Saturday, 5 February 2011

Rumble In The Jumble


We may have a dinner party to prepare for but I couldn't resist the lure of a jumble sale after seeing an advert in the local free paper. Not one of the best as the church hall is tiny and the queue is always huge but I managed to break through the barracade of bargain-hungry grannies to find a few interesting bits and pieces.


1970's retro picnic set


Perfect for Glastonbury



Victorian-style lace up boots


Not one but two pairs of 1960's bri-nylon bloomers.


An insane 1960's trevira sleeping bag


Trippy or what?


Brown patent platform heels


A pretty cotton bed cover with velvet flowers and embroidered leaves



Perfect for our bed

Two hand-knitted Aran cardies and a sweater.

Total spend: £3

I'm off to polish my partyware and to make a hedgehog. Have a wonderful evening. See you tomorrow.

56 comments:

  1. What a lovely load of swag! Lovin the sleeping bag - very cool! The aarrons are gorgeous, my nan used to knit them!

    Enjoy your evening! Hope its cheese and pineapple on the hedgehog - gorgeous! Food snobs don't know what they are missing!

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  2. I love the bed cover and the picnic set.. Fab xx

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  3. I am amazed by the variety of stuff you have managed to uncover. I love the 1960’s sleeping bag, and the picnic set is very cute too. The Aran knits are just lovely, Primark are selling (much poorer quality and mass produced) ones for £12, just goes to show how much the high street are knocking off originals xxx

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  4. Hi there-the bed cover and aran knits are my favourites here, but what a fabulous haul for the price, well done indeed! Have a lovely evening too xx

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  5. love that picnic set.. and the boots gorgeous..
    aran cardies are going for a fortune on ebay at the minute!!
    have a fab party.. will it be an "abigails party!!"

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  6. ohh, the aran cardies and sweater are beautiful! i haven't been to a jumble sale in ages, which is pretty disappointing..

    have a wonderful dinner party! xx

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  7. The cardies are beautiful, that style is very much 'in fashion' at the moment! The sleeping bag is my favourite though, magic carpets and donkeys... amazing! haha! xx

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  8. Such deals! I think I love the sleeping bag best of all...

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  9. Oh those bri nylon bloomers. My mum used to have those. I used to love dressing up in her red ones with black trimming! Lovely.

    Fab picnic set and I love a bit of aran.

    Have a wunderbar dinner party.

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  10. Wow, great finds. I went to my first jumble sale Friday and managed to pick up a couple of cardies for 30p each. I was inspired by your jumble sale tales and was pleased I'd taken the plunge. Everything seems so expensive now! :). The patent shoes are my favourite x

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  11. Dearest Vix, the trippy sleeping bag is brilliant! The bed cover is gorgeous too.

    I love a hedgehog. Cheese and onion or cheese and pineapple?

    Have a fantastic night, love C xx

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  12. Vixcita,
    you did good as always Mamas..I had a jumbo sale to go today ,but Buddy wasnt feeling well..I need a partner in jumbo sale crime like you.
    that sleeping bag suits you when yo go over to Goa ...to cute...the brown patent are so pretty...like new..picnic set is always good to have one..velvet flowers are hard to find..how beautiful..granny boots and bloomers love it all.
    have fun at your party mi dear.

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  13. I love hedgehogs and I hope it's cheese and pineapple too. Yum yum. I'm making one on the 19th for my retro birthday buffet. Fab finds, I'm in love with those lace up boots and the cardis x

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  14. Love the tiffin picnic set - you'll be able to do some delicious veggie curries for that (I often have cold leftover curry for lunch at work and it is still so tasty). Have a great dinner party tonight. The hedghog is a great idea but I am most keen to invite some friends over for a FONDUE party ;) I used to eat it all the time when I was a poor student; bread and cheese for dinner, it was a great budget meal xx

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  15. Love those patent shoes but what's with the bloomers??? Bizarre. Do enlighten us.

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  16. Amazing finds! Can't believe you only spent £3.00. I think it would cost that much just to get into a jumble sale where I live! Especially love the picnic set.

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  17. The arans are lovely, as are the patent shoes. Have a fab night. xx

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  18. oh, am v jealous of your lace up boots!

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  19. Lovely Victorian style boots! I used to have an aran sweater (not the hand knitted variety though) and the hand knitted ones were really expensive - you really scored there!

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  20. Just constantly amazed at the wonderful things you find - am loving the boots and the sleeping bag. Actually add the picnic set to that list too :)

    Have a great evening xx

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  21. I love those lace boots and the platforms .. I can't believe you got all that for £3!!!!!!!!

    WOW!

    I need to come shopping with you!

    Sal xXx

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  22. Love it all, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    You will have to give me some info. on how to go about finding jumble sales and car boot sales. Charity shops are easy. What papers to buy ... etc
    Besos and enjoy the party.
    Wish i was there; although I am done with a couple of beers. hehehehe

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  23. Wow, you could really have some crazy dreams in that sleeping bag. It should have a health warning.

