Thursday, 12 July 2012

Car Booty!




A strange yellow ball of fire appeared in a brilliantly blue sky today so I grabbed the first thing to hand and headed to the Thursday morning car boot sale for the first time in a fortnight.


Can you believe this 1960s number is a nightie? What a waste to keep this for the bedroom. Being drip-dry and ankle-skimming it ticks the right boxes for traipsing around a sunny but damp field at dawn - no soggy hems to drip on the beloved car interior and bright enough for Jon to spot me if I wander off. 


This one's especially for Joni as she loves a gratuitous ring shot.


Day 4 of Barry M's Mint Green still without a hint of a chip. The red enamel ring & the agate chunk were bought in the 1960s by Mum. The bangle with the Hindi script from Helga, the travelling queen.



What junk did I come back with?


Clockwise from top: Psychedelic towelling make-up bag filled with 1960s theatrical & fashion make-up (25p), 12" tall plastic deer (50p), Floral fringed bed cover to remake into something groovy (£1.50), Psychedelic pin cushion complete with dressmaking pins (25p), Huge fair-trade reversible straw hat made with Madagascar with price tag still attached (£1), Handmade fringed crochet shawl from the 1970s (£1), Gent's satin backed retro waistcoat (£1), 6 x 1970s kipper ties (£1.50), 1970s Panda coin purse (20p), Shoe shapers (50p), 1950s pewter cuff (£1)


We're supposed to be out tonight but Jon's been fighting the symptoms of suspected man 'flu and the combined aromas of greasy dog burgers and knock-off designer perfume at the car boot sale have just about finished him off. Hopefully a lie-down on the settee should sort him out, I'd hate to miss band night at the pub.  

St Michael nightie (£3.95, Walsall Hospice), tan cowboy boots (£2, Salvation Army), North African tooled leather bag (£1, car boot sale)
Enjoy the rest of today & see you soon.

68 comments:

  1. You look stunning in the nightie!
    Hope John gets over his Man flu soon! I need the crochet shawl/poncho! Hav a lovely week Heather x

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  2. Oooh, a car boot haul. I have a thing for vintage shoe shapers. Is that weird? They were the first thing that caught my eye!!;) The bed cover and deer are also fab. You have exquisite taste Vix and such bargains as usual.

    Yay for Barry M! xx

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  3. I can`t believe that beautiful dress is a nightie. It looks gorgeous!
    Dx

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  4. Yay, the sun is shining and Vix is car bootong - all is right with the world!
    That nightie is a beauty, looks kind of Georgian, in a 1960s bri-nylon sort of way! Saw some wonderful vintage nightwear at Chesterfield today but couldn't afford it... Oh well.
    Of course your bangles and rings (and Bazza!) are always beautiful, love that tooled bag, and you found an eclectic mix of booty - wonderful hat, shawl and cuff.
    Hope Jon feels better by this evening - band night and a pint or two might be just what he needs! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  5. OMG amor - you look amazing in your fab nightie! I love your rings - especially the red one - and what SPLENDIFEROUS treasures! I have those shoe shapers! And I love the waiscoat and the makeup and teh shawl and the deer. Hope Jon is feeling better. Love you more than old makeup! Sarah xxx

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  6. Give me it all!! I want all the stuff! The panda purse is hilarious and I thought you didn't like those deer? Imust've been mistaken - he'll look great near the wall of random. I want to come over and play with all that make up! I love your dress/nightie! It's amazing. There is something going round, not sure if it's spread to Walsall yet though so Jon may have the bubonic plague like me
    Thanks for cheering me up, my afternoon hass been extremely dull so far

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  7. Love the nightdress. I don't do nightdresses at night, so impractical. I must reconsider them for the day.

    My mum bought loads of shoe shapers at the vintage fair yesterday. She's obsessed with them.

    Caroline
    xxx

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  8. That nightie is such a great number!!
    I love all your finds as ever especially the deer (I'm obsessed with them!) and the panda purse, but I have to fight with the lovely Clare that already puts an eye on them!
    Your bangles are all spectacular!!
    I hope Jon is feeling better!!
    Kisses
    xxxx

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  9. You look more and more beautiful with each post.
    No, I can't believe the beautiful dress you're wearing was actually a night gown in 60's. I agree with you, what a waste to hide it in the bedroom.

    I love vintage toys and noticed that cute little deer in the photo. I would have bought that too!
    xx
    maya

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  10. I wanna go to the flea market! But it too damn hot! Whine, whine,whine.

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  11. LOVE the plastic deer - and very envious that you got to a car boot today, I've not managed to get to one in weeks, fingers crossed for blue skies Sunday x

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  12. Yellow ball of fire! Lol
    Oh my the makeup finds!!! Id love to see a post detailing these vintage treasures! I'm already loving the lipstick shade!

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  13. What on earth? A 12" plastic deer - but of course! Hope he'll get draped in fairylights somewhere in your House of Fantastic Treasures!

    Love the turquoise of those shoe shapers - I love collecting them too.

