Sunday, 29 July 2012

Jumble, Jumble


Despite the wine and a late night spent blubbering in front of the Olympic opening ceremony I was up bright and early, queuing outside the church jumble sale at 8.30am yesterday morning ready to exchange my pennies for yet more random tat.


What did I buy? This 1970s Spinney terracotta underskirt which is far too cute to hide away under a maxi.


One of two hand-made feather head-dresses, ready for next weekend's festival frolics!



....and a mini-me version of my embroidered basket (last seen here). I moan about teenage hipsters wearing Ramones tee shirts when they can't even name a song by them and I'm almost as bad, I've got two Madeira bags and I've never even visited the island.


Not a lot but for a spend of less than a quid and a fun half-an-hour bantering with fellow bargain hunters it sure beats a morning in a soulless shopping mall flicking through racks of the same depressing old identikit clobber.


Barry M's Lemon Ice Cream worn with bangles including one from Lakota and Mrs Alnutt, rings include ones from Dee and Heather.


I found this wooden cross when I was walking along Varkala beach in Kerala,


I just hope it fell off a loved-up hippy rather than a drowned fisherman.

1970s underskirt worn with a Broderie Anglaise top I made from a jumble sale pillow case, tan leather belt (50p, Age UK) and cherry red wedges (Topshop, 2007)
Liz and Adrian are on their way round so I'm off to chuck Thursday's car boot and jumble finds in the cupboard of doom and make the place look a bit more respectable and less like an Oxfam sorting depot.

Enjoy the rest of your weekends and see you soon.

66 comments:

  1. Excellent finds...I love a Madeira basket. We went when I was 12 and I have one the same somewhere in my grandad's attic.
    I was bootying today and you're right it beats traipsing around town looking at dull tat.
    Have a great week.
    Em
    xxx

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  2. Awesome finds!!! Only you could find a feather headress and make it look FABULOUS!!!

    The mall is demonic--can't remember the last time I was there.

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  3. I love the under skirt and I agree it shouldn't hide under a maxi.Love the color.That head band is so cute.Just love the bag.You can go to the island next year.hee hee.I feel the same when I see teenies in ramones shirts or sex pistols,or siouxie and the banshees.I blame the parents for not being cool.lol.Even my kids know them.lol.I banged it in their heads.have a fun time.xx

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  4. You look like a punk Pocahontas with plenty of attitude! Love the Madeira bag. It's totally different to stupid teenagers wearing Ramones shirts. It's all about the attitude and the kitsch value (at least you've heard of Madeira). Have a great Sunday with your pals in the sunshine xxx

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  5. I can't belive that skirt was an underskit. Fabulous.

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  6. Hi Vix, love your treasures, the (under) skirt is fab:) Hope you have a great weekend
    Ax

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  7. That really is a pretty underskirt. Wear it with pride!

    Have to say I can't stand mindless wearing of a band t.shirt when it means nothing more to them than being in fashion. Ugh! I am teaching my girls the value of being themselves and enjoying cool music! lol.

    Have a fab time with your friends.


    P x

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  8. O my gosh! That top, skirt and belt are amazing... just my sort of thing.
    Totally love the whole outfit Vix. I also see another Barry M I would like to add to my collection.
    Dx

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  9. Another great bargainous haul there Vix!

    As Lucy Nation said, the first person who came to mind when I saw your outfit was 'Pocahontas' (but obvs in a fabulous way)

    Have a great time with your friends tonight.... I'm having to do a bit of a tidy-up too after yesterday's purchases. I'm going to have to get me more wardrobe space from somewhere - aaagh! xx

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  10. What a great underskirt. I wouldn't want to hide it either.
    Your cross necklace you found reminds me of the time I found a rosary hanging in a tree branch right over my head while I was out for a walk. What a strange place to find a treasure. I took it right home and restyled it into something a little less catholic looking.
    Love that nail polish!

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  11. Fabulous finds Vix and for under a quid...can't be a bad morning's work, can it? Loving your petticoat and Hiawatha headband, you can rock that look like no other!
    Couldn't agree more about the malls, just can't beat a rummage in a chazza or JS. Going for a quick tidy up myself now but first I'm going to pour myself a large Pimm's as I'm out of cider! xx Enjoy yourselves tonight.

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  12. Very cute look. The jewelry is excellent.

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  13. Loving all of it as usual... the skirt, the bag, the lot!

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  14. Phew I admire your staying power! After a night of enjoying the Opening Ceremony with a bottle or two, Mr EM and I slept in on Saturday morning and missed a planned outing to a vintage fair in the next county.