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  24. great buys and a bargain price .enjoy your evening
    xx fee

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  25. Love your finds Vix. Those bloomers are wonderful! Have a great night xxx

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  26. Hedgehog as in cocktail sticks with cheese and pineapple on?! :) Love the sleeping bag and picnic set - never would have known what it was! I'm scouring the earth for a nice aran cardie myself at the mo, you lucky thing! Have fun at the dinner party! x

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  27. I have one of those picnic sets! I find it very useful when cooking for a crowd or when cooking multiple dishes such as an Indian or chinese banquety type thing as you can pre cook some of the dishes and they keep hot in there for a good few hours. All lovely purchases but best of all is that brilliant sleeping bag - I absolutely looove it! xxx

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  28. the brown platforms and the hand knit sweaters. One fine day, I'm going to have to travel to the UK for a few of these bargains!

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  29. All that for THREE QUID???? You surely are the Queen of The Jumble, Vix!

    Ali x

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  30. You ARE the queen of the jumble - THREE POUNDS!!! I ADORE the bloomers and the trippy sleeping bag! Amazing finds! Sarah xxx

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  31. Ahahaha, that sleeping bag is insane! I love it though - so fun.

    Hope you're having a glorious time this evening.

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  32. I want that sleeping bag so bad! It's SO cute!!! I love colourful retro child-ish prints! Great find there!

    That picnic set is cool, I love how it stacks up like that, makes it look more like a chunky Thermos flask.

    I hope you've been having a great evening! xxx

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  33. That sleeping bag is an out and out winner here!!!

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  34. I love quirky vintage picnic sets. How cool is that? All of your bargains are fab... I still keep looking for jumbles, but no joy so far... although there's a flea market tomorrow, so who knows? xx

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  35. Have a lovely time at your dinner party. I love the lace up boots, they are very YOU! Thanks so much for the birthday wish as well. xxx

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  36. Ohh what a sweet picnic set.
    The bloomers rock! And the sleeping bag is so intriguing and amazing.
    Omg at the price you paid for everything. *JELOUS* lol

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  37. Bloody hell,what a great pile of loot! That picnic set is amazing!Never seen anything like it! Quite jealous of the boots and the shoes!!! So very bargainacious of you,my sweet!
    Huzzah!
    Love Helga! xxxXXXxxx

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  38. Fantastic finds. More great aran. And the bed cover is really pretty. There are very few jumble sales up here and any that I do find are always on Saturdays so I can't go, sad times. Hope you are having a fabulous dinner party. x

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  39. HOW Lucky was you VV? I love the bedspread and picni set.

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  40. Oh my, what fabulous buys, and for such a bargain price! I LOVE that sleeping bag!
    I have just nominated you for a Stylish Blogger award here (http://rosiealia.blogspot.com/2011/02/stylish-blogger-award-for-moi.html). Accept or ignore at will, I just wanted to let you know that I adore your blog! It is very inpiring and I love to snoop at what treasures you manage to find on your travels! xx

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  41. The gods of bargain and great finds were on you side, again. Love the green picnic set.

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  42. That picnic set is fantastic! And those bloomers, I'm sure my gran wore those in the 60's/70's, I remember seeing them on the line so she must have!!

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  43. Wowza, you did supremely well! That sleeping bag is FABULOUS ha ha, so enchanting!! Hope you had a wonderful party
    xxx

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  44. Great bargains, loving the picnic set and the bed cover. Hope you're not feeling too hung over this morning ... ;0)

    Shirl xxx

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  45. Hope you had a great night....love the post title BTW...it certainly raised a smile! x

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  46. You always get some great finds and all for £3.00 fabulous x

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  47. Heya Vix love,
    What a great day, love your bargains, The picnic basket is so happening, the quilt is magical.
    Would love to rumage in your local spots.
    Think I need a visit to Cornwall, looking at all these bits....
    You have given me an idea.
    Love
    Fee
    xxx

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  48. That sleeping bag is crazy!! I love the pic-nic set, why dont they make things like that anymore?? x

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  49. Love the cute sleeping bag and the handknit jackets !
    http://selenite.weebly.com/

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  50. Love the trippy sleeping bag. I thought, when I first saw the title of the post, that you had indeed had to wrestle it out of the hands of an aggro nanna.

    Just asked my husband if we should get some stuff for festivals, he said 'yep, a winnebago'. Not a natural camper, is His Lordship.

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  51. Ha ha, you and the grannies... they must fear you by now. But it was well worth the possible wrath - great buys for SO LITTLE money. xxx

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  52. sleeping bag with aladdin n his magic carpet looks so fun! and once again, wotta bargain!!!

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  53. thjat sleeping bag is amazing, as is the picnic set! :)

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