Thursday, 17 March 2011

Boot Sale Beauties

 
My favourite car boot sale restarted today. I could hardly sleep with excitement last night (I know, I'm easily pleased) and was up bright and early with a £20 note burning a hole in my pocket in anticipation for a few bargains.



What have we here? Vintage leather peep toes by Norvic (50p), 1960's double zipper leather ankle boots with crepe soles and a sheepskin lining by Diana Broadway (50p), Hand-rolled Foreign-made satin scarf, peacock blue silk head square, crochet-edge driving gloves and pink elbow length nylon gloves (£1 the lot), Tapestry leather lined satchel by Pepe Cilba of Spain (£2), 1960's blue suede shoulder bag (£1) and 1960's white leather disc bag (£1) plus a heap of fancy coathangers (£1) and some free boot stays (in the boots)


1970's Leathercraft satin lined maxi coat in buttersoft chocolate brown leather (£3)



How fantastic is my 1950's crochet poodle bottle holder? Well worth 50p I'd say.


At £4 this vintage velvet maxi is the most expensive and my favourite find of the day. Made by Samuel Sherman's SAMBO label in the mid-1960's it's immaculate and fits like a dream.



No sign of any wear on this groovy label.


Jon wanted to show you our latest eBay bargain:



A rare nine panel Georgian door salvaged from the set of a recent TV drama series.
It was a 200 mile round trip to collect but at just £90 you can't argue.

He also won a skip full of wood for £1 which'll keep the woodburner in fuel for the next few months.


Am I forgetting Me-Made-March? 
I'm wearing my Great Grandfather's silver vesta case as a pendant, I've threaded it with black ribbon, so hopefully that counts as reworked.


I'm blown away by the phenomenal comments I received yesterday, so thoughtfully written and amazing. Thank you so much!

68 comments:

  1. Vix I would have trouble sleeping if I had jumbles like yours near me. Fabulous dress. xx

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  2. Ooh love your slinky dress. And that tapestry bag is a fab fab find. Your poodlalia collection is really expanding! xxxxx

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  3. I am going to pass out over that black dress.
    Oh my word it is amazing and you look like a 60's occult goddess! I need one like that ;)

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  4. You are gifted! I hardly ever see maxis, and it's because they are all winging to you..because, they look fab on you. That's my way of looking at it :)

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  5. I swear you make these prices up just to make me cry!

    Dress looks amazing, as per usual, and the vesta case is stunning as a pendant, what a clever idea

    [runs off to see what she can thread, finds macaroni. Not quite the same]

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  6. This little number your wearing is amazing! looks very vamp and sexy. And it looks like you scored some sweet deals!

    xoxo mama wolf

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  7. absolutely love the velvet dress, they are so expensive on ebay! what a bargain!

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  8. Words fail me on this one Vix, that dress is simply stunning. Brilliant idea to turn your Grandfathers vesta case into a pendant.
    XXX

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  9. Did not want to upset Jon, the doors are fabulous too and a real bargain at £90.00.
    XXX

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  10. That dress looks amazing on you Viv, as if it was made specially just for you. I havent seen a vesta in years, brought back many memories :)

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  11. I love that poodle bottle holder,it's fab!
    x

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  12. That velvet dress is beautiful. I have a bit of a soft spot for velvet! You look lovely :)
    Sophie
    x

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  13. What a stunning dress, and quite a haul. I do like you enthusiasm for a door ha ha!

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  14. I'm in love with that dress - its just what I would wear (although it would have to be a few sizes bigger to fit me!)It looks so gorgeous teamed with your jewellery. You and Jon have done very well - super stash of bargains! xxx

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  15. Hi my dear!! You look so gorgeous in the Sambo dress, what a totally gorgeous bargain and your other finds are just amazing! I am like you with the bootys, I cannot wait to get to them and the money is itching to be spent, lol!! xxx

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  16. The dress is wonderful on you - very Morticia Addams! and I love the vesta case as a pendant. The poodle looks very wild eyed.

