Friday, 10 June 2011

Frocktastic Friday Finds


It's Frock On A Friday which means whatever you're up to just wear a fabulous dress to do it in.

Vintage Trevira maxi dress by Concord of London (99p, eBay), Suedette platform boots (£5, local boutique), 1940's lizard bag (50p, Salvation Army), Bangles (second-hand and/or vintage), Earrings (Present)
For me it was my usual morning swim followed by a trawl of the town centre charity shops.
My delightful friends at the Salvation Army had saved me a heap of vintage including this post-war lizard skin bag (50p) made in Kowloon, Hong Kong.


Most of the other treasures are hanging out to dry, a pile of 1950's silk cravats, pocket handkerchiefs, a couple of rain hats, hand-rolled scarves and a hippytastic pure wool 1960's era Sonny Bono gilet for Jon.


How fabulous is this Edwardian silk bed jacket? Not bad for £1.20?


It's beautifully made with French seams and in perfect condition.


Who says you can't find vintage in charity shops these days? Not me!


I think this lace bonnet (50p) dates back to the mid-19th century. Twiggy looks a lot better in it than I do!


Let's step into the 20th Century now


This 1950's ceramic poodle egg cup and green swan were in the 10p basket.


I'm not normally a fan of vintage china but I couldn't help snaffling this pretty 1930's Art Deco Grafton Ware coffee pot and stand for £1.75.



We're having a home-made pizza and wine this evening and are off to a canal boat festival tomorrow with maybe a cheeky car boot sale in the morning (if we're up in time).

To everyone who reads my blog, thank you for your wonderful comments and support. If you've got a blog and I haven't got back to you I promise I will.

Have a brilliant weekend!


65 comments:

  1. I would love some home made pizza please!
    Love your maxi dress, the print is gorgeous x

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  2. I've sort of let the side down - I've distinctly unfabulous looking today. However I do have a sweater dress on and that counts, yes? It has a totally OTT star pattern on so at least I'm not blending in to the background.

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  3. Hi my dear-a wonderful maxi dress found, it really looks lovely!! I love your Edwardian jacket, a real gem and so pretty too! Have a nice evening and I hope the weather picks up for your canal boat festival too! xx

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  4. Beautiful dress and 99p!! You got to be kidding, thats a steal! I really need to oldies at my CS to save vintage stuff for me but they are all suddenly techy and going on ebay to check prices!

    Love the bag and the china and all of it actually, what a great day!

    Scarlett x

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  5. That coffee pot has really taken my fancy!

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  6. I LOVE the poodle egg cup! How adorable is that? have a lovely weekend. xxx

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  7. You are always in fantastic frocks, so you cannot get any better on friday.
    Enjoy your vino.Life is too sort, yeahhhhhhhhhhhh.
    Beso
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  8. As ever ,brilliant post today ,You look lovely ..Im now seventy so you know ,you delight me with your fashions as I can remember so many the first time round ...not the beautiful lace cap though hee hee ,or the bed jacket ,but wont that make a lovely blouse ,it would go with so many things ,Have a lovely day tomorrow,I love canal boats ....love Jan xx

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  9. These finds are AMAZING! You look Great too!

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  10. Beautiful dress. I loove the coffee pot - it would never be priced at just 1.75 where I live though, inflation has definitely hit our charity shops up here, it's often just not worth buying at the prices they ask. xxx

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  11. That is a fabulous dress! You look so elegant and stunning, Vix. And that coffee pot is gorgeous too.

    Have a lovely weekend too! xxx

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  12. Fab coffee pot and that dress is a knockout on you m'dear! I can't get over the lace finds!!xxxxx

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  13. You are a dream in that frock, love the pattern ,and at 99 p thats even better.
    crocodile purse is gorgeous.
    coffee pot is so pretty, how do you do it amor?
    have a great evening, were having Indian tonight.

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  14. This was my reaction when I saw your bag 'gasp!!!! OMG!' admittedly I'm on the 2 glass of large wine but I just loooove it! x

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  15. Your friends at salvation army are so nice for keeping those beautiful things for you. I love the dress, ebay can be a great place to find things sometimes!

