Sunday, 14 August 2011

Cheap Frills



Spending time with friends, sunshine, booze, Indian food, great TV (How Hip Hop Changed The World and Sons Of Anarchy) and a jumble sale, now that's what I call an excellent weekend. 


I spotted this 1960's number in amongst the bedding pile in the jumble.

I've got two of these now!

Orange, cat suit, frilly, my size and 10p? Thrilling.


Cleopatra chain belt (25p, car boot sale) plus  loads of jewellery including a bangle from Sandy (top, right) and two rings from Sarah.



 Here's the rest of my jumble buys.



This pile of The Women's Press paperbacks (10p each) will keep me quiet for weeks.


Isn't this lacquered Chinoiserie jewellery box pretty? 50p well spent.


How unusual for it to have it's key, too.



I wait for ages to find a smaller sized leather belts and three turn up at the same time. 20p the lot.


This 1950's Venice print pinny was 10p.


Perfect for when Jon's creating his pizzas.



Hope you've had a brilliant weekend.


78 comments:

  1. 50p for that jewellery box?! Oh my lord! That must be one of the bargains of the year. It's flipping gorgeous!

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  2. One of these days I want to go shopping with you. Those books would look great on display, excellent buy at ten pence each.
    Orange is my favourite colour, suits most people, lovely with yoy hair. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

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  3. You look wonderful in your 10p cat suit. I'm loving the jewellery box and the Venice-print apron too.

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  4. holy moly you don't half get some bargains! That jewellery box is stunning and the pinny, well you knew I've love that!

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  5. The pinny is so wonderful, so evocative, Vix!

    My house when I was a child, was filled with those hand-painted jewellery boxes and fragile display shelves - All of which my parents had brought back from Aden in the early Sixties!

    I wonder where they all went? Such memories, thank you, Vix! What treasure! xxx

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  6. I spot a Janet Frame novel amongst that lot. She's one of my favourite authors ever. x

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  7. Love your nail varnish and the leather belts are such an amazing price! I paid £2 for mine so am very jealous hehe x

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  8. that orange jump suit is divine. great find

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  9. What fabulous bargains, you are definitely queen of the bargain hunters! xxx

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  10. Another fantastic haul well done. I was looking at jewellery boxes like that on ebay a few months ago and they all went for loads of money, what a great find. x

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  11. Sounds like a brill weekend. You look radiant in that orange shade - really healthy. xx
    We Shop Therefore We Are

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  12. Loving the orange against those fabulous nails! Sounds like you have had an excellent weekend, just my kind of thing!
    Those belts are gorgeous.... i'm always on the lookout for finds like this! x

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  13. That jewellery box is just beautiful - find of the week! xx

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  14. Love that painting. You have the best finds ever!

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  15. Gorgeous again! That orange jumpsuit hangs perfectly on you!
    Your hubby is a pizza maker too? I love it when it's pizza makin' time at my house.

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  16. Orange looks stunning on you and the belt and bangles are the perfect touch to make the cat suit pop even more!
    Sounds like you had a memorable weekend and also got some fantastic items.

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  17. Such a beautiful orange cat-suit, and it fits you so nicely!, love how you wear it with all your wonderful jewelry!,
    and love that pretty box, perfect and really so unusual that key still remains in its place!
    besos & bright orange forever!

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  18. Flipinn' heck, Vix...if only we could have a blogger's mass shopping trip with you! I love the catsuit it's brill and I have a jewelry box just like that...it belonged to my gran.
    xxx

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  19. Hi my dear-the orange suit is just perfect on you, what a price,10p!! Love the jewellery box, thats a fantastic find! Have a good week ahead too xxx

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  20. Helloooo its so good to be back ;-)) You look so cute in your catsuit what a bargain. Love the jewellery box to WOW you do know how to find a bargain. Have a lovely week, dee xx

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  21. I love the chinoiserie jewellery box! And that frilly orange jumpsuit is very sweet - 10p? Blimes!

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  22. Oh wow, I love it all. You know a big stack of books is always going to make me envious but I think the jumpsuit is my favourite of your buys. You look so fantastic in orange.

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  23. WOW! That lacquered jewellery box has to be one of my favourite finds from you! It's amazing!!!!

    The cat suit looks great on you - lovely, airy and feminine and looks even better with that gorgeous Cleopatra belt! xxx

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  24. love this orange outfit, so unique! Obviously only you could pull it off :) Love the jewelry box you found! I agree, very unusual that it still has its key, so hard to find all the little parts for things at jumble sales!

