Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Buy, Buy Baby - Last Week in Purchases



I'm too distracted for a proper outfit post today so feast your eyes on last Thursday's antics instead. 


The 82-year old lady who runs the church jumble sale was short of volunteers this month so rather than joining the scrum at the door we volunteered our help instead (and it would have been rude not to make a few purchases whilst we were at it).


The calm before the madness.


This is what your average jumble looks like before it opens the doors to the general public.


Here's what we found:


Sylvac planter, two swans and a Hornsea preserve pot.



From the 1950s - lace stilettos, Silhouette boned corset, three Swiss-made skinny ties and a boxed Pifco trouser press.


From the 1960s - Cashmilion lace top, Made in Mayfair Crimplene waistcoat, Acrylic jumper, St Michael Crimplene pants and Dolcis low heeled pumps.

A ridiculously kitsch clock, 1930s brocade platforms, squirrel and rabbit fabric, Hong Kong-made retro tea cosy.

For the boys: Aquascutum 1960s Scottish Tweed lounge suit, 1960s braided dinner suit, 1971 issue of Playboy

A rainbow of shoe trees, fake fur mittens, neon jelly gladiators and a 1970s birdcage umbrella

Don't worry, I'm not keeping most of it, I don't think my already bursting wardrobe could cope! It'll be making it's way to my next vintage fair on 13th October.

Linking with Lakota's Ta-Dah Tuesday!

1960s Barry Artist lurex angel sleeve top (£7, Second To None), suede mini skirt (Courtesy of Liz), ultraviolet opaques (Xmas present last year), Original leopard platforms(£6.19, eBay)
I'm packing away my more summery clothes and getting the lurex, dresses with sleeves and fake fur coats out of storage in readiness for the inevitably l-o-n-g, cold Winter. I'm finding all sorts of gems I'd forgotten, I may be some time!

See you soon.

73 comments:

  1. I used to have that very same suede mini, don't know what happened to it. A good haul resulting from your altruism - am very amused that someone thought a vintage Playboy was a suitable church jumble offering but I guess it was as you snapped it up! Anyone famous inside?

    Did you get any pics once it had opened or were you concentrating on not being crushed in the stampede?
    xx

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  2. Hmm, that jumble sale doesn't look that enticing. Who'd a thunk it would yield so many goodies for your vintage stall.
    Great idea to be a volunteer. I did that for a community clothing swap years ago and am still wearing the items I scored before anyone else saw them.
    You look lovely in plum -- my favorite color. I almost equate cooler weather with that color. It seemed to be the back to school color in the fashion magazines I read as a teen in the 70s.
    Can't wait to see your hidden gems.

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  3. Seems you are feeling the chill after all! Fantastic bargains from the JS and I bet the old lady was pleased to have your assistance. Those lace stilleto's take me back, my mum had a black pair and the clock is hilariously ghastly. No doubt the 70's edition of Playboy seems tame by todays porn standards. xxxxxxxxx

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  4. Oh my hearts fluttering at all that amazing stash! Is that the armoire you cleared out for our stay? Holy sweet Jesus it's bursting with color and all kinds I've stuff I want to play in!

    My favorite scores have to be you new umbrella, those pink jellies and that crazy ass clock. Thanks for sharing what a jumble sale looks like- next I want to see the biddie old ladies going crazy.

    You look extra sexy standing amongst all that glamour and those shoes, meow mama!
    Xxoo
    Mewuvu

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  5. What fun items. "Vintage" = my youth.

    Oh, and I love love love your purple tights.

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  6. Score! I love the lace shoes.
    You sound busy ... hope you're having fun ... M xx

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  7. Good heavens, what a pile of fabulous finds! I'll take that kitschy clock and the brocade 30's shoes please ;) I'm starting to get some of my fall things out and layering has become the order of the day. Love the burgundy mini with the flashy fuschia tights.

