Saturday, 2 October 2010

None So Blind As Those That Will Not See...

English Lady dress (Jumble Sale), Lana of Finland 1960's era leather boots (British Heart Foundation), Tweed waistcoat and navy felt hat (Both local Hospice shop)

We'd only just arrived at the car boot sale this morning when a trendy mother and daughter came up to me and complimented me on the way I was dressed (pretty amazing considering it was just before 9am on a Saturday morning). The teenaged daughter asked me where I bought my clothes and I told her that it was a combination of car boots, eBay, jumble sales and charity shops. They said that they loved "vintage-style clothes" but that this boot sale was "crap" and there was nothing old around. 


I proceeded around the car boot sale, which admittedly was a little quiet, and still managed to find these vintage treasures without trying too hard. 


This gold dralon bedroom chair (which Polly's already claimed) was £3

This 1960's fitted jacket by "Norman Linton, London W1" and the vintage silk scarf were both 50p
These boxed 1950's leather ice skates still have their guards and are my size, too.
This pretty satin evening bag was 30p

This groovy 1960's quilted jacket had never been worn by the elderly lady selling it.

This 1970's Welsh Tweed covered foot stool was £2

I love the print and colour combination on this 1960's silk scarf


This 50p carrier bag full of artificial flowers isn't vintage but will be really useful for making floral headbands for next summer's festivals.

This 1950's edition of Odham's is quite hard to come by. Not a bad find for 20p


Plenty of old stuff in my eyes. I think that lots of people don't actually know what vintage is, they just like to say they wear it because it sounds cool.

54 comments:

  1. I think some people find it hard to envisage what things will look like washed, ironed, etc. Some people really lack imagination. If it doesn't come in a packet or presented on a model they won't touch it. There's a junk shop by me and I always find bits in there, but my auntie thinks it's full of tat (even though she is kitting out her victorian house with old furniture - or so she says!). I see bits of junk and paint them or cover them with wallpaper and oilcloth and then people say 'oh, where did you get that?!?'. :-)

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  2. I agree...and think you did great!!! Lovely finds:)


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  3. I agree...I think people like the idea of vintage and secondhand , but they can't picture how something will look washed, pressed and on them or how it will look in their house. Top finds by the way....love the Linton jacket and my Odhams cost a fair bit more than 20p! I'm off to one tomorrow to see what I can find amongst the 'crap'!! xx

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  4. Superb finds, especially the Welsh tapestry covered stool: beautiful colour.

    I agree, its very sad that most people just don't see the beauty of vintage.

    Shirl x

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  5. Hat. Wonderful. Dress and jacket. Fab. That Paisley jacket though...Wowee.

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  6. Haha I used to do that all the time until I googgled what vintage was!
    Your hat is gorgeous and I am in love with the satin bag and quilted jacket. I must look for something similar when I go shopping tomorrow (in charity shops and my beloved Ritzy Rags <3<3)

    x x x x

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  7. Looks like a perfect cat chair. :) The needlecraft book looks very interesting; I love stuff like that.

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  8. Hi there-another fabulous outfit, I do love your hat and dress and well done on those finds today! xx

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  9. Love the hat I've had several over the years, my current is sort of greyish green.

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  10. Vix I am thinking of you this morning as we are taking our wee little family to a jumble sale ourselves! Well, the husband is making coffee...sheesh...Starbucks would be quicker! Don't want someone else to snag all the good deals!

    But I am mostly safe: YOU don't live here. Oh, and props to you for totally schooling those two ladies in the "I can find it, what do you mean nothing is here?" department. You rock. And your outfit rocks too. And if YOU ever had your own personal jumble sale: I'd hop on a plane. I really would. ;-)

    heart: Kimberellie

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  11. I forgot to say I love the the stool and the ice skates - I've seen people hang ice skates on the wall as decoration.

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  12. YOu continue to make us envious with you fab finds. Love the waist coat btw! Very cool look ;)

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  13. I love your finds you always find the best stuff. The pattern on that scarf is beautiful and I love the little foot stool very much! I struggle to find nice boot sale clothes, maybe when I am a few sizes smaller :)
    Kandi x

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  14. You are very smartly turned out today Vix. So many fabulous finds this morning but I think my favorite has to be the chair and looks like your kitty thinks so too!

    Hope you are enjoying your evening,
    Bonnie

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  15. I think that you have developed an eye for special, beautiful and cheap things that need some training.he, he, he.
    You look fantastic!!!

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  16. Great post Vix! You do have a well-trained good eye:)

    Love your today's dress, waistcoat and boots savvy / thrive essemble:)

    x

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  17. Gorgeous dress you have on today pretty lady! Im not surprised you got complemented!

    Thanks for voting on my poll btw :)

    Sal xXx

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  18. Vix you are so great at Vintage finds. A lot of people would over look these things and then kick themselves when Vix grabs them and styles them so beautifully! I love the dress you have on today its really pretty.
    Dx

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  19. Wow Vix you always manage to look so good, i love the hat you're wearing :)

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  20. I love this outfit! and fantastic finds, those ice skates are amazing! xxx

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  21. Love the chair, the colour is gorgeous. Your cat looks so comfortable there. xx

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  22. Lots of people simply aren't good at recognising vintage when it is jumbled up with a whole heap of other things. It does take some knowledge to be able to pick things out from the crowd. I'm not complaining, since it is better for me to be able to provide it for them neatly washed and photographed and mended and measured!

