Thursday, 27 January 2011

Pleased as Punch With My Jumble Finds


 
It's bitterly cold and snowy here so my latest vintage fake fur coat came in very handy for keeping me cosy in the draughty Methodist church hall at this morning's monthly jumble sale.

Despite being in a very deprived area of the Black Country the congregation are generous with their donations and there's always interesting bits and pieces. Fancy a peek at some of the goodies we bagged today?


A vintage leather cartridge bag.


Ray-Ban Sunglasses


Knitwear galore


Retro dresses - The red linen dress is 1970's Jaeger and the prairie-style is 1980's St Michael. The electric blue number is very Princess Di.

Jon picked up this vintage jacket thinking it would suit me not realising it was 100% rabbit fur....yuk!


 1980's sewing book


Beautiful 1920's edition of The Mammoth Wonder Book


Featuring equisitite Anne Anderson illustrated colour plates....


...which I'm very tempted to remove and frame.


Masses of vintage undies and nightwear, here's a taster:

1960's Dorothy Perkins housecoat, English-made David Napier bed jacket  (I immediately thought of my gorgeous friend, Christina who has a magnificent collection of vintage nightwear but sadly it's an Extra Large) and an Empire-made cotton house coat.


Vintage curtains, ideal for sewing projects.



And my favourite find? An 1851 leather-bound edition of Punch, Or The London Chiavari published in the year of The Great Exhibition at Crystal Palace.


I studied Victorian history and politics at A Level and remain fascinated by the era.

Woman's Emancipation (Being a letter addressed to Mr Punch, with a drawing, by a strong-minded American woman)

Ladies in breeches and smoking, whatever next?

This'll keep me quiet for hours.


Dressed from head to toe in second-hand vintage finds: 1960's faux fur coat, heeled brogues, revamped gent's dress pants, Country Casuals ribbon belt, Dollyrockers silk blouse.


71 comments:

  1. So many great finds. Love the white fur!

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  2. Love the fur coat and love your outfit.
    I also love the red dress x

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  3. So many wonderful finds, I love the sewing book, I have one of those tomato pin cushions pictured on the cover! And the knitwear is so very lovely too.
    The Ray-Ban sunglasses are quite sought after these days, I can imagine them being quite valuable xxx

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  4. You did wonderous amor..I simply love how your wearing your hair and those green tights and furcoat look so good on you...ray bans are so cool and love that red dress...i been after peignor and be jackets all week..dont see much of those here..shame about the rabbit coat..yeah frame the marie one in gold frame.

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  5. what a very good haul! I nabbed an aran cardi in the charity shop today along with a little 80's jumper (wering it now so cold). Knitwear will come in very handy as the temp has plummeted!

    Love those green tights, haven' got any green ones but now I want some.

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  6. Hi my dear-pleased as punch you should be, you certainly found a treasure trove of fantastic goodies, I love your faux fur coat it looks gorgeous indeed! Well done on all your finds, you really turn up trumps!! xx

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  7. love all those illustrations, the coat and the cartridge bag .. We have a few of those here... D never throws them out xx

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  8. Girl done good - especially with those Ray Bans! Love those Punch illustrations too, a great bit of history xxx

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  9. You are the truelly C blogger of them all.
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh how fantastic are your finds. I love the: Jon picked up this vintage jacket thinking it would suit me not realising it was 100% rabbit fur....yuk!
    hahahahahahhahha.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  10. Hurrah!!! Nothing like a good jumble haul!
    Loving the bag especially-fabulous! Bet you had to beat the ladies off to get at that!Shame about the rabbit fur coat,thoughtful of Jon,however to snaffle it.I'm sure there'll be someone out there willing to buy it!
    The Punch leather bound edition is fascinating,and a great find!I'm quite intrigued by the Victorians in general,and have read a little on the subject.
    Looking tres chic,my darling,in your new and snuggly coat and funky attire!
    Love Helga! xxxXXXxxx

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  11. What a fantastic haul! I love the white fur jacket. xxx

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  12. i love everything!!.. i love the dresses they are all so nice.. we never have jumble sales were i live ever so im v jelous!!..
    loving the outfit.. like the trousers that have be re-worked into shorts..
    charl
    x

