Sunday, 23 January 2011

In Stitches

1970's blouse (jumble sale), Vintage skirt (Courtesy of darling Helga), Viking pendant (Charity shop), Velvet platforms (more will be revealed soon)

Yesterday was quite a success, I tussled with the local grannies for bargains at the Scouts' jumble sale and survived the baby shower. I didn't poison any of the guests with my vegetable quiches, stayed relatively sober and was declared to have been the cutest baby. 

Me at three months old, March 1967

This afternoon Jon and I tootled up the motorway to visit the gorgeous Louise and hubby Peter at their stylish home in nearby Coventry. The boys escaped to pub for slap-up roast dinners and real ale whilst Louise and I tucked into homemade cake and sandwiches whilst attempting to sew. 


Creativity took a back seat once Louise's lovely Mum joined us and our time was spent giggling, quaffing wine and putting the world to rights.

Louise very kindly donned her metallic ballet flats so I didn't look too short.


What did I get from the jumble sale? Well, my favourite find has to be this 1970's tricel dagger collar blouse which was 20p. That alone was well worth getting out of bed and standing in a queue in sub- zero temperatures whilst Jon tried in vain to convince the local nutter that I'm not really Cher and that I wasn't giving autographs.



54 comments:

  1. Oh Vix how you make me laugh! You should pretend you ARE Cher and ask money for the photos and autographs! :P

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  2. The blouse is stunning, and is so vibrant and lovely. You both look fabulous in pink!
    It sounds like you’ve had a wonderful weekend xxx

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  3. I agree with Filipa - cash in on it. I actually think being a Cher lookie likey might be quite good fun and lord knows if anyone can pull off the fishnets and leotard so-far-up-your-crotch-it's-almost-out-your-mouth, it's you!

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  4. Red is a fantastic color on you. It also happens to be my favorite color. I'm glad you made thru a baby shower.
    You are our Cher!

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  5. That blouse is just stunning on you and I love your skirt from Helga!
    Sounds like an awesome weekend you had xxx Comtesse xxx

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  6. ha ha Cher thats so funny.

    Cute photo of you as a baby.

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  7. You have me in stiches again. How fantastic can you get.
    pretty as a baby, not Cher as a grown up hehehe.
    Love your skirt, as you would expect hehehe.
    Besos my funy, wonderful friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  8. Also, can I add, cutest baby is right! What a smashing photo! xxx

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  9. Awww cute babay Vix, what a cheeky little smile you had :p

    Haha, love the bit about the local loon, I bet seeing you made his day! You resemble her quite a bit. You should have signed for him haha! xxx

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  10. Dear Vixy,
    cute baby indeed & what a cheeky wee smile you had even at the age of three months ;)
    Sounds like you gals had a fabby time, both of you look wonderful!
    I love your red ensemble...red really is a frigging fabulous colour on you.
    I've been catching up on your posts & I have to say that the Quad dress is AMAZING...dress envy or what.
    There's a little parcel in the pipeline for you, hopefully get around to sending it this week sometime.
    I hope all is well with you and Jon.
    Take care luv,
    Jem
    ...xXx

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  11. Awww Vix weren't you the cutest baby!! so sweet! And you can tell it's you from the cheeky grin.

    Can't wait to hear more about the platforms (love platforms) and love the idea of Jon being your bodyguard from local nutters.

    xxx

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  12. Cher! Can I have your autograph! Did you hear Ricky Gervais on Cher! Lol! It was so fuuny! ps, I am so in love with that skirt, it has to be one of my favourite outfits! x

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  13. I agree with Llara, don something tiny and 80s and pretend you ARE Cher!

    There's a stylish blog award for you at my site!

    LOVE that check skirt, 1970s perfection!

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  14. girls, you look so amazing. just like vintage queens...

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  15. O adore that blosue,darl,and it looks fab with the skirt!!
    Yeah,maybe it IS time to start cashing in on this Cher thingy!!! If he's silly enough to think Cher may be alive and jumble saling in the Wesrt Midlands,then what the hell!Start practising your Cher signature!!!
    How lovely you got to hang out with Louise!!!Jealous!
    Tonights the night,sweetheart.O YEAH!
    Love Helga! xxxXXXxxx

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  16. echoing Filippa up there, you really are so funny!

    Love the matching in the outfit, I think I'm quite a 'clashing' type of person but I definitely appreciate a good match, the boots look cool, I'm intrigued!

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  17. I agree with Filipa - you should milk being mistaken for Cher for every penny to go shopping for more fab vintage finds - you do look fabulous in red!

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  18. So wanting to see the velvet platforms.

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  19. What a cutie as a baby! I personally think you look FAR better than Cher, but why not cash in eh?

