Sunday, 20 March 2011

Blooming Marvellous



I spotted this vintage Liberty silk scarf on the floor at yesterday's jumble sale and handed over my 10p in a state of frenzied excitement. The world might be falling apart but finding a pretty bargain certainly provides a minor distraction from the horrible events in the news.


I planned today's outfit around my new find.

Late 1970's era Robert Newman maxi dress (£2.95 Acorns Hospice)

Precious things:


Bangles (All second-hand or presents from pals). Rings (from left): Moonstone (from my lovely friend, Janne), Turquoise (from Jon), smaller turquoise chip (Bought in Goa), Amethyst (21st birthday present from my mum), silver finger ring (Goa), Lapis Lazuli (11 plus examination gift, Dad)


Barry M's Turquoise with Barry M's Crackle Glaze (Gift from Janne). I've been wanting to try this out for ages, I love how it looks, it's transformed my tatty fingernails into semi-precious jewels.

 I made some bloomers using a 1940's Style pattern and a tatty old underskirt.

Jon thinks I'm a tad overdressed for measuring the garden fence panels (our latest eBay bargain).

Enjoy what's left of your weekend. I'm off to wash the rest of yesterday's jumble sale purchases.

70 comments:

  1. What a magical colour dress, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
    I am jealous of your jumbles and charity shops finds, ahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Loving your bloomers, hehehhe.
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  2. WOOHHOOOO!! I'm not the two hundredth commenter!

    You look just beautiful as always Vix. I LOVE that frock (and colour) on you - and that Liberty scarf is just precious. I SO need some Liberties in my collection! The rings are so beautiful. What is 11 plus? Your hair looks a bit different today...

    Hey - you're wearing safety pants! I had a DREAM abhout safety pants! Do you think I spend WAY too much time online?

    Oh Jon would just fall over in a dead faint if you came out of the house in trackpants and runners!

    (Thanks for posting early!)

    Love,

    Sarah xxx

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  3. Those bloomers are magnificent and so is the scarf. I'm in the middle of cleaning out the guinea pigs, lucky me! Have a lovely Sunday.

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  4. ...sigh.... this colour... it's just so beautiful... and so beautiful on you...

    I must try my gold crackle laze again! I completely forgot I had this until I saw your bejewelled (matching your rings) nails!

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  5. Oh that dress is fabulous! And the scarf an incredible bargain. Although I'm not a nail polish girl myself I do love that crackle glaze effect - you look like you have turquoises for nails!

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  6. Overdressed for yard work? Never!
    You look beautiful in that color...

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  7. oh, I love liberty london and your nails are incredible!

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  8. A beautiful scarf indeed and I can relate to your excitement with such a find. The total turquoise look is great on you!!! And your sense of humor is a delight!

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  9. Dearest Vix, well spotted! The Liberty scarf is gorgeous. I don't think I've bought anything for 10p for years! Not even sweets!

    I love your jewellery collection and your nails are amazing!

    Haha! I love your measuring fence panels outfit! You're brilliant! Much love C xx

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  10. Oh my god ! I've never seen such a marvelous nail polish before ! I love the blue color of your beautiful dress and the bangles you wear !
    http://selenite.weebly.com/

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  11. Saucy wench, showing your bloomers to all and sundry! ;)

    Adore that 70s dress, it's a similar shade to one I picked up charity shopping (ah, pre-lenten shopping).

    I'm also loving the Barry M crackle glaze, apparently more colours will be coming soon! I've paired mine with silver Barry M polish, it's quite deco-meets-disco!

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  12. Hi my dear-the dress is a wonderful shade of blue and looks so lovely-well done on the scarf find, an extremely eagle eyed lovely bargain indeed! The accessories are just perfect with it too xxx

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  13. You are too fabulous!! Fabulous outfit, the incredible bargains and oooh those nails!!!
    Note to self - must try harder!! xx

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  14. I love the colour of your dress,it would brighten up any dull day.
    Have a nice weekend
    x

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  15. Thanks for taking more pictures by the beautiful yellow tree (I'm in love with that tree)!!!
    As always you look radiant and so put together to do house chores!!!
    If you ever need someone else to love your bangles remember me!!!!

