Thursday, 13 October 2011

Such A Perfect Day


A beautiful morning for a car boot sale.


This was the scene at 8am this morning, a packed field and stalls piled high with cheap tat.


I stay well clear of the meat auction but some people just come car booting for a tray of cheap lamb chops and a box of chicken drumsticks.


I prefer to stick to a vegetarian diet and come home with a bagful of non-edible bargains.

Here's today's booty:


Clockwise from top left: 1930s era Art Deco Czechoslovakian-made seagull , Butterick dressmaking pattern , Handmade Saloon girl/Can-Can costume , 1960s BORG faux fur coat , A creepy child for my infamous Wall of Misery , USA-made leather cowboy boots , Crochet shawl , 1960s Polish enamelware Bain Marie, 1960s Lord Nelson Pottery mustard pot to add to my Gaytime collection, St Michael Bri-Nylon nightie


1970s velour maxi (courtesy of the fabulous Sarah Misfit, vintage suede jerkin (£1, car boot sale), Tooled leather bag (Courtesy of Queen Helga)
Not a bad little haul for just over £10.

I'm off to the pub for a school-night beer and no doubt a cheeky curry afterwards.
Have fun whatever you get up to.

67 comments:

  1. Hi my dear!! As usual, top gems from Queen Vix, I adore the coat and the can can dress is fabulous!! Well done on your finds, lovely items indeed! xx

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  2. Wow, Vix, look at YOU as a can-can girl, how fantastic do you look?
    A typically great haul today, love that little seagull, the mustard pot and the bain-marie. Oh and the coat's pretty amazing too.
    Hope you haggled HARD!!
    Enjoy your beers. xxxxxx
    Nearly forgot to say - your dress from Sarah is beautiful, what a brilliant print! Bet you are far and away the most colourful character at your car boots!

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  3. What a gorgeous dress!
    I have a thing for coats, my aunt, cousins and I have hundreds between us, we go nuts for them - I'm very taken with today's find. In fact, I'm very taken with everything you snapped up today. A drink and curry sounds just right, I may have to go and make a curry now. And buy some bargain wine, it'll be on my mind all night otherwise!

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  4. That coat looks devine!

    Jules

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  5. Another fabulous haul - especially like that coat, a steal at £2.50! Well done you :-)
    Now enjoy that well earned beer and curry...

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  6. Love the coat, confused by the seagull.

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  7. i'm amazed at your deals as usual! i'm also amazed that you don't have some nice big sturdy 'market' bags for all your finds!!

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  8. After picking up that little lot I'm not surprised you need a curry and pint. :)
    Misery wall must be getting pretty full now?
    xx

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  9. That is a brilliant haul indeed, love that coat. What fab pictures, loos like you had a fab time.I haven't been to a car boot for ages, I have major withdrawal symptoms!x

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  10. Just be careful in that Can-Can outfit - can-canning can seriously damage your health ;)

    Some great buys there and you had better weather than us - envious!

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  11. Love your bootin' maxi, it looks like sweeties, and I'd like to see a video of saloon girl antics:)

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  12. Fab coat. Have a great night. I'm off for dinner and a few vinos, then the Woody Allen film. xx

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  13. OMG! The Saloon Girl outfit is absolutely amazing! I want to see a more detailed picture please?!

    I'm absolutely loving the Lord Nelson Gaytime kitchen ware! The pattern is wonderful!

    Another creepy child to add to your wall! You'll need to start filling another wall soon!

    You always manage to find shawls! What I'd give to find a lovely shawl at a booty! I am going to Cheddar Boot again at the end of this month when I go home to visit friends.. It's what I'm looking forward to the most!!! I so miss a good boot sale :( xxx

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  14. I love the Cancan outfit.

    I also love the photo of you with your haul; you always look especially lovely when you smile - and so young!