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  13. Such lovely finds! I love your faux fur jacket... it has been so cold recently so it is perfect for this weather!
    I love the curtains, just my kind of thing! x

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  14. fabfinds. Vintage nighties go so well on ebay don't they...and always to men. I think we've had this conversation before, lol. The Punch books looks really interesting x

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  15. Great finds as always. Depressingly, I bet the rabbit coat would go really well on ebay. The books sound really interesting, probably worth a fair bit as well.
    Ladies smoking and wearing breeches - good god, next they'll be getting the vote ;-)

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  16. What an amazing haul! Those Ray Bans are amazing. Love the knits too. Really need to find me some good jumble sales in Birmingham! x

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  17. Love your outfit and the new dresses and curtains!

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  18. That is nice that people still want to donate. It can be an amazing cycle- giving to a good cause, finding amazingly unique items, recycling, bargainous bargains! Anyway, you're the vintage queen!

    You almost look like you should be posing with a huge pipe in your hand also! I really love that picture of the smoking be-breeched (?) ladies and the other book pictures, what treasures!

    That prairie dress is fantastic, it seems like every old marks and spencers item is good, it's something I joke about about with my sister who's on her way to basically having a wardrobe of st. michaels! not really haha but it could still happen!

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  19. Wow wow wow! I'm constantly amazed by your finds. I'm seriously considering upping sticks and moving up north! x

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  20. i so love your hair in a high bun, it suits you so well! what great bargains you picked up today, all of the knitwear looks great! i haven't been to a jumble sale in ages, i'm not keen on the 'fashionable' ones, as i know they will be expensive, but the little church ones in london seem to be few and far between or just not advertized very well.

    xxx

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  21. love your fur and the hairdo!

    went to the charity flea market today... it felt like war!... but after struggling with hundreds of other vintage fans i was a lucky girl. gonna post my new finds during the next days...

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  22. Can I say again just how in awe I am of your jumble finds? The cartridge bag and ray-bans are my favourites, wowee. Love the green tights today though, green is missing from my tight drawer so that may have to change.

    Carol x
    www.mystylisms.blogspot.com

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  23. The satchel style bag is lovely. I'm with you on the rabbit fur - not for me either. xx

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  24. That coat is amazing on you Vix. I am usually a bit snobby about faux fur, but that looks lush xx

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  25. Wow! What a great haul! I really love the nighties, they remind me of my mums stuff.

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  26. Fantastic finds Vix! and i love your outfit. Keep warm xxx

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  27. Gee Vix, amazing finds! I don't know what I love best - maybe the bag... But everything is so good. It must have been your VIP go-first access. Happy day! xxx

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  28. Hi Vix - I finally worked out how to follow properly.

    I love the red Jaeger dress and those curtains are beautiful. I love a vintage fur but could never wear a real one - especially made from fluffy bunnies which we always had when I was a child.
    I am off to my first jumble of the year this Saturday and cannot wait!
    Jesa

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  29. Such amazing finds!! love the color and shape of the cartridge bag - its beautiful.

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  30. Now that is my kind of jumble sale. That is a special haul.

    I love, love the white fake fur. Just the sort of jacket I need right now and can't find.

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  31. Flipping heck!! Ray bans!! Lucky you!
    Loving the bun Vix, looks gorgeous.

    xx

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  32. wow - What splendid finds. That punch is fabulous, I bet you are really enamoured. You look fab as always miss lovely legs! xx

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  33. Again my jaw drops in utter wowness! Ray Bans.. in a charity shop :| how amazing haha!

    I love the look of that Mammoth Wonder Book! I absolutely love the old illustrations.

    I love that big bun on top your head! xxx

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  34. Aah I love everything! In fact I just sold the identical leather bag on ebay this week, it was one I'd had for about 20 years, so weird you found one! :)

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  35. Fascinating, as always Vix! Love the knitwear and the bag. And the RayBans and the dresses! Gorgeous. x

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  36. There has got to be some award to be Won for finding such deal EVERY TIME! ... If there is ... then it goes to YOU :)

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  37. What glorious finds, especially the books with their fascinating illustrations. I wish my Methodist church would have a monthly jumble sale, perhaps between the services; I'd definitely show up more often!

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  38. What a fuzzy, warm post!!! Love the finds as usual. And you MUST tell me more about that bun! It looks fascinating.