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  8. My Mam has something very similar to the white planter. You did well from the jumble sale and how nice to help out.
    Dx

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  9. The words treasure trove and cornucopia come to find!! A feast for those of us who thrive on the hunt!!! It resembles the very first rummage sale I went to at the tender age of about 11. It was set up in a similar fashion, but larger and most things were collected in large boxes. It was a turning point in my life and I've never forgotten it. I scored a pair of perfectly broken in and faded madras plaid patchwork shorts and a handmade sweater with a fair aisle pattern around the yoke. I was hooked for life.

    Love your finds and you look smashing!!

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  10. I do so love a direct order in a blog post title :P

    Jumble Sale. We don't seem to have these either. Amazing.

    Lace stilettos? Who knew such divine wonders existed.

    You have lovely, lovely manners :D

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  11. Ohh - I love the brocade platforms ! And I would love to be in your closet and look around !

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  12. That corset is gorgeous, reminds me of 80s Madonna!!

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  13. Oh Vix this post is full of exciting things! You know I am salivating over those shoe horns don't you? Vintage shoe horns fascinate me because I'm a weirdo! I love seeing your A/W clothes come out. It's always fun to see you do cold weather Vix style, and lots of inspiration too. You must have done so well in your vintage fairs. Your whole house is full of amazing potential stock.

    Great to catch up with you again. I've been so behind in my commenting in the last few weeks I feel so out of the loop. So so busy and very tired:(

    xxxx

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  14. I like those fifties lace shoes, they're pretty. And the bunny fabric is sweet too xxx

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  15. Wow what great finds im loving the 60's blue lace top ;-) Good to see your going into doing the fairs there great fun providing you can make a bit of money to ;-) Enjoy sorting out your winter clothes. dee xx

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  16. I love that suede skirt, bright tights and leopard boot combo! Gorgeous!

    You must have quite the collection of swan planters now! I have something to send you so hopefully I'll get to the post office this weekend! ~♥~

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  17. you're purchases always amaze me!!! Great stuff once again..


    becks
    http://fabulous-junk.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the Hornsea pot your picked up. Being from East Yorkshire and not too far a drive from Hornsea I grew up with a lot of Hornsea pottery around me - in fact my parents best plate set and their tea/coffee/sugar jars all are Hornsea. I love their bold vivid colour uses - certainly eye catching!

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  19. I love your leopard platforms, I'm more on Cinderella's step sisters side: huge and wide feet, it's not easy to find the right shoes even on e-bay, few weeks ago I left my heart on some 70's red boots, but they only could fit my nose!
    Great finds, my favourite are the swans clock and the swan vase, the fur mittens, the pink jelly shoes and the playboy magazine, I'm sure that the pictures in it are very beautiful, everything back then was more natural!
    Love xxxx

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  20. love that lurex with miniskirt and leopard booties combo, it's gorgeous!
    and love to watch your fabulous finds and still more fabulous wardrobe!, whouu!
    besos

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  21. Hello Gorgeous! (In these pics standing in front of your wardrobe you remind me of a 70's dress me dolly. *heheh* I just want to pull different dresses out from your stash and slap them on you.)
    I *oohh'ed and Ahhh'ed* over your finds. I am in love with that bird cage umbrella. They are SO AWESOME!

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  22. You should see my wardrobe! and i am always cleanning it up, and donating, ect...but i still have too much - I too got the wintery stuff out and found gems! isn't fun?
    I love your burgundy skirt and those leopard boots! OMG - i want them!

    Ariane xxxx

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  23. Do you know that the pics of the jumble sale made me very excited? Ridiculously and worryingly so. Note to self: must get a life. Ooh the clock with the swans has to be my favourite. xx

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  24. Your wardrobe looks like an Aladdin's Cave.

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  25. I want live in your wardrobe with your "new" lace stilettos *_*

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  26. I love your wardrobe! It's bursting with sassiness!

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  27. loving those 1930's shoes!

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  28. There really are few things better than an insanely cheap jumble or church sale is there? Good haul. Good luck with the next fair.

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  29. Ooh, Barry Artist gets another outing, I LOVE that top! You look so fabulous in your suede mini and those leopard print boots are a joy!
    Your jumble looks very orderly - at least before the Black Country grannies got their mitts on the loot! You find so many interesting things. Love those brocade sandals and the lacy stilletos, and I am rather taken with the kitsch-tactic clock too. And I am smiling at your fabulous arrangement of shoe trees!
    Well done for helping out, I bet the lady who organises the jumble was really grateful to you. xxxxxxx

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  30. Wow, I always love looking at your wardrobe- such a work of art! Beautiful! I love your top and skirt combo too! You have such an eye for the bargains!

