Sunday, 31 July 2011

Lazy Sunday Afternoon


By the time Sunday rolls around I'm all shopped out and more than happy to leave the car booting to my blogging buddies. My perfect Sunday is pretty much how I spent today, sleeping off the weekend's excesses then lounging bikini-clad in the garden with a gripping crime novel and the sun on my skin.


Yesterday was a choice of the morning car boot sale or a Methodist church jumble sale. As the church hall is opposite the camping supply shop we opted for the jumble as we're away at a festival later this week and needed a replacement gas bottle.


Hardly exciting but Jon was pleased to find this wooden clothes horse for 40p, ours is on it's last legs and he has to keep nailing it back together every time I stick a wash on.


I'll always find a use for a vintage suitcase when they're 20p a pop.


Two more creepy kids for the Wall of Misery (the blonde girls on the right). £1 for the pair.



I replaced the original band on this 10p straw trilby with my Cher hair braid, if the weather lasts till next weekend it'll be perfect for the Big Chill. Jon's painted the front of the house this week, it looks loads smarter and that's his excuse for not shaving.


Unused 1950's Queen Egg Beater by local company, Tala. I love the colour. The old lady behind the bric-a-brac counter asked if I could afford to pay 50p.


Commemorative Beetleware lidded pot produced in 1936 for George VI's coronation Edward VIII's accession (10p). Thanks, Miss Rayne!


Manufactured by Birmingham-based company British Industrial Plastics.


November 1929 edition of upmarket women's magazine, Britannia and Eve and a 1958 issue of Woman's Own. (10p each)


These four framed silhouettes are rather pretty. I think they're 1960s as my parents had a similar set as a wedding present. (50p)


They fill the awkward gap by the door frame in our non-dining room rather nicely and keep my ancestral portraits company.

Unworn & tagged 1970's bikini (£1, car boot sale), vintage straw hat (50p, car boot sale), Correna sunglasses (£2.99, Oxfam), Quite Ugly One Morning by Christopher Brookmyre (four books for a £1, PDSA)
 We're having cheesy chip butties for tea and a pal's lent us series 1 & 2 of Sons Of Anarchy so that's our evening viewing sorted.

Hope your weekend's been as sunny and excellent as ours.

68 comments:

  1. Don't you look glam sunbathing.

    The vintage case is brilliant and clothes horse another bargain xx

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  2. I have a fondness for vintage cases. You do look Glamorous with that book. Lounging in the evening sun;-)

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  3. Vix you look fab! I wish I could look half as good and I'm 21 years old! Great finds. Love the whisk- it's so sweet when the sellers don't realise that their unwanted goods are like gold to us! The case is pretty too xxx

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  4. Very glam look and delighted you've got a bit of sun over there at last - we're still in the grey and drizzlies here! xxx

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  5. Just saw your comment, yup I'd just discovered on that list that Loreal in fact own Mayb; I'd been avoiding the former for years! Yargh! Lush is highly praised on the site, so I will definitely look in there. xx

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  6. Vix you look super hot in that bikini! That was my plan for this afternoon but as soon as I said it on facebook it clouded over - oh well I'll give it another go tomorrow! xx

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  7. You look incredible in that bikini! And my what goodies you found, i love love love the vintage mags, i always try to find them but they are never about. I also love the egg whisk, bless the lady and her 'can you afford' bit. Scarlett x

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  8. I love the colour of the whisk - I'm a sucker for turquoise! x

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  9. You look totally glam, and i love the creepy kids wall!

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  10. Sounds like a lovely relaxing time Vix. I`ve been sat crocheting in my Mams garden in the sun.
    You look very glam in your sun bathing outfit too!
    Dx

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  11. Oh my, Vix, if I looked like you in a bikini, I'd wear one all the time. Yeah, school run and everwhere! You look super cool, super glam, and super gorgeous.
    Great finds, as ever, particularly loving that whisk, though 50 whole pence - my goodness, you pushed the boat out!!
    PS. Smart house, lovely man too! Enjoy your evening xx

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  12. Fantastic finds, as always! Sounds like a nice day - I'd love the chance to relax with a book. Bet Jon's tired after house painting x

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  13. Cheesy chip butties you say? NOMMS. That might be our dinner inspiration sorted too!

    Love that bikini on you, isn't the weather such a lovely relief after all that cold and damp?

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  14. I love the whisk! What a great find. I've spent the afternoon in my brother in law's garden. I don't have the confidence to go for the bikini though. If I looked half as good as you I might though. When are you getting your camper? xx

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  15. What a fantasticly lazy day! You look the biz in that lounger with you bikini and shades!

    I love your 'wall of misery'!

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  16. You've got a fabulous figure! love you xo

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  17. You found all that in one jumble sale???? Amazing - love the blue of the whisk; 50p AND the original tag - wow. I've got one in yellow, but its been very well-loved - or someone's let their child use it as a teething ring - as there's hardly any colour left.

    Lovely clothes horse - love the floral piece hanging over it too.


    Umm - why are you sunbathing with your shoes on? ;) You look so glam, AND its all authentic vintage - brilliant!