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  17. Freakin' hell,another brillant haul!That velvet maxi is TOO DIE FOR gorgeous!!!Very Morticia,too! Some amazing goodies,the crochet poodle bottle holder being a standout!!Nothing like some more fodder for the poodle obsession!!!
    The pendant is STUNNING,and definetly counts as reworked!!!
    Love you!!! Helga xxxXXXxxx
    O,we're off to Kaikoura for the night,I forgot to mention....so I won't be posting today!

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  18. You and your fabulous finds. Continue to amaze me!

    Tanvi
    from © tanvii.com

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  19. Nice poodle. And the car boot sounds fantastic, the maxi dress is fab too though I'm assuming that label has gone out of business - or changed it's name to something more appropriate?!

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  20. STUNNING dress, very gothic! I love the idea of wearing your grandfather's vesta case as a pendant. I think you're going to have to run masterclasses (or should that be MISTRESSclasses?!) in spotting vintage items at boot and jumble sales!

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  21. Dearest Vix, Wow! That dress was made for you! I bloody love it!

    The poodle is genius!

    I could do with a new front door and your is fantastic. Sod the trip what a bargain! Much love, C xx

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  22. No wonder you were excited! What fantastic finds.

    That dress is stunning! Would you believe I was looking a gloves simlar to both pairs last Saturday in an antiques shop they were both over £10.

    X x

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  23. That maxi dress is stunning xo

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  24. Stunning dress Vix, it totally suits you! I love that you have something belonging to your great grandfather. I have nothing like that - I have wondered where it all went... sad really.
    Dx

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  25. I haven´t head this expression for a while:a £20 note burning a hole in my pocket . I love it, and I know the feeling of not being able to sleep thinking about the finds.
    It is better than Christmas day everytime.
    You look beautiful, as ever. That long coat is something else.
    We are promise 21ºc for tomorrow and the following days. By april winter is normally gone in this area.
    Much love my dear Vix.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx

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  26. Such an awesome dress, and really fits you like a dream (loving black velvet texture and shape!!), sexy&elegant!
    And love your talent as a bargain buyer: that leather coat seems fantastic!
    besos

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  27. Now I know why you need a big car. Great purchases... a crochet poodle bottle holder?!? I didn't even know this existed. And the velvet dress... beautiful! xxx

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  28. Such a good selection of finds as always, the dress fits you perfectly, and the poodle bottle holder is so cute, completely worth the 50p. May this be the start of a wonderful car boot season xxx

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  29. I adore that dress, you look proper high-gothic (as in a Victorian femme fatale rather than modern 'goth') - like one of those alluring sorceresses in Pre-Raphaelite art.

    The poodle on the other hand proper scares me! I dunno why it freaks me out! Maybe the mad eyes?

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  30. Awesome finds Vix! Love that dress & the white bag is v cool too! xxx

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  31. fab finds Vix! Particularl like the dress and the poodle, he's so cute x

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  32. Yay for car boot bargains! The dress is fantastic on you. And Jon is right to want to show off the door, it's beautiful. X

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  33. Your black velvet maxi dress ensemble is very Blood Orgy of the She-Devils!! Please invite me to the next seance!!

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  34. That dress has to be one of my favourite dresses I have seen you in! It is absolutely stunning! So gothic and paganesque.. beautiful!

    I love that old door! What colour are you planning on painting it or will you keep it as it is?

    So many finds for just £20! Bargainful day! xxx

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  35. That dress is wow wow wow - I absolutely adore it and it looks wonderful on you. xxx

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  36. Vix, the velvet dress fits you like is was order and made for you!
    I love the pictures with that beautiful yellow tree in the background!
    As always great finds and the green door is a sign of good luck!!!
    Feliz Dia De Santo Patricio!
    I'm leaving to go to my favorite pub; to pretend to be Irish for a couple of hours!!

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  37. The dress is lovely, but I also love those crocheted coathangers. I need me a granny to make some of those xx

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  38. God that dress is fabulous .. I love that shape
    The coat is gorgeous too .. I also collect those little match boxes :) xx

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  39. The black dress is fab and you look very classy. I cant believe you found a full length coat this cheap..Love the detailing on the vesta case.