    I hadn't thought of making headbands out of artificial flowers, what a great idea - I am going to steal that trick for myself!

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  23. Love that chair, love it. Colin loves it more I think.

    Good buys as always, not sure what they thought they'd find, probably chanel and diamonds for 50p or something, crap indeed.

    xx

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  24. I think it does take a while to develop an eye for it. And after all, just because it's vintage doesn't mean it's nice! I'm learning to rummage better but I think people who are precious about things being clean and perfect usually won't have much luck. Still, those of us who don't mind washing things and mending them will end up with the good stuff so hurrah!

    You've found some gorgeous bits today. I especially like all the furniture - that's one thing that I very rarely see at the car boot sales I visit. You and Polly have excellent taste in chairs.

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  25. Woohoo! You show them!

    Some people just don't have the patience for sifting through piles of what they believe to be old and dirty rags...

    More for us!

    xx Claire

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  27. Vix, you are soo right! And I think I sometimes have to watch myself not to shy away from something just because at that given moment it's not perfectly presented.. I do try and see the potential in things and clothes! But sometimes it's not easy. You do a great job of it thought! :)

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  28. That blue dress outfit with the hat is incredible, god you have the best stuff.
    Love the chair, do you have another kitty?

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  29. Dear Vix, you are such an expert you would find something fabulous anywhere. The chair is so cute and the vintage ice skates are so much better than any of those horrible things you hire. What fabulous bargains xx

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  30. You are sooo right,darling!! You scored big time!!And such treasures-I simply can't decide which is the more fabulous!!That dralon chair,however,does rival my porn star chair for divineness,I feel!!!
    I feel like I haven't been near the computer for days!!O,I haven't!!
    LOVE you,Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  31. It is very sad people have no knowledge and sometimes no appreciation for vintage. Loving your hat a ton!

    xo
    Sophie

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  32. Hehehe you struck gold once again my dear. Maybe the lovely ladies needed a neon sign saying - Vintage, get it here! Can't blame them for wanting to find out where you got your outfit from though, it's an absolute winner. That hat! xo

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  33. Brilliant finds Vix, especially the satin bag. Plus that vest thingy is damn cool...makes you look so cute! :)

    Also,I LOVE Polly!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3

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  34. I love how your cat has taken over the chair. I's so sad when people think it's cool when they say they wear vintage. You know what's really sad! In australia there are many vintage stores around and they jack the prices up of all these beauitful vintage pieces... and that's why people here in australia think they're cool cos they spent a stupid amount for a vintage piece.

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  35. Love the ice skates....a really super vintage find...I can picture now using them this winter all dressed in vintage. Wow! x

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  36. oh i love the chair you found in the top pic - fantastic find!

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  37. I adore the chair - fantastic as usual!

    x

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  38. I was talking to someone the other day that insisted they loved vintage but then went on to say that they couldn't bear secondhand. Errrr....

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  39. I love that dress and boots on you they look fab! x

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  40. hello- you look fabulous . i adore your styling.

    particularly drawn to the hat and the waistcoat .
    just found your blog and ill be checking it out regularly from now on .

    do feel free to check out/ follow 'betsie' at:

    www.ohbetsie.blogspot.com

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  41. Punched? I might think of wearing body armour to my next jumble sale experice, lol x p.s. Love the ice skates

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  42. Many people just don't have the imagination to see the potential in "old" things - they need someone else to package it up as vintage for them. Oh well - it just means there is more for the picking for those like you with a good eye and a creative mind. Love the ice skates and that little quilted jacket!

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  43. I don't even know how to tell whether a clothing is vintage or etc, after all I don't know much about fashion ><''
    But, I do love all kinds of clothing.

    I love the waistcoat, and that cute kittie cat!

    Designing clouds,
    Berlin

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  44. amazing finds especially the silk scarfs and ice skates :)
    cant wait to head down to london for ice skating this winter

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  45. I love that dress Vix, the waistcoat and hat show it off to perfection

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  46. A whole selection of treasures, I love the boxed ice skates, the thought of ice skating always makes me feel so whimsical. And the furniture is just lovely too, I spy some Welsh tweed xx

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  47. I think you are right, I think that a lot of people need to shop in places like Topshop vintage section, because they don't actually know what vintage is and are just jumping on the 'I like vintage bandwagon'. Never mind, at least they didn't find your bargains before you got to them. I love that Welsh tapestry footstool... I think Welsh tapestry is gorgeous! xx

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  48. I like the combination of the vest with the dress..Love the chair and the stool.

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  49. I think alot of people have no clue what constitutes as vintage clothing. But also i think in this case it's also lack of imagination the are suffering from! Something you my dear have in abundance!!
    xxx
    ps. NEED that hat

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  50. Hi Vix,

    You and I should live together, I love your style and house decor too. I almost had a heart attack when I saw the price of that chair, is gorgeous and I always wanted to have one of them!
    Unbeliveable.
    xoxoxo

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  51. look at the perfect fitting vest and that pretty dress!!!

    love the whole look

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  52. Brilliant finds and outfits as usual!!

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