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  15. Vixcita,
    Oh My!! You look quite the delicious prostitute. I love it!! I want to perv at you closer. also adore the fur coat and creepy kid frame. yeah, are you going to start to run of of room.vintage chicken containers are the cutest.what an amazing 30's sea gull. I didnt find hardly anything at the jumble last night. your going to look so sexy in that nightie. I cant stop staring at your gorgeous prostitute self.
    luv ya

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  16. Fabulous finds all! And that coat is just gorgeous! xxxxx

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  17. Did you go out tonight in the can-can outfit? Actually that'd be a gud'un for when the bikers get their pub up and running! Love Lord Nelson stuff - never found any though. All your haul is excellent - what is up with people round your way that they get rid of such gorgeous stuff?;) xx

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  18. My gosh I wish I had a teleportation device... cause if I had I would have been there shopping at that car boot! *haha*

    YOU FIND THE BEST DANG STUFF VIX!
    I oooo'ed over the faux fur coat.
    I AHHH'ED over those boots.
    I went crazy over your kitchen ware.
    Thought you looked damn sexy in your Can Can outfit.
    Realized I just got a shawl a little like the one you just found, and thought the pink nightie was sweet.

    Don't talk the pub your making me hungry. *heheh*

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  19. OOh I Love a Borg coat ( I have two: The Beast and The Bear!) - and I'd steer clear of the meat van too. Yuck!

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  20. Looks like a good boot sale indeed....ooohhh look at all your new treasures!! That pattern looks cute! I have this now on my list of things to do I would love to go to one of these car boot sales!! being an american I am assuming it means a sale out of the trunk of your car which must be the boot??? I hope I got it right. But whatever it looks absolutely fantastic. There is no vintage or thrifting here :( I do miss my weekly trip to get a coffee and pop in and see what the thrift store had. I remember one day at the thrift store hey jude came on and everyone in the store was singing it hehehe ....good Memories. You look lovely the dress has fantastic color in it what a great maxi....I just love lots of color :) Wishing you a Most Wonderful Weekend and I hope the Curry is Fantastic...~Love Heather

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  21. Dearest Vix,
    WOW, that faux-fur coat is stunning & stupendous bargain too.
    I love the dress you are wearing, the print is fabtastic!
    Have a good'un tonight :)
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie
    xXx

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  22. Great finds - especially liking the can-can/saloon dress!
    I saw a creepy child picture in one of the charity shops today and thought of you! He looked just a tad too cheerful for you though, so I didn't get it.

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  23. Top form Vix...just what I was on about in my last post. Have a great evening!xxxx

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  24. Faaaaaark!!! That coat is SUBLIME!!! I love the can can outfit and the mustard pot too!SQUEE!! O,yes,I'd far rather come home with the inedible goods,if I want food I'll go to a farmers market!!! A veritable bootful of delights you have here!And looking supremely stylish and warm AND comfy for the event!! I really am most jealous of that coat! I wnat to snuggle up to you in it!!
    LOVE YOU!!
    Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  25. I love that can-can outfit! I wish I had found something as cool at my local bootsale (being West London we have a fresh bread stand but no meat raffle).

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  26. That coat is just wow. And you look quite mynxie as a cancan girl! Thats a super funky print on the pottery it should go well in your kitchen!

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  27. I LOVE your Gaytime pottery. I've been wanting to get some for myself, but it usually goes above my budget on ebay xx

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  28. You had me at beer. But hooked me for life with your cheeky curry.

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  29. where do you go for the thursday car boot/jumble? i have thurs off so i might take a look :-)

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  30. Wow - those are some seriously nice finds you got today. I'm particularly loving the enamelware Bain Marie and the 1930s seagull, though that faux fur coat is mighty fine too.

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  31. I Looove the print on your dress! You always find the most amazing dresses!

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  32. you're right... sounds like a perfect day. your outfit is so colourful and fun. love the vest and bag so much.
    this cancan dress is unbelievably fabulous...

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  33. ooohhh i keep saying it well thinking it wish i could come to your carboots with you, you seem to find the most amazing items. I adore the Lord Nelson pots and the little picture she is lovely. Enjoy your curry and beer. dee xx

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  34. Love your blog and seeing what you find! Lizzie

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  35. Now what ya gonna get up to in that can can outfit yer saucy minx! lmao! :D I miss car boots, they don't really have them here, although garage sales and op shopping is the big thing here. Another good haul there :D

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  36. Wow, that coat is gorgeous! I've never understood people going to those wagons for meat. Xx

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  37. Brilliant bargains. I love the velour maxi you are wearing, glamorous and cosy. Linda xxx

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  38. wowsers, you cleaned up at the booty today - look at all your finds! My fave has to be the fur coat - blooming fabulous! Scarlett x

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  39. JEEZ....Dang you scored again! That jacket is the buy of the day for sure, I want to see a larger picture of the dress you bought, looks amazing!