    Hope the man flu doesn't hang around - its sore throats galore here and with my friends. Boo.... xx

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  14. Wonderful car booty as always Vix, I don't know how you do it!!

    I too always enjoy your jewellery close up photos and seeing what colour nail varnish you're sporting, mine have been unvarnished for nearly a month now so I've decided that needs to be remedied immediately!

    Love the nightie/dress.
    Lxx

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  15. Loving all the vintage make up goodies you grabbed!

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  16. Hopefully the weather will stay dry for the weekend - I'm itching to go to a couple of carboots! Can't wait to see what you're going to make with the bedsheet. I have this Barry M paint, how does yours stay so well? Mine will chip or peel in a day or so! x

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  17. Sunshine and nighties wore as dresses two things I think are pretty rad! I am so happy summer arrived and you picked a perfect dress to celebrate! I am loving the ruffle detailing at the bottom and the ring shot is looking extra pretty today. I am loving the big bangle with all the green color. That leather bag is delicious too!

    I wonder if your ears have been burning because we have been talked about you my dear. I hope Jon feels better, it would be a shame to miss band night, plus you so dam good :)
    Loveyouhoneybunny~
    Krista

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  18. Bloody hell what's going on ?? We had sun here also this morning altho' the sky is back to grey again now. Glad you managed to get to a car boot between showers and bet you were the most glamorous there in your 60's nightie. You bagged some great stuff, fab bedspread, bangle and waistcoat and your own jewellery is stunning. Hope Jon recovers from his man flu soon. x

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  19. That dress looks wonderful on you.
    You know it is not possible to post too many jewellery pix!
    Great finds, spesh the straw hat and waistcoat.
    Ooo, man flu eh? He'll be ill for days!!!!! Nah, not your Jon! Get well soon, mate!
    Z xx

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  20. oh so pretty in pink....and I really want that huge straw hat!!xx

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  21. Excellent haul. I'm glad someone is getting the booty looty!
    Hope Jon gets better soon.
    xxxxx

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  22. A nightie? It's a cutie! Love the green polish and all the fab finds - that leather bag is stunning. Another triumphant traipse!

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  23. Wow!! I love that nightie!!
    And are there any tricks int making nail varnish last? Mine chipped already and. Only applied it last night!!!!

    Oh and I replied o your email!
    XO

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  24. Man flu is the worst! the big lad has a coughat the minute and it's like the world is ending! you car booty finds are amazing! Love the little deer and the floral fabric, your dress making totally inspired me and I made a dress, pics up on the blog soon xx

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  25. Amazing finds again, Vix. I'm particularly envious of the plastic deer, the panda coin purse and that fabulous pin cushion.

    Hope Jon feels better by this evening - the smell of burger vans at a boot sale can make me feel incredibly nauseous.

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  26. Can't believe that's a nightie! i really hope to find one of those cute deers one day!

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  28. I love wear vintage nightgowns as dresses :P

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  29. I was only saying to John last night i can't wait to get a carboot again this weather is a real wash out for them at the moment. You did great though love all the makeup and can't wait to see what you make the throw into. Sorry Jon is feeling poorly hope he feels better now and your able to enjoy the band tonight. dee xxx

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  30. Love the maxi-gown!! A friend and i were just dscussing how wearing maxi dresses is like wearing our nightgown to work!!
    NICE haul from the sale!!!An awesome array of vintage goodies! What pray tell are you going to do with the deer??
    hope Jon is feeling better soon!!

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  31. After a sunny start, it's raining yet again over my way. Sigh.

    Fab maxi, I refuse to accept it's a nightie, what a waste that would be.

    I see we're all admiring the panda purse and the plastic deer! Love the straw hat and the shawl too though.

    Annie xxx

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  32. I love seeing you in this 1960s nightie. This is just a delicious bundle of vintahe fancies;-)
    xx

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  33. Aaaah, thank you for another glorious ring shot!! I'll be taking another look after I comment.
    You always find the best things on your shopping excursions. I rarely see anything like it in my neck of the woods. I'm on the hunt for more maxi dresses and I refuse to wear the commercial patterns/fabrics in the new dresses.
    That nightie makes a wonderful dress, good to know you could fall asleep in it and still be comfy.
    Hope your hubby is revived soon.

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  34. A sun - WHAT is this?? It appeared here, too... for a moment. Loving your nightie, and the combination with mint green is just ingenious! xoxo

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  35. Broken record me: YOU look amazing. You truly inspire me to look past what I think may look good on me- as now I want to explore maxi dresses, single handedly influenced by you.

    Speaking of...Krista showed me the vintage book where you are featured- I need to buy a copy. Can you post a link on your sidebar or something for your fanatics/fans to get one? I need it!!!!

    I also need a calender with you, Helga, Sarah and Desiree. Just sayin'.

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  36. Another great haul. You look lovely in your nightie /dress and those boots. So glad the sun came out for you. Hope Jon feels better and you make the band tonight. Hope Helgas enjoying her travels, I miss her blog. Thank you for your comment, I had my first customer today :)

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  37. Oh for a midweek 'boot! I'd be there in a shot! Love the panda purse and the bambi....you have got the 'smell' of a car boot down to a tee, however you missed off the BO! ha ha ;) x

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  38. Too right that dress isn't just a nightie... perfect car boot wear!

