Sunday, 29 May 2011

Yesterday

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We got dressed up and went to our friends, Liz and Al's converted toll keeper's canalside cottage for dinner.

Check out that fabulous crimplene.

I wore a late 1960's crimplene maxi I picked up from Thursday's jumble sale. Aren't I sneaky not showing it you when I revealed my epic vintage dress haul?


Liz in a gorgeous Dollyrockers maxi


Al with just some of the empty bottles


Liz's handmade curtains.


Lizzy in a 1960's Nouvelle Vague fine knit mini dress


Adrian with Disco the cat.


I found Jon this 1970's Harris Tweed Baker boy cap from Thursday's jumble sale, he's been surgically attached to it ever since.


Delicious nettle soup, Liz made from nettles salvaged from the river bank served very stylishly in a South American pottery coffee pot.
We also had sweet potato and pumpkin lasagne, homemade spinach and ricotta quiche, tossed green salad with a lemon vinaigrette and vanilla cheesecake with home grown strawberries. As usual I was too busy stuffing my face to take pictures.


We saw a jumble sale advertised in our free paper yesterday.


 Our purchases included a vintage chiffon maxi dress, a Nine West purple leather bag, 1970's embroidered slip dress, a leather skinny belt, a beautifully soft Scottish wool and mohair blanket, a fringed crochet shawl and two gorgeous peach 1960's hats.

Spinney crimplene maxi (40p, jumble sale), vintage Ravel of Bond Street platforms (£4.50, Cancer Research), vinyl handbag (75p, Salvation Army)
It was a bit of a late one last night and I'm not even dressed yet. I'd better get my act together as the free festival kicks off at 12.30. Slam poetry, Bhangra, rock and Indian pop music followed by a curry, I can't wait.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x


73 comments:

  1. LOVE the shoes so much, and the curtains. What a fantastci idea!

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  2. OOOH sounds fantastic.

    I have several baker boy caps, His Lordship calls them my 'engine driver hats'. I think they go with everything, not sure if the rest of the world does, but meh.

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  3. ooh I would definitely be trotting round in those fab platforms! The dresses are all amazing - what a well dressed bunch you are!

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  4. SO gorgeous! Liz's fab Dollyrocker frock is amazing and I love your hair Vix! Also is that a crocheted Union Jack cushion cover??? And no wonder Jon's not letting go of that hat - he looks even hotter than usual in it! Your new crimplene is quite divine love - you look GORGEOUS!

    Love,

    Sarah xxx

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  5. Crimpelene, silver Ravel platforms... you definitely find the good stuff. Like the way your hair goes with the curly snake armlet, and how glam do you 3 look in the vintage frocks! The union jack curtains leapt out - very wow.
    Have a good afternoon at the festival - we're off to the cinema and I'm not dressed either, tut!

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  6. Fantastic shoes! Have a wonderful day xxx

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  7. You look beautiful Vix, I love the curls.
    And those silver platforms are gorgeous.

    xxx

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  8. "Slam poetry, Bhangra, rock and Indian pop music followed by a curry"
    ...where do you live again???

    Vix... you look simply divine! I LOVE this dress. I love how you've accessorised and your hair, smile, everything! This has become one of my Top 10 Fave Vix Looks!

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  9. You are definitly the queen of vintage finds, ahhhhhhhhhhhh. i love, love your shoes.
    I cannot stop laughing at Jon been surgically attached to his cap, hehehehhee.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  10. I love your nail polish and I need your friends maxi dress!

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  11. You look so adorable with curls on your hair!

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  12. What a great set of jumble sale 'finds'. I have to say I'm extremely envious as I do love a good scrummage at a jumble sale but there don't seem to be as many of them around us now. Love the combination of the crimplene maxi with the glorious silver heels.

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  13. I love your haul especially your purple leather handbag ~ i'll be watching your shop with interest :)
    Your hair looks fabulous with curls, really pretty!
    Kandi x

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  14. Haha - love the union jack curtains!
    I want a pair.
    Your hair looks great!
    Great shoes - I love the combination of white and silver in an outfit. Have fun at the festival.

