Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Road Trippin'



We've been on the road since 8am. Starting at the Staffordshire car boot sale, back to the Black Country to deliver a slice of retro cool to a vintage lovin' pal and then travelling through the three counties of Warwickshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire to pick up an eBay win (a shop display rack bought for a steal).


Feet on the dashboard, windows down, singing along to Radio One at the top of our voices and stopping off for chip shop chips on the way home. Bliss!


It's the first time since Sunday I've worn make up or anything other than a bikini and the eye liner's looking distinctly wonky from the lack of practice.


Check out this trio of retro fabulousness I bought today from the car boot sale. A shagadelic hand-made 1960s rug, tacky plastic planter and ridiculous fake fur covered stool which came to a grand total of £12. They originally came from the home of a 93 year-old lady who recently moved into sheltered accommodation. She must have been one groovy chick back in the day!


The stool is crammed with vintage sewing notions, Sylko thread in all manner of wonderful colours, daisy braiding and tasselled trim, darning wool, needles, dressmaking pins, zips, Wonder Web, bias binding in glorious shades, pinking sheers and enough to keep a sewing whore like me content for months.



This ceramic magic eye / Hand of Fatima good luck charm (50p).

Our 1971 Volkswagen Type 4 Variant 411 LE - yes, that is another bus under cover. Jon buys knackered VWs like I do maxi dresses.

It'll look perfect hanging from Ebbie's rear view mirror once Jon's finished her paintwork.

1960s daisy print child's dress (courtesy of the divine Krista), fringed suede jerkin (£10, Second To None), Hush Puppies boots (£2, car boot sale)

A day of favourite things continues - chilled rose, a bastard massive salad for tea and The Apprentice on TV later. To further add to the excitement I'm off again in the morning on a trip which involves bargain hunting, booze and the company of some fabulous blogging babes.

See you soon.


68 comments:

  1. Busy, busy, busy! I love that stool, my nan had one which was covered in psychedelic cord but I always recall the interior being sticky from a rogue boiled sweet!

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  2. What a great day ! Love the fury thing ...
    I bought a great wrap maxi skirt today but otherwise its been a crap day .

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  3. Woohoo!! Road-tripping! You came to the East!

    Love your Minihaha outfit today: fringed suede, long dark hair and bare feet, making no concessions to the sudden nip in the air. Those are the best car boot stands, when an older person is having a clear out. I'm all over them like a rash.

    Chip shop chips. Now you're just taunting us.

    Bloggers day out!!!!!!!! Yipeeeeee!!!!! :D xxxxxxx

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  4. Lippy? Gorgeous! Maxi! Divine! You are such a good role model for being yourself, having fun and looking fantastic doing it.

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  5. Blimey where to start with such a cool post.

    What bargains you found today. My Nan used to have a sewing box on wheels like yours. Though hers was just wood. Not the funky fur like yours!

    Love the necklace too and your sounded perfect to me too. I love long drive and the music turned up loud! Loving life and the open road.

    Ooo I love old cars love the colour on yours baby blue.

    Hope you have a fab time tomorrow. Sounds like another perfect day.


    P x

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  6. The eyeliner looks perfect and so does this a-mazing ensemble. Suede and fringes just makes me week in the knees! xo

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  7. I adore this dress...and roadtrips! feet on the dashboard and chips on the way home sums up my favourite summer days at home. Keep enjoying the sunshine and glad to hear Birmingham fair went well. My uncle lives King Norton/Bourneville so I wasn't that far from where you sold, ah cruel fate!
    xox

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  8. Looking lovely as usual, I love the idea of a bastard massive salad - lol
    Twiggy x

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  9. Road tripping is simply the best and you always do it in such style. X

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  10. Hi there-wow what a stylish and fabulous roadtrip, those items from the old lady are just awesome and I'm loving your suede waistcoat, you look gorgeous as ever! xxxx

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  11. Your days descriptions does sounds like bliss!
    I love the scary Jesus pendant!

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  12. What a fabulously groovy set of finds - that faux fur furniture looks amazing!

    Sounds like a pretty idyllic afternoon, beats mine of being chained to an office desk in the sweltering heat :)

    Looking forward to hearing/seeing what you get up to tomorrow!

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  13. Wonky eyeliner? My arse, you look as glamourous as always! And I'm in love with your car! So cute! xxx

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  14. Muy bonito el chaleco!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  15. What a fabulous day! Live the life you've dreamed of, my friend, and must you look so spectacular doing it? : > xoxox

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  16. delightful day and fabulous suede jerkin, love it over your floral dress!, and love watching you bare feet with your boots hanging off your hand!, that's a pretty attitude when road tripin', you look lovely!
    besos

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  17. Your drive home does sound like total bliss! The suede jerkin looks fabulous and I am totally lusting after all the vintage vehicles in this post!!

    Love
    www.shubhisrevels.com

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  18. Sounds like a great day! I love the dress and jerkin - a winning combination for sure! Do like the rug - I could see it on an Austin Powers set!