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  39. Defintely a piece not to be kept in the bedroom. I love the detail on the bad also.

    Car boot scores are cool, look forward to seeing what you do with the fabric.

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  40. I saw that UFO in the sky today too!

    Great booty.
    Must be catching - I had to lie down for an afternoon nap today.
    The nightie looks great with the boots.

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  41. this nightie is just too much fabulous to not wear it on a sunny day!, love its striped monochromatic pattern!
    and love your rings/bracelets pics!
    besos

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  42. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Vix, I have my mums long nighties, from when I was young and they are just folded away in a suitcase. She said she will give them to me when I get married, she can't believe I want to wear them out to work lol

    you have made me want to pesture her even more. your full of great surprises xxx
    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. You always wear such lovely rings!

    Sarah
    {amongthedancers}

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  44. Vix I am actually in love with your jewellery collection. Such amazingly bloody gorgeous rings!
    And that bag is flippin' lush. Need to dig my leather bag out of hiding.
    x

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  45. Hey, that Nightie is amazing! It has a regency feel to it! Looking lovely my dear!x

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  46. Oh my gosh no way you saw the sun wait I think you took our sun it is ranting here today! You found some cute stuff looks like some more vintage cosmetics! That bag is beautiful as well. And your right that nightie needs to be worn...i guess it would be great on days your tired or out late just keep it on when you go to bed :) I do hope Jon is feeling better... I am going out this weeken even if I am sick and itchy lol! I have been cooped up for a month! Enjoy your weekend coming up Love Heather

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  47. That nightie is just amazing! It just couldn't be confined to the bedroom, it's too gorgeous - and it looks amazing on you. Love that bag too!

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  48. I am in awe of your jewels ... since the beginning. And that dress looks fantastic on you :)

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

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  49. Didn't think I'd see you in pinstripes. But, of course, a pinstripe nightie. Why didn't I think of that.
    Your mum's red enamel ring caught my eye.
    Now I get why you always mention how many days your nail polish goes unscathed. I've had the same Barry M. free fuchsia on my toes for almost a week and they look as good as the first day. At this rate, this bottle will last 10 years!

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  50. Woah! I can't believe that's a nightie - looks amazing.

    So glad you've finally gotten some sunshine:D

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  51. Wearing a nightie as a dress. LOVE.

    I used to do that a lot in the 90s, wear a vintage babydoll nightie with a tiara a la Courteny Love.

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  52. Oh Vix I have the same nightie!!!! And I am with you it is too cute for bed. I must look for it.
    You look gorgeous in it.
    The car boot booty is fabulous as always.
    I just love the pewter cuff.
    I hope you have the most wonderful weekend with lots of sunshine touching your shoulders.
    Love v

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  53. That is a fantastic nightie! Glad you managed to get to the car boot, our local one has been cancelled for the last 4 weeks...hopefully it won't be raining this Sunday :/
    xxx

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  54. You're so right - it certainly is a waste to wear it as just a nighty... Great carbooty haul! :)

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  55. Love your ring and bangle bracelet shots! You must have a shed just for your jewellery. I should as well, but as it is I just have a thousand jewellery boxes. Your mom had a great eye. (The apple never falls far from the tree!)

    Cheers,
    Rosemary from www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  56. Wow what amazing finds, I love the little deer.
    As you say that dress is certainly too good for the bedroom, I love the stripes.

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  57. Is that really a nightie? It's GORGEOUS, makes a change to see you in a monochrome but you look lovely. Hope Jon is feeling better, I had man-flu myself last week, it's nasty stuff!
    xx

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  58. Hope Jon was feeling better after his lie-down and you were able to enjoy a night out. I can't believe that's a nightie!! Every outfit you wear I love more than the last. Like Joni, I like a gratuitous arm party shot, so keep em' coming!

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  59. Vix only you could pull that nightie off. I love that lapis blue coloured ring on your fourth finger left hand!

    I'm torn between the deer or the panda purse as my favs from your haul.

    BTW I am going to a Jo Nesbo book signing - taking the Snowman xx

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  60. I totally did not believe you when you stated your frock was a nightie, It's so pretty and the print is fabulous. I LOVE all of your boot sale finds *Espesh the makeup bag full of treasure, the shoe trees, the panda coin purse and the deer!*

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  61. That nightie definitely deserves to be worn out.love the striped steam punk style.
    A boot sale on a Thursday? I am so jealous. Great junk finds amor, especially love your make up stash and bag and cutesy deer and panda coin purse.
    besonones

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  62. I love the leather bag. But... make up from 1960? I wouldnt have bought it... :S

    xxx

    Clara

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  63. "The golden orb" - oh yes that lovely round ball popped out for a wee while here too - you must have had cabin fever from not being able to have a jolly good booty rummage! You look divoooooooon darling, always a ray of sunshine!! xxxxx

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