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  15. I love your hair like that, all curled on the bottom, it's lovely. Looks like you had a great time. I've often pondered making nettle soup, perhaps I should give it a whirl. Xx

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  16. Hi my dear-your hair looks gorgeous like this and the white maxi is just a fabulous gem, I love it with those silver shoes too! Have a wonderful afternoon too xxx

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  17. Ahh Disco the cat! So cute :D The 60's peach hats are great!
    xxxx

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  18. oh a miracle! I'm not sooooo late to the party that my comment is 96th on your list like usual!

    That looks like a right good night you had there, you lucky thing!

    Again, brilliant hauls - how DO you do it?!

    Love your hair with that curl at the ends and the white with the turquoise and your tan.

    Great look!

    Ali x

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  19. Love the dresses on all of you! And that pop of teal with the shimmery dress is just perfect! I must say Jon's hat is very fetching indeed xxxxx

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  20. Your hair looks lovely I love the big curls x

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  21. Looks like you all had a good night - the number of bottles on the table is always an indication!

    Great dress and shoes - would you kick me off your blog if I sing some David Soul? "Come on, Silver Lady..." I'll stop now, I'm embarrassing...

    Went to a car boot this morning, but my 1977 Top of the Pops annual can't really compete with your fantastic jumble finds!

    Enjoy your festival!

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  22. silver shoes!!! I love them! Your hair looks fabulous in the pictures as well as that sneaky dress you kept from us! I need another jumble fix! Scarlett x

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  23. I like how your nails match your bag.

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  24. I love everything about this post! But your hair looks fabulous! So healthy and smooth, with delightful curls! All your friends look amazing too! I love it. Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  25. What great treasures......adore your maxi with the touch of teal! Your friends look fab too.

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  26. Vix your hair looks so sensational with the curls! Love the flag curtains and the South American pottery. It looks like a spectacular good time.

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  27. Wow that dress is just stunning on you! Bit of a change to the fabulously colourful outfits you usually opt for but it's fabulous! Your hair looks great too, like the curls. Looks like a fab night! x

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  28. Those curls really suit you and I always love the way you match your nail polish to your outfit. I've been away at the in laws for the weekend so am catching up on your posts. xxx

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  29. Hi Vix,

    your hair looks gorgeous so pretty with the curls at the ends. I love your peach maxi dress you bought that is a stunner and will look gorgeous on you. Sounds like a lovely evening and the lasagna sounds real yummy.Hope you have had a lovely day, dee xx

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  30. nicceee, i want those shoes...

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  31. Harris tweed + hat = heaven, so I can't blame him.

    The food sounds AMAZING - any chance of a recipe pass-along? That lasagne, mmm..

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  32. You ARE a sneaker indeed!!!!
    I fecking love that glitzy crimplene!!HEAVENLY!!!!Shows off your gorgeous tan!Love also what you've done with your hair!VERY classy!!Delish,even!!
    The shoes make me speechless wit rage.
    Ha!
    Jon is so cute in his cap,it really suits him!
    Dinner sounds amaaaaaazing,and the girls look divine!
    Yay for more scores!I'm particularly interested in that maxi there!!!
    LOVE YOU!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  33. What a super stylish bunch, those platforms are sooo dreamy! xxx

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  34. I LOVE your hair with those curls! x

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  35. Flippin' heck Vix, I've been trying to leave a comment...with a bit of luck, this one will stick!!
    Loving the silver sparkles and that menu sounds divine.
    Have a lovely week.
    xxx

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  36. Everything sounds perfect; the clothes, the setting, the food and the company; what more could I gal want :)
    Thank you for leaving comments on my blog but I cannot respond at the moment due to a blogger problem; it will not allow me to leave any comments on my own blog; how very rude of blogger :)

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  37. Looks like a great evening - your friends have fantastic dress sense, just like you and Jon x

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  38. All your friends are just as stylish as you! I bet you have the best time together! xx

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  39. i can't believe that your friends are vintage lovers as well. you all looked awesome!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  40. Vix, you look like a 70s dream in this dress - and how much do I love the curly ends!
    Your friends look great! Are they feeling the pressure of having to look super chic because they know they'll end up on your blog? xxx

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  41. Love the pattern on the crimplene dress.. am I right in saying its slightly sparkly? If so then that's just awesome! Also your hair looks gorgeous when it's curled at the bottom like that.

