Monday, 16 May 2011

Jumble-tastic Finds



We went to a jumble sale on Friday afternoon. Around here it's not odd to hold a jumble sale during the day and the queue had already snaked around the block by the time the doors opened at 2pm. Being a deprived inner-city area most people are after essentials and aren't in the least bit interested in the vintage fripperies we love.


I grabbed a heap of vintage souvenir linen tea towels which we used to recover the tatty old seats on our four kitchen chairs. This Spanish lady is especially for my dear friend, Sacramento.


The Lloyd Loom "Lusty" bedside table was 20p.


An Antler suitcase, 1950's grosgrain clutch bag, suede-lined English made Leather Kelly bag and a bamboo handled bag were 20p each.


This framed watercolour reminded me of the snake charmers we saw in Djemaa El-Fna in Marrakesh when we travelled around Morocco in the early 1990's. It was 10p.


The vintage English-made velvet turban was 20p


This 1960's crimplene tunic was 20p....


....as were these vintage blouses.



The psychedelic bri-nylon pussy bow blouse and 1970's leather Okay Sac satchel were also 20p a piece.


Fab 1960's and 1970's dresses


A gents' sheepskin leather jerkin for £2 (off the nearly new rail) and a 1970's reversible wool cape for 20p.


This gorgeous 1960's Welsh tweed cape was one of Jon's finds. I've now got more capes than a super hero.

There was more, much more....a 1950's cocktail tray, a hammock, shoes, ties, bags, books, a leather biker jacket, a tank top, 1960's dinner suit, a lurex maxi skirt...hooray for jumble sales. All that fun and we didn't spend a tenner.

75 comments:

  1. I love the towel you recovered the chair with,it's fab!
    Great finds you got at the jumble
    x

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  2. OMG if I came to a jumble sale in your area I might just pass out! you find the most amazing stuff, we don't even see jumble sales round here any more and even the stuff in charity shops is no longer 20p :o(

    I do love that teatowel used to recover the chairs, FABULOUS!

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  3. Hey that lady in the turban has stolen your eye makeup look from yesterday!

    Am trying hard not to make my usual whiny comments from the words 'Fair', 'Not' '20p' etc and it's bloody difficult I can tell you. Love the teatowel covered seats and may steal that idea some day. If you were in a london boutique which was into upcycling you could sell those chairs for a small fortune.

    x

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  4. Wow wow and wow - what finds! The handbags are fab, that bamboo handle one is so Dolce and Gabbana, or rather their newest line is very vintage-inspired!!
    Loving the tea-towel idea - brilliant!!xxx

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  5. WOW you have some great bargain...love all your dresses :)

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  6. Yet again Im speechless - i cant believe that firstly there was a friday afternoon jumble sale and secondly all these fabulous finds for no money at all!! Im packing my suitcase and coming to live with you. The tea towel chair is incredible. Love it all Scarlett x

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  7. I think the chair looks FAB....and the cape looks marvellous on you.

    I love the idea of covering the chair base with tea towels - that would be such an easy way to keep things clean!

    Ali x

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  8. I think the chair looks FAB....and the cape looks marvellous on you.

    I love the idea of covering the chair base with tea towels - that would be such an easy way to keep things clean!

    Ali x

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  9. I'm with the chair seat fans above - its an inspired idea and I love it! Lloyd Loom too for 20p?! The word 'bargain' doesn't even do it justice!

    One thing though Vix, what kind of bag do you take to jumbles to take your stash home in? It must be a bloody big one!!

    xxx

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  10. Hi my dear-wow, stunning finds, the Cape looks fabulous and a real gem, the dresses are all gorgeous too! Love the snake charmer picture and the bags, you did awesomely well with your finds, great stuff!! xxx

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  11. ONLY you can make capes look good. They are the work of the very devil. I think you have special powers.

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  12. Love those shorts and boots on you...sexy!

    That leather kelly bag is gorgeous.

    x

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  13. good grief, you gots AMAZING gams! Love all the finds! I can't seem to ever find anything!

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  14. Your chair looks really good Vix and I love the cape. Wish I looked as good as you in shorts and boots. I`d wear them everyday!
    Dx

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  15. Wow just wow. The vintage at the jumble I went to was all size 20 so I only picked up some things for ebay, nothing from myself :( I love all those dresses, can't wait to see how you style them up! Lusting over that Kelly bag too, i'm a bit of a collector and its a beaut!
    Sophie
    x

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  16. I am weeping, weeping at all your finds. I can't remember the last time I saw a jumble sale in this area, let alone went to one :-(

    I think if I were in a room that had all the lovely things you have just bought for sale in it I would spontaneously combust!!!

