Sunday, 27 March 2011

A Man In A Million - Jumble Sale Finds

 
You can't fault Jon. As soon as we've paid the jumble sale entrance fee we split up and go our separate ways. We buy our goodies, stuff them into a bag and don't allow each other a peek at the booty until we're back home.


Only once the coffee's made and we're sitting comfortably can we tip the bags out and examine the finds. This vintage cape was what Jon snaffled for me at yesterday morning's Cat's Protection League jumble sale. Didn't he do well?


He also grabbed this immaculate English Lady sheepskin car coat. It's still got the cutter's label inside.




Here's a joint effort - vintage Spartan suitcase, wooden chess box, 1950's plastic baking sleeves for protecting your frock when whipping up a Victoria sponge, 1918 edition of Charles Kingsley's Westward Ho! from Herbert Strang's Empire Library, Grimm's Fairy Tales presented to Maggie Blakeman in Spring 1895 and *find of the day*, a miserable child tea tray (labelled Donkey Boy). Now we can be tormented by sad-faced kiddies when we take tea in bed.


Wool cape and denim shorts (20p each from yesterday's jumble sale), vintage Jeff Banks W1 label blouse (the gorgeous Alex). I'd forgotten about these yellow Topshop T-Bar shoes, thanks for the reminder, Ellie (£1.95 Acorns Hospice)
Hope your weekend has been a good one. As usual, I've eaten and drunk way too much, had a rocking night out on the town and still haven't got round to sorting out my Goa bag.

69 comments:

  1. The cape made me smile very much, thank you for sharing all your lovely finds. Good on your Jon! I think you look so absolutely splendid, the yellow t-bars being a stroke of genius. Have a great week xx

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  2. Victor and I do exactly the same. As we enter a charity shop, car boot sale or flea market, we go our separate ways and meet at the end of the fun, fun, fun.
    Loving your cape and your yellow shoes.
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  3. I am in love with the cape! It's fantastic.

    Jon does a great job. Obviously years of knowing each other inside out.

    X x

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  4. Excellent cape! Loving the purple-with-yellow too.

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  5. Sounds like a very lovely way to share your passion of thifting together. Isn't it lovely that he thinks of you when he is looking; definitely a keeper! x

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  6. You and Jon sure have that Midas touch when it comes to truffling out those jumble bargains. It must be a weekend for suitcases and I love your sturdy turquoise one. Great outfit too, teaming the yellow and purple together looks really neat xxx

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  7. Love yours and Jon's finds - the cape is magnifique and so is the tray. I'm suffering from acute jumble sale withdrawal symptons - haven't been to one in weeks. Booo hooo! Have a lovely evening. xx

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  8. More amazing finds. That cape is superb. I love your whole outfit you look fabulous as ever xx

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  9. Grrr. All my faves in one outfit. Purple. Denim shorts. A cape. T-bar shoes in a daffy colour and a ditsy floral blouse.

    I am SO envious I just can't tell you!

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  10. The cape is fabulous Vix, Jon obviously knows your style and taste like no other. The tea tray is so very apt and the baking sleeves look like an interesting find!

    I visited a jumble yesterday morning (the first in 10years or so, shocking I know), and funnily enough it was for a Cat charity too, I will be posting some finds over the next few days. I think it’s down to you and your constant success at jumble sales, I finally managed to track one down xxx

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  11. Haha! See what you mean about the shoes now, they are the exact same colour!

    Love those baking sleeves, just so kitsch! x

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  12. Hi my dear-the cape is a stunning find, you and Jon are a dynamic duo at the jumbles!! Fabulous finds and I can't get over the awesome prices of your lovely pieces too-well done indeed!! xx

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  13. That cape! I want it so badly! And I love your combination of purple tights and yellow shoes!

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  14. Oh my god that cape!! When are you off to Goa?

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  15. You and Jon are an organized and skillful shopping machine!!!
    For me you look very Masterpiece Theater English-like with this beautiful cape!
    Awesomely fantastic shoes and tights!!!
    I'm glad that you enjoyed you weekend by eating and drinking (the best way to do it)!!!