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  39. Whoah - what a fantastic haul!

    I especially love: your hair and coat, the 1851 Punch, the greeny/blue curtains on the left and the leather bag. So much fun and you look fabulous, as always! xxx

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  40. ooh wow what lovely finds! that picture book has some of THE most gorgeous and fluid illustrations ever. and i love your hairstyle and the color combination of the white jacket and teal tighst. and hey, if you don't want that coat, please send it over to me! ;) i don't have a problem wearing vintage fur. =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  41. No wonder you were pleased as punch, you got some amazing buys there (as always!) - particularly loving the retro dresses & the snuggly knitwear :)

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  42. Wonderful finds! The drawing of the ladies in little suits puffing on pipes is great. I don't like the rabbit fur either!!! poor chomby's!

    xoxox

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  43. What wonderful illustrations in both books! The bag is excellent, but it is the RED dress that I am lusting over.

    Pants and cigarettes, indeed!

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  44. I love the Victorian illustrations in the books especially Mr Punch! And your white faux fur is glorious! My favourites are the leather bag, the tortioseshell raybans and the red dress. Hope you are keeping warm! It feels like it might snow here too.

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  45. Great finds, and I love your white fur coat.

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  46. Oooh, some really great finds, hopefully this is just the start of a great year.xx.

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  47. Wow. What an amazing haul vix. I'd be pleased as punch (sorry couldn't resist!) with even one of those finds
    xxx

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  48. I cant believe you got all this from just one sale you lucky thing what a haul I haven't been to a jumble sale for ages . I think I like the bag and the dresses best
    xx fee

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  49. Those nightdresses are so lovely, Viz]. And the pages from that book would look fab framed!

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  50. Aw shame about the rabbit fur coat, it's gorgeous too. Loving the old books and Punch though! You go to the best places, all the charity shops etc round here are crammed with bobbly Primark :(

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  51. What a great faux fur coat you are wearing. Perfect for these cold, cold days. Great jumble finds. I especially like the cartridge bag and the knitwear! And eeek at rabbit fur.

    x

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  52. Oh freaking wow what a great hawl,mate you get some awesome things,Ima comin' over lol

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  53. I'm diggin that white faux fur and now I want to wear my hair piled on top of my head like you. You look perfect as you always do.

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  54. Oh Vix I adore those books! Please don't cut out the illustrations though. I wince when I read such things.

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  55. I'd die to have that 1851 Punch book... Lucky you! Those are definitely illustrations worth framing. But don't! Keep them in the book! (look at me, telling you what to do with YOUR book :-)

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  56. You are a dream! Such an eclectic and wonderful mix. The 60s house coat is brilliant - I must get one. Will it go up on your site.

    I am a size 10 but feel like my hips are pushing a size 12 which is causing me grief! xx

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  57. You have the best luck! Loving this outfit on you. x

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  58. Ahhh fabulous!!! You look fabulous and your finds are fabulous, especially the books!!! oh my God! these are treasures!

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  59. Thos books are simply superb! I wish my jumble sales were half as productive as yours!

    I tend to get waylaid drinking tea and someone's whisked everything away!

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  60. Some great finds there, Vix - love the vintage nightwear x

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  61. Dearest Vix, you did brilliantly! The coat is fab (you knew I'd say that!) I love the copy of Punch and the book is absolutely beautiful.

    Your turquoise Dolly Rockers blouse is gorgeous. Have a great weekend, speak soon, love, C xx

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  62. WOAH! You bagged some serious bargains there. I especially love the retro dresses and the leather bag. x

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  63. Liking the coat, it looks lovely and warm.

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  64. want that leather bag and the raybans... great finds! and you are a finder...

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  65. What great finds, and I can imagine how excited you would be about that 1851 book!!! I love Victorian era stuff too, just finished reading Cranford not long ago (can't believe I hadn't read it before) and also The Crimson Petal and the White (which is set in Victorian times)...
    am very envious of your 50s decor from the previous post too, such bargains!
    .. and had a laugh at the George and Mildred pic as recently hired the series on DVD from my library :)

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  66. Love your chic and pop outfit, and these beautiful illustrations you found !
    http://selenite.weebly.com/

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  67. awesome stuff!!

    love the kniwear!!

    ur fur is fantastic!!

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