    I *think* I love the little black bamboo handled bag best but it's a tough call.

    Can I come with you next time please??

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  17. Inner-city, huh? So THAT's where I'm going wrong..

    The belted-front cape is just perfection, and the suede(?) waistcoat you're wearing over the tunic is so covetable, too.

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  18. The jumble sale people must be so pleased they got left with hardly anything to clear up afterwards! All fab finds - and lloyd loom for 20p!

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  19. i am gobsmacked with the bargains that you have picked up!!..
    you have got some amazing things.. i think i have cape envy !!..
    love everything.. !

    charl
    x

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  20. Amazing as always - do all the vintage goodies magically find their way to the Black Country? I'm lucky to spot a bit of 80s C&A nylon at the few we have here!

    Love ya

    Liz x

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  21. Beautiful dresses!! I love your stuff ;)
    *I'm having a Giveaway on my blog. You can win a beautiful garter... Good luck!!

    Peace & Love
    www.foreverboho.com

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  22. Those capes are sooo adoable. I want one! (what's your secret for such a killer legs?)

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  23. Ooh so much goodness! Love all those dresses and 20p for a bedside table?! Its fabby! :)

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  24. I LOVE jumble sales! where do you live, these are such amazing finds! can't believe that table was 20p!!! x

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  25. Fab fab fab .. I love the turban and the little Spanish chair .. wonderful xx

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  26. Dearest Vix, you look stunning and that cape is fabulous!! You can never have too many.

    Great finds as always. I love the chair, very ingenious!

    Love you xx

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  27. I love the purses, the cape and all the vintage blouses.
    An by the way you look like an empower go-go girl on the way to re-negotiate her contract!

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  28. Omg how amazing ... we dont seem tohave any jumble sales round here sob sob xx

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  29. Love the chair upholstered in a vintage tea towel - fabulously good idea, and that Welsh tweed cape looks totally stunning on you.

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  30. I am in total shock, Vix. Everything is so freaking fabulous. Love the Lloyd Loom bedside table and the cape best of all. I'm a chair fan too - genius idea.

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  31. My dear Vix, you have the most fantastic legs in the world. Aren´t I lucky, I have a chair waiting for me in you home.
    I keep you close to my heart.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  32. O FOR FECK'S SAKE!!!!
    Just when I think you couldn't POSSIBLY outdo your last haul, you go ahead and outdo it! I'm really quite moist just flipping over these goodies,upon closer inspection I might feel violent!!!
    That tea towel! That cape! Those hadngas!That bedside table! Those FROCKS!
    IT'S ALL TO DIE FOR!
    EEEEEEEK!!
    Love you,your royal hotness!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  33. That 60s cape is amazing - such a bargain!!

    I also love that LUSTY dressing table, who knows what lusty secrets it has seen during its many years at a bedside? The mind boggles!

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  34. Fantastic finds, Vix- particularly love the two capes. Didn't you do well? xx

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  35. That chair cover you made is awesome! Love it!

    I really really want to go to your kind of jumble sale!!! The one I went to on Thursday was only little and I don't think I spotted anything for under a pound! I want a 20p jumble sale find.. especially a bamboo handled beauty like you found!

    You'd look great in a bin bag... in fact I challenge you to wear a bin bag and make it look sexy! Hahaha! xxx

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  36. Jon is ace at shopping that cape, is so cute I really like how it belts! The chairs look so wonderful, what a fab idea xx

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  37. Crikey, you really scored this time! What a clever idea for the dining chairs, the Spanish lady looks fab. I really need to come and visit so we can go jumble saling together xx

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  38. Once again I am slack jawed at your amazing finds and the chair looks wonderful. x

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  39. I love your finds Vix, that cape is gorgeous! xxx

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  40. I love ur tweed cape. You would be the perfect super hero to rescue people from over-spending and helping them live a more stylish life within their means:-)

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  41. I love what you did with the chairs, so original and quirky. Love love love it. I need to look me up some jumble sales again, that one I went to last year was ace, I don't want it to be a first and a last. xx

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  42. wow, a sachtel for such a bargain price is just amazing! what a find! I have to move to england ;)

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  43. Lloyd Loom for 20p? I'm in shock. I love the chair cover too. I cannot find ANY jumble sales locally :(

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  44. Dearest Vix,
    You & Jon are a superb jumble team!
    Mark is not keen at all, which is a shame cause it's bloody hard work doing all that rummaging & lugging on ones tod, never mind solitarily jostling with rabid purple-rinsers to get to the loot.
    I'm always amazed at how little you spend & how much you get at these jumble sales...I mean a tenner for all that loveliness that is incredibly cheap.
    Some vintage tea towels are so pretty I think that they wouldn’t look out of place in a frame but I really love the chair cover idea.
    I once used an old Fender T-shirt with a cool print to cover a chair seat & glued some plectrums on to it.
    I’m trying desperately to catch up with everyone’s blogs at the mo, needless to say you are my first port of call, then I’m off to check out the girls Down Under :)
    Take care my lovely; you look fantastic as always!
    Luv,
    Jem
    xXx