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  25. So jealous of this pretty jewelry box - I love those, they are like the perfect keepers of someones secrets and love letters)
    The apron is lovely))

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  26. ou look so pretty in that jumpsuit. The pinny is my favourite find I think. Glad you've had a great weekend, sending lots of love and hugs, Em xx

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  27. extra top c est vraiment le look des photos de quand j etais petite,tu es parfaite !

    et la boite a bijoux est superbe !

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  28. All your buys are amazing, that catsuit is divine! Love all the books and the jewellery box too, and that pinny! Your bathroom is fab it reminds me of my late grandmother's bathroom-very sophisti-glam, just like her! xxxx
    Love Amie xxxxxxxx

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  29. What a fab jewellery box ! You certainly are a 'gem' magnet at the jumble sales .... I love the catsuit too. You have such a beautiful smile :0) x

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  30. orange + nylon + catsuit + frills simply CANNOT = 10p

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  31. Oh Vix always so many wonderful finds to admire, the jewellery box is so intriguing, the detail is amazing. I have always loved the idea of a lockable jewellery box.
    The Venice print pinny is a lovely addition, as is your cat suit, I must admit it’s very you indeed xxx

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  32. Oh, Son's of Anarchy is fantastic TV. We started watching it a month ago and are completely addicted. Have you watched The Wire? If not, that's similarly excellent TV. You look fabulous as always. Orange suits you perfectly. Lottie -x-

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  33. 10p?! for the catsuit - I don't know how you do it. Great finds as always. Wish there were more jumbles here.
    Have had a busy weekend visiting family x

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  34. How freakin' sextastic is that catsuit?!EEEK!Fab colour,and the frills are just too thrilling!
    Amazing scores,especially those books!I spy a couple of Alice Walker,whom I love,and on top is Kiwi Janet Frame!(I'm not crazy about her writing style,but she was an interesting lady!)
    Yay!
    O,those rings are just lovely!!Sounds like you've had a perfect weekend,darl! Ours has indeed ended with snow!
    Love you!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  35. What a successful spree, Vix! I love the matching books and the orange 'play'suit... looks great on you. A true gem! xxx

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  36. That Jewelry box is gorgeous, what a great find. I also love the arpon.
    You look so cute in the catsuit I love the ruffles of fabric on the cuffs.

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  37. Not as brilliant as yours - clearly! They should make a TV show about you, seriously. Can you water divine too? Or find hidden objects? I'm convinced you have powers beyond mere mortals!

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  38. These are some seriously stunning buys - as always! (Love how we - your commenters - always sound surprised at what bargains you've managed to nab!)

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  39. You are the queen of bargain hunting. That cat suit is amazing. I love Sons of Anarchy. The season has just finished here and I can't wait for the next one.

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  40. OMG My Mom had a jewel box just like that when I was growing up - I was always so fascinated by it ... great find! Love the jumpsuit - orange! My fave new colour ....

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  41. the jewellery box is absolutely gorgeous! i'm so jealous of all your finds.

    xoxo.

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  42. love that orange one piece!
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  43. I love that jewellery box, the details on it are amazing and the Cleopatra belt is awesome. You always find the most gorgeous thrifty finds! And yes blackberries, how could I forget, there are tons at the end of our garden at the moment. xxx

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  44. You are the one and only queen of the jumble amor.
    Frilly catsuit was made for you, loving your cleopatra belt.
    And jewelry, ay, chinise jewelry box is hell of a find and 50 cant believe was 50 pence.
    Jon is going to rock that venice pinny.
    Your jumble sales are so amazing, would love to join you and learn from you.

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  45. I like picture #5 where you are showing everything off beautifully including your smile. What I am really admiring tho is that jewelry box, with a key even. It's gorgeous as are you!

    xo, Bonnie

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  46. An orange cat suit with frills. And with your jewelry. What could be better?

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  47. Wow you hit the Mother Load hehehe look at all those fabulous finds...in my dreams I never found that much stuff while thrifting lol! That orange frilly suit is adorable looks great with your dark hair!! You have a really sharp eye for jewelry I would love to look through your jewelry box :) I am really excited to see what I can find here in the sooq market. Once the weather cools off in the winter I am going to dive into that market. Your supposed to be able to bring your favorite clothing pieces there and they have tailors that can dupicate them for really cheap in your choice of fabric. I have a skirt and dress that I would love to try that with. One of these days I will find myself a cute little vintage outfit. I would love to have something vintage to wear. ~Have a great week ~Love Heather

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  48. Sounds like you had great weekend!

    Loving the finds. That jewellery box is simply stunning, I remember my granny having one very similar. As for the pinky, love it!

    X x

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  49. beautifull :))

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  50. Your hair looks amazing in those photos, and well done for even more wonderful finds.

