Monday, 18 October 2010

Boot Sale Bargains


An impromptu night out delayed last night's blogging so I'm playing catch-up today. 
It was a glorious day yesterday and given the choice of a local vintage fair or a stroll around the car boot sale I opted for the open air option. Although these fairs can be fun, for me there's nothing more satisfying than finding vintage treasures for pennies at charity shops, jumble sales and car boot sales.

"Foxcroft by Antler" vanity case with key 

.......packed with vintage scarves and gloves £2.50


A festival-loving girl like me can never have too many pairs of wellies and these 1960's red ones not only fit perfectly but were only 30p


Another creepy child picture for my wall of misery, isn't she a beauty? Well worth a quid.


I loved these shoes when I first saw them in TopShop but no way was I going to spend £60, the £1 price tag was far more reasonable. 


The posh elderly lady wouldn't take any less than £4 for this bugle-beaded, silk lined jacket .


I can never resist a vintage hat. A elderly gentleman was selling some of his late mother's belongings and let me have all six of these beauties for £5.

I've got a huge head and was delighted to find that they all fit me perfectly.


They shall be taking pride of place in my newly revamped glass fronted hat cabinet.


For 50p I had to snap up this pretty velvet-lined music box


Pitch perfect and complete with key.

Penguin's 1952 edition of Eustace Chesser's Successful Living "A guide to the full use of one's bodily and mental faculties so as to secure contentment and harmony, addressed specifically to those who have reached maturity".
Green leather bound copy of The Golden Treasury arranged by FT Palgrave and inscribed "Happy Christmas Derrick Love. Vera 1948"
 Practical Knitting Illustrated from the 1930's with some marvellous photographic plates and curious patterns.

Three books for 50p - bargain!

71 comments:

  1. OMG such beauties that jewellery box is gorgeous and Iam so jealous that you got those gorgeous Topshop shoes for £1.00 xx

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  2. LOVE those shoes....lucky lucky girl!!!


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  3. I adore the jewellery box !
    So lovely !

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  4. Loving the scary child!! You always get such lovely bargains - my local boot sale just sells tat! :(

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  5. Oh my gosh! Well now i'm jealous of all your awesome treasures. I am
    in love with vanity case. And those hats!!! And the topshop shoes! And the.... Who am I kidding everything you got is just so lovely. I've really
    got to start thrifting more. You inspire me more everyday Vix xxxx

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  6. Dear Vix,
    Bargains Galore!
    I love this lot, what utterly fabulous scores.
    The vanity case stuffed with scarves & gloves is my fave...I'd have so much fun sorting through that lot.
    The hats are divine & they'll look amazing in your new display cabinet.
    As regards to the jacket, sometimes you just have to "splash out", especially for something that special...you know that you'll make your money back selling it on eBay once you tire of it anyway.
    The wellies remind me of a pair that I had as a toddler back in the 70s...all of a sudden I am transported in my mind to one of those glorious rainy autumn days of my childhood, being told off by mum for jumping up & down in all the everso inviting puddles ;)
    I am muchos impresstos with all your boot sale bargains, well done my dear!
    Lot's of love,
    Jem
    ...xXx

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  7. those topshop shoes are to die for!

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  8. Fabulous finds I love hats, my great aunt was a milliner and had the most wonderful collection of amazing hats especially 1920's cloche etc .. But unfortunately I have a big head :) So I have to wear mens.. I adore a trilby though xx

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  9. OMG you definitely made the right choice! A fantastic haul. The vanity case and scarves/gloves is a steal and how delightful to rummage through and see what you've got.
    The hats look extremely stylish. Can't wait to see some on.
    I'm totally in love with the little music box. It's so sweet.
    x

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  10. The case filled with scarves and gloves!! What a find! A couple of years ago I found an old suitcase outside the back of an Op Shop (as rubbish to be picked up) filled with 1920's and earlier post cards!!

    Love everything. What a great haul today!

    xx Claire

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  11. Oh I wondered where you were this morning...so to speak! Great finds, I actually love everything. I may have to start my own wall of misery when I can find one of those pics, I love them. You've converted me.xx.

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  12. Eeeek!! Look at that suitcase chockfull of loveliness! The hats are flipping amazing too - you must model that red one for us.

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  13. Fabulous bargains, If I lived near you we'd have weekly duels over the stuff!

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  14. I have no favourites, I love them all. Aren´t you good?????.
    Jealousssssssssssssssssssssssss.