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  16. You find the coolest things.Love your outfit.I want the shoes.:)

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  17. The cape is wonderful - the boy did good! Love the yellow shoes with the purple tights too. xx

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  18. didnt he do well!!!... that cape is amazing.. and for 20p oh my goodness.. its the best bargain ever!!
    love the whole outfit.. looks gorgeous
    you got some great buys..laughing at your misery tray .. will you cover up the face with rich tea biccies or just enjoy the misery !!

    glad u had a good weekend.. sounds ideal to me!
    charl
    x

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  19. I'm just waiting for Helga's comment about the Donkey Boy tray!
    I love that Jon shares your passion for jumbles - you're clearly a match made in heaven! Great finds as always x

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  20. The cape is fabulous!!Well done Jon!He probably has visions of you prancing around in it with nothing else on but a pair of boots...!!
    Love the yellow T-bars with the purple tights!hot to trot! I hope to find some yellow and/or white T-bats or Mary Janes in Sydney,actually!
    Ha,Donkey Boy tray!!! HA! Can't see what the donkey's got hangin' though.No wonder the boy is sad,he can't compete!!!Delightful!
    Love you!! Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  21. Those shorts are super cute!!! :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  22. Jon has excellent taste! Love the cape! Looking glam as usually!
    Sophie
    x

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  23. Well, don't you just look spellbinding! Jon obviously has fantastic taste, I am lucky that my chap Adrian also knows my style exactly and loves a good boot sale-he rummages for records mainly whilst I do the fashion, and he always picks me up incredible vintage jewellery!
    The whole outfit looks fantastic and you look incredible in all your finds. I love your blog and your style so much, you certainly have an eye for finding great pieces and wearing them in your own way! I turned green a little with jealousy when I saw your fabulous Kimono from your other post-it is perfection and I can't believe it was only £1!!
    Also conversely, I used to live just a few minutes from Westward Ho! Hope you enjoy the book!
    Much love to one of my favourite fashionistas
    Love Amie xoxo
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  24. "*find of the day*, a miserable child tea tray (labelled Donkey Boy). Now we can be tormented by sad-faced kiddies when we take tea in bed."

    Aah, you are a funny lady!

    With one fine cape.

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  25. Gah Vix! Why are you so lovely?! I drooling over the purple tights with the t-bar bright yellow shoesies.. so cute!

    Jon is such a lovely man finding that cape for you! You always look magical in a cape!

    My favourite find of yours today would have to be that boy and donkey tray.. so kitsch! xxx

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  26. Dearest Vix, Jon is amazing! I need to train The Actor up! I love the cape and the sheepskin.

    And "*find of the day*, a miserable child tea tray (labelled Donkey Boy). Now we can be tormented by sad-faced kiddies when we take tea in bed" Genius.

    Thanks for you lovely comments earlier. I shall not let it bother me, some people are such twats! I love you xx

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  27. Fabulous - I love that your man loves the jumbles as much as you. Mine will accompany me foraging occasionally, he's quite accomodating, but I really need to continue training up the littlies. x

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  28. I love your purple tights and yellow shoes they look fab. Great finds xx

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  29. Slightly more sober now :) I am loving that cape .. its fabulous and I love old suitcases they are so useful as well as looking great xx

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  30. The cape is rather amazing, love the lining! xxx

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  31. That cape is a wonderful find!! x

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  32. Well done, Jon! & what a romantic way of shopping... and when you put your heads together, it gets even better! But don't let sad children into the bedroom - they are too creepy! xxx

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  33. Jon is a star, and I think you should wear the cape with that fantastic gingham maxi dress in the previous post.

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  34. Great finds! I especially love that Spartan suitcase.. the color is LUCIOUS!

    Your outfit is CUTE CUTE CUTE!

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  35. What a sweetie, and he knows your taste! Love the team-tackle-tactics :) That cape is divine, the flash of purple lining is perfecto.

    xx Claire

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  36. Wauw, you always manage to find such great things at flea markets!! I reaaally love your dress from the post below (that black/white dress). The cape is also very nice!
    x
    Sarah
    http://lafilledejoujouelle.blogspot.com

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  37. Wonderful finds Vix, i love your cape and those shoes are gorgeous! Russ is hopeless at the carboot he finds the nearest tea place and doesn't move until i come back laden with bags :) xxx

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  38. I can't get over that cape and how you wear it without looking like a goth which is no mean feat!! I will have to show my mum your post as she has always wanted a long black cape but without the Black Widow look, she will love this xx

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  39. How wonderful that you have your man trained like that Its something that will never happen with the captain.

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  40. Vixcita,
    Fab finds amor!
    what a sweetheart Jon is,yes, I also think he has some sexy plans for you and that cape.
    I love how you paired up the cape with shorts and yellow mary janes.bewitching beauty.
    oh that burro (donkey) tray is so adorable.
    green vintage suitcase's are always needed.
    You and Helga been talking about donkeys lately,ahahaha
    love ya.

