Friday, 9 September 2011

A Friday Frock & Some Jumble Gems


Summer's made a welcome return, it's been beautifully warm and sunny all day today.

 

A perfect day for giving my latest eBay purchase an outing. It only arrived on Tuesday and I was beginning to worry that it would be packed away without a single wearing after the vile weather we had earlier this week.

A gratuitous label shot.

Last night's Salvation Army jumble sale wasn't bad at all, there weren't too many there so my sharpened elbows didn't need to be gainfully employed.
Here's some of the spoils.


1950s Wetherall of Bond Street skirt suit.


Two pairs of marabou feather trimmed slippers. Those Salvation Army ladies must be a bunch of boudoir glamour pusses in their spare time.



Some unworn Nine West sandals , a leather satchel and a woven ethnic belt.


Three cute rik-rak trimmed pinnies, unused and made in Christchurch, Dorset.



Fabulous canary yellow 1970s Italian wellies, in my size and always a necessity when you're a festival-loving chick.




A 1960s Crimplene spring coat.




A velvet and chiffon Laura Ashley maxi dress for channeling Stevie Nicks.



1970's Indian cotton peacock print wraparound midi skirt.



The pièce de résistance, a 1950s turned wood cocktail fork tortoise.


A new pal for Jacob.

Everything at the jumble was a rather splendid 20p, so this little lot came in at just over £3 if you include the 20p admission fee.




The dress was £2.20. It took the dozy seller nearly two weeks to post it so she refunded my postage costs by way of an apology.

Yootha, our 1969 1500 Beetle and 1960's maxi (both eBay) accessorised with a 1970s Madeira souvenir basket (£1.95, Acorns Hospice), heaps of second-hand bangles and some ancient (pre-hip replacement) Top Shop cherry red wedges.

Any exciting plans for the weekend? We're having a night in with wine and a curry and hopefully hitting the town tomorrow evening.

Whatever you get up to I hope it's fabulous!

75 comments:

  1. Vix that frock is wonderful. Love the nail colour too.
    Dx

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  2. you are quite simply... the best...xo

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  3. wow so cute white dress ... love ur long frock ...now a days same fashion used in Pakistan ...
    http://fashionstyle-pk.blogspot.com/

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  4. Ohmigod - I had those wellies in blue when I was a kid!

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  5. I love your dress & the beetle !!

    oh and we've had no sun today. boo to us!!

    enjoy your curry!

    jules

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  6. Hi Vix,

    I have no problem posting comments on your blog. I love your purple hat as we say here - tu as vraiment une tête à chapeau - translated as - you wear hat very well! I like the mix of colors of the previous post - I found yesterday at Vintage Pop a 60's hat - a beauty!

    Nice finds Vix, i love your choices, that dress looks good on you - i love the pattern and colors.

    Busy weekend on this side of the world - planning a trip to NY soon!

    Love - your friend Ariane xxxxx

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  7. I am so wanting a Beetle at the moment to keep Lexie company after seeing loads on display at The Pod last weekend. I cannot believe how affordable they are either. The only problem is that my husband will not let me get rid of my modern car so would mean owning three cars :(

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  8. having no time at mo to catch up on blogs but delighted to find you still flying the flag for crazy jumble finds! those fluffy mules - straight out of the sweeney... and I nearly mistook the wooden tortoise for a wooden tortoise fondue set;) x

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  9. Looking fabulous as ever in that dress - hoorah for the late summer sunshine :o)

    You did so well at the jumble! Im going to be sharpening my elbows this evening for the jumble tomorrow. Scarlett x

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  10. That dress is lovely Vix. I love the down the chest and round the waist. Tres flattering - not that you need it - you're a 'would look good in a sack' kinda gals! I do enjoy all the green jewels and green nails too - very complimentary. And can I get a 'woop, woop' for the turtle? Tremendous! xx

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  11. Fab dress Vix, I do love European folk embroidery. Looking forward to a suitably nylonish post with those fluffy mules.

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  12. That dress is Fabulous! I Love the handbag that you chose for this look. Those are some Great shopping finds. I like the turtle, so Cute!

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  13. Wow, what tremendous goodies! I don't suppose either of those slippers are a size 8 are they? Lol.

    I love that top picture of you, you look like a picture of vintage loveliness!

    Xx

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  14. Great finds as always - I'm getting my jumble fix through you! I lived in Christchurch (UK) before we came to Bristol where those pinnies are from. Love the tortoise - I too briefly thought he was a fondue set!
    No special plans for the weekend, but I'll try and catch a bootsale on Sunday x

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  15. I want the Beetle, the fork tortoise and Jacob, please :p
    Love how your posts always make me feel smily on the inside and outside, even if its dull and grey outside!
    Great post, as always xo

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  16. Such a happy dress ... fits you like a glove!!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  17. It's summer all over again reading this post. What a gorgeous day and what glorious finds. Love the frock.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  18. love the white dress and im glad you've had a chance to wear it .. nothing beats an indian summer does it!
    the yellow wellies are so cool !

    charl
    x

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  19. Weekends are never good for me as I'm always workin nights and sleeping days. I love those marabou feather trimmed slippers! So saucy ;)

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  20. The Stevie dress is gorgeous - can't wait to see you in it. I'm heading up north again this weekend. More for the pubs than the climbing if the weather doesn't improve! xx

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  21. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, my dear Vix that dress is so ethnic, and summery, and so you.
    Such bargains...
    Enjoy your weekend, my dear friend.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  22. Oh my word! That dress is gorgeous. You look absolutely amazing! And all your purchases are fab! You are such a good bargain hunter *very jealous* lol!!
    Rachel :) x

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  23. 20p entry fee - bless them!!! LOL

    That must have been fun with one sweet price for everything... Great finds!