    I love your outfit and your Madeira bags (I have one of my own) but what I really wish I had is your very enviable flat stomach!

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  15. Best way to spend a morning, you`re right. Malls are so depressing. Awesome finds as always - and i love your smile so much)

    >'.'<

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  16. What a wonderful underskirt, good old Spinney! I agree, it's far too pretty to be hidden. You look very happy in these photos, so I reckon you enjoyed your quick rummage at the jumble sale and wearing your fabulous feathers! Your jewellery never disappoints, what a great little collection you have on today.
    Have a good evening with Liz and Adrian - I'm sure they won't mind if you don't tidy up, ply them with booze and they won't even notice! xxxxx

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  17. I love all your wooden bracelets, I'm very much a bracelet girl myself - I'd line them up as you up my arms if I had as many!

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  18. Lovely finds, I particularly like the maxi skirt. I've been looking for a nice yellow nail varnish and it's really hard to find a nice colour of yellow... but that is so nice I may have to buy a bottle. xx

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  19. HaHa! totally agree! So much more fun and to have the craic with the sellers too, give me boot sales and charity shops over the high street any day! love your pretty finds x

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  20. You look great as usual! And don't worry about feeling guilty about not having visited Madeira - you're far too young to go there. I went there a few years ago and nice as it is, it's a bit like a Portuguese version of Bournemouth :)

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  21. you always find the best stuff! I often snap up souvenirs from places I've never been, you can always visit one day, not as bad as picking up a band t shirt for someone you never listen to. I love that skirt, far too pretty to be hidden away! Love your cheeky little squaw look! xxx

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  22. Lovely, lovely skirt! You've spent your Sunday wisely... xoxo

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  23. You look so young and happy in the last photo!! Enjoy the week ahead and go forth and search out the best ever tat!!!

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  24. Cupboard of doom!! I call my room the Pit of Despair!
    Love that underskirt,I would never have known it's meant to be worn underneath!It's too pretty!Funny you now have 2 madiera bags-it would be rather fun if you did in fact get there!
    All those wooden accessories are the BOMB!You're giving me wood!!!
    You glorious wench,have a blast with Liz and Adrian!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  25. Very Nice!! Love the lemon color with all the wood and bangles so pretty...and what thats an underskirt really looks super cute on the outside heehehe...your eyelet blouse is really pretty as well~ enjoy your weekend Love Heather

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  26. You're so right, this skirt is far too pretty to be an underskirt. I'll find you some more pictures of where my dad lives - I'm so lucky I have such beautiful scenery! Box Hill is our local hill, if you like! x

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  27. Great finds! I love the bag and the headdress is just perfect festival wear:D

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  28. Your so right that under skirt looks better out and about ,love it paired with tan belt and Pocalicious Indian headdress.Admiring all your gorgeous wood bangles.
    I'm pretty sure your friends are used to all your finds laying about.
    Have fun amor!
    Besios

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  29. your skirt is so cute, i really love itttttt

    xx

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  30. The cupboard of doom! Oh me, I am still laughing. Love your new finds! Isn't thrifting just the most sensible, refreshing, relaxing, crazy thing to do!!!

    xx
    Lynn

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  31. That skirt is gorgeous! I love the colour - it complements your skin beautifully. I just love you all over. I'm always blown away by your gorgeous style!

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  32. Love the buttery yellow nails with all the wooden bangles! That skirt definitely needs to be out where it can be admired. I had an excellent thrifting day on Saturday, but I spent waaay more money than you ;)

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  33. Adorable smile and great outfit. I used to have a belt just like that, when I had a waistline :-). Wish I still had both. I certainly agree with you about the mall-too creepy. Love the yellow polish!!!

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  34. oh i love that slip/skirt vix.
    and the feather headband looks as if it were made just for you.

    when my kids were younger and we'd be driving they'd plead for me to turn the white stripes off. i told them no! hahha.

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  35. the feather headband is so cute :D

    -Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  36. I've collected a few of these souvenir bags myself. I've admired the square wooden bangle and the wide belt. Would you send me an e-mail. I've tried twice to send to goanmad addy, but apparently I'm not gettin' through.

    terri.lowry@sbcglobal.net

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  37. What a gorgeous toothy smile you have dear Vix! Everything else dims in comparison- but the skirt, the wood rood, and the bag are pretty dazzling in themselves.

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  38. I cried at the opening ceremony too. Brilliant wasn't it? Ali and Doreen Lawrence with the Olympic flag had me sobbing. And I loved the NHS bit! Hooray for Danny Boyle. He's a star.

