Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mummy's Little Angel

Despite a booze-sozzled late night, the spring sunshine woke me early this morning so we made the most of the day by visiting the car boot sale on nearby Cannock Chase. I freely admit to being a city girl at heart and the countryside kind of scares me, what with the dead animals at the side of the road, strange smells and the huge open expanses of nothingness I do feel a little out of my comfort zone. Still, nothing stands in front of Vix and her bargains.

These two cheeky gnomes set me back 50p for the pair. They'll be right at home in my herb garden.

The orange leather shoulder bag cost 50p as did the goatskin clutch. The man who sold me the clutch told me his late dad brought it for his mother from Aden where he served with the British Army in the 1950's.

A kindly stall holder gave me these chintzy lampshades for free as he reckoned that they were "very old-fashioned". The kitschy celluloid pirate was 50p.

 This 1970's angel sleeved dress was 10p. I think it started life as a maxi as it had a raw hem which was soon rectified with my trusty Wonda-Web.

I think my new bag complements the wooden wedges rather well.
It's Mothering Sunday here in the UK today so I'll be visiting mum later complete with pressie, card and bunch of daffs. I also managed to get her a bag of wool at the boot sale, so I will be popular.

Hope you've all had wonderful weekends!

30 comments:

  1. I really like that outfit on you - I'm a big fan of grey tights, don't really know why, just love 'em!
    I can't get my head round the fact your dress cost 10p. That is just crazy!

    Well done for spoiling your Mum :)

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  2. Ahh great finds! I passed up on a car boot sale today in favour of a roast beef dinner for mothers day, it certainly was a difficult decision! :)

    That dress is lovely! I thought I'd found a bargain when I paid £20 for a maxi dress yesterday from a vintage stall, but that dress is a steal! x

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  3. Love the clutch, the wedges - and the gnomes, of course!

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  4. SO in love with that dress Vix.

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  5. It's such a pretty dress, and the clutch goes great with it!

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  6. That dress is so pretty!
    xoxo

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  7. 10p for that dress?!?! I'm jealous!

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  8. Those wedges are so great and those gnomes look quite cheeky indeed. I love a gnome filled garden.

    rhitbee.blogspot.com :)

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  9. Great finds, that dress is so pretty and for 10p what a bargain :)

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  10. Ohhh what a beautiful dress. The bag and shoes are utterly gorgeous too.

    I love the way that a little bit of sunshine gets us all dashing outside for our blog photos :)

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  11. Ooo, I love this dress on you! And your right, perfect with the shoes and clutch! What great finds you scored! If I ever visit England I will have to look you up and we'll go jumble-ing together! (if one can say "jumble-ing", I don't know!)

    heart:

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  12. Waw lovely bags! And your outfit is very nice

    x

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  13. Gorgeous lady! Love the wedges so very much - they look fab with the dress and that wonderful bag!

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  14. You look so lovely in this outfit Vix!
    The dress is über-pretty & for only ten shiny pennies...AMAZING!
    I'm in love with your gnomes; if I had a garden then I'd definitely be an avid gnome collector.
    I also pick up wool for mum at the car boot sales, in the sneaky hope that she'll transform it into a gorgeous granny blanket or a fabby pair of legwarmers for me ;)
    Huzzah, for everybody's Mum today - MUMS ROCK!
    ...xXx

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  15. That dress is the prettiest little bargain ever. You look lovely today, as always. How great getting the lampshades for free.. I actually really like the floral design on them. Hope you enjoy the last of your weekend. x

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  16. I have an almost absurd love affair with grey, and you wear it perfectly!

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  17. Darling, what bargains! I'm a country boy, but I completely understand your apprehension, the weird smells and the dead animals aren't fun to get used to!
    I hope you and your mother had a lovely day!

    Eddus xxx

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  18. you look adorable vixen, & the lampshades
    are lovely.

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  19. Those gnomes....the goatskin clutch & the lampshades would have made the dead animals by the roadsides and strange odors worthwhile for me!

    Great dress, too! So wish I could come upon such lovelies in one day!

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  20. Booze sozzled!!Love it!!It was a bit of a weekend for that kind of thing!
    Awesome frock,Vix,and tres sexy with the grey tights & wedges!!I see grey tights in a new light now!!I can't get over that goatskin clutch-score!!!Amongst scores!!
    Onward & upward!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxHelga
    PS-yay for all you lovelies celebrating your mummies!

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  21. O,I keep forgetting to ask how Jon got that pretty gold record??!!
    Helga x

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  22. Hi my dear-looking lovely as ever, the dress, clutch and shoes are just gorgeous and what bargains you picked up yesterday, love the bags!! So pleased the boot sales are starting up, its so thrilling to pick up a find, mind you, yesterdays one I went to was rather poor! Never mind, I've got months of them ahead, LOL! Have a great week!

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  23. Oh ! Dear ! You're so perfect !

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  24. Great finds and the bag goes perfectly with your summer dress. Yes, I think I'm a city girl at heart, too. That's why I immediately jumped on the train to London when I saw it's going to be a beautiful day yesterday.

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  25. I have a goat skin wallet that I looooove!! But my wallet is from Africa, it was a sacrificed goat, my bf got it for me, lol I didnt know it was popular

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  26. Your dress is stunning!

    You always have the best finds!

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  27. lovely dress Vix, it looks fab on you, and the bags are both fantastic! i'm a bit scared of gnomes though :S xx

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  28. Another gorgeous dress Vix and I'm in love with the shoes athough I can't say the same about the gnomes!

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  29. So many lovely comments about a 10p dress! Isn't it amazing what folk get rid of?
    I hope my scary gnomes work their magic on the slugs and snails this year, I'm fed up with those little blighters munching away at my crops.
    Vix
    xxx

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