Thursday, 31 May 2012

A Jumble Of Treasures


Just as well it was the jumble sale sneak preview this morning, it's been raining almost all of the day so there was zero chance of traipsing around a field at our favourite weekday car boot sale.



What did I get? This 1970s chiffon peasant skirt and TopShop sequined crop top for starters. I'd like to think I'll be wearing these outdoors at next weekend's No Direction Home festival so fingers crossed our heatwave makes a comeback before then.

Clockwise from top left: Detail from a pair of 1930s satin cushion covers, multi pack of 1970s poodle "thank you" cards, retro curtains for dressmaking, Jon's 1970s old skool hoodie, Girl! Girl! Girl!, a pair of vintage hats to fit my huge head, battered Antler case, Hand-made wool rug from the 1960s, bumper box of bindis, nose studs and tikka powder, 1986 Queen world tour tee shirt for revamping.

The annual is fascinating, there's interviews with the Rolling Stones & Jack Wild, crochet patterns and tips on being an Air hostess and, as you'd expect, the fashion is groovy.


I think I'd die of joy if I found just one of these fabulous hats at a jumble sale.


Check out the Cher lookalike.


I want them all.


 Here's one of the gold satin cushion covers.



And there's my new-to-me rug.


That's my second-hand fix for this week, unless of course I happen to walk past a charity shop tomorrow when I nip into town.

See you soon.

79 comments:

  1. Gorgeous top, I adore the sequins and the rug is oh so fabulous too! Just perfect xxx

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  2. Can't wait to see how you revamp that Queen tee!

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  3. I don't remember Girl! Girl! Girl!, but I do remember wanting to be an Air hostess!

    Those poodle cards are great.

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  4. Can't wait to see the Queen tee revamp. Surely a hit.
    Love the new rug, and have to see the glass on your fireplace is lovely.
    xx

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  5. Can't imagine you'd ever walk PAST a charity shop - like me you'd be in there having a looksie ;)

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  6. Great finds, I love your skirt! I'm so jealous of all your Tretchikoff pictures too, if that's how you spell it! I had the curtains you picked up too, just sold them on ebay :) XO.

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  7. I love the photo's of your home, you should do a movie house tour, that would be fab. I love your chandelier so much. We honeymooned in Venice and really wanted a huge multicoloured Murano Glass one from the Glass blowing factory we visited. Unfortunately they cost more than our whole honeymoon lol.
    Fantastic finds as always from you.
    V
    xxx

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  8. I WAS an air hostess so I'd love to hear those tips, bet they'd cause a giggle. (I bet they don't recommend wiping a slice of lemon round the loo seat before dropping it in to a G&T for that passenger in 25c who is really pissing you off) Great finds Vix especially love the skirt and will be perfect for a festival. Haven't done any jumblin' for a while so must keep an eye out for one.

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  9. What a great book/mag you found. Love those photos of my era, makes me feel like I'm right inside those pages.
    Can't wait to see how you style that Queen t-shirt. I'm rediscovering the power in their lyrics.

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  10. What a fabulous haul and what amazing abs!

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  11. Oh Vix, you always find the most amazing stuff. I LOVE Girl Girl Girl. I can't resist vintage girl annuals. I love the curtains and the rug. Just awesome! x

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  12. Love that skirt and top combo. I`ve been looking at maxi skirts today but can`t find maternity ones I like as I don`t like wearing under the bump things.
    Dx

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  13. What wonderful finds you uncovered! I can't wait to see what you make from the curtains; I bet it will be fabulous!

    Your house is just an absolute delight of treasures, and feels very warm and inviting.

    Have a great day!

    xo, A.

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  14. I don't think anyone will be able to take your crown as jumble sale queen vix!
    Sophie
    x

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  15. Love, love, love that top, and you in it. Glorious rain
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  16. You are only allowed the leopard trousers and boots if you walk like that when you wear them!

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  17. Bow Chica Bow WOW! I am in love with you and this outfit! You must rock this at a festival! The skirt hugs your curves and that crop top with your belly ring showing is so drool worthy! I love all the stuff you scored, the rug is probably my fave next to what your wearing! The pictures from the book are so inspiring too!
    LOVEYOU!!
    Krista

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  18. Nice haul. I would have walked passed the rug, but seeing it in front of your fireplace....its perfect. I really hope your wish for return to hot weather comes true.

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  19. Your haul posts leave me green with envy!

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  20. Yet again great finds Vix and you look fab. Lets hope the sun shines for your festival.

    X x

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  21. That top looks fabulous on you Vix!
    Poodle thank you cards are *So Cute*
    And that rug is AWESOME.
    You always find the greatest things.

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  22. I always love a peek into your home. The living room is stunning and love the multi coloured chandiler. I have been eyeing those up for many years! lol. Loving the rug and gold cushion too. It really sets off your gorgeous livingroom.

    Love the outfit you found today too you as ever look stunning in it!


