Thursday, 12 May 2011

Booty Call


1960's paisley mini dress (courtesy of gorgeous Desiree), vintage pendant (courtesy of the equally fab Ivy Black)

We'd only just managed to get round the car boot field this morning before the heavens opened. It wasn't a particularly awe-inspiring visit today, it was very quiet and distinctly chilly but I managed to unearth a few treasures to tide me over until tomorrow's jumble sale.


Three boxes of vintage false eyelashes including an under eye pair, something I've often seen in 1960's magazines and longed to try out. 50p for all three packs. The Miners pair are called "Flighty", how fab is that?


1967 pressing of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis: As Bold As Love. £3. The gate fold sleeve is magnificent, both inside and out. India and Jimi? The perfect combination.


Phwoar, what a truly beautiful man.


I've got far too many of these Little Forks but at 50p couldn't resist another box.



I think I've got a minor obsession with retro hairdryers. This Ronson Escort is in perfect working order and deliciously kitsch.


Here's Twiggy demonstrating it. The cost? £1.50


This Urban Outfitters snake print turban still bearing the ludicrously overpriced £22 price tag was a more realistic £1. Perfect for a bad hair day.


This English-made 1960's brown suede bomber jacket was £1 and the vintage sunglasses (yes, another pair) were 10p

Check out the groovy label.


Find of the day is this glamorous marabou-trimmed telephone with an iridescent dial, it works perfectly and is already taking pride of place next to the bed.


When the seller told me it was £1.50 I nearly fainted with excitement.

Have a lovely evening.

59 comments:

  1. oh i so wish there was a thurs bootsale here! What amazing finds, i keep seeing those little forks on peoples blogs, so got to get me a box of them! The phone is fabulous and a complete steal and as a false eyelash nut i'd have wrestled you for those! Mwah Scarlett x

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  2. Vix, only you could find a marabou trimmed vintage phone. It's hilarious.

    How are you enjoying Wolf Hall? I keep meaning to get it out of the library but I'm hearing very mixed opinions on it.

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  3. I love love LOVE that telephone - how totally fabulous. £1.50????? Am so jealous I'm turning green!!

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  4. You have the best legs to carry off such mini dresses ;) Great finds as usual ... On side note if any crazy Hindi fanatic saw that Jimi Hendrix Experience ... would probably go Al Qaeda on your blog! :P

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  5. Oh my goodness - what a great haul! The eyelashes are sooo cool!!! xxx

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  6. I love your dress and your pendant.
    I had never seen before a fury phone...
    One day we should meet.
    Loe u 2.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. Phwoar indeed! Love Jimi. Axis is my favourite cd of the moment - I'm stuck in some sort of 60s timewarp!

    I've seen those fabulous forks on the Vintage Knitter's blog and drooled over them then. Annoying thing is I saw them, not long ago, in local Oxfam and I didn't buy them (grrrrr).

    The telephone is bonkers but fabulous at the same time.

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  8. Your telephone is probably how Scarlett's flamingos conducted their long distance romance ;-)

    And I love the lashes, though a bit perturbed at the enthusiastic 'Real Hair!' branding. Ooh ooh and the hairdryer too. Am trying and failing to avoid inserting 'Fork Yeah!' into this comment as well.

    x

    PS. Agree on Jimi

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  9. The bomber.. the vinyl..

    The phone--

    How do you do it? Are you magic?

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  10. Love the dress, it looks really gorgeous on you! Great bargains as always, the phone is great fun!

    Thought of you today in poundland! Wanted to tell you what you probably already know but the Derma V10 you use from there is also made in the UK and not tested on animals! How easy is that!!

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  11. Even more fabulous bargains...well done....and even more so for getting soaked, I got soaked on my walk, I even pleaded with the girls if I could squeeze into their double buggy, but to no avail.(theres one photo of my Beetle on flickr btw, but I actually have two, altho one is sorn off road at the mo...am greedy!)