    Love the matching nail polish and handbag!

    I am in awe that your friend's cat is called Disco! How amazing!

    I'm really liking the look of that black shawl you found at the Jumble sale! I'm wanting to find a few shawls of my own!

    Jon looks very young and spiffing in his Baker boy cap! xxx

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  42. Ooh this may be one of my faves, gorgeous elegant dress! Love that your friends wear vintage too, not one of my friends does, I'm all alone in supporting the local charity shops! (poss not a bad thing, more bargains for me!) :)

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  43. Looking good as always, I love the colour of your nail polish too. Your friend's house party looked lovely and it sounds like you've got a brilliant night ahead too. xxx

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  44. The first thing I noticed was your curls, just completely gorgeous on you:))))). You look so incredibly fresh in white and I adore your green handbag. Oh my, look at your beautiful friends in their gorgeous frockery! It looks like such a fabulous night:))))) xoxoxo

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  45. Your hair looks fantastic!!! You must have put in a big effort there! I love all the dresses too, looks like you had a lovely night.xx.

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  46. OMG, you all look so impossibly cool and chic - I wish all my pals dressed so well! Thanks for visiting the old Grunge Queen; I am def adding you to my blogroll. And btw, the UK is one of my fave places these days - a place I will soon be moving to from across the pond in Canada! Maybe we'll meet thrifting one day - who knows??

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  47. You look Gorgeous! I Love your hair and your shoes!

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  48. Oh your hair looks so lovely curled
    <3 xx

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  49. wow, the curls are awesome! you look divine!

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  50. You and your friends look stunning, and I love your hair down.

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  51. I'm wild about your hair!

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  52. Your hair looks amazing! And now my mouth is watering...pumpkin lasagane? yes please. I shall have to investigate.

    Have a wonderful day vix

    xxx

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  53. Love your dress Vix!! And yet more wonderful jumble bargains!! xxx

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  54. Vix, Vix, Vix! Now you always look brilliant but I think this is my favourite outfit I have ever seen you in - it is STUNNING! You look incredible in white and I love the turquoise and silver highlights. And I am seriously coveting that arm cuff.

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  55. Am so impressed by nettle soup, and the stylish gang! Love the Ravel platforms xx

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  56. Dress looks light and summery. The gathering looks like fun. I had to entertain the in-laws where the only thing vintage were the opinions about my housekeeping - nothing new there!

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  57. what a fab weekend......another excllent haul.....am spending most of mine in bed wondering how it all got to this......

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  58. Liz's Dollyrockers dress is fab, don't her boobs look fab in it! I've never had nettle soup before, was it nice? xx

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  59. You look stunning, Vix! Loving the crimplene! And Jon looks rather dapper in that hat. x

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  60. You look amazing in white. What a beautiful dress. x hivenn

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  61. very cute dresses.I love tose gold platforms.xxx

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  62. Thanks so much for the tip about the comments; I can now do so - hurrah! :))) x

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  63. wow I love your hair like that. Those jumble finds have once again sent me green with jumble envy! x

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  64. That evening looks like utter vintage heaven. I'm very taken with the name Disco for a cat too.

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  65. I love this dress on you, and your meal sounds fantastic.

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  66. Beautiful hair!!!! I keep curling it and then being scuppered by the weather at the moment....grrrrrr ;) xx

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  67. Dearest Vix, you look absolutely beautiful and I love your hair. Those curlers were a steal! I like the orangey lipstick and blusher too which I suspect is Barry M.

    Both Liz and Lizzy look gorgeous. I love that their cat is called Disco!

    Jon really suits the baker boy hat.

    Love the chiffon maxi too. Love you xx

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  68. loving ur silver prada-ish heels... that tea pot is soo interesting.

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  69. That dress is just fabulous! Thanks for doing the close up pic cause the full lengthers just don't do it full justice! x

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