Thursday, 23 February 2012

Jumble Sale Joy


Another day, another jumble sale. 
I knew that if I waited long enough the perfect denim waistcoat would eventually turn up and here it is, snaffled for the princely sum of 30p from the kid's section. It may be an age 9/10 but it fits just fine. Lacking in the bosom department has it's advantages.


There's no time for hesitation at a jumble, dither at your peril. Sometimes the most mundane of things look surprisingly decent on so, if something catches your eye, trust your instincts and grab it. This polyester dress looked like nothing at first glance but then I spotted the green lurex trim and was pleased to discover the 1970s label once I got home.


From back in the days when Wallis was a bit more cutting edge than it is now.


This pretty hand-made crochet shawl was hidden amongst the bedding, even if you have no interest whatsoever in household linens it's best to leave no single section of the jumble ignored.


I also picked up this 1970s straw bag,


these 1960s blingy gold sandals (in my size)....


...and not two vintage candlewick bedspreads, still in the original packaging...


...but four! All in the most fabulously lurid of colours.

1970s Wallis midi dress (40p) with denim waistcoat (30p), crochet shawl (20p), knitted bag (30p) all from today's jumble, worn with Dolcis suede platforms (seen HERE), crochet beret (from the gorgeous Elizabeth) and heaps of tribal jewellery.
There's more but it's hanging on the line drying in the sunshine. 
Hooray for a beautiful Spring day!

PS: Hello to my friend Kathryn in St Louie and to her girls Lucille, Esther, Helen, Dolores, Mary, Marcella, Annabelle, Prissy and an extra big hug to Miss Agnes.Thanks for the wonderful email, you ladies made my day!

70 comments:

  1. oooh Candlewick! I love it nearly as much as bark cloth! Amy tells me off when I buy more as I have such a huge stash in the loft!

    The gold shoes are so pretty as are you!

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  2. What wonderful finds! You look utterly fab (you have such pretty eyes)!

    xx

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  3. WOW. You're so lucky finding those bargains! I am loving that maxi dress! :-)

    xo

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  4. Great outfit. I particularly love the boots and bag combo. Jealous of your bargain finds as always x

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  5. You are so good at putting outfits together! I love everything about it, great finds!

    Catherine, XO.

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  6. Those candlewick bedspreads take me back to my childhood - fabulouso finds, as always.

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  7. Vix you are the jumble queen!!! Fantastic buys. I usually come home with tonnes and tonnes of stuff just in case it's any good xx

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  8. Candlewickin'-tastic, Vix, especially the red pair.
    xxx

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  9. love it all but esp the gold sandals! and in your size! Amazing!

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  10. You look extra hot today Vix and I'm so happy you found another denim vest, we all know that other one is a favorite piece in your entire gorgeous wardrobe. I have been on the hunt for as you really have shown the versatility of such a simple piece. So I have to ask at these jumble sales, is it like a mad dash to grab up anything that looks good, do you really have to be aggressive and get it before someone else?

    I can't believe the vintage candlewick bedspreads never opened, no frigging way. I paid almost $70 for one on ebay, you are going to make some good money of those my dear. SCORE of the day for sure.

    I love the last photo best I can see the sun is out and that makes me smile for you! I have no idea who Kathryn is but if she really has 9 girls I'm giving her a shout out too! What up!!!!

    Loveyasweets~
    Krista

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  11. Candlewick love a-go-go here! Aren't they stunning? Great colours.
    Love your bag in the last photo too!
    Z xx

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  12. I’m so happy that you’ve found yourself a new denim waistcoat Vix, it’s true if you wait long enough one will come along. I’ve always much preferred kids clothes than grown up ones, this one is fab! xxx

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  13. I love that basket- such a simple but attractive design.

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  14. Wow are you the Queen of hunting in the jumble sales! I do like a good rumble in flea markets, always in those boxes that are half peeking out from under the tables that are the cheaper boxes of things people think are junk. But it's where all the goodies hide!

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  15. Every time I see you've been to a jumble I wish there was something like that round here! I am totally in love with the red candlewick, I got a pick one from mum and got red dye so that I could have a red one, but yours are divine!

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  16. Hi my dear-gorgeous and bargainous items as usual, just love the denim waistcoat and black Wallis dress, a fab outfit indeed! xxx

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  17. You've done it again! Black with denim! Wowsers.

    And you are RIGHT about not letting any stone unturned! I've found the most unique & unexpected items totally "out of place" at thrift stores, etc...