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  45. OMG...what a super haul of yummy things. Love your cape that Jon found that is one gorgeous classy cape.Love your brown boots to. And those dresses ooohhhh swoon. And those bags for 20p my god i am in shock. I want to come to your jumble sales please ;-)) dee xx

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  46. Seriously - HOW DO YOU FIND THESE THINGS? This haul is amazing, particularly the bags and the reversible cape. I need to go to the jumble sales where you are!

    www.eleanorputyourboootson.blogspot.com
    www.littlewing.bigcartel.com

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  47. wow vix, some awesome finds :) xo

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  48. Where do you live? It's like the cast of a swinging 60's movie just did a big house clearance. Not fair!

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  49. that velvet turban is beyond lovely <3 xxxx

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  50. Oh wow you just find SOOO much! as usual I'm struggling to find words suitable to express myself when I see all your finds. I particularly love the Welsh cape, I sold one last year for $45 and now I'm kicking myself. the chairs look awesome!

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  51. Bloody hell. As usual, you look FABULOUS and your jumbo sale finds are so smaazing (and so much cheaper than here!).

    I especially adore: your belted cape (LOVE), the Indian man picture (and the beautiful birds below it), the bedside table and teh handbags (particularly the bamboo handled one).

    Get a room ready - I am moving in with you.

    Sarah xxx

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  52. Every single time you go shopping I just sitting here in awe of your finds. I mean I would name a favorite thing but I want every single piece you find, you have such a great eye. I love your style so much, and that tea towel chair cover idea is awesome.
    My Heart Blogged

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  53. I want that chair. It's so vintage and amazing and beautiful and awesome. I think it would look great in my room. Or office. Or anywhere.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  54. I see the word Jumble and I think of you now ... not matter what!! :) Great find. That chair is fab!!!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  55. I am in love with everything in this post! you are so awesome :)

    MalibuMara

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  56. Ooooohhhh... You hit the jackpot! I wish we had such sales around here as well.. :(((((

    Have a fun filled day!

    Love,
    Sonia

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  57. More wonderflu finds...I simply adore what you have done to your kitchen chairs, they look fab.

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  58. Oh no, I'm a day behind due to dodgy internet connection... So I'm last to see your fantastic treasure trove of gorgeousness. I went to a jumble on Saturday, a car boot and street market (including "vintage" section - ha!) and got nothing like the beautiful and oh-so-cheap wonders which you found.

    You have a great eye for quirky loveliness. Are you really a Jedi? "These items are only 20p. You will sell them to me for 20p only." Like the Irishman whose name I've forgotten on the Apprentice!

    Well done Victorious Vix!

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  59. You ARE a superhero! Who else could get such amazing things (and at such amazing prices) at every jumble sale you attend? Now all you need is a superhero name.

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  60. I am going to have to stop reading your blog. I just get so jealous at your fab hauls!

    Caroline
    xxx

    PS - Jon should be raking the royalties in this week. I have heard his music about 3 or 4 times since the weekend courtesy of NME tv.

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  61. Bloody hell, Vix. I don't know what goes on in the West Midlands, but in the north no-one ever seems to sell anything for 20p anymore. If I were you I'd spend whole afternoons rolling round in my pile of vintage dresses. And are the hotpants going to make it onto the 'rules' post? They look ace! xx

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  62. The blouses are officially super beautiful! Way nicer than any I've seen in high street, and I've been hunting them down for some time now! Also, well done Vix on upholstering your chairs with the vintage towels! WHat a great idea and the result is amazing!

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  63. I can see why that snake charmer picture reminded you of Marrakesh! I love the recovered chairs, and that cape is just gorgeous x

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  64. I cannot get over your luck, soo jealous! Well done though, the lloyd loom is fab! xxx

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  65. I'm just fixating on that wallpaper that's behind the bedside table - gorgeous colour and pattern. xx

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  66. I love that tweed cape! Fabulous outfit as always! I love the blouses and the skirts you picked up and am very taken with the flamenco dancer cushion and white chair!

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  67. Stroke of genius on the tea-towels-as-chair-covers! Hope some of those dresses are going on ebay, will keep a lookout! xx

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  68. i've got the exact same Lloyd Loom "Lusty" bedside table (2 infact!) as well as matching chair :)

    http://www.virtualvintageclothing.co.uk/

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