it was a great event with really lovely people!, and love your outfits, really gorgeous!, you're rocking that lurex catsuit at 9am!, you're a goddess!!
besos

Helen Le Caplain said...

That catsuit is fan-bloody-tastic!

:D

www.mancunianvintage.com

Patti said...

Great job! Fine-looking assistant you have there, too : > Love your new jumpsuit, meee-ow. Thanks for linking up to Visible Monday.

FASHION TALES said...

I can't get over the brilliant jumpsuit, I just love that sparkled number! xx You look fab Vix. xx

Kezzie said...

How lovely! I love seeing the different stalls and your fabulous outfits! Really like those head-dresses (pillar box hat? Not sure what to call them!)

That's Not My Age said...

You look lovely in navy - and, think I need to get me a sequin catsuit! Let me know if you find one in a size 12 x

Helga! said...

Those Liz' of yours are bloody BOMBSHELLS! The three of you are far hotter than Charlie's Angels!
Phwoar to that incredible lurex (LOOOOOOOOOOORID) catsuit, it makes me want to cry and sqee with envy and delight!
You must be bloody knackered.That's hard work,being super smiley!! Yet another resounding success!
YAY to winning a price whilst clad in that uber sexy catsuit from Sarah! You two are QUEENS of the CATSUIT!
So many gorgeous things and gorgeous people..hurrah!
Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

joyatri said...

Despite the sore feet, back, and smile muscles, it looks like your fairs were loads of fun, sharing a love of vintage with other sellers, and of, course buyers. And you got to shop!
Your lurex catsuit must have been like a shining beacon, luring shoppers into your booth. And I love the glamorous 1970s take on the blue Rosie the Riveter blue jumpsuit.
Looking forward to seeing your other purchases.

pao said...

You were made for catsuits, Vix. They all look grand on you, each giving off a completely different vibe. Hope you get a day or two off now, have a glass of wine (or more) and relax. Or whatever you do to chill!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Quality of life! (... and more lurex to the people).

menopauselsupermodel said...

Wow--first you are ROCKING the catsuits/jumpsuits!!! It's so awesome to see all the people coming through to snag all the goodies!!

You and Jon seem to be having a blast meeting all of the vintage loving folk at these shows!

I still bemoan the fact we have NOTHING like this nearby!!

Looks like you will soon be waving at us wearing a bikini from a beach in Goa!! Accessorized with bastard jewelry and a cocktail, of course!!

rosyragpatch said...

Love your catsuit - looks good on you.
The Vintage Fairs look fun but I bet you need a rest after all that. Glad they were a success.

Vintage Coconut said...

So much Vintage fabulousness in this post my mouth was watering. *GAHHH*
I LOVE IT ALL!
A flight? ooooo lucky lucky lucky, You will be running on a beach in your bikini in no time. ;)

Louise Mc said...

Wow, all those vintage bags, I could never resist! In fact, I'd struggle to part with them if I was that seller. Love the lurex catsuit. X

PinkCheetahVintage said...

The lurex jumpsuit is everything. LOVE it. Looks like you worked very hard, but had so much fun :)

the gardener's cottage said...

gorgeous! every last one of you.
what a wonderful weekend and i'm so glad you will be booking your flight. makes it all worth it!

xo

simplyvintage said...

What a busy weekend! It must be so exciting to be looking for your next trip away. Linda xxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

apart from the other people you mentioned, everyone look really fantastic, lots of smiles and gorgeous clothes all round. You look gorgeous, that first photo is stunning. Jon looks ready for a bar brawl in a 19th century pub. That girl in the fake fur coat looks like an early 60s film star. The jumpsuit looks wonderful, actually it all looks wonderful, keep up the good work xxxxxx

Sophie - CGDN said...

you've been busy! I love the look of the handbag stall, I could have spent ages looking. x

The Small Fabric Of My Life said...

What a lovely bunch you all look.
Can't wait to see your new purchases.

Trees said...

I love your vintage fair posts - so great to see so many wonderful vintage people together. I love all these catsuits too - not surprised you won the prize for the best dressed. Time to book flights to India? YAH!

Willow said...

How wonderful it would have been to have been there! You look fabulous in all those outfits.

Marla said...

Oh how I wish we had such fairs in my area- nothing like that here. I can't say which outfit I like best on you because they all look so stinkin' amazing!

Misfits Vintage said...

Holy bejayzus - that lurex jumpsuit is one of my all time favourites EVER!!! You look so amazing amor - in all three jumpsuits - and Jon is a super spunky arse, as usual. Oh man, if I came to these markets I would buy EVERYTHING!!! Love you more than jumpsuits! Sarah xxx

Janice Tutone said...

Man, I wish I could go to an event like this one! Great items & you look fantastic as always! X

two squirrels said...

Hello Vix!!!! Oh Hi to Jon too!!!!!
Looking amazing in the jumpsuit!!!!
Yay for fairs and markets that go well, its because all your treasure is just fabulous.
Eeeeekkk that carpet bag was exquisite, no wonder it found a home so quickly.
A late Happy Birthday and lots of squirrel hugs.
love V

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I LOVE your new jumpsuit. You look AMAZING in it. I'm so glad you had another successful weekend. Thanks for sharing the fabulous pics. Xx

The Style Crone said...

You wear a jumpsuit like not other, so no surprise that you won a prize. The lurex number with the felt hat took my breath away.