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  40. Incredible finds & that dress was made for you. Ahhh I can't wait for Sunday - my 1st car boot of the year, fingers crossed for dry weather. Hope I find some goodies as good as yours xx

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  41. Vix, that dress looks amazing on you <3<3

    x x x

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  42. You look very witchy amor, I love velvet dresses make you look more mysterious.
    £20 finds! what bargains,love the white pumps you always manage to find cute poodles.
    vesta case necklace is amazing!

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  43. Ooh the poodle bottle holder is fantastic. Also loving the skip of wood for a quid - bargain and a half!

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  44. I'm slobbering all over that dress - it's beautiful. I just nabbed a stunning panne velvet Biba dress and I'm (perversely, considering how much I'm moaning about wanting it to be spring) mad that it's already too warm for me to wear it!

    xx

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  45. dang! the black velvet... uff! and you pull it off real well. nice find vix:)

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  46. I was without net for a few days and was wondering what VV had bought and look at you girl I LOVE that dress and that jacket wow,wow I had a green leather one similar (mans size) I used to wear alot back in the 90s (pre vintage popularity) How I wish I still had it!!!

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  47. You are stunning in the black maxi dress. And everything that you purchased looks interesting to me. Must have been a fun sale!

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  48. The velvet dress is so very elegant and you look wonderful in it.

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  49. That dress looks stunning what a blumming bargain!! I too would have trouble sleeping if we had fabbo jumbles round our way!

    Lovely door, I love interiors stuff, we once had a lovely 20s house with original doors (and a stain glass hall window *sigh*), sooo much nicer, our crappy 60s one now has been chopped to pieces :o(

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  50. You look so elegant in that dress, really beautiful! it is almost time for all the marching band to start up with their jumble sales now, and I am looking forward to that.
    Wish you a wonderful weekend!
    Vilde

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  51. I'm still trying to collect my jaw from the floor! That maxi leather jacket for £3 and the incredible velvet maxi for £4 have me absolutely gobsmacked! You look like a glamourous and beautiful Morticia (I love Morticia so meant as a compliment) in that velvet dress - it fits you perfectly!

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  52. That velvet mazi looks perfect on you!
    And thank you very much for my parcel, which arrived yday! I am looking forward to a day off guide things on sunday, for a giant sewing-fest, so will make use of some of them then! :) xxxx

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  53. Ooh I love the poodle! I'm heading to my first carboot of the year on Sunday (weather depending!) So lets hope I get lots of gorge bargains! xx

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  54. Vix you look beautifully gothically (is that a word?!) foxy! Love the shape, and sleeves of the dress.

    The vesta case looks perfect strung onto the ribbon.

    xx

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  55. Wow you have a great eye for finding things. I adore that maxi dress it looks stunning on you. its amazing how small those vintage dresses are lots of mine are sized at 14 but there's no way they would fit that today more like a size 10. Love the little poodle and you just can't beat a vintage leather coat. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

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  56. Bloody hell that frock is AMAZING - you look exquisite in it! Gorgeous finds and I love Jon's door - what are you going to do with it?

    Love, Sarah xxx

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  57. So jealous of your amazing haul. I've nominated you for an award - check outhttp://nicoleneedles.blogspot.com/2011/03/7-things.html

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  58. ...sigh... Titania I presume?... :)

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  59. J-E-A-L-O-U-S

    So uh.. which car boot sale is this..?

    Hah.

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  60. Wow that dress is amazingly gorgeous! Excellent bargains :)

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  61. you look great as usual, and that is so creative what you did with the case. I mentioned you in a post i did on vintage shopping.!!!

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  62. Great haul Vix- you look fab! Very jealous of that awesome tapestry bag. Only you could bring that poodle home- so kitsch it's great! x

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  63. Oh Vix, what a dress! You have such a knack for turning up things that fit you to perfection. I love the idea of wearing a Vesta case as a necklace too.

    Which TV series was the door from? It's absolutely beautiful.

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  64. That dress is so beautiful it almost hurts! I have a black dress with similar shape but with gold and silver decorations on the sleeves. Must try to dig it up...

    The vesta case is so cute, had to do a search to find out what that is.

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  65. love your style, its inspiring.

    Helen, X
    http://areyoudressingupordressingdown.blogspot.com

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  66. The dress is stunning. Mother-earthing-wiccan. Looks so comfy.

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