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  18. Vix you look great, love the shawl and waistcoat together.
    That straw bag you picked up is perfect for your festival trips.
    xx

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  19. Dear Vix you look absolutely fabulous!!!
    Really like your dress and kintted bag <3
    Hugs and kisses :)

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  20. Looks like a really barginlicious time has been had! And you got sun! lucky thing.

    Yay to find the coveted denim waistcoat that must of been a real moment of joy upon discovering that it looks great on you too.

    I have to say love the candlewick bedspreads the reddy pink ones look gorgeous cant believe they have never been opened! What a find.

    MBB x

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  21. loving your bargains Vix! that midi is blimming amazing I am so jel!!
    love Amie xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  22. Blimey, I love a bit of pink candlewick. Can't beat it! I also love it when you get a pile of bargains to show.xxx

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  23. I love jumbles, and what a lot of fabulous things you found.

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  24. The 3rd and 4th candlewick bedspreads look the same yellow and pink that Battenberg cake used to be (before all the additives were taken out? Its just beige now...)

    oooooooh to the Wallis dress - they were more "bees knees" than corporate office wear back then, weren't they.

    Did you really get all that lot in one go? And gold blingy sandals - yay!

    It's been bloomin' gorgeous today - I've been out snapping garden photos :) xx

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  25. I love the boots your are wearing!!! Great outfit too!

    ♡ from © tanvii.com

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  26. I can't believe you found another black shawl, I've been looking for years for one! You look great in your denim waistcoat, well worth the wait :)

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  27. I love reading about your jumble sale purchases! :)x

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  28. Hey lovely lady. Looking stunning, those candlewicks will help combat this chilly Feb.

    Big love
    GAbi xxx

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  29. O,EEEEEEEEEK!!! OMG,isn't it wonderful to pick up practically a whole outfit in one go?!Not to mention for FARK ALL! Baraginacious! Jeez,I wish we had jumbles.When I eventually get there,you and I are gonna MURDER every jumble in a 20mile radius!
    Love everything you got!!! Candlewick!Haven't seen much of that in a while,actually.The first two are heavenly!
    You are just looking like a total ROCK GODDESS today,my darling!
    Love you TO BITS!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  30. Fantastic finds as usual Vix! You always, ALWAYS manage to snaffle a shawl, you're like a sniffer dog after its pray but rather more glamorous!

    Those bed spreads were a absolutely amazing find! You very lucky lady!!! xxx

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  31. Blimey! Such brilliant stuff - AGAIN. I bow before your shiny gold sandals. The shawl and waistcoat and dress make a great outfit, you have the eye for sure. And I remember my parents having the very same yellow candlewick blanket.

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  32. If Chanel closed their doors for my eyes only, I wouldn´t feel the same thrill as hunting secondhand. Crossed my heart.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  33. OMG Four candlewick bedspreads god i would have been junping up and down and running away from there very quickly. I love the look of the red ones. I found my pink one at carboot sale still in its packaging to i only paid £4 i love it and it has pride of place on my bed. Would love to find another one sometime. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

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  34. Favourite score would have to be the two red candlewick bed spreads!! They are Divine!!!! Can't wait to see where you will drape those beauties!!! ♥

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  35. Wow, I hope our jumble throws up some beauties like yours, they'll be put aside before we start (organiser's priviledge!)
    You always rock a waistcoat (age 9-10, Eldest LB's size, she's got a black one you might like, hee hee!) and the frock and shawl look beautiful together.
    Love the basket, and candlewick? So nostalgic! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the haul.
    I agree with Krista that you're looking particularly foxy today - the sunshine must have made you extra minxy! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  36. You are such a jumble sale queen. I'm fed up of saying it, but there are none here.

    Jon and I are the normal ones, you bean eaters are weird lol. Peter loves beans too.

    I was 19/20 when I was doing the NEC fairs, so 10 - 11 years back... God that makes me feel old. Xx

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  37. Wow lovely!!!! Just love those boots!

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  38. Bloody nora, those bedspreads were a jammy find!

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  39. What finds - I agree it's worth checking out all the tables. I could have spat when somebody got to some 70s curtains before me at Saturday's jumble!

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  40. My envy of your knitted bag for 30p knows no bounds. *weep*

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  41. Amazing finds. I haven't been to a jumble sale since Ihelped my mum at the PTA when I was in primary school.
    I may well give it another go.