    And hooray to Jon for smartening up (and hopefully weather-proofing) the house :) x

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  18. Gosh, i wish I could look as fabulous in the garden, i just ended up getting attacked by countless thunder bugs!

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  19. you look always glamorous, including when sunbathing on your garden! (nothing like a crime novel under the sun!)
    And love all that stuff you've found, specially I'm loving the egg beater, a very genuine piece and such a pretty color!
    besos

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  20. More fab bargains, I think your Kingly trinket might be Edward VIII rather than George as both George and elizabeth were crowned and so they usually are both on commorative ware.

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  21. As usual GREAT finds! But those creepy kids and that blonde girl are actually quite scary looking:P hehe

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  22. Oh Vix, looking glam as usual! Nice to be enjoying a little sun, eh?

    Funny, I was just thinking of getting a new laundry drip dry thingy as mine is starting to fall apart as well. Love all your purchases espc. the turquoise egg beater. I recently found a retro set of turquoise measuring cups and am thinking I'd like to find more kitchen items in that color. It's a new favorite.

    Havce fun at the festival.
    xo, Bonnie

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  23. Aaahh, look at you in this incredible (and well-priced) bikini! When you've got a minute you need to share with us the secret of getting such amazing muscles... Great finds, as always - love the upmarket women's mag. xxx

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  24. I was looking out for additions for your wall of misery in the bric-a-brac shops in Ludlow yesterday, but found none.

    You look very glam indeed. Xx

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  25. Your house looks like one that i would love to explore!!! If you like crime novels you should read The Sculptress (cannot for the life of me remember the author) but its FAB, i had to study it for part of my degree.

    Im slowly learning the art of car booting!!

    xx

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  26. You should definitely go when you have the chance, it's a really fun day out! We used to go a lot when my brother and I were younger, so yesterday was the first time in a good, few years. You look stunning lounging on that wooden lounger too! Hope you've had a good weekend, and thanks for the birthday wishes :) xxx

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  27. So many wonderful things about this post! First, you look damn good in your bikini! Love the high waist! I came home from a long day at work a few weeks ago to a package sitting on my doorstep. My grandma had sent me her crochet bikini from the 70's! Second, that egg beater is so cool and great color. I have one but its just silver.

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  28. Oh Vix, what delightful finds as always. I am particularly loving the Tala homeware.

    I was only earlier frivolously flicking through the new Argos catalogue in hope of finding something fabulous, though that didn’t quite happen. I did notice a few retro meets modern style Tala pieces. Though they’ve got nothing on the originals and are far too over-priced for me xxx

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  29. Such chic sunbathing! I've managed a little time on my sunbed with a book this weekend - lovely. Fab finds as usual! x

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  30. Love your big bikini - much more stylish than a skimpy number - and matching straw hats. And the wooden clothes horse is exciting! I need to get rid of our nasty metal one and go retro.

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  31. Looking stunning as ever Vix :0) xx

    I really NEED one of those egg beaters, it's superb ! And the silhouettes, quite simple but very effective, the frames really set them off.

    Enjoy your night in front of the box xxxx

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  32. OMG I'm totally SWOONING over Fridays faaaaabulous frock(gorgeous!)and watch pendant(the only way to wear a watch!) and I'm goggling over your goodies and your body on this post!ARGH! Rather eye opening for this gals early morning at work!! JEEZ but you have THE hottest body!! Would love to feel you up,missus!!!
    Jealous as all hell of the suitcase,mags,bod,Jon's adorable hat,love the new miseables........love it all,really!!
    LOVE YOU!!!
    Skype ya later!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  33. I need those silhouettes, they would be perfect in my bedroom. They fit in so well in the place you have put them.
    Wish I will look as cracking as you do in a bikini Vix!
    Sophie
    x

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  34. Great post you look so glam,the wall of misery made me laugh you have some great thing's i love your patchwork curtains :)

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  35. I LOVE that you're wearing heels and big jewels to sunbathe in the garden. And your bikini is to die for. Just been catching up on a few of your previous posts and wish you wouldn't mention the huge piles of food/booze you manage to get through and still stay gorgeously slim!
    I really fancy going to the Big Chill, might sort myself out one day and get my ass there.
    Nicki xx

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  36. Nice "bikini body," as the tabloids say!

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  37. Looking fabulous in your itsy bitsy bikini Vix. (Soo not fair!)

    Great way to spend your Sunday. Fab finds as usual. you have a great eye for bargains.

    Mine has been sleeping and eating as well as recovering from a very busy week!

    Those shoes were very comfy, I was the only person still with shoes on the end of the night! After this week I will give you a shoe total. (just don't tell Andy!)

    X x

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  38. Hi, you look very glamourous, I think sons of anarchy is great, just started watching series 3 on a sky channel x

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  39. You had sunshine today? No fair! It was that annoying combination of cloudy and horribly humid here all day. I don't mind the heat if it's actually sunny but otherwise it's just irritating.

    I really love the silhouette portraits. Perfect for that space on the wall.

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  40. You look stunning as usual. That wisk is awesome, we used to have those in home economics class.