    I'm off to a jumble this morning but i KNOW my elbows will have to be in action as it's in a little teeny church hall....

    Have a fab weekend.

    xx

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  24. Love those pinnies they are so bright and cheerful looking!

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  25. I love that photo of Jacob and his new pal :)
    Fabulous finds as always - that white maxi looks wonderful on you and the peacock print skirt is wonderful.
    I'm with you on Oasis - although I have found the odd thing recently that I do love, they can be very hit and miss on the quality these days. I remember a time many years ago when I found a lot more that I would part cash for in terms of quality than what they produce now.
    I'm off to Spain this weekend - weather drove me to it!

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  26. That is a gorgeous Laura Ashley frock you picked up for a unbelievable 20 pence! Amazing!

    The tortoise is such a darling little thing and I love Jacob to bits! I'd love to own one myself!

    You are the queen of the jumble my dear Vix!

    Its the post office for me tomorrow morning to post an eBay parcel and then I'm off to Whitby for the day. I'm already dreaming about what I might find!

    Have a lovely evening! xxx

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  27. Your new dress is absolutely stunning, you look gorgeous x

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  28. I think this dress is in my top five favourites of yours. Love it.
    Jacob looks quite taken with his new mate bless him.
    I simply cannot believe you had all this treasure to take home for less than a pint and a couple of bags of nuts - astounding!
    Weather-wise, it's been dreary, damp and dark here. I have a feeling summer has one last hurrah in store though.
    Have a fun weekend Vix.
    It's charity shopping alone for me tomorrow, hope it's not all stained trousers and Bon Marche blouses...

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  29. OMG, I sucked my breath in sharply in desperate admiration of that fantabulous frock!!! It's just so totally beautiful,fits you like a dream!!! I LOVE IT!!!
    Hurrah for Yootha,the sexy darling.You compliment each other splendidly!!!
    And all your amazing jumble scores?! SQUEE! Just gaing jealously at them makes me feel fired up for opshopping...or a jumble.So they have jumpbles in Hamilton,according to Op Shop Mama's comment....right.We MUST have them down here, I MUST be bloody blind!!!
    You are a GORGEOUS FOX!!!
    Love you!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  30. Amazing E-bay buy Vix you look gorgeous in it. I love your beetle. Just last week I was trying to coax my dad to purchase a pretty blue 1958 (His Birth Year) Beetle. So far.... it hasn't happened. *lol*
    I LOVE the pic of Jacob with his new friend. *How cute*
    You found such great stuff. I hope I have the same luck tomorrow morning.

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  31. vix i know i´m repeating me but u really got me hooked with your absolutely fabulous dresses, and this one is so gorgous, i really go mad for it, i had to show it my hippie mum ;) and she loves it too. this sleeves and the embroidery!!! amazing!
    love and kiss,mary

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  32. That dress is stunning and just perfection on you, Vix.
    And what jumbling success (of course we expect nothing less!) Favourites? Hmmm... suit's pretty, love the peacock skirt, maribou mules and pinnies are always winners, I'd love to Goth around in that Laura Ashley, and Jacob's new pal is a cutie!

    So basically I love it all! Enjoy your night in with a curry - doing the same here!

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  33. I am loving the sexy fluffy mules and the pinnies! I am amazed at your fab finds, you do so well!

    Jacob and his new girl cut a dashing couple too! x

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  34. Fab! I love those mules...very Jane Mansfield.
    Jacob and his new chum did make me laugh. Have a top weekend. xxxx

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  35. Vix you sure do have an eye for a find. The tortoise is by far the perfect pal for dear Jacob, and the wellies are such a welcome addition to your festival kit. Your really do have the best taste in second-hand xxx

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  38. I am in LOVE with the Laura Ashley Maxi! I'm so into the stevie nicks look!

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  39. I am in LOVE with the Laura Ashley Maxi! I'm so into the stevie nicks look!

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  40. What a fabulous dress you are wearing and such a bargain price too. Also that wee turtle - so cute! I always quite fancied a pair of feather trimmed marabou slippers :D

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  41. I love the Can Can label and the Wetherall suit, but the fondue tortoise absolutely takes the cake - marvellous.

    You might like to know that Elsa and I teamed up on a rogue spider tonight - I killed it, then she ate it. Yuk! xx

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  42. Ooh your new frock is amazing and fits you like a dream! You look just beautiful - and is your hair a bit curlier than usual?

