Thursday, 26 July 2012

Rumble In The Jumble




Remember my hand-made striped orange bell-bottoms from last week? 


I liked them but they weren't making my heart skip a beat, so I added a little something extra ...


Now I'm frilled with them! Bell Bottom Blues no more. Don't ask me how I did it, I made it up as I went along and probably couldn't repeat the fabulous frilly hem if I tried.

Hindu pendant (50p, car boot sale)


 (Stones badge from Clare)
Happy Birthday, Mick!

Dragon ring from Krista

What's this, chipped Barry M nail paint again? That's because I've been jumbling and car booting today and rummaging like my life depended on it.

Wanna see what I got?


Clockwise from top left: 1930s Garstin of England leather travelling wardrobe case, 1960s suede jerkin, Italian Raffia handbag, Papa's gotta brand new bag, retro saucepan (to match our existing set), 3 x 1970s patterns, Kitsch rose decal, 3 x 1960s paperbacks, Emerald green Shantung silk, Large tin filled with handmade & retro costume jewellery, 1970s chopping board, novelty cow tow bar, rabbit decal, Australia souvenir scarf, vintage 70s fake fur jacket, rabbit decal, 1960s fake fur jacket

(The most expensive buy was the suede jerkin at a whopping £3 each, the rest was £2 or less)


Was I too hot in my acetate catsuit? You do make me giggle. It's 28 degrees here, pleasantly warm but hardly comparable to pre-Monsoon Goa in April.

Made-by-me bell bottom pants (using a 1969 pattern from Tamera), retro Richard Shops denim waistcoat (courtesy of Ronnie), 1970s silk Indian-made camisole (50p, Cancer Research), 1980s Country Casuals suede belt (50p, Age UK)
I've just discovered a bottle of pear cider that had wedged itself behind the freezer, a fine accompaniment to Team GB's Olympic footie match later.

See you soon!

68 comments:

  1. Oh vix. That coat!!! Swoon!!
    An I must get a waistcoat!! Am in love with yours!!

    I hope you've been enjoying the spun this week, I've finally done a new post (yay!)
    XO

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  2. I didn't think those bell-bottoms could get any better - I was wrong!

    Totally fabulous, Vix.

    idrivevintage.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I have one of those Stones badges somewhere too..... am wearing a t-shirt with Mick on it quite by chance today....happy birthday 69....how did that happen???x

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  4. I love the faux fur jackets - a faux leopard coat is on my winter wishlist.

    Have fun watching the match and great job with the jumpsuit!

    Jane X

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  5. Vix you are a hard core sun worshipper is all I can say. Blimey I am stiffled in this pleasantly warm heat! lol. Mind I am by nature a winter girl at heart.

    Love the way the bottoms frill out like that.

    Looks like you got a great haul today. Love the flower and rabbit decals too cute.


    P x

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  6. Vix you made these pants even more fabulous then they already were, how do you do that?!!!! I love the frilly bottoms and all your beautiful arm candy! I am dying at how inexpensive faux fur is there. I just spotted a floor length leopard coat at our goodwill and it was $50! I wanted it but no way am I paying that!!!! I think I will have more fun rummaged through all your treasury that any jumble sale!

    I wish I could bring your beautiful beachy self with me to play in San Diego, we would have a blast on the beach and later slurping down tons of delicious cocktails. I'm bringing the book you are in to show off to all of my family and friends so they can see the most wonderful woman I am traveling so far to see. I can't wait to hold your hand and skip drunkenly on those cobblestone roads.

    ILOVEYOUBUNCHES~
    Krista

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  7. You're so talented! I love the bell bottoms with the frilly hem. Nice work. The dragon ring is cool.

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  8. Wow check out the frills! They look gorgeous.
    Ooo I love a cool pear cider (when I`m not pregnant)mmm!
    Dx

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  9. The Fabulous Frills (wouldn't that be a good band name??) really do give the pants a needed punch. Excellent idea! I am soooo jealous of your amazingly cheap thrifting finds. So much furry, leather, suede and flowery goodness.

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  10. Ooh I love a frilly bottom! You are inspired, as always, Vix, the trousers DO look like they needed an extra bit of something special, though I didn't realise it till you added the bell bottom frills.
    Great jumble/car boot finds, fabulous faux furs, and I love that raffia bag. What are your plans for the green silk? Whatever you do with it, I know it will be fabulous!
    I would definitely melt in the heat of Goa in April, I am a pale and freckly sort who can't cope with hot temperatures. But isn't it nice to see some sun?! xxxxx

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  11. Geez, if I came to visit you I'd have to rent a barge to ship every thing back home. You certainly live in a gold mine where you are, seriously. I love those fur jackets. I'm on the hunt for one myself for this upcoming Fall/Winter. I had a burgundy one years ago but for some reason gave it away.
    Fantastic job on those bells! And, did you enjoy groovin' on the DJ Krush? ;)

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  12. Those trousers look fab and how cute those bunny decals are, they remind me of what you used to see on cots.