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  31. How I Love this! Another inspiring photo :)

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    I'll wait you there dear.Have a Nice Day!

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  32. Vix in her element! Whoo hoo! Don't you just love organizing your closet when you have such pretty treasures to feast your eyes upon?

    Faux fur coats indeed. I wish! I have a couple and love 'em. It's 100 degrees AGAIN here in So Cal. SO over it!

    Great haul, girl. Bet those shoes will be a real hit at your next vintage fair.

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  33. Wow it sure sounds like you had a lot of fun rummaging! Some truly wacky finds there, I love how a copy of Playboy found its way to a church jumble sale – ace! That squirrel and rabbit fabric is so sweet, can’t wait to see how you use it xxx

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  34. Lovely to see the skirt on another outing! I'd love to help at a jumble sale, shame there aren't more here. You found some great things there as well x

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  35. oooh so envious of your wardrobe and what you wear! i adore the sexy corset and stilletos as well as the dolcis low heeled pumps...the tea cosy is too cute!

    blog hopping from ta dah tuesday over at lakota's

    susan (http://tea-diary.blogspot.co.uk)

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  36. Those leopard platforms are immense! And totally me. Very rewarding both volunteering and purchasing at the jumble - eases buyers remorse (I doubt you had any though!)x

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  37. Great outfit; love the purple, and the lace and brocade shoes are delish! xoxo

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  38. Wow some fantastic finds Vix. I was hoping to attend your vintage fair but think I am at a burlesque fair on that date! (bummer eh!)

    Should you have any long sleeve gloves in your vintage sale please let me know as I could do with a few pairs and would rather give you the money than anyone else.

    x x

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  39. Excellent bargains! Loving todays outfit too, v cute skirt :)

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  40. I can't believe how many very awesome things you found! Church jumble sales are the best!

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  41. Have you ever seen that movie Holiday with Jude Law and Cameron Diaz?? We need to do something like this I think we should switch ehehhehe I want some cold weather this 110 everyday is brutal lol! I have been protesting by wearing my clothes anyway and sweating my arse off HA not very lady like ~Well I hope you have a fantastic winter and that it is not to dreadful but rather nice instead!! thanks for taking us along to the jumble sale ~Love Heather

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  42. Firstly, I'm panting at the sight of all that vintage goodness in and about your wardrobe/floordrobe!!!
    Secondly, you look HOT!
    Thridly,I'd love to see the mess left after the grannies had departed!
    Fourthy,what amazing scores! The 30's platforms might go well on Ebay,some 30's lovers would probably give their right arms for those! Love the little 60's selection!The shoes trees are mental,who uses them,rally?? I'm far too lazy, I just kick 'em off and throw them on the pile...!!!
    When IS that next fair??
    I'm hoping you'll get a good excape from the winter blah,darling,butWam looking forward to you rocking the warmies!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  43. Hahaha, "FOURTHY"!!!
    I quite like that.
    XXX

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  44. love those dolcis shoes ... adorable find.

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  45. You've got some amazing bargains but I can't imagine what the jumble sale scrum would have been like!xx

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  46. What a great assortment of goods. I'm in love with those lace stilettos ... just beautiful! xx

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  47. Love your mini and purple tights!
    That rabbit and squirrel fabric looks eerily similiar to bedsheets I had as a young girl.

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  48. Is that a red cord mini?! Gorgeous!! I love you dearly but I'm so jealous of your buys! So much mindblowingly amazing stuff!! I'm nearly speechless!

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  49. So cute that you took the pictures in your closet! That jumble sale looked great ... What a beautiful old room it was held in. We don't have such sales here (or if we do, I don't know about them). Looks like fun for sure and you got some terrific things. I love the preserve jar.

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  50. I am insanely jealous of your jumble sale attendance. Ours are mostly full of crap or overpriced vintage.