    The red 50s suit is just darling and the tortoise is amazing but mostly I love those grooovy aprons.

    Happy weekend!

    Lovetheweekend, Sarah xxx

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  43. Vixcita,
    Gorgeous critatura!
    Laura Ashley for .20 pence,ay..ay.
    I love your hair in particular. adorar the foto of you looking down.You hit the jackpot, love all your finds, especially the ric rac pinnys, look new. and the two piece suit and mr. turle he is adorable.

    Buddy just seen your pic and said she has a cool 70's style.

    Have a great rose drinking weekend!

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  44. Oh i LOVE how your car is called Yootha! Yootha needs more tributes such as this, i say.

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  45. That dress looks FANTASTIC on you! Looks like you found some cute gems at the sale. I love that you introduced your turtle to the fake turtle. Ha!

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  46. love that maxi dress.and mr turtle is so cute.What a cute photo.xx

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  47. You hit the jackpot with this sale--I want a pair of the slippers and the peacock skirt is very nice.

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  48. Oh your new frock fits you like a dream and I'm so glad you're getting some nice days to wear it - it looks like it's embroidered, lovely and the deep frill gets 10/10 from me! The peacock skirt is delish:)). It's just as well I'm sitting down because I nearly passed out at the sight of the red suit - faaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrk it's gorgeous! Fantastic bargains Vix, I get so excited when you share your jumbley finds, have a gorgeous weekend! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  49. what a wonderful frock. love the last shot. so many great details there.

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  50. You look lovely in your dress, especially standing next to such a fantastic Bug :) I adore those wellies and coat, you must wear them together one day. Such fab finds, the charity shops around us have been such a let down, but thats how it goes!

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  51. omg that 50s suit is stunning, such vibrant colours, why the heck don't we have jumbles like that round here!

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  52. You did pretty well! I love those slippers and those aprons. I am a big beetle fan and Yootha is gorgeous!

    E :)

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  53. oooooh I'm in love with everything you bought. That dress is too gorgeous & you look splendid in it. I need my car boot sale fix!! xx

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  54. You look utterly gorgeous there!
    I'm so envious if your hair, mines getting all thin and ratty at the bottom, I pull it all to the front and I've just got lank strands at the back

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  55. wow how stunning do you look in that outfit...gorgeous!

    aww Jacob is so so sweet I love tortoises xx

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  56. awesome jumbles sale finds...
    i adore your little beetle. if it wasn't that expensive to keep such an old car, iwould have bought an old cute beetle instead of an three year old toyota.

    xoxo
    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  57. so nice finds (as usual!), love specially that yellow wellies and pretty coat!
    And you look fabulous in your summery dress with the fantastic Yootha background! (I also love Mildred Roper!)
    besos

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  58. Love your style! Fabulous dress!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  60. That turtle is too, too, terrific. Love the slippers, too - elegant!

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  61. Ooooh that spring coat is to die for. The tortoise is very special too.

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  62. Looking stunning! Loving the dress and some great finds too. Those slipper remind me of being a child and running around in my mothers exactly like them.

    X x

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  63. Amazing bargains, I can't believe you got all those for just a couple of pounds!xx

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  64. Oh I just love love love that dress you are wearing that is gorgeous!!...I really would love a vintage dress I thought when I was in California I would find one at the thrift store but I never did. There is a vintage dress out there some where just waiting for me I know it!!
    You look fabulous and Wow you did pretty good thats a nice lot of stuff you found and I so had to giggle about your Stevie comment(big stevie fan here) You know what I always say If I was shorter and had blond hair and could sing I would so be Stevie Nicks lol!! Have a fantastic Weekend!! We went to a club here that looked like it was from Casablanca with Live Cuban music...I decided to dress a little more cheeky for here and wore a sleeveless animal print blouse with the tattoos hanging out and it got me some attention that is for sure hehehe some Arab guy thought I was my Hubbys girlfriend lol!! I am not quite sure what he meant by that though so maybe I looked to cheeky hehehehe ~xoxo Love Heather

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  65. My mother had those slippers which is hard to imagine now .. giggle. I loved seeing the wellies too xx

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  66. You rock that dress! So pretty... The jumble sale items you bought home are a great find, love the wrap around skirt and the nine west sandals, too cute!

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  67. oh my, that dress (ebay win) is absolutely gorgeous!!!

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  68. Your white dress is absolutely gorgeous!

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  69. Ha ha! I love Jacob and his new friend.

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  70. Love your dress & what a cute car....love it!

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  71. What a great collection of bargains you found! Wish our jumble sales just charged 20p for stuff!

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  72. Holy crap Vix, how can I concentrate on vacation when you are looking this beautiful!!! I love this dress on you and I can't believe how little all that fabulous loot cost you. Dam!! America sucks for thrifting!

    I wuv's you!!!!!

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  73. hope you don't mind me posting a link, just wanted to share a similar bag we have! x
    http://www.virtualvintageclothing.co.uk/vintage-bags/handbags/1970s-wicker-embroidered-holiday-handbag.html

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