Thursday, 31 March 2011

Pre-Goa Jumble Sale & Car Boot Sale Madness



I might be flying off tomorrow but it would be rude not to share today's finds from the car boot sale and jumble sale.

The car boot was wet, cold and muddy this morning, other than the usual market traders flogging their wares there wasn't much in the way of interesting stalls but I did manage a couple of purchases.


Vernon Ward "Maternal Wing" 1960's framed Boots' print 50p. Already taking pride of place on the bedroom wall.


1960's Tyber simulated fur jacket because I can never pass up a fake fur coat especially when the seller only wanted 50p for it.

After a pit stop for lunch and the funniest Skype chat ever with my darlings Helga and Sarah in Sydney we joined the queue for the monthly Methodist jumble sale. No early entry today as it was for a different church group who don't offer previews. Not to worry though, the other jumblers are more into their mainstream clobber so no competition on the vintage front.


1950's hand-made and fully lined braided jacket



Linzi of London, 1970's black crimplene maxi dress


Vintage Jaeger polyester printed blouse



British-made vintage Caprice swimsuit in navy and white (cute but personally I prefer a tie-sided triangle bikini when I'm on the beach)


Old fashioned coat hangers and two huge pieces of crimplene



Gorgeous hardback cookery and lifestyle book (RRP £19.99)


Match Set by Lerose 1970's crimplene maxi skirt



From left: 1980's floral court shoes, burgundy velvet veiled hat, vintage lurex courts, 1960's raffia sun hat, 1950's Scottish mohair stole, leather backed vintage gloves, four psychedelic scarves (which I've already sneaked into my hand luggage), 1950's gold lurex fringed stole and a 1960's brocade evening bag with a chain strap.


Today's favourite find has to be this turquoise Chinese dragon kimono jacket


Top notch label, eh?

Total jumble sale expenditure today : £4.50

Dress (handmade by me using a jumble sale curtain)

I'm dashing off to sort out my roots, do battle with the Veet and concoct tea using all the leftovers in the fridge. 

Catch you tomorrow! I can't leave without wishing you a proper goodbye.

**I'm truly honoured to be featured on my dear friend Sacramento's blog today, if you haven't visited her you will be blown away by her stylishness and beauty.**

77 comments:

  1. £4.50! Oh the envy. I am especially fond of the swimming costume - if it's going in the ebay shop and might fit me, I'll happily take it off your hands!

    Muchly impressed with the loveliness of that orange frock too - you're so clever with all your March makes. It's making me want to crack out the sewing machine.

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  2. No indeed, you can't!!
    I love that Fifties jacket. It's great when no one else is interested in the vintage bits.
    See you before you go.
    xxx

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  3. No way!!! £4.50 for all that booty! I can't bear it! It's all much for little old me to take in!

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  4. How do you do it? Such an amazing set of bargains once again! Love the faux fur coat, its a beaut!
    Sophie
    x

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  5. Good lord! What a bargainacious day you've had!

    All of that for £4.50!! I really need to find a Jumble sale! The area I live in is total balls for jumble sales! I found a few table top sales that I may check out this Sunday though!

    Love the faux fur coat, the veiled hat, the 1950's Scottish mohair stole and the brocade evening bag! I wish to go to your jumble sales!

    I really love that swan painting you uncovered and for 50p it's even more unbelievably special!!

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  6. Hi my dear-wow, what a haul of stunning goodies. just adore your Kimono jacket and the faux fur, but a lot of amazing pieces and gorgeous prices too!! Well done indeed and will miss you loads, so pleased you're off to sunnier climes and I wish I was coming with, lol!! xxxx

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  7. Love the maxi dress and fake fur coat. You look so cute and spring-like in your dress. We had snow flurries yesterday. I am SO READY for spring, I can't tell you.

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  8. Holy hell all that for £4.50, I think I might have to start stalking you....!!

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  9. £4.50?! Gawd you scarely get 2 coffees for that around here. Love all your finds as usual and have an amazing time in Goa - is there much shopping to be done out there?
    x

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  10. That fake fur jacket is lovely I am going to have to go to a car boot sale xx

    Have a lovely time in Goa xx

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  11. So envious of your finds today, and LOVING the curtain dress! Have a great holiday! x

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  12. Loving the satin dragons, and yes that label is top notch indeed!! I'd love to see the black maxi on you, I think it will be va va voom!!! Have a fun and safe excursion!!

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  13. I swear that you are the only woman alive who can make this stuff look good. I know you will but I do not know how you DO it!!

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  14. I love your Orange dress and that Caprice swim suit would be fabulous worn with some black or white Palazzo pants .. gorgeous ..like you I am a tie sided bikini girl xx

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  15. Sp. love the Black Maxi and that Long skirt! Great finds... Be Safe! You will be missed [:(]

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  16. You are in my blog. THE STAR OF THE SHOW!!!
    YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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  17. Want to wish you a safe trip and a wonderful time in Goa!