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  42. Lovely well put together outfit. The choker style necklace looks fab too - where did you pick that one up? xx

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  43. You looking gloriosa in the sun wearing your cute vest amor.
    your eye make up is smoking.
    amazing candlewick bed spreads!
    so jealous of your jumbles!
    besones

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  44. Oh Vix, you are a sensation! You look so fab in that denim waistcoat! What a great outfit! (as always)

    Those cute blingy sandles are a bit fun too!

    And those candlewick bedspreads are to die for!!!

    Sending you lots of sunshine!
    Dee x

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  45. I swear you are the jumble sale Queen! I love all of your luridly coloured candlewick blankets, what a find! I completely agree about leaving no corner of a jumble sale unsearched - I personally love looking through the bed things because quilt covers are made of great material to sew with!

    You look smashing!

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  46. Wallis was hot once??? You're hot now. & pilfering from the children's section... Score! xo

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  47. I am speechlessly envious of the number of of jumble sales in your area. They are such a rarity round our way. Mind you, your eye for the beautiful in the teetering piles of donations is exceptional.

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  48. "Dither at your peril"! :D You look gorgeous as always - and CANDLEWICK! That's a word I haven't heard in a while. My Granny had a pink candlewick bedspread with a massive pony on it ... wonder what ever happened to it?!

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  49. you look really pretty today.

    I have something today that I believe you would look FAB in ... http://theseaandmechange.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/send-it-forward-seventies-beauty-and.html

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  50. What a wonderful haul! I can only imagine the joyful exhaustion of a day well spent spending well. Your denim vest is snappy, yes. I sometimes trawl the kid's section too. And who wouldn't sleep better on Fairy Tuft?

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  51. You've got such a great eye to go with those great legs, lol. HOW I would love to go shopping with you!

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  52. Vix you look so very beautiful today, you have a lovely glow about you. Spring in the air!!!!!
    EEEEKKKKK the candlewick bedspreads are amazing, what a great find. I love them.
    Oh I am so glad you found waistcoat.
    happy happy weekend to you.
    Much love V

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  53. How do you DO that? Every outing you find so many amazing things! The bedspreads are like an acid trip Easter cake icing dream!

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  54. Hi My Love!
    Looking beauutiful and wow,those spreads are too great!
    The color is awesome :)
    Thanks for supporting me .
    I love u!
    Reva

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  55. If I told you ... I was not jelous of your finds.. I would TOTALLY BE LYING!
    *GAAAAH*
    I love the straw & knitted bag.
    The dress looks lovely, love the little hint of green.
    I pretty much FELL OVER taking a peek at the bedding you found.
    DEAR HECK I am sooo envious. What I would not give to find one of those for super cheap to roll around in.
    *Pretty shoes too*

    Your eye makeup looks fabulous and so do you!

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  56. OOoh so GORGEOUS! Love all of your fab finds, of course, the hot pink candlewick bedspread MAKES MY HEAD LITERALLY EXPLODE! Seriously - can you see my brains everywhere?? Gross! You look so beautiful - is that gorgeous shimmery shadow Barry M peacock green? (My fave!) LOVE! Sarah xxx

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  57. Those gold sandals are HOT!!

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  58. Oh wow I LOVE the knitted bag. The trim on that dress is amazing! You look beautiful.

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  59. lovely ensemble!! Those blankets are amazing. I always wonder why people haven't opened them? xx

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  60. What a super outfit! I love the denim waistcoat so much and the midi dress will be a really useful background piece for many of your finds.

    Bedspreads make me smile - my grandmother used to have v. similar!

    Have a great weekend! xxx

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  61. The bedspreads are a fantastic find. Like you, I found my denim vest for pennies, Levis brand, and perfect fit.

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  62. I love the straw bag! and I'd quite like a denim waistcoat!

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  63. I would steal that waistcoat right off you, it's so lovely! You look fantastic as ever, Vix xxx

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  64. Black and denim ... simply beautiful!

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  65. YOu look stunning I love that little waistcoat and you just look gorgeous xx

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  66. so amazing to find chenille bedspreads in that colour, they sell really well here, we got $245 for a chenille dressing gown in the shop last year. I wonder if you'll sell them or keep them??
    You look amazing as always my love, I hope you're still checking for cheap flights to Oz, I'm still hanging out for you to visit.xx.

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  67. Great finds, as usual, Vix - particularly love the denim waistcoat and gold sandals! x

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  68. I want to see a photo of you in the blingy gold sandals!

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