    P x

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  23. Great buys love those hats and the poodle thank you cards there really sweet. Your gold cushion and rug look fabulous. And i love your floor lamp that is beautiful. Have a lovely weekend, dee xx

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  24. How is it possible that your hauls are always exactly a selection of everything I would nab. That rug is freakin amazing. So is everything in fact, I could stay and ramble but I won't.....I'm just going to lift my jaw back up, in awe of another amazing haul from you sweet Vix.

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  25. Just been googling No Direction Home festival (hadn't heard of it) - if you get the chance go see Other Lives, one of my favourite bands! x

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  26. Just beautiful! I hope the sun is shining again for the festival, you are too fabulous for it to be raining for you! Scarlett x

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  27. What a treat this post is! Annuals are irresistible if they're pre-1985, nd early 70's are the best. Everything from the fonts to the poses just entertains the reader.
    That sequinned vest top suits you so much, the sun has to shine for you.
    The rug, the very high quality 'luxe' cushion, thank-you cards, the lot, it's all stuff I'd happily bring home. I remember the days where discovering an old-school track suit would make my day. My friend and I made many a skirt from 70's addidas flared track suit bottoms. I must dig out some photographs.

    Lots of love

    Lucy x

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  28. I LOVE how you took this top and added it with a flowy floral skirt!
    Brilliant!
    Hugs
    Reva

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  29. I love your rug, and your fireplace looks so funky with all those bottles on it. I hope the good weather comes back too, I was getting used to it. xx

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  30. dear ms vixen,

    you find the best stuff. i can't even come close to the goods you find. i'm so jealous! i love that book and being a teen in the 70's brings back many memories. i had a fab time last night...so good that we are going back tonight for a 2nd dose. such beautiful medicine.
    i know it gets said a lot around the internet but you truly do inspire ME. xo janet

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  31. gorgeous, you really do find the best stuff! I love the poodle especially! xxxx

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  32. Oh I love the annual and the poodle card set!! Your house is amazing and the standard lamp is awesome - what is it made of?? Hope you have an awesome weekend xx

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  33. Great finds, that antler case looks well-used, wouldn't it be amazing to find out where its travelled too. xx

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  34. A revamped Queen top will be perfect for the diamond jubilee weekend!
    Love your sparkly crop top too!

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  35. Girl! Girl! Girl! looks fantastic - never seen that before.

    I do love your house, it's not that much different from a gorgeous vintage shop in Crystal Palace I went in today!

    x

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  36. I love that Queen T-shirt!!!

    Sal x

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  37. You look stunning in your sequins and chiffon, an Indian hippy princess transplanted to Walsall!
    And such great jumble finds, that annual is wonderful, I can see you wearing everything in the photos actually.
    Love the rug, looking forward to seeing what piece of Vix couture gets made from the curtain, and of course you couldn't leave those poodle cards behind!
    Bet you find something in a chazza tomorrow! xxxxx

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  38. Yeaaaaaaaah!! That annual is awesome,but jayasus you are SCORCHING in that amazing top and skirt!That smooth tum,I just want to pat it!!!
    I have a real soft spot for battered bags!
    Yay for jumbles,I so can't wait to rummage away in one with you!EEEEEEEK! Note to self:save UBER hard!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  39. You look absolutely ready for the festival season, Vix. Shine on! xoxo

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  40. You've inspired me once again--I need a fab sequin top to pair with my peasant skirt. I LOVE it! And those bangles are sooOOoOOooOoo lovely. The peace sign one!!! :D You look phenomenal.

    What an epic haul; such fabulous finds! :D Original band tees are the absolute best..cannot wait to see what you do w/ the Queen tee!

    And just as I suspected..amazing home decor! :) So much goodness..I spy gorgeous patchwork curtains. The rug is fab, and was meant for that very spot. XOXO

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  41. Bloody hell I swear you are getting more and more gorgeous every day! I absolutely LOOOOVE the sequinned top with the maxi and belt - and of course, I want EVERY SINGLE treasure - especially the AMAZING floor rug! I have been searching high and low for a beautiful floor rug... I suspect I might have to make my own. Love you more than poodles! Sarah xxx

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  42. Wow you found some great stuff you lucky girl!! And I am in love with that rug that is gorgeous I love stuff that looks like folk art. That has a great pattern on it. For some reason a few pictures did not load for me which are the ones you are in but I am sure you look Fabulous!! I don't think I have ever seen you not ~Enjoy the weekend I am sending some sunshine your way just in time for the festival coming up be on the look out ;) xx Heather

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  43. Thanks for your sweet comment on my outfit post today! So of course I'm loving those bindis!!! How the heck do you always have the best hauls??! The sequin top, poodle cards and cushion cover would of been mine too!!

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  44. I love those hats you got at the jumble sale and you look fabulous in sequins. Old annuals are always fun to look at.