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  41. Oh man that cape is FABULOUS! I would wear it every day! And I also love your outfit - especially those yellow shoes.

    It seems that Helga and I are both on a mission for yellow tbars or mary janes in Sydney - let's see if we both buy the same shoes!

    You look gorgeous as always Vix and I love that you and Jon have such a fun ritual for sharing your finds. How much is entry to a jumble sale?

    Sarah xxx

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  42. I think I have fallen in love with those shorts, Vix! Oh my, they are simply gorgeous! <3 xo

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  43. Wow, that cape is an AWESOME find. A good man you have there! Glad your weekend was smashing. Mine was as well, though it didn't include any partying or drinks...well, there will be time for that yet! Later. One would hope!

    heart: Kimberellie

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  44. I've always had a thing for t-bar shoes!

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  45. My husband found me a pair of those slippers with the curled up toes this weekend and an antique (1930s era) juicer! I love it that we shop separately, but together, just as it sounds like you and John do. The cape is beautiful.

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  46. this is the best outfit ever! love the colours, they suit you so well! The purple of the coat and the thights goes so well with the colour of the gorgeous shirt! And the shorts are to die for! Have a great week, Vix :)

    xx viviane
    hippiebohoreloaded

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  47. What a man indeed, and what great finds vix. I'm eyeing up the fairy stories and that excellent green luggage. Now go get packing, the beach awaits! Blissss...you lucky thing xxx

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  48. That cape is amazing, looks great on you too.I love your hippy sign, I have a smaller one in my camper saying Hippies use the side door :)

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  49. Well done Jon, fantastic finds as ever!! The cape is amazing!

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  50. I think that's a fun way to traverse a jumble sale! Plus, I reckon with two of you looking you're both bound to find things that the other one would miss. That cape is marvellous!

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  51. That cape is magic!!...and you look like a modern day High Priestess.

    Well done Jon but...it's to be expected :)

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  52. I love the association of the long cape and the short, beautiful !
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  53. What great finds! I love your cape, you wear it so well! :)

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  54. You two never cease to amaze me - you are a great team! Love the outfit!

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  55. Loving the tray-of-misery! Hilarious!

    That purple tights and shorts combo is wonderful too. :)

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  56. That cape is FABULOUS!!! You get the BEST stuff! How sweet that your fellow loves to treasure hunt with you. When you mentioned fixing the coffee and then going through all your goodies, it reminds me of me and my sweetie. We're coffee buddies to be sure! Love to you!!! ~Serene

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  57. Rod is like a toddler in a fabric store ;)
    He sticks to my leg and whines the entire trip - (sometimes he even falls to the ground and cries)
    So I go by myself ;)
    You look smashing and the cape is awesomeness!
    xXx
    Reva

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  58. Clever Jon snaffling that - it's just brilliant on you. Been catching up on all your recent posts - your beautiful Snow White-esque gown is my favourite ever! You look all sorts of stunning and wonderful! What a divine cut! xxxxx

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  59. PS - and monochrome is magic on you too!

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  60. aaahhh its great you have a partner to go hunting for things with. Thats one of the things i missed when i split up with my ex as he was a 70's man and collector his whole house was done out in the 70's it used to be great fun looking for stuff together. Im loving that try there is something about those kids pitures that appeal to me. Enjoy all your lovely finds and have a great week, dee xx

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  61. fabulous finds....love the purple tights with the shorts...you do have the legs for them!!

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  62. wow, a partner who loves shopping as much as you do! what else can one wish for:-)

    love the shoes! can perk up any outfit!

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  63. 'Tormented by sad-faced kiddies when we take tea in bed'? How very well-to-do Victorian! hats off to Jon; he's done good there! Love the thought of you reconvening at home with your goodies... xx

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  64. Divide and conquer - I like it! Such great results this time as well. I'm still chuckling over the Donkey Boy tray.

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  65. I think the tea tray would freak me out..Tea in bed is a nice idea tho (well coffee as i don't like tea) and i Hvae asked for a teasmade for my bday, not sure if they are sitlll in production but still..

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  66. yellow shoes!!!! so good.

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  67. i love love love the blouse,and matching shoes!!!!u look lovely!:))
    i didn't know for your blog before,i have just found it and immediately started to follow u on google and bloglovin to keep up with your creative life!:)
    greetings!!!
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  68. Stunning outfit! Sort of 'Hogwarts Hippy' :D

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