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  16. I think I need to get in on this Friday Frock action! You're right about Ronnie Rabbit's kittens - cuuuute! :) x

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  17. Rain hats, hmm?

    Will we get to seee?

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  18. arrgh! Blogger ate my comment!

    I was going to say:

    Great finds from your lovely SA ladies. Especially like the bag, Edwardian jacket and coffee pot.

    I agree you can find vintage in charity shops if you keep looking, but it's usually overpriced where I live. I saw a 70s cream lace Devonshire Lady blouse the other day, but it was an 8/10 and £2.25, so I left it there!

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  19. Frocktastic indeed. Love the swan too!
    Have a top weekend.xxxx

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  20. Oh the lace trim bed jacket! Swoon! You'd never find vintage like that priced in London! Love your maxi and I wore a frock today thinking of your frock on Friday campaign!

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  21. Wow - stunning finds. I certainly never find anything even pre-war in our local charity shops.

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  22. Fab dress Hun.

    Have a great weekend.

    X x

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  23. Stunning dress! and i love that edwardian jacket its beautiful. Have a lovely evening xxx

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  24. Ahhhh, Vix looking ethereal in a gorgeous frock, and lots of charity shop goodies to wonder at - that's what I call a good start to a weekend!
    Forget about a frock for Friday, but have been attracting attention on the school run in my 70s lurex fish scales maxi skirt (you know the one) so I'm hoping that counts... I don't care if the other mums laugh; I think of you, Vix, and all the other amazing vintage-lovin' bloggers out there, and go for it!
    Enjoy your weekend, love!

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  25. Love that white top you scored!!! And the bag is a beauty! :)

    ♥ from © tanvii.com

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  26. * G says more bangles,please!!!
    I adore that frock,it is just gorgeous,fits you so beautifully!You are a column of divinity!
    Amazing vintage scores!You prove again than it can be done!Persistence pays off! The swan thingy is FAB!!!
    We're trying to find a new name for Harvey.....any ideas?!
    LOVE YOU!!!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  27. I'm going through a vintage china phase right now which is why I was trawling every second hand shop in Kent for random china cups and saucers. The coffee pot is fab.

    Your finds are always so excellent!

    Xx

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  28. Your dress is amazing, and I'm loving that swan. I have worn a frock every day this week but today let the side down in a grey skirt and breton stripes - it is back to winter here in Scotland!

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  29. Wahoo bargains!! I remember snaffling up a few when I lived over there.. There are a lot to be had!
    Nice to have friends at the charity shops! Otheres don't stand a chance with Vix on the hunt! Legendary.

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  30. Gorgeous frock but then you have fabulous frocks any day of the week!

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  31. J'adore the egg cups - Have a bon weekend, truffling out treasures - Those lace items are to treasure! x

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  32. Amazing as usual - I like the look of the furniture the bag is hanging from too. Have a fantastic weekend x

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  33. i adore the lizard skin bag, it's so pretty and dainty! ohh, i'm so craving pizza right now! i haven't made homemade pizza in a while, i think i may have to in the next few days :)

    xxx

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  34. You have the best selection of maxi dresses and they ALWAYS look really good on you too! Adore the fabric on today's dress!

    I really really REALLY love that swan vase and I can't believe it was in a 10p basket!! Crazy!

    I swear you must live in a magical wonderland because the charity shops where I live just aren't as cheap as yours! That swan would probably be up for a couple of quid and the charming Art Deco coffee pot would probably be around £4.99!!

    The delicate little lace bonnet is something special. Can you please do a fun Victorian dress up for us? I'd love to see you in the style of a Victorian lady! xxx

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  35. No matter what the era... you've got good taste!

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  36. The little yellow poodle is precious and the bed jacket - positively Gatsby-esque. Pure indulgence.

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  37. You swim every morning? How many laps do you do?

    The bonnet is truly a find. And pairing green accessories with the black and white is a touch of genius.