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  16. You truly are a Goddess of nature.
    I am loving your first day of Spring colors,all your jewelry looks navajo Indian, those bloomers are the cutest. well as long as you dont dirty yourself and Jon does all the hard work.I been after that polish for awhile too,turned out like all your Indian jewels.
    luv ya.

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  17. you look wonderful! love the bloomers and the rings xoxo

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  18. oh I love the colour so fabulous!! The bloomers are too cute!

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  19. 10p? Oh my word how good is that! Love the bloomers, although whenever I see bloomers they remind me of Mrs. Slocombe... that's a good thing though, I love Mrs. Slocombe! That colour suits you so well, I love the dress. xxx

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  20. I Love your bangles. You look terrific in
    your outfits. Want the bangles.

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  21. lOL! The bloomers gave me a chuckle! The scarf is amazing!

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  22. I love the turquoise on you, it's so lovely. I must get clued up on Liberty, it's a brand I seem to have neglected in the past.
    What an immaculate find though, there is nothing more satisfying than finding a bargain like that! xxx

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  23. I always love seeing what goodies you have found I dont know how you do it! they are always so nice and look fabulous on you .
    xx fee

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  24. Gorgeous scarf and great bloomers. xxx

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  25. You are a million kinds of fabulous, Vix. Gorgeous color, gorgeous outfit, gorgeous woman.
    the Citizen Rosebud

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  26. hi i love reading your blog i was suprised a few weeks ago to see you visited the charity shops in bilston thats where i live all these charity shops you visit jummble sales flea markets are they in walsall i remember they used to have a flea market in walsall town is it on fridays.carole

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  27. Gorgeous colours! The scarf is fab - I'd never have spotted it, either that or someone else would have already picked it up!
    Bit of a jumble drought here the last few weeks, not seen any advertised for ages!

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  28. @ Carole. What a small world. Thanks for reading and commenting. The Walsall flea market takes place on a Wednesday. The jumble sales are all over the Black Country, I check the Express and Star online classifieds for the latest information. Hope this helps. Vix xxx

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  29. What a gorgeous outfit :) xo

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  30. Another lucky find, well done. Love the bloomers attached to your dress lol! As for being over dressed, theres no such thing is there? Great effect on the nail polish too.Happy sunday :)

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  31. Love the nails...a great look and I bet it last longer because any chips won't be so obvious.

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  32. I love this color.And I love it on YOU! :) Incidentally I was wearing it too yesterday!

    Tanvi
    from © tanvii.com

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  33. turquoise is so good for you! love the crackle effect nails!

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  34. Totally gorgeous colour on you Vix and also another of my fav colours. I love love love your scarf too, an amazing bargain at 10p. I must get some of that crackle glaze too.
    Dx

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  35. Beautiful dress and jumble sale scarf (what a great 10p bargain!). Those 70s crimplene maxis always look fab on and are flattering to wear. Very figure skimming I think. xxx

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  36. What a gorgeous color!
    I'm seriously dying here, those rings, the scarf, sigh....fabulous as always my lady.

    xoxo
    Sis

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  37. Love the scarf and dress Vix...the colour is fantastic! Have a lovely evening xxx

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  38. The colour is gorgeous on you and the bloomers are marvellous!! xx

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  39. What a find! You must have the magic touch!
    The colour is gorgeous on you!
    Sophie
    x

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  40. I am slightly troubled by bloomers, but there is no doubt you wear them well, and in these troubled times it's better to be safe (-ty pants) than sorry!

    It's an absolute delight to log on and see your outfit posts of the day Vix, you are a real spirit lifter xx

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  41. Fab bloomers. Fab scarf. Great hands.

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  42. That dress! The scarf! oh my! Turquoise is my most favourite colour..... instantly lifting your mood just looking at it! Your jewellery is making me very jealous, I only have the one turquoise ring and wear it almost every day :D

    Hope you have had a lovely weekend x

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  43. 10p for that gorgeous Liberty scrarf?? Amazing! Hope you've had a fab weekend. xx

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  44. That scarf is so pretty and what a bargain! As for the dress, I want it.

    Lusting after the jewellery too!