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  18. Bon Voyage, beautiful stranger!
    I just read the feature over at Mis Papelicos, and was almost teary eyed at my love for you two! I am sooooo happy and proud to "know" you and Sacramento via your blogs- you both are stellar in style and in character. I send you sloppy kisses.

    Happy Holiday! -Bella Q
    the Citizen Rosebud

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  19. Great bargains there Vix. I love the faux fur jacket.
    Dx

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  20. I love that 50s jacket, it's gorgeous, what a fantastic find! Have a brilliant time in Goa - can't wait to hear all about it.
    x

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  21. Love the orange on you Vix,

    and have an amazing time in Goa! x

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  22. You seriously have the best rummaging luck! I have a space age mini by Lerose, an interesting label. Love Bill, I'd marry him! x

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  23. What a fantastic kimono jacket, and i do love your orange dress xxx

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  24. Great finds (as ever) - am sure I owed some floral shoes like those when I was first at work!

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  25. Great finds, love the red skirt and Amies Jacket, Just made my first 1970s dress EVER all down to your influence....

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  26. Beautiful finds, my favourite is those coat hangers they are gorgeous! You will be missed, hope its wonderful over there!
    Kandi x

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  27. What complete bargain,all that for £4.50!
    Hope you have a lovely time in Goa
    x

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  28. Oh Lord you really outdid yourself this time!
    The swan picture is gorgeous!
    I adore that swimsuit!
    The faux fur coat is a beauty!
    I love old coat hangers!
    The dragon jacket is to die for!!
    If I ever had a vintage haul like this I would fall over with excitement!

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  29. You really did get a fab haul for £4.50!! Hope you have a fabulous time in Goa!

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  30. Really like the shoes and the sunhat. The chinese jacket is great too x

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  31. What a brilliant advert you are for being organised and not leaving the packing til the day before - a free day, with time to get that lovely haul! The Jaeger blouse is a bit alarming, but will look fab on you.

    Have a totally wonderful holiday xx
    ps Am envious of those rope paving edgers behind you in first pic; I unearthed some in a previous garden. Should have brought them with me when I moved...

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  32. That tangerine color is so in this season! The color looks really nice on you. Love the match set maxi skirt. Cant wait to see how you style it! Have fun in Goa! Will miss u!

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  33. Goodness! Such a fabulous selection of jumble goodies, the floral court shoes are so lovely. I have always loved floral footwear.

    I bought a pack of 3 wooden coat hangers from Poundland today, but can’t help but feel drawn towards your selection of padded and vintage ones, they are all so fabulous xxx

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  34. Vix you a bargain goddess!!!
    The orange dress is beautiful on you!
    Have a great time in Goa, we will miss!
    Take lots of pictures for us to see!

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  35. I found your blog yesterday and am so glad I did! I love your style, and have thoroughly enjoyed reading through your posts and looking at all your photos of your fab finds. Have a great trip... Em x

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  36. You are the Queen of jumbo and boot sales.
    I *bow* to you amor.
    I love the faux fur coat, braied jacket,swain painting,veil hat,well everything.
    your gonna style the hell out of that amazing kimomo.
    hey! a maternal painting sorta like mine.it really reminded me of yours.how do you finds shoes,I never do maybe cause I'm a size 3, all I seen yesterday was big sizes.
    I have another jumbo sale on saturday.
    I am going to miss you lovely magical lady.
    have a safe and wonderful time amorcito.

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  37. Waaaaaaa. I want that coat, it's a wonder!

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  38. ps. What name is your ebay shop? I am desperate to have a browse after lent.

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  39. In the words of Kate Bush...'Wow, unbelievable'....This had to be one of your best hauls ever - I don't know where to start... the maxi dress and skirt are fab, Lerose is one of my favourite labels and I adore that 50s jacket and the fake fur one too - all of it is amazing.

    Have a wonderful time together, I'll miss reading your posts, but will look forwards to seeing all those holiday photos and of course, the holiday wardrobe. Take care xxx

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  40. One last great shopping before you leave... Have a great time, Vix. I'll be missing you! xxx

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  41. The swans and swimsuit are my favourite. I'm with Alex, if the swimsuit goes into the shop and is my size I'd snap it up! Alex and I might have to have a bitch fight over it ;) Enjoy your holiday in Goa, I hope the sun is shining and you both have a marvellous time. We'll miss you until you get back xx

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  42. Wow I am in awe of your faux fur coat especiallly, I was looking at a very similar one in Oxfam but its was £50!! Im all for charity but I cant afford to shop there anymore! Hoping some car boots will start up around here soon. Have a wonderful time in India xxxxxxxx

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  43. oh oh oh! Vix I am totally smitten with that swimming costume and that black maxi crimplene number! So beautiful. What a brilliant haul. x

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  44. oh you certainly have the eye for such fantastic finds! I love the swimsuit and the fur jacket!
    I noticed in the first comment you have an ebay shop? Please do share your link so I can come shopping! x

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  45. Un placer conocerte por medio de Sacramento, me gustas por ser diferente y no ser copia de nadie, Te sigo.