    I love the dress Sarah sent you beautiful print and colors I bet it feels so good on too. You look stunning as always!!!

    Kisses~
    Krista

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  40. You look lovely and I love those cowboy boots. You must have so many boots I would love to raid your wardrobe xx

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  41. What great scores! I love the can-can girl outfit & it looks uber-hot on you. The maxi you're wearing is incredible as well - Sarah certainly knows the best things to send people!

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  42. Great bargains but I want to know when you are planning to wear your can can outfit! PS Not sure if I would buy meat from someone called Bobby Wacker either LOL!xx

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  43. Guess what I drooled over??? Did you guess the can can outfit?Well your right lol

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  44. That dress is stunning and velour too! That coat is gorgeous and I just checked out your wall of misery for the first time and it's pretty damn cool.

    Em xx

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  45. I love that style of nightgown. They are so hard to find here. Looks like a great day. -T

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  46. Wow that coat is fabulous, and so is the creepy little girl painting. I never have such luck at flea markets, so great job. That tooled bag is really nice too.

    http://mystylecanvas.blogspot.com

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  47. I love that coat.Drool.What a great find.I would probably wear it everywhere.lol.

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  48. I need you to take me shopping!

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  49. Love the kitchenware finds, and of course you looked lovely as ever

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  50. Holy guacamole you look AMAZING! I adore you in that fab frock!

    I'm surprised to hear that they sell MEAT at those sales! Eww!

    My fave is the lovely canister with the cock on it. I love a cock canister, you know, Mrs Slocum!

    Love, Sarah xxx

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  51. Oooh I'm fairly groaning with jealously at the sight of that boot sale!! I was imagining that truck was full of house clearance stuff, how good would that be, eh?!

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  52. Loving the Gaytime! Amy has a few bits and it always makes me smile! :-)

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  53. I have a double page Clarks Shoes ad from the 70s/80s with the models dressed in saloon girl outfits, in a scrapbook.
    I have had the wanties for an outfit like that for SO long! I think the only way it's gonna happen is to make it myself!
    That red hat looks fabulous with that ensemble, in your previous post. It was brilliant to meet you. I'm back in 6 weeks time so pencil it in your diary!! I realised later, we didn't take any photos! Blast! Should've got those ladies to do it!
    That velor dress is lush...yum!
    Z xx

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  54. Incredible, I can't believe you got this for just over £10! The Gaytime Lord Nelson is just fab, I'd love to own some of them.x

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  55. I love clothes and other stuff from carboots but never meat! I am so inspired by the beautiful prints on your maxi dresses, I have decided to find myself one in ebay.

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  56. you're the Absolute Queen of car boot sales, so incredibly talented to find the most delightful things!
    And you look fabulous in your printed maxi and pretty vest!, colorful and comfy!
    besos

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  57. another amazing creepy little child picture, & that nightie looks so lovely! great finds, as always.

    xoxo.

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  58. That is a FANTASTIC haul for a tenner, I am beyond impressed by your bargain-hunting skills!

    A bit... ew... on the whole meat thing, though. I would not buy meat at a car boot sale. xxx

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  59. Once again Vix, I sooooo wish car boot sales were popular over here in Australia. You look great, feels like I haven't seen you (blog wise) in ages... well a month exact. I'm in Thailand!!! Enjoy your beer and curry xxx

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  60. Oh those boots!
    so lucky!
    xXx
    Reva

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  61. Fabulous finds as always, the can-can constume is so delightful, the perfect addition to your dressing-up box xxx

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  62. Beautiful morning photos & I just adore the crochet shawl....such a awesome price for everything!

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  63. God, that coat - absolute love. If you get fed up with it I'll buy it from you!

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  64. Amazing! SO 70´s look! I love your awesome blog! <3

    http://bimbaymery.blogspot.com

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