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  45. Great finds. You always inspire me to go out charity shopping! I wonder how you manage to store all of your clothes though? That sequin top is fantastic, I love a bit of sparkle.

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  46. Fabulous finds again, love Jons hoodie. That book is lovely, reminds me of one I have called Vintage Chic, it has a young Madonna & Geena Davis modelling in it

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  47. Great finds all round, but I do love the rug and annual. Those models look fab with those hats - floppy brims are always a winner with me. xxx

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  48. Oh my!!I want to go shopping with you!
    I'm really impressed by the quality and beauty of your finds! I'd like to own a magazine like that, you should put more photos of it(I'd kill to see the Rolling Stones interview) and the Natty Hats models are amazing!!I love the crocheted hat with the daisy on and the liliac floppy hat in the picture on the right!And as a hat lover those two that you bought are awesome!!!
    And the poodle cards=I love them and so the bright coloured bindis!
    There too much to write and I still haven't tell you that you are breathtaking in that top!!
    kisses xxxxx

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  49. What nifty finds! I especially love the poodles and the annual!

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  50. I adore sequins in the daytime. And I love how you have paired this top with this chiffon skirt and platform shoes. Great treasures too! I just bought a little black sequin top last week.

    I want to be the girl on the left page of the Fancy Pants spread. Too groovy!

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  51. Again and again you find some amazing treasures. I'm so jealous of that Queen tee I'm dying to find one to rock. xx

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  52. That's a great load of booty there you bootilicious thing you :D

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  53. Oh Vix - your house is so lovely, I want a house to full of vintage goodies.

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  54. wow you are really one of the few people wearing a top like that and looking just gorgous, i have to make more sit ups now ;) no, seriously you look like an ancient godess here! and those finds are great! i want that poodle;)
    kiss,mary

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  55. Jack Wild! I had a big crush on him in 'Oliver'. He was the bad boy, not like goody two-shoes Mark Lester. What a brilliant annual!

    You look gorgeous in that top and skirt. It will be great at the festie - I'm sure it will be warmer again by then. xx

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  56. "Fun features and stories of romance" eh? What more could a girl want from a book?

    I totally LURVE that sequin top. It needs to be worn in the brightest sun for sure!

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  57. You know if you lived in Queensland that tan would never go away...don't you?! You're looking extra fab right now my darling!!!

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  58. Great finds! Love the hats, especially the green one - such a beautiful color and that fearher)))

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  59. the sequin top is adaorable...hope you have fun in the sun....any sun!!xx

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  60. Hi Vix!

    Love the combo you are wearing on that post - Love your finds especially the Queen t-shirt and the hats-

    Going to the St-Vincent de Paul first Saturday of the month sale tomorrow after yoga, hope to find good stuff -

    Take care my friend

    Ariane xxxx

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  61. Hmm, I think we are needing a lesson in vintage rock t shirt revamping! I have one all ready but I'm not quite sure how to go about it! I could fit two of me inside it at the moment.

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  62. I went chazza shopping today. I picked up a fab top for £1.75. Everytime I buy something brilliant in a chazza, I think 'Vix would be proud'.

    C
    xxx

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  63. ARRRRGH! I am always soooo jealous to see your latest jumble sale acquisitions! Such amazing stuff - I love the Girls,Girls,Girls mag, and I can't wait to see what you make out of the curtain fabric.

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  64. LOVE those poodle cards! I wish I could find more vintage stationary bits in my chazzer shops! Great and plentiful finds as usual, have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  65. That sparkly top on amazing on you!!! You always find the best treasures... Love your gorgeous creative home)

    >'.'<

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  66. Such Fabulous goodies! Love Love the top you are wearing! I wish I had your figure. You look just Gorgeous!

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  67. That crop top is adorable! And- you've got the tummy to pull it off -xo

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  68. Beautiful hats throughout this post. And the cropped top fits you like a dream. I love getting a peek at your home decor, which, like you, always inspires me.

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  69. ja, amazing finds again ... love the magazine and the new-to-you rug most!

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  70. loveeee the homewares and that sequin crop top is fabulous-they're selling a version of that in there at the moment! for about £40!! Fab finds as ever lovely Vix xxxxxx

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  71. Of course that gorgeous sequin top caught my eye.....looks so fab on you!

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  72. Awesome combi! You look a knockout! And how cool is the Queen tee... looking forward to seeing how you revamp it! xxx

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  73. I hope your heatwave does kick in! This would be amazing festival wear!

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  74. Vixcita,
    What an amazing Shiny sequin crop top and maxi skirt combo! look at your gorgeous tanned abs amor.
    You scored fabuloso treasures as usual.
    love the poodle stationary cards and the Indian powder and new to you rug is amazing.
    Cant wait to see what you do with curtain fabric and Queen t- shirt.
    I will look out for crazy fab hats for you.
    Besios

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  75. Love it and you have a lovely flat stomach xx

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  76. hey that glitter bindi looks so grt on you...:)

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