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  38. Oh my VV I so love that Victorian items one of my fav eras lucky find luucky you to have ladies that look after you so well.I also love that jug so pretty well done xx

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  39. The black and white dress is beutiful and so feminine. Love your green nail polish, earrings and bracelets.
    It sounds like you gys have a full day schedule for Saturday.
    Have a fantastic weekend and thanks for all your lovely comments and even lovelier support.
    Con mucho Amor,

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  40. eee i love the poodle egg cup!
    Have a great weekend
    xx

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  41. Another literal TON of finds! Your town must be great for vintage! And no, NO WAY am I selling the 20s dress!

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  42. Oh you are perfection as always in that fabulous maxi amor!! I just love it!

    The poodle egg cup is super cute and I'm not usually a big fan of china either - but I ADORE that coffee pot and stand. And that Edwardian jacket is amazing. You sure have the eye for vintage treasures!

    Love, Sarah xxx

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  43. that's a whooollle lotttaa lizzarrd!

    I love the shape of that bag.

    The bed jacket is really pretty :-)

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  44. What fabulous finds. I remember my Mum having a similar egg cup. Her whole family had a set of them. Brings back lovely memories.

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  45. "It's Frock On A Friday which means whatever you're up to just wear a fabulous dress to do it in." - haha I love this! Why the hell not eh?

    Super jealous of your vintage-thrifting skills :) x

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  46. Yum. Home made pizza.

    Love that coffee pot. I am a coffee monster! :)

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  47. I'm soo annoyed at myself I was going to do frock friday and I totally forgot! That's a seriously good lot of finds, I especially love the bed jacket/ Hope you have a wonderful weekend my lovely! xx

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  48. Hello....found you from Annie's blog...and am now a new follower!
    Have a great weekend,
    Susan x

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  49. I'm so jealous, my local charity shops are filled with Primark tatt!
    Do you have any tips about finding vintage?

    S
    x

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  50. The lace cap and Edwardian jacket are so pretty. I am sure that cap could be worn with a floaty maxi for a romantic 70s look. I found a lovely 70s raffia briefcase style bag in the charity shop today, hurrah! xx

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  51. Your dress looks amazing on you and I can't believe you found all those vintage treasures in a charity shop. I love the lace bonnet.

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  52. That bonnet is absolutely adorable! I also love Frock on a Friday - now I just need to convince work that it would be a good idea for me to wear a fabulous frock to work every Friday.

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  53. Ohhhh... I did wear a fabulous leopard print chiffon maxi skirt on Friday with a white faux fur front sweater jacket(!) but I forgot to take photos and it doesn't count anyway because it wasn't a frock.

    Vix you have such a fabulous body! I love when you wear dresses like this... seemingly demure but you rock the hell out of that frock!
    ..and the egg cups are funbulous!

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  54. I have that exact green swan too.

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  55. you look amazing! Great colour for earrings and the shirt dress is divine! I know what you mean, it certainly is harder to find gems in op shops now but if you look hard enough you can still find good stuff- well done!

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  56. Beautiful finds as usual you really do have some magic eyes for finding all your lovely things. I adore the coffee pot and the lace bonnet its just so very pretty. I hope you have had a lovely weekend, dee xx

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  57. Oh the bed jacket! It's absolutely wonderful vix.
    As is your friday frock. Must remember!
    xx

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  58. That Edwardian bed jacket is amazing! I love it! I saw one in antiques centre on Saturday like that for £30!!!!
    And the dress is fab!

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  59. Vix, you are so lucky that you have friendly charity shop staff by you! I've been going into the local ones here for years and one in particular, where the same manageress has been there in all that time, STILL acts like she never saw me before whenever I go in!

    K xx

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  60. Dearest Vix, more absolutely amazing finds!!! I love them all.

    The dress is stunning, the vintage pieces - the lizard bag and the coffee pot is beautiful.

    Love you xx

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  61. My word, the bed jacket is really beautiful - what a find. Need to get on the ball with this 'Frock on a Friday' malarkey. x

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