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  46. My faves are the kimino jacket and the 50's braided jacket - have a wonderful time in Goa Vix! xxx

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  47. how fantastic is that.. you spent under a fiver and got tons of goodies..its not even tat.. its lovely stuff!!!
    have a wonderful time on your hols..how lovely!!

    charl
    x

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  48. Love the bright orange!

    I also love those hangers, but if I got such thick hangers I would have to get rid of some of my clothes so they would fit in my closet. :/ lol

    makeupandjeans.com

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  49. yes, these are fabulous finds!, and I think my favorite is that maxi skirt, and the kimono jacket is simply awesome!!
    I'm glad you share with us your talent!!
    besos & best luck

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  50. £4,50?! OMG... i can't believe it.... i'm speechless. i love the floral court shoes. i have a pair that looks similar to yours (but in blue and purple).

    hey, love the colours of your outfit. orange, black and blue look so fabulous togehter.

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  51. Hi. Found you through Sacramento's blog and am loving your look. That orange dress is amazing and I love how you shop in car boot sales. You have some wonderful finds and I am in awe of the price you paid.

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  52. I think you must live in Jumble sale heaven!!!

    Bon Voyage and revel in the glorious weather.

    Fab dress from curtains yet again!

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  54. £4.50!!!!!!! That's insane!!!

    What wonderful finds Vix! I suppose you could wear that swimsuit as a bodysuit.

    I'm sorry that you aren't in Sydney :(
    You would have been the icing on the deliicious cake that is Sarah and Helga together!

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  55. Oh oh oh I LOVE that swan pic.Did you see my Vernon from a post awhile ago?
    What wonderful finds.
    Have a great holiday tho I know you will.

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  56. Love that swan pic, Vix xo

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  57. Great bargains, and you look so cute in the orange mini and blue boots!
    Have a lovely holiday.

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  58. I'm sad that I'm probably too late to say "goodbye"! We just got back from vacation and I'm trying to catch up. My dear Vix! I cannot believe this haul! It might be your best EVER, don't you think? That fake fur jacket & the framed print are only a few of my favorites...

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  59. Dearest Vix, the orange dress look gorgeous on you.

    That's amazing! £4.50! Love the swans, the accessories, the Hardy Amies jacket!!!

    Have a brilliant, brilliant time, we'll miss you! Love you loads xx

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  60. Lots to sort out when you get home then! Hope you have a great trip.xx.

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  61. As always, remarkable finds full of style and fun - have a fab getaway!

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  62. Love the dragon kimono jacket and great feature on Sacramento's blog. I enjoyed learning more about you and great outfits as usual.

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  63. Wow cant believe how many fabulous items you got and for only £4.50!! I need to hit your jumble sales as the ones ive been to all the vintage gear is gone in seconds! Scarlett x

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  64. love the jaeger blouse! have a great weekend, my dear!

    xx viviane
    hippiebohoreloaded

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  65. Have an AMAZING time! Will miss you. xx

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  66. £4.50?! I love the braided jacket and maxi skirt best of all. The problem with padded coathangers is that they take up extra space in the wardrobe....

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  67. Wow you really do find the bargins i wish we had jumble sales like you do and in the week as well. I love your Vernon ward print thats a beauty and a bargin at 50p I have one of his print above my bed and i keep looking for another the swans are really lovely.And that little 60's evening bag what a little gem. Dee x

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  68. Great buys but I can't take my eyes off of your dress - you did a good job and fab color!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  69. Bargain central as always! Loving the brocade bag and sparkly lurex shoes. That Bill Granger always makes me want to up sticks and live by the sea (as if I wouldn't love to do that anyway.).

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  70. What size is the swimsuit?! Admiring the dragon jacket too.

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  71. Love the orange dress! Love your blog <3

    missydaisyrocks.blogspot.com

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  72. Oooooh errrr ... I love your tangerine frock you clever girl - and adding the blue suede boots is sheer perfection!! I'm gagging over your haul that you say is not that great (eeeeeep!) the swimsuit and the Hardy Aimes jacket are to die for and I love the faux fur, the 50s jacket and the yummy coat hangers! I'm missing you and can't wait to read your first post - I hope you're having an absolutely wonderful time sweetie!!! xoxoxoxoxo

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