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  12. Blimey! That was a blast from the past. My mum had those little forks and the hairdryer. I can remember her sitting under that cap before a night out. xxx

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  13. O Vix that post made me smile. My Mam had a very similar hairdryer to that and I remember using it when I was younger to set the velcros for big hair! It had a funny smell when it was on too! My mam also has some very similar little forks which she doesn`t use but keeps in her dresser.
    Dx

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  14. I love them eyelashes!!They are fabby!

    would so love a telephone like that,certainly beat my rubbish £3 tesco one LOL

    xx

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  15. Hi there!! Wow, awesome bargains yet again, the phone is truly fabulous and I love that suede jacket!! Well done on all the finds, great stuff indeed xx

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  16. OMG I just can't got over the quality of things that you find. Those eye lashes in their box's i have never seen those they did make me smile. And that hair dryer wow ;-) And that phone OMG double WOW i sooooooo would like to come to yours and play at dressing up ;-)) good luck tomorrow. dee xx

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  17. I'm starting to wonder whether you and Jon have a secret teleport that takes you to carboots several decades back... I never see that much amazing stuff in one place!

    That phone absolutely had your name on it. And I'm another one who's mum had that sort of hairdryer - what a palaver it looks now.

    And another ditto from me about Jimi. He was a beaut.

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  18. That phone! It's hilarious - does it make you look like you've got a beard when you hold the receiver to your ear?!

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  19. PS I don't know what's going on with Blogger but it won't let me be That's Not My Age!!

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  20. You've got some great bargains especially the turban but that phone is fabulous! xx

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  21. A hairy phone, how fab!! Does it tickle your ears when you use it??

    I am going to have to start going futher afield for bootsales. I went to two on Sunday, all just piles of worn out Primark, old broken plates, bits of car parts, I would have been ashmed to sell any of it, I have taken better to the tip! The people of Manchester are not good at carboots is all I can say.

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  22. marabou trimmed phone! I thought I was a woman of the world but I've seen it all now.

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  23. I'm going to put do a test comment first

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  24. Nope it is ok I'm still MDS - sorry but blogger is really messing up some people's profiles!

    So back to you!! Fabulous finds and I'm going to have to start a list of things to do so I can go car booting and decorate the house. That telephone is perfect and your bits and pieces are fab especially the eyelashes xx

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  25. HELL!! I wish I lived in the same town as you! You find the most amazing things Vix!

    I have a few of those little forks, they are charming!
    I came across one of those hair dryers once sadly it had a tear in it. Yours looks FaBuLoUs!
    That turban is great and the price you got it for is a steal!

    The Poppy in the background reminded me I must go outside and do some planting today. I have a bag of mixed seeds that has Poppies in it and I just love them.

    The telephone is divine as long as it doesn't tickle your ears! ;)

    The best is that dress you have on! Lookin fierce Vix!

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  26. Ha ha ha, I love that phone - it is immense!

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  27. LOVE that bomber jacket, totally fab. Once again you are a bargain hunting champion, an inspiration to us rummagers everywhere!

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  28. Those Little Forks must have been very popular! And I love that 'Mastacut' label too; wouldn't a patchwork cushion made solely out of those vintage labels look so cool?

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  29. That phone is fantastic Vix, Love it! My mom has lots of those little forks too. Have a lovely evening xxx

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  30. Oh my, you look as delicious as ever today! How I wish I had your pins, I can't do short dresses without frightening the kids...
    I am very much hoping you will treat us to a photo when you try the eyelashes! Does anyone out there use falsies (so to speak?) I'm longing to try but fear an embarrassing is-that-a-caterpillar-in-my-pint moment.
    Fab finds as ever, Vix!
    Love Curtise x

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  31. Ooo! Jealous of that phone! I'm just imagining what it would look like in red!

    The Little Fork's are so cute! I'm going to keep my eyes open for some of those!

    Love your massive pendant necklace! It screams your name! xxx

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  32. Feck,I'm just NAUSEOUS with jealousy over EVERY detail of this post!! I don't know what I covet the most,from the frock to the marabou phone(OMG) to the pendant to the EYELASHES and on and on I so WANT to be palying with you and these goodies RIGHT NOW.
    I love and envy you most deliciously!!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  33. Wowza! What a haul of treasures! I love your turban, so chic and cool! The phone is just excellence itself xxxx

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  34. Hi, I remember my mum having a hairdryer like that and she, my sister and I all using it regularly. I also remember her having the little forks. the phone is just the best thing x

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  35. Booty Call? Love it! You always look fab Vix xx

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  36. That marabou-trimmed telephone is to die for!