    I think you have fantastic style Vix. I'm sure Jon would have you no other way.

    X x

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  45. Turquoise is soooo your colour! I adore that frock,such a classic 70's style!! And that frigging jewellery!! Yummo!
    Now,a girl can never be overdressed for the task at hand!!! Especially when wearing bllomers!!EEK! Soooo cute!And not the slightest hint of coyness when showing them off! No wonder I adore you!!
    Love,Helga! xxxXXXxxx

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  46. Your nails look like turquoise, it's very cool! Love that shade on you, and the bloomers ARE marvellous! xx

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  47. I have GOT got get that nail thing!!! But only once my nails have regrown (gardening - nuff said!)

    How brilliant a find was that Liberty scarf?! I went looking for a square to practice my do-rag for the gardening this year.

    Fencing panels??? From ebay??? Did the postman bring them or did you need to go pick 'em up?

    AX

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  48. Your nails look amazing, Vix <3 Barry M just can't get any better x x

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  49. Looking divine in turquoise Vix! I love that you're planned your entire outfit around that one scarf.

    You can never be over dressed for any occasion, that's why we love you so, you always look your best even for measuring wood! xxx

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  50. Ooh close up of the rings, beautiful!!!
    Love the bangles also. You are my accessory muse Vix. :)

    xxx

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  51. Gorgeous scarf - looks 50s? The crackle glaze is ammazzing! Need some now!

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  52. Vix, I ask you - can one be overdressed for measuring fence panels? I think not. You look fabulous. The rings and nails are my favourites. x

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  53. I finally found a skirt in a thrift shop for 1CDN$. And this week it fit!!!

    You'd be so disappointed with our thrift store. Locals are more into consignment and making money off their stuff.

    But love the blue.

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  54. your fence must be very happy... ; )
    Gorgeous colour. it looks so good on you... perfect gown for your turquoise jewelery.

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  55. Absolutely gorgeous, I wish I could pull off a dress that colour! :)
    xxx

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  56. Blooming marvellous! Love that scarf and can you be too dressed up? You look fantabulous in that frock.
    Kandi x

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  57. You never cease to amaze me, my lovely Vix !
    That scarf !!!!!!!!!!
    I love you so !
    xXx
    Reva

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  58. What a fab find your 10p scarf was. I love that Barry M crackle glaze, first tried it at Christmas when someone from work brought some in then tried for ages to get some but it was always sold out until I finally struck lucky about a fortnight ago - it really sets off the nail varnish underneath. xxx

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  59. My favorite color is blue so naturally I am in love with your dress BUT those bloomers take the cake!

    xo, Bonnie

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  60. Love the bloomers, how cute are they! Don't talk to me about washing, it's all I've been doing this week!

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  61. The forsythia is in bloom! I bought a maxi dress yesterday (my first), no doubt inspired by you. Congrats on finding the scarf! Admiring the ring from Goa.

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  62. Pfft, overdressed. NEVER! Loving your gorgeous rings and bracelets.

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  63. Amazing dress! Thanks for your sweet comment! <3

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  64. i love the print of the scarf, and the fact that your crackled nail attempts have turned out fabulously well! :)

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  65. 10p for that gorgeous scarf OMG im in shock what a bargin and it looks so lovely with your dress and what a stunning colour. Love your nails to match and your bloomers ;-)) I did smile you have the most gorgeous legs ;-) Have a lovely week, dee xx

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  66. 10p?? 10p?!!! Oh I'm speechless. I know I should be used to your amazing finds by now but seriously, that's got to be up there with the best.

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  67. That scarf is gorgeous, can't beat a Liberty print :) lucky lady!

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  68. I want that scarf and that dress. The colors are beyond gorgeous. If you ever put them on ebay, please, please email me!

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  69. Ohh!! I gotta make me some bloomers! You do look marvellous. And I love that the whole outfit was made up around the scarf!

    The fingernails look great, I must get my hands on some of that damn barry nail polish!

    xx

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  70. Oh, goodness! What a pretty and keepsake-worthy scarf find. I'd wear it in a split minute, only wishing I knew how to wear scarves better. It's amazing what earlier shoppers will pass up!

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