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  13. You seriously are the queen of car boots and remaking clothes! That cow tow bar makes me laugh - the expression on it's face with the dazed looking eyes is priceless.

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  14. Fab transformation Vix, they look great.

    Loving all your finds too.

    X x

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  15. People stare here if you even wear a hat that isnt a beanie or a cap. I wonder what they would make of your trews lol. Great car-boot haul, I expect I wouldnt have the patience for it.
    V
    xxx

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  16. I love the saucepan and the cutting board. I am curious to see some of the goodies in the tin!

    PS: Ruffles! I love ruffles!

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  17. Those are some really fabulous trousers, you are so great when it comes to remaking clothes ! And those finds, I really like those faux fur jackets, fabulous :)

    -Sara from
    Ladylike Delicacy

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  18. Hi Vix! You made your pants fantastic!! and..I see ecologic furs, you are great!!

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  19. Yum, pear cider... I'm on the old specky hen myself... It's so hot. It's killing me. Lol. Love the frilly bell bottoms... So much better now you've worked your vixen magic. Xx

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  20. Incredible, Vix! They were over-the-top to start out with now they're OOTT - loving your bell-bottoms big time! xoxo

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  21. Those pants are now in their prime with frilll bottoms and I love you pendant by the way.

    As for you post heading rumble in the jumble, I thought straight way you might of had a fight with someone over a jumble score. I wouldn't of even been surprised had you, your haul is awesome. My heart skipped a beat over the saucepan thinking it may have been a fondue set, which. Is on my wish list. Happy cooking with your pot.

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  22. I love what you did with the trousers! Very cool! I used my orange curtain bag yesterday and thought of you!

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  23. Wowsers, love the frilly bottoms too. PS. I'm reading Keith Richards' autobiog at the mo and I've just got to the bit where he says that he used to cut up his trousers and embellish them just the way you said he did in a previous post. I was very excited when I read that! I know, I need to get out more. xx

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  24. OK, now you're just showing off! The effortless sewing skills and the plethora of bargainous treasures. I want that retro saucepan! Jealous ? Me? Er, YEAH!

    Those bell bottoms do look much better now. So much more you xxx

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  25. Aye vix!
    Those pants just got more amazing!
    I can picture you wiggling your ass while wearing your frilly bell bottom pants, now you need a frilly top to match.
    Ooo look at all the shit you found!
    Love the faux fur coat,Cooking pot,Cool cutting board.
    Besones

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  26. Love all of the goodies you scored!!! What will you make out of that stunning green silk?? It will be fabulous no matter what it is!!
    I've been thinking I NEED a fake fur winter coat now. I need a new one and why not fake fur??

    LOVE the bell bottom re-do!!! I made pants similar to those in Home Economics when I was 12. Awesome bright colored early 70's print that said "love" and "peace" and the "ruffle" started right below the knee. How I loved them and wore them to death!! You are rocking them!!

    Tamera

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  27. Love what you've done with the bell bottoms - they look stonkingly good now.

    Those rabbit decals you found look eerily familiar to me - I've got a feeling something very like them were on my sister's cot when she was a baby.

    Unbelievably fabulous finds - as always.

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  28. you're impervious to weather! I'm roasting and you never seem too hot or cold! Anyway - I had that same raffia handbag which I gave to Lisa.. which she still has. Everything you got is amazing, especially that 30s case and the cat bag - your kitties are so sweet. I love the bell bottoms, you're going to shock the whole of Walsall in those. Gorgeous photos as ever xxxx

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  29. Curtise said you would look fabulous in the ruffled and fringed flares I posted by Pakistani designer Shamaeel Ansari. And here you are with Vix-designed striped and ruffled flares. You give Pakistani haute couture a run for its money. Love the cutting board and the decals. Are all vintage goods in the U.K shipped to your local car boot sales. There seems to be a never-ending supply!

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  30. I love how you always seem to know when something could be just a bit better and aren't afraid to give it a tweek.