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  37. The phone is so brilliant!! I can't believe it was £1.50! Only in the Black Country! We'd pay much more in London.

    I love the hairdryer! And the Jimi album is fabulous.

    Glad blogger's working again. Hope you're good. We must speak soon. Love you xx

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  38. You seriously find the coolest little random knick knacks in the world!! And for such good prices. :) I love those false eye lashes and that fur trimmed phone is hilarious. xoxo

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  39. I am in love with that phone! So adorable. The hairdryer is incredibly cute as well.

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  40. Argh I've been waiting so long to finally comment on your post. Silly blogger. I am in love with the furry telephone. and I can see why you have an obsession with retro hairdryers. The case it comes in is so lovely.

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  41. aawww hi again i did comment on this post before but silly blogger removed it. Love those eyelashes wow never seen those before and in there original box to what a fun find. Love your dress to gorgeous colors. Have a lovely weekend, dee xx

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  42. Love EVERYTHING, especially: Your frock, YOU!, the PHONE, the hairdryer and the FAB eyelashes!

    You look GORGEOUS Vix!

    Sarah xxx

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  43. You really do find some amazing stuff for even more amazing prices! It's rubbish round here really, finds are few and far between :o(

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  44. Vix that phone is amazing! I have a similar style in a delicious pea green (minus the fab marabou trim sadly!) which I rescued from my dad's shed! Then Adrian and I saw a similar one in a vintage shop for £35!!!
    The record is awesome too-Adrian is such a record junkie and always finds wonderful ones. I love the cover art and we have them on show around our home; one of my lasting childhood memories is looking at all the wonderful pictures on my daddys record collection so it makes sense to keep building our own!
    The eyelashes are amazing too-and the jacket-and what a find! I wish I lived near you; we're only recently moved to Bristol and I am still trying to suss out the local jumble sales and carboots, you always get some fantastic pieces!
    Much love hun xxxxx
    Oh ps I invested in some lush shampoo/conditioner bars, which I am loving!! They smell soooo good and feel a lot less full of plastic than the liquid stuff! Adrian has a really sensitive scalp so I am hoping they'll be better for him and easier on my pocket too! Winner!
    xxxxx

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  45. Does it look like you've got a beard when you answer the phone?! Love it.

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  46. You always look so good! Iove that shirt and your dress!

    www.clothesmaiden.blogspot.co,

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  47. what a fabulous Loot! I <3 Jimi so much, I always have random dreaoms about him!! xxx

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  48. That phone is gorgeous! what a bargain!!!!

    You've got a really good eye for interesting things and always manage to bag something great!

    Excellent Jimi Hendrix find too!

    Ali x

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  49. Vix you look lovely, as usual.
    Love the 967 pressing of The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Axis and the photo of his photo!
    I'm so glad to finally being able to comment on your blog. YEAh!!!!!

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  50. Great look and great finds, as always, Vix!
    Can we have a photo of you wearing the false eyelashes? I've got some but never dared wear them in case of an embarrassing is-that-a-caterpillar-in-your-pint moment... Advice from experienced falsie wearers would be great!
    Hope you are having a good weekend,
    Love Curtise x

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  51. Those wee forks are super cute! I've never seen or heard of those before. Hope you're having a good weekend. It's freezing and windy in Glasgow so I'm on the sofa with the central heating on and a glass of red in hand looking forward to Britain's Got Talent - exciting, huh? But I'm happy! xx

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  52. You really suit those citrus colours Vix, I'm so glad that frock has a good home:))). I'm swooning at the hairdryer - my cousins had one and I always wanted to get my hands on it when I was a kid and now you found a perfect one for a quid?!!!! Soooo jealous of the phone - what does FLASH mean I wonder?! xoxo

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  53. Can't wait to see the Twiggy style undereye lashes! I love that look.

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  54. what a fabulous hendrix find!

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  55. Hah!! The marabou trimmed phone! I love it! And my mother had one of those Ronson hair styling kits which she used to do my hair with before big family parties - that was a nice trip down memory land for me seeing one of those agains!

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  56. Wow, Vix, those eyelashes are glorious!! And those little forks are very cute indeed! xx

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  57. THIS OUTFIT IS MAJORLY COOL HUNNY...AND I CANNOT GET OVER THE JIMMY HENRIX POSTER WITH THE 10 HEADS!!

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