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  15. I love your blog..I am also a boot sale/charity shop whore..found via Helgita (Helga).

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  16. you lucky girl..love the vintage hats,creepy girl painting,I adore that jewelry box and cute hats with added scarfs thats a plus.

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  17. Great finds as always Vix! Particularly love the hats and Topshop brogues. I too love finding goodies for pennies rather than paying silly prices. I see carboots, charity shops and jumble sales as like a treasure hunt. You never know what goodies you'll find x

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  18. I am discovering your blog. It´s lovely!

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  19. AS ever, I'm astounded by your knack for picking up absolute bargains! My faves are the hats, music box and the books. You are definately a magnet for vintage goodies! xxx

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  20. You really are the bargain queen. I am going to be hitting the car boots once I ditch the 9 to 5,

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  21. What a fantastic day for bargains ,that little silk lined cardi ,was worth £4,incidently I have a small head ,so have problems getting hats small enough ,pinhead lol ...love Jan xx

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  22. Ohhhhhh the hats are amazing,i can''t wait to see them on you x

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  23. those shoes are quite something Vix, love the jewellery box as well x

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  24. wow!! I wish I had gone to this!! I love the hats - especially the red one! Oh and the 'creepy' painting! We have two in the same style in our bedroom (I got them because they resemble myself and my boyfriend!!) xx

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  25. oh you lucky girl! those hats are wonderful...and the shoes look damn pretty too.

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  26. WOW what a collection! I dont know what I like best, the hats, the sequin cardi or the music box - I had one just like it! But nope it has to be the new addition to the wall of misery LOL!

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  27. Hi there-very impressive finds as usual my dear, just love the wellies, the bugle beaded jacket and all the hats, they are just gorgeous!! have a good week ahead! xx

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  28. Wow, awesome bargains! Esp love the hats and jewellery box. My local boots sale once again failed to turn up anything good, except more DVDs for my already too big collection! :)

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  29. Those hats are gorgeous, love them. And the jacket is quite stunning. And a bargain for £4.

    Creepy child, is well, creepy. I expect nothing less from the wall of misery. :)

    xxx

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  30. Those shoes are fabulous - I can't believe you got them for a squid!!!! :D

    I also love the red hat - it's such a vibrant colour and will look great on you!

    Sal xXx

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  31. you are a wonder! Love the music box and everything else. xx

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  32. oh wow Vix, another wonderful haul of goodies! Those wellies are just adorable! And each of those hats are just wonderful. x

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  33. You find such fabulous jems every time you go shopping! I wish I had your skills. :) These are all so charming and lovely. I especially love the hats. xo

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  34. I love this post! Thanks for sharing x I’ve just come across your blog and I love it! Will be stopping by from now on x


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  35. i LOVE that vanity case, please take me shopping!

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  36. Your dressing area looks like it belongs to a professional fashionista! From the mannequin heads to the organization to the amazing range of goodies, I am SO envious!

    xxx

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  37. Love the hats - cant wait to see u in the red one!!

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  38. Unbelievable! Everything is amazing and so god dammned cheap!! I love love love the hats. I adore hats and these are real beauties. That sequin jacket is gorgeous - worth many times more than £4!!
    I used to have a jewellery box with a dancing ballerina just like this one which I inherited from an aunt with all her old hippy jewellery in it - I loved it to death. Does yours play music? Mine used to play a tune from My Fair Lady. xxx

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  39. Bloody hell! What awesome scores!! Ha,you,Alex and I have all scored vanity cases lately,but oyur has so many delights inside!!!EEEEEK!I think the miserable girl is my fave of that collection so far!Those Top Shop shoes are fantastic!Good things come to those who wait!
    Yep,I'm way jealous of that lot!
    Lovely to chat last night,just so lovely!!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  40. Incredible finds, Vix! I'm so looking forward how you are going to style all these fabulous hats and jacket and wellies and shoes and...
    xxx

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  41. OMG, I'm so utterly jealous!! Love the vanity case and the scarves especially. The jewellery box reminds me of the one my mum had when I was little which I coveted so much.

    You are a bargain seeking genius!

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  42. How I love to see your bargains! I need to do a boot sale bargains post of my own, I think. :)

    The vanity case stuffed with treasures is fab. My favourite of the lot, I think. x

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  43. Ok, I cannot hold off any longer and will make it my business to get to a car boot sale pronto!