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  31. You are clever, they look like they came like that.
    Enjoy your cider and the footy.
    x

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  32. Just been hunting down the back of my freezer... But no cider! Still love the bell bottoms, they're even more 'you' now. Sadly down here it's too hot to do anything apparently so no shopping for me, just work! x

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  33. Just been hunting down the back of my freezer... But no cider! Still love the bell bottoms, they're even more 'you' now. Sadly down here it's too hot to do anything apparently so no shopping for me, just work! x

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  34. I like what you've done to the trousers, it's such a great idea x

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  35. whouua!, you've added a fabulous touch to the pants, they're so much better!
    And I like your purchases, specially that fake fur coats!
    besos & heat

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  36. that bunny with the telephone is freaking terrifying.

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  37. what can i say? the ruffle on those pants just make my day. further proof that you are my hero. and btw, i have to say that your readers who dropped by to say hello are the nicest bunch of ladies i've met in a long time. xo

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  38. What a great haul of goodies you got. Impressive work. I think you would be the best fun to go shopping with ever. You have transformed your bell bottoms into a work of art, I love Frills, especially on hems. Enjoy your beautiful weather and GO ENGLAND if you are not playing against us Kiwis!!!

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  39. What a fantastic collection of goodies you came home with! I really do adore your ring collection, the dragon ring is amazing! xx

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  40. Wacko,darl! Just when I think you couldn't get any more fabulous,you go and blow me away!!! Farking fantasmo frill job!!! You make me feel like throwing frills onto everything I own!!! OLE! You frigging rock!
    And then you blow me away some mroe with some incredible scores! I'm itching to see what's in that tin.....!! I really love the pot,in fact,I think I have a small twin for it!Missing the lid,though.
    I need a set.
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  41. Way to go on the shopping, score, or should say "GOOOOOOOAAAALLLLLLL!"

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  42. Oh yes, those frills take them to a whole new level! Amazing. You did well at the sales today, I love it all! Especially the cow tow bar, what the?!! Xxxxx

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  43. I didn't think those pants could get any better! I've been thrifting today too...and have sent you an e-mail.

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  44. MY GOD! The bell bottom refashion is AWESOME!!! I never thought that'd be on my swoon list but as of now that's changed! And thanks for turning me on to Barry m nail paint- im gonna order the red and coral I think- so sick of chipped polish! Oh- and I've got something fun and colorful up on my blog now that I think you'd like!

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  45. Love that you added the ruffles to the pants! Love our bab style!
    xo
    www.stylegod7.blogspot.com

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  46. I love seeing your jumble treasure! Hope you are enjoying the weather and the olympics.

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  47. Yah!! Jumble sale goodies:D I love what you did with the bell bottoms and frilled the out:D

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  48. You are freaking perfect, Vix. Those pants are amazing. YOU ARE AMAZING.

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  49. Cheap frills LOL! Love them!

    It's never too hot for bootsales! Never! :)

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  50. Looking fabulous. The frills really do make them something else. Looks like you got some great loot.

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  51. I love that waistcoat! It's gorgeous and adds a touch of light colour to that stunning bright outfit! x

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  52. The rabbit decal is amazing!
    I also like what you did with the trousers :) x

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  53. FAB finds - and I'm loving those bell bottoms - groovy baby!

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  54. LOVE the bell bottoms - brilliant!! I have something to send you too xx

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  55. Hahaha, you're a crafty genius! Mick would be proud - I wonder if we could send the Stones a link to your blog, I'm sure they'd love it.
    x

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  56. If there were awards for rummaging - you would take the old, dusty trophe.

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  57. Vix, you must have been channeling Cher when you added the frills to your bell bottoms. I think I had a pair back in the day! You look fabulous and I loved all your finds especially the retro kitchen pot.

    xo, Bonnie

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  58. Oh I love your frill!! You can never have too many. I did chuckle when I saw 2 more fake fur jackets...I have a serious fake fur jacket addiction and every time I see another I think 'Ooh I haven't got one quite like that!!' Love all your finds, you should open your own shop you are so good at finding cool stuff! xx eileen.

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  59. I love the trousers even more with the frills! What an amazing haul - I like the decals best and I'm desperate to see what was in the tin

    Nikki x

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  60. You not only have an amazing wardrobe, your home also appears to be very cool.

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  61. You made my heart skip a beat with your amazing bell bottom creation!

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  62. Amazing! I love the simple, but awesome transformation on those bellbottoms!

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  63. those ruffled bell bottoms are the BEST!!! i adore them xxx i'm 59, am i too old for t hose?

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  64. i want to go thrift shopping in england!!!!!!!!!!!

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