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  39. Oh I totally understand the house looking like a oxfam sorting depot, ours looked that way for years with the shops. Madness!!!!!
    The skirt is amazing!!! Just just feathers especially on a head band. perfect!!!!
    Love v

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  40. Marvellous finds as always Vix!
    I've been to Madeira, you'd love it, very beautiful place.
    The opening ceremony was amazing wasn't it! I was glued to the telly. Well done Danny Boyle.
    x

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  41. Yet more great finds! I'm sure that wooden cross is from a hippy and not a drowned fisherman... did made me smile :-)

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  42. You always come away with great finds, Vix. Looks like you are on your way to a pow wow!

    xo, Bonnie

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  43. Your expression is just adorable in the fourth photo!

    Pretty polish too!

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  44. Great (under)skirt and jewellery. I especially love the sun ring. The headbands will be perfect for the festie.

    I'm really impressed with the pillow case top. With the beautiful embroidery, you'd think it came from an expensive store.

    I pretty sure the cross was from a hippy, it has that vibe!

    Annie xxx

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  45. really lovely headpiece and you wear it with so great attitude and pretty smile!!, and love all that bangles and rings and how they match your nail color!, you're an artist!
    besos

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  46. Great finds as always. Loving the little bag.

    X x

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  47. Love your skirt it looks fab :) I'm going to my friends 50th birthday party this month and have to wear something vintage from the 60's eek wish you could take me shopping cos I know you would find me something perfect :)

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  48. Beautiful and very stylish. I love the little white top and the hair accessory. gorgeous nail colour as usual.

    www.personalautographs.blogspot.co.uk

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  49. Wasn't Opening Ceremony wonderful? Well done for hitting the sale so early after an emotional late night and I love your finds.

    The wooden cross is so sweet too, however it came to be found by you it has a good home now! xxx

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  50. Lookin' great, as usual Vix. No one does STYLE like you.

    Cheers,
    Rosemary www.foreveronthecatwalkoflife.com

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  51. EXQUISITE as always - I ADORE the feather headpiece. The skirt is beautiful - love the colour - is it very twirly? The nail polish is an unusual colour - my yellows are very bright - I quite love it - and of course, your bangles are all marvellous. I am keen to see how you store your bangles as I have reached critical mass with mine! Hope you had a delightful evening with Liz and Adrian. Love you more than jumbo sales! Sarah xxx

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  52. Excellent finds as always!
    This unspderskirt is far too pretty ti ve hidden
    Love the feather head band so cool reminds me when we were playing indians and cowboys when i was a child
    You are right nothing beats a good yard sale or charity shop!

    Love friend

    Ariane xxxx

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  53. The underskirt is a great find and love it as outerwear. Along with your varied bangles with lemon nail polish. Looking forward to your tales of the next festival frolic.

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  54. LOL about your fisherman comment and the cross! And I love the last photo of you with the spider-on-crack psychedelic web (in a good way!).

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  55. Hope you had a great weekend Vix! Great find on the skirt, it really suits you. Forgive me if I'm behind on commenting for the next wee while, I've turned into an Olympic watcher.xx.

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  56. Great finds you look so cute in your outfit loving the feather headband ;-)) I have to say you look stunning in your white dress in your last post what a beautiful dress so sorry i have missed your last few posts. Enjoy your week lovely and its great to see you still wear your ring ;-)) dee xxx

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  57. That's an AMAZING outfit, Vix, I'm so jealous! Note to self: MUST learn to sew. xxx

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  58. You're right! That skirt is indeed too pretty to be hidden under a skit. You're looking groovy as always!

    xoxo Mama Wolf

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  59. I find the fact that I seem to see more Madeira items here in the UK than I ever saw in Lisbon, lol!
    Great look, as always :)

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  60. Interesting proposals and handling of colors and textures.

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  61. Love your accessories and your style is so unique and fun--love it dear :)

    xoxo
    Stella

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  62. Your yellow polish looks Lemony delicious. The under skirt is so cute and I adore your Madeira bag.

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  63. absolutely creative and inspiring blog! love that maxi skirt you made:)

    http://canvasofculture.blogspot.com/

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  64. I think this might be a favorite outfit for me~ are you kidding with you cuteness! I love the feathered headdress perfect for festival time! This skirt is WAY too cute to be underneath anything you totally did it justice! Your little Madeira bag is sweet but please don't tell me I can't wear all my stuff from India as I have never been :) Your smile melts my heart and I can't wait to see you soon. 30 days and counting!!!
    LOVE YOU!!!
    Krista

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