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  20. Hi my dear-your red ensemble is positively gorgeous, the blouse and skirt were made for each other, lovely indeed!! What a fabulous afternoon, sounds like you all had such a wonderful time! xx

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  21. Vix,

    As always you look amazing! That skirt from Helga is INCREDIBLE and your red blouse is so perfect with it. Your friend looks so lovely too. You were a VERY cute baby - were you born in the wagon of a travelling show?

    Sarah xxx

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  22. You could start selling your signature to the local nutter ;)

    Always love reading and drooling over your fantastic finds-- the thrift gods must be blessing you more and more and more! x

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  23. Welcome the goddess of the moon and the night,
    Bless us with wisdom, bless us with might.
    Give us tonight, the power to heal,
    The power to release the magick so real.

    ...thanks!...lovely girl!

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  24. Aww, bless! What a lovely baby photo!

    I think you look much better than Cher x

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  25. Haha, I agree with Devilishly Pleasurable, you should try to cash in on the resemblence! It would make the poor mans day!!

    You were the cutest little bub, look at those little cheeks! Aww!!

    Xoxox

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  26. Aw you should have given him an autograph ;-)
    Cant wait to see more of those velvet boots! x

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  27. Vixen--when people mistake you for Cher, you should just do an autograph for them. It would make their day!

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  28. That blouse is hot hot hot! 20p?!! fabulous x btw everyone thinks my crush on Chris Evans is odd. I simply heart him! I have a slight fetish for red heads and a big fetish for men in specs so he just ticks the boxes! lol x

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  29. Great outfit, I want to see the velvet shoes, they look intriguing!

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  30. Did you sign any autographs just for the fun of it anyway? lol

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  31. What a cutie pie.. You stil smile like your up to no good.. You were a happy baby.. You always find great clothes amor.. I havent been to a jumbo sale in awhile.. Plus i never find nice clothes..yes, i agree you need to sign up somewhere for a look alike competition.. You look better though.. Take advantage and sign autographs... I agree with everyone red suits you so well. After all your a fire sign.

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  32. What a pleasant sounding Sunday. I think next boot sale your should turn up wearing an enormous headdress and transparant sparkly catsuit. And Jon should don a fake moustache! xx

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  33. You were indeed the CUTEST baby ever. If I knew you back then I would eat you up :P .... Sounds like you had a fun weekend but then always do ... being so cool and happening always :)

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  34. Cutest baby ever and what finds!

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  35. Dearest Vix, you look beautiful. Red is FABULOUS on you! You must wear it more.

    Quaffing wine and putting the world to rights sounds great. I really want a roast dinner today. We were too busy boozing to get one yesterday. I might have to make one for lunch. The Actor is bound to be starving when he gets up.

    What an absolutely gorgeous baby you were too! I love the glasses, thanks again, you are lovely. Speak soon, love C xx

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  36. PS. I'll post you the DVD of Breakfast at Tiffany's. I can't believe you've never seen it. It's a beautiful film. I can't believe he took me to see it but he loved it too xx

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  37. Bwahahaha, you should totally do what Margaret says! It would be utterly glorious.

    Sounds like a fab weekend and I adore that red outfit. The skirt is just lovely. What did you end up sewing?

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  38. Vix, I can see those velvet platforms peeping out, they look fantastic, I can't wait till you reveal more. What a cutie your were at three months!
    XXX

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  39. That is one cute baby photo. Sounds like a good weekend to me - good company and jumbling. Looking forward to reading more about those platties too!

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  40. yes, what did you make?!
    i love the skirt, and the blouse!
    and i do laugh at the thought of ppl queuing up for your cher autograph!

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  41. Well... you should have signed autograohs anyway Vix!! YOu are famous!!! and fabulous!
    ....LOVE these colours... they make you glow... rosy cheeked baby to rose cheeky beauty!

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  42. OOH, what a darling baby you were. And you still have that same look in your eyes.

    Helga is a sweetheart to send you that lovely skirt. The two of you still haven't met yet, have you... Look forward to hearing all about it when you do!

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  43. Haha, Cher :) Loving your friends dress, sounds like a fun night! :)

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  44. This made me laugh! I have no doubt that in a battle with the grannies, Vix, you would win hands down!

    You were such a cute baby! xxx

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  45. You were the cutest baby!! And you cracked me up with the last line:-)

    I think there is nothing more perfect than having fun with ur girlfriends!! Glad to know u had such a great weekend.

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  46. Awww.what a cute baby picture! Your skirt is just amazing. Loving the pattern.

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  47. I need that skirt in my life. The next time someone asks if you're Cher just say yes and charge them for a photo and an autograph.

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  48. The sleeves on the shirt are beautiful. And how cute a baby were you!! Glad you survived the baby shower. x

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  49. tu est magnifique, et j'aime beaucoup ta robe, avec tes bottes.
    Superbes photos

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  50. I had a good giggle at the Cher sighting. You should just play it up next time!
    And OH MY grey velvet platforms, they look amazing
    x

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