    The outfit in the first pic is my idea of colour/pattern combo heaven.

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  51. Love those 30's shoes. Crazy use of trim. Sometime soon I'll be doing the yearly closet clean out. We'll see how must I really give to the local charity shop.

    PS; You like my metal necklace when Roxie was wearing it...it was $2.99!

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  52. Fantastic finds and love your wardrobe show and tell!!

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  53. So in love with your leopard shoes.

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  54. I'm in love with your closet!!!

    http://www.frenchinlosangeles.com/

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  55. I've often wondered if I should volunteer at an op-shop, although part of that is so I can pick the best goodies for myself ;)

    You guys came away with a pretty fabulous haul - I'm sure your next stall will be amazing as well.

    I love your wardrobe, I can't wait till we have a place of our own (instead of renting) so we call full it with cute furniture:)

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  56. It's ages since I've been to a jumble sale so your pics are making me pine for one Vix. Love your leopard print platforms in the first photo, plus seeing some of the contents of your wardrobe is very tantalising. I like the swan ornaments and the clock the best I think, and finding the Playboy is funny at a church jumble sale of all places. xx

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  57. Excellent haul!!! Volunteering to help out at a jumble sale or charity shop might be a fun thing to do. I actually considered helping out at one of our local shops, but I want to donate all my excess stuff to it first, before I go in.

    Dn't want to be there when they start slagging off my jumpers!

    Loooooove the shoe trees!!!

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  58. Stupendous haul you got there, Vix. I'm loving the Sylvac planter - I've got a couple of Sylvac pots just like that adorning my mantelpiece. Those rainbow hued shoe trees are lovely too.

    I helped set up a jumble sale - many moons ago - and I remember it being incredibly hard work. Good on you and Jon for volunteering.

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  59. Ta Da indeed! What finds! Loving those shoe trees and I don't even have use for them, just a treat for the eyes, as are you in your suede mini.

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  60. Hi my dear! wow what a great amount of vintage you snaffled, all perfect for the vintage fair!! have a good week too xx

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  61. Wow - I miss going to jumble sales - need to get back into them. I bought all my stuff at them when I was a teenager - it was the only way I could afford clothes, but more importantly, gave me a brilliant 60s vintage look that nobody else had.
    Thanks so much for sharing your finds!
    Janet x

    http://vintagegirluk.com/

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  62. I love your outfit you look fab those purple boots are just gorgeous.

    Well if you ever don't want any of your fake fur coats I know of someone who would love them...ha ha
    Only joking...seriously though your fake furs are just stunning! x

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  63. Wish I could be there. And damn you look good in that skirt.

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  64. Holy arsebiscuity bastardy fark, I'm so far behind again!!! You look gorgeous (love the new larger format pics!) - that wardrobe makes me WEEP tears of pure joy! So THAT is what a jumbo sale looks like! What a fab idea - you must volunteer every month so you always get first grabs! I adore that ridiculous kitsch clock and holy guacamole what will you do with all of those shoe trees? And the huge vase is gorgeous, the men's suits are fab and the boned black lace corset is SEXXXY as! Love you more than bargains!! Sarah xxx

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  65. Fabulous haul Vix! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE those leopard print boots - yum!

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  66. I love the pic of your wardrobe - so colourful and nice ! Oh and great finds ! The birdcage umbrella is amazing ! Have a fabby day ! XX

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  67. I love your wardrobe it looks full of great things all in wonderful colours,good thinking on the jumble :) you got some great bargains again ...

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  68. Wow!!!!!! That has to be the biggest haul where I'm drooling over EVERYTHING ... yes, all of it!!! I'm creaming myself over your leopard-print boots with your GORGE outfit - oh what I would give to go to your vintage market stall:)) xoxoxo

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  69. You sexy mama.just love that skirt and leopard print shoes.xx

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  70. That are amazing finds. The 30ties shoes are wonderfull. And I love your leopard platforms. I cann't find a great looking pair in my size. But I keep on searching. :)
    xx

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  71. I loove, love, love your leopard shoes! Yes! And the yellow shoes with the red heel on the floot too - most magnificent!

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