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  51. I love finding books like that.......beautiful jewel box with a secret lock.......your finds this weekend are fabulous as is your catsuit......love the ruffles on hem!

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  52. A super haul of jumbly loveliness, in particular your catsuit, that amazing jewellery box and the apron.
    xxx

    P.S. those rings are gorgeous

    P.P.S. Sons of Anarchy is the best, especially Jax Teller ;-)

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  53. Amazing - orange, ruffles, 10p!!!! The jumble ladies must've thought it was a Brentford Nylons bed cover - remember the orange, frilly bedspreads? - and not looked at it properly before slinging it in the wrong pile. Well done you - now come on, own up - you've got x-ray vision with your talents for spotting these amazing things!

    Is Jon going to let you post a pic of him wearing the pinny? ;) xx

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  54. gorgeous jewellery box and jump suit! Great bargains too!

    Julia @ Retro Jules

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  55. oh, i missed so much nice posts during the past days without my laptop. now i'm sitting at my grandfathers computer to check out my most favourite blogs.

    and i really love what i see. this bright orange catsuit is so fun and i really love your finds. just yesterday, i talked about the beauty of chinese jewelery boxes with my granny. yours is so amazing!

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  56. The jewelry box is gorgeous - I saw a lady with a hard case hand bag of the finish at work the other day and complimented her on it...Those old jewelry boxes are gorgeous. And I love the catsuit! You pull it off so well!

    Yep, I demand a photo of Jon in the pinny too!

    Xoxox Claire

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  57. absolutely looooove the jewellery box and your jewellery is great as always!

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  58. The pinny and belts are my favorites of your "loot"!

    I watched a Masterpiece Mystery (Inspector Lewis) last night. Involved a lady who pretended to be her sister who had committed suicide (a rock start from the 60s) in a contrived attempt to reunite the band and make some $$$. Of course there were murders, etc.

    ANYhow, the characters - the good ones, of course - made me think of you and Jon (or what I've imagined about the two of you)!

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  59. Wahoo! Great scores there!
    There's not many people that could pull that orange suit off - you look brilliant. Must be hellishly itchy though is it? I once had a dress and the bodice looked like similar stuff. I had to go home and take it off!!

    Happy days!

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  60. Oh wow, that box is fantastic. What a bargain!

    As ever, you've found such amazing vintage style for under a quid. Seething with envy; you haven't been able to do that down my way since the 90s!

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  61. Gorgeous find! That jumpsuit is by far my favourite though - orange & frilly & fabulous!

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  62. OMG that jumpsuit is AMAZING! I love the ruffles - and you have styled it so perfectly. I love your super casual sandals and your hair looks especially gorge today. And yay! You are wearing the rings!

    Loveamor, Sarah xxx

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  63. That is a gorgeous and on you - like it was meant to be yours! On me, it would look like the return of the Great Pumpkin! My sister had that exact style of jewelry box, so that's a fun memory, too,

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  64. Just catching up on the last few posts - the orange is AMAZING! You look simply stunning. And what a fabulous find that gorgeous Chinese lacquered chest is! WOW! xxxxx

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  65. ...that jewellery box is amazing and so soo pretty!...and you suit orangee so much! <3

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  66. What a great jumpsuit! I had a lovely weekend :)

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  67. Stunning as always - orange is gorgeous on you! Amazing finds too! The jewellery box and the apron! I was thinking of you yesterday as I had borrowed a fab book from the library which I will definitely be investing in and, as you also liked Eithne Farry's first book and are handy at making stuff, I thought you would like this one - Chic On A Shoestring by Mary Jane Baxter. Full of refashioning, customising and some genius accessory-making ideas. x

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  68. Lovely weekend indeed :) Such cute jammies and what a nice bunch of deals you got there. I love that pendant on your belt, super sweet touch!

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  69. @ Lottie - I haven't watched The Wire, I really should give it a try. I adore Idris Elba. x

    @ Catherine - Thanks for the heads-up. I'll look out for that book. x

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  70. i love that jumpsuit vix..soo pretty and comfy

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  71. Love the jumpsuit but that chinese box is to die for !!... xx

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  72. I've got one or two jewellery boxes like that but mine were more like a few dollars. I have a photo album with that sort of work on the cover too. Is yours made in Japan? I think these sorts of things were all souvenirs for western tourists visiting Japan from about the 50s onwards.

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  73. The jumpsuit is bloody fabulous! You look absolutely beautiful.

    I love a bit of chinoisserie! What a great box and pinny. Love you loads xx

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  74. Loving the Jumpsuit, especially the colour! I bet if you took it of quicly in the dark you will see static flickers - thinking back to the nylon nighties I wore as a kid!

    Alice Walker - got into her via Oprah! Brilliant x

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