Hope that you did well at the vintage fair and that India is only a moment away.

Joni said...

Looks like everyone had a smashing time. I would love to get my mugs on some great things I see here. I just seem to live in the wrong country. I rarely find great shops or shows like this looks. Everything is so over priced, or it's just plain junk.
And you my dear, look fabulous in everything you put on your gorgeous bod!

CityScape Skybaby said...

Nice to see you and Annie getting a chance to meet up again Vix, so many great stalls there. I would have been very tempted by all those bags because I am a bag hag, and I love your glamorous friend's Vivienne Westwood earrings. I have the same ones but they're ebay knockoffs. You look great in jumpsuits and your purple one makes me feel sentimental because my mum had one just like it in the 70s only it was olive green. I always thought she looked like one of Charlie's Angels in it and loved it on her. xx

Ronnie (RR) said...

What a fabulous few days you all have had, looks like great fun and the atmosphere seemed amazing, wish you lived closer so I could pop along

Sue said...

Ever since watching Mary Poppins as a young girl I have yearned for her big old carpet bag!!! No wonder that one was the first to sell. The lurex catsuit is a winner!! Very sexilicious!

silkpathdiary said...

Oh, just brilliant Vix! Love your catsuits and last jumpsuit - looks like it was made for you! x

Loulou said...

I love when you give us a look at these sales. I'm not sure if such a thing exists here and I am missing out, or what. But they look like a lot of fun, with many friends to enjoy them with. I'm sure it takes much work to be a vendor but it looks like enjoyable work, in spite of the sore feet, legs and back. And both of your jumpsuits are excellent!

Emalina said...

As glamorous as ever, despite being all work and no play. That catsuit is amazeballs! Not surprised that you won an award for gorgeousness!

Sacramento Amate said...

I would have killed to be there, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Lynn Dylan said...

Love the photos, Vix! Looks like fun stuff and VERY hard work!! No surprise that your outfit won a prize! Love the fur coat photo -- lovely lady.

xoxo
Lynn

Sangu Mandanna said...

That looks more like a rockin' party than anything else, Vix! You look lovely x

carrievintage said...

Jumpsuits are great on you!
I knew that you would like my new velvet vest ;)

grunge-queen said...

Nothing like lurex to battle 9am on a Saturday morning! You make hard work look like a blast. I can't decide which catsuit/jumpsuit I like best as they all rock on you. xoxo

Annie said...

You can see I took my spare chin along on Saturday!
It was great to catch up with you again. You looked absolutely stunning, and indeed all of the jumpsuits are made for you.
I absolutely love my new plaid tartan dress. I also bought a lurex top from your lovely friend at Prick Me Dainty. She gave me a discount, which I think was on account of my Dollyrockers dress!

Very excited that you are all set to book up for India!

Speak soon xxx

Young at Heart said...

loving the lurex look....and the fab make-up!!x

Style Sud-Est said...

Your lurex suit is amazing
Nice pics of the fair
The blue suit is gorgeous as well
So happy for you you are going to India soon!

Ariane xxxxx

Krista said...

Of course you won something for looking so good and at that early hour you should have! Both you and Jon look stylish as always and I loved getting a lil peek at the other sellers too. I hope Liz and her Mum also did well, I'm sure they did. The gal who bought your fake fur looked gorgeous in it and I'm sure will be a regular from now on. I also loved seeing Liz and Adrian, have I told you lately that you have the hottest group of friends, well you do!

India I'm sure is on the horizon, can you just about feel the warmth? I hope to catch up with you soon. I miss you honey!!!!

XXOOXOOXOXOOXOX

WendyB said...

Loving your eye makeup and lipstick!

wardrobeexperience said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaahahaaaaah ... i want to join you just one of these markets!!!! it looks amazing!!! must be loads of fun. ...

Forever Miss Vanity said...

Such a beautiful post! I love the ladies fur jacket and as always, you look amazing. Totally rocking that jumpsuit!

xxx

www.forevermissvanity.com

Cristi said...

Now, I really wished I'd been there after seeing all the lovely people who also were selling. That mother daughter duo-so cute! She's lucky to have such a cool mum!;)

Love the jumpsuit, you look great in it! And, how fab to be win a prize, for doing just what you do best!:)

Devil made in Heaven said...

All the sales lady's are looking so gorgeous. I've spoken with hubby about those great vintage fairs and why there aren't some around here. We don't know. When the weather is getting better we will come over to England to so some vintage shopping. Hubby had his own vintage shop for some years and did a lot of great shopping in England. Love your new jumpsuit and congrats on your best dressed price!
xxxx

The Brunette said...

That looks such a fab event I would love to have been there.

x

The Brunette said...

Oh by the way I love your hair like that. I used to wear mine like that and in 2 plaits but lately have not really felt right to do it. Having a bit of a crisis of confidence more so lately x

Alice said...

Both fairs sound like a mighty success! You look amazing, as does your very glamorous assistant! It sounds like the fairs were buzzing xxx

DeniseAngela said...

Wow your fake furs look so real compared to our obviously faux fur here! Love these real life photos Vix that you always post!

Mary Lou said...

woooow smokin hot you totally rock this jump and catsuits, they embrace your perfect body!!!
kiss,mary

Lisa G said...

Well done on your fabulous outfit prize!!

Everyone looks incredible at these fairs, wow.

Lxx