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  44. Oh wow, fabulous haul, I love the shoes and the shape of those wellies!

    Kandi x

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  45. The jacket is gorgeous. Used to have a jewellery box like that - takes me back! xx
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  46. Oh - THE HATS! And the VANITY CASE♥♥! To find a jewelry box with the ballerina still dancing is rare, too! What a cache!

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  47. Love the booties and the wellies and even that creepy child's picture [haha!] ... Missed you Vix! :) You are continuing to make us jealous with your bargain finds! :)

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  48. i never knew that there are so much thrift shops, flea markets and vintage fairs in GB. this past summer i tried to visit nearly every flea market around my home town (in germany) - and i saw a lot of courious and amazing things - and i bought a lot of gorgeous and silly things... but it seems like you're able to go vintage shopping on every single day where you live.
    i really feel jealous about this.
    ; )
    thank you so much for your cute mail!

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  49. Gorgeous finds Vix! I went to the carboot yesterday, got a couple of things but there weren't many stalls :( Hope you are having a lovely evening xxx

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  50. thats so lovely!
    great pictures too. :)
    <3.

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  51. Dear Vix, wow!! You have stunned me once again with your amazing finds! What fabulous bargains!

    You did well holding out for those shoes and your wall of misery cracks me up!

    I used to have a jewellery box like that in the early Seventies. Mine had a ballerina in a tutu with a blonde bun and played Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head. I think yours looks older than that, maybe Fifties or early Sixties xx

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  52. I can't believe your incredible score at the car boot sale! I loved everything...except maybe the creepy girl!...the vanity case filled with delights and those gorgeous hats (I'd like to try on that last little black number). I know I had a little ballerina jewelry box when I was young, takes me back.

    Congrats on all your fabulous finds, Bonnie

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  53. These are great buys!:D My favorite would be the hats!:D

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  54. Excellent bargains Vix! The creepy child is the nicest one I've seen and the shoes are so gorgeous. I'd love to find a little case with gloves and scarves in!

    xxx

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  55. I need to spend some time in England! You have me imagining going to those sales and scoring great finds like those gorgeous hats!
    Have a lovely day ;)


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  56. Good call, Vix. How much would you have had to pay for similar at a vintage fair? And fesh air thrown in for free. Love the jewellery box.xxx

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  57. You scored! What with the weather being so clear, I seriously cannot imagine a better way to spend a Sunday out than at a flea market or car boot sale. And oh my it was worth it wasn't it? I cannot believe the TopShop shoes were such a steal and I LOVE the hats - I'm coveting them from 10,000km away here:). I'm a sucker for ballerina jewellery boxes and your new pic will look wonderful on your Wall of Misery. Sigh! xoxo

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  58. absolutely fantastico finds! am very envious of the vintage sacrves, looking forward to outfit posts of them.

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  59. I love this, Vix! You found so much cool stuff today, LOVE the hat collection, how amazing is that? Ah, I get such a kick out of seeing all of the cool stuff that you find, it's fab! XX!

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  60. What a great colletcion! you seem to be a vintage hunter! :)

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  61. Those hats are all delicious, and I'm sure I had a music box just like that when I was a little girl!

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  62. Vix! Talk about a bargain hunter! Everything here is fantastic <3<3

    x x x

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  63. Such fabulous finds, well done. I especially love those shoes. xxx

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  64. Oh my Goddess! Vix... you are the Vintage Treasure & Bargain Whisperer!!!! NO ONE can beat you at this!
    I am coveting those hats and shoes!!

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  65. what fantastic finds and a fantastic blog! particularly loving the hats and the music box! xox

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  66. Oooh, you got some amazing finds!! The fair was good, didn't buy much though beacause it was so busy that by the time we got in alot of the goodies had sold :-(
    I'm having car bootie withdrawals seeing this lot though lol! Will have to hunt out one next week :-) xx

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  67. I pay allegiance to Vix goddess of good deals! WOW. I am seriously so envious of those hats I want to lick the screen!

    heart:Kimberellie

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  68. I adore the vanity case, and I can’t believe it was full of all those goodies.
    Those red wellies for 30p- oh my I would have bought them too.
    The music box is my ultimate favourite, so beautiful and authentic.
    So many great finds here xx

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  69. Those Topshop shoes are great, and the price makes them even more amazing! Can't believe that venity case and all those scarves was only £2.50!

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