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  41. I'm 45 and you give me hope for a glamorous self-indulgent middle-age.

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  42. You always find the most gorgeous things!

    I have watched plenty of silhouettes on eBay but they go for stupid money so I can't believe you only paid 50p for all 4! I think the Jumble sale was the right option to go with!

    Your 'Wall of Misery' is expanding quite nicely! Those two prints are very retro looking indeed!

    Love the colour of the whisk! xxx

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  43. You scorching hot Mama,You have a gorgeous body amor.I enjoy jumble sales, you find so many great treasures.love the silhouette pictures they look amazing next to your ancestors and 50's beater, we have a red one inherited from Buddys nan. oh how weird Buddy and I were watching Sons of Anarchy last night the first season. I think your going to like it amor.

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  44. We had no sun today :( I'm glad you got some though :)
    I can't believe the case was 20p, why can't i find things like that?!!

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  45. You look fabulous in your bikini Vix. And I love the print on it.

    I found one this weekend too but it's seen better days. I was thinking of framing it and hanging them up... but I dunno. lol I will have pics up of the suit soon. The color and print are just too cute to throw out!
    The suitcase was 20 p? MY FREAKIN HECK! I always pay at least $2 - $6
    The egg beater is so pretty.

    Looks as though you found some great things. 6 more days to go and it Saturday again. ;) *lol*

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  46. You look fabulous, no wonder the sun decided to shine!
    Great bikini and I'm in love with your sunglasses.

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  47. loving your bikini (and the fact that summer's back again!!)
    and, LOVE YOUR FINDS (again)! I still have yet to find some proper vintage stuff, how I'm cursing to live in a place where all the charity shops only stock tacky stuff...!!

    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  48. Love the framed silhouettes! Great finds, as usual! :)

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  49. love to see you have some sun over there, I'm missing the sun so much, it is so cold here in germany :/

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  50. Swit swoooo :) Looking good Vix, and sounds a perfect Sunday to me.
    Very jealous of the chip butties.

    xxx

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  51. Holy guacamole - just when I think you couldn't get any hotter you pull out a vintage bikini and heels! PHWOOAARRRR!!!! You look amazingly beautiful and verrry relaxed, amor!

    OK, I love it all - especially the little blonde miseries, the FABULOUS turquoise egg whisk and the vintage case - of course!

    So glad you're having lovely weather at last - hope it hangs around for your next festival!

    Sarah xxx

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  52. Hello good-looking! That bikini is fabulous, I like that style more than most of the modern ones. One day I hope to learn how to lounge as glamorously as you do!

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  53. You are just fab! These photos of you relaxing and enjoying life just made me smile. I love your vintage case. I had one of these as a "ballet bag" with my ballet shoes and leotard in when I was about 7. I wrote a letter to swap shop and got sent a swap shop sticker. I was so made up, I stuck it on my ballet bag. Upside down. I still have the bag and it still makes me laugh that I walked round carrying it thinking I was the cats pyjamas and everyone else could see I was a bit of a dingbat! Em xxx

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  54. What a fabulous bikini - you look absolutely stunning. No sun here, I think summer just forgot Scotland this year. Yesterday we had the heating on for a bit and were huddled up on the couch under the spare duvet watching Big on Film Four!

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  55. You are totally rocking that bikini! Your Sunday's sound just like mine, lounging in the sun reading. It's the only way I can face Monday.

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  56. You always find such great items! I love boot sales/charity shops and jumble sales but unfortunately never find anything nice for 20p.

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  57. You look fab and I love your bargains! Hope you enjoy Sons of Anarchy, I'm watching Season 3 on one of the channel Five's and its really good. xx

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  58. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! I love the egg beater too; great colour! My weekend was pretty perfect too; day in a London suburb, pretty gardens, great company and chilling on Sunday and getting ready for our annual camping holiday; now all we need is a campervan without a petrol leak; I am sure our superstar mechanic will get it sorted as he kindly squeezed us in today; fingers crossed please xxxx

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  59. What the hell is a buttie? I have a BIG buttie, but I assume you are not referring to that. Would you translate for your American friend?

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  60. oh, i love those two blonde arrivals on your misery wall. they could be my sisters ;)))))

    on saturday's flea market i found some new room mates aswell. marie antoinette and a black haired beauty from spain (i suppose)...

    you look so good in this bikini!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  61. You find the most fabulous treasures....I went to 3 church sales, 2 thrift stores & 1 consignment boutique & found nothing vintage that I liked! Most items have been picked over by the time I arrive :(
    After all that I came away with 2 rings & a dress!

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  62. Sunbathing sounds like my kind of Sunday - what a cute bikini and hat! What will you do when you run out of space on the wall of misery?

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  63. Your sunbathing pics are idyllic, love the straw hat! Your new miserable girls look like a right pair of brats - keep an eye on them! :) xx

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  64. Great finds as always. I love the silhouettes.

    You look bloody gorgeous. Please let the sun stay for another week!

    Cheese and chip butties sound amazing, I need to try them. Love you xx

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  65. God, you look ridiculously good as always!

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  66. Love the finds and that bikini is great!

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