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  19. I can totally see you guys cruising with the windows down and singing being all happy and shit!!! I love being naked on my face in the summer, ,most days it's sunblock and lipstick only. You look so summery in this dress and waistcoat and the eye liner is fine :) I hope when I'm having to get rid of my stuff some cool ass chick like you snatches it up! I love that shaggy rug and stool!!!! Have the best time with the girls tomorrow and thanks for not rubbing it in our face too much, you know how jealous I get :)
    LotsofSummerlove!!!
    XXOO
    P.S. Tell Jon he is the VDub man and I still want one!

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  20. Fun day!! Love the rug and Hand of Fatima :)

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  21. Ahhhh the rug is coool!!!! I also love your daisy dress, so preeeetty! Enjoy your rose!!x

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  22. Oooooo how I love the hand of fatima, especially the colour!!

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  23. I loooove the vest you're wearing! Reminds me of a faux leather halter top I have.
    And I also really love that fatima hand, so lovely :)

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  24. That stool was fabulous BEFORE you showed all the goodies any sewing whore would pee herself over!!! and that RUG is freaking amazing!!

    You look amazingvin your daisies and fringe!!

    Have fun in your meet-up!!

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  25. I cannot think of anything better to do than: bargain hunting, booze and the company of some fabulous blogging babes.
    Perphaps we will be able to do it together one day, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXxx

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  26. You have way more fun than should be legal! ;)

    Your fabulous, shagadelic haul is soooo grooovy! And vintage sewing items inside the stool to boot? I die!

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  27. I totally almost bought a giant studded bangle like the one on your right wrist earlier this week. Now I wish I had got it but I'm not about to drive back to NY to go get it!!

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  28. Looks like an amazing and very stylish road trip!
    Once again what fabulous finds! Old people always have the best stuff :)

    Charlotte Adele

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  29. The eyeliner looks perfect to me, love! You look like a divinely gorgeous hippy chick, and I love the thought of you (not Jon hopefully) with your feet up on the dashboard belting out songs and having a right laugh! And chips'n'all, that's a very good day.
    Gorgeous daisy frock, always love that fringed jerkin, and your car boot finds are fab - that 93 year old lady definitely had a funky past! Love that lucky charm too.
    The Apprentice is on as we speak, it's horribly embarrassing and completely compelling. Woo hoo, seeing you soon, babe! xxxxx

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  30. Vix, this is one of your best looks ever, I totally love love love the outfit! that dress is divine and I would love to steal it from you, as well as that fab jerkin! your nails and jewelry are wonderful, too! xx

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  31. Fecking SQUEE!
    I was just thinking that the DIVOON stool looked like it must open when I came to the next pic...ta dah! It does indeed! Great score on the notions too!
    You look so gloriARSEly Summery with your bare feet..........mmmmmmm....love that hippietastic outfit, and what funnage, to go road trippin' about the countryside together on such a splendid retro mission!!!
    I rather fancy chips n curry now, but it's only 9:37am..........I might just settle for a cup of miso instead!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  32. I love driving around with my kids feet on the dashboard and siinging to songs.
    What a great life you lead.

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  33. Rebecca really should not have been the one to go home!
    What a perfect day and such a bonus to have all those sewing notions in that shagalicious footstool. I just want to curl my toes in that rug!

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  34. it all sounds wonderful and absolutely fabulous!! Enjoy summer is almost here! ~Love Heather

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  35. You always inspire me to just be me!
    You are the greatest example of how that's done ;)
    Hugs
    Reva

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  36. OMG, that rug looks alive. What a treasure chest the foot stool turned out to be, I love old sewing things. And the hand of Fatima is amazing

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  37. Shagadelic! Loving the rug & sewing stool. Sounds like my favorite kind of day. Is this the Donald Trump Apprentice you are watching? Hope tomorrow you find fabulous things again! XXX

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  38. I haven't seen a 411 in years. Our family had one when I was a kid -- of the same vintage (a Type 4). I remember the battery being under the front seat. Super cool!

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  39. Ahhh, you do live the life!

    That sewing stool is so funky, and full of treasure, too! What a great find!

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  40. This is all very "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test"! Fabulous!

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  41. Sounds like a perfect day to me....road tripping for treasures & ending with hot chips! Xx

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  42. Can't wait to hear about this coming weekend's adventures. Love the bare feet. And of all of today's treasures, the Hand of Fatima charm catches my eye.

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  43. Shagadelic indeed. How insane is the stool, the contents are a result tho'. Love the juicy jerkin and the various vintage vehicles. I watched The Apprentice at work in my break, that bird with the bright blue contacts looks creepy. Enjoy today.
    xx

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  44. Oooh, a stool stuffed with sewing notions. I could probably get lost in there. That dress is fabulous. I love the flower print.

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  45. 'Shagadelic' is the perfect word to describe that trio of retro goodness. You and Jon truly live the vintage dream. How cool to have the space and time to buy old cars and do them up xxx

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  46. More fabulous finds... especially the shaggy fur stool rammed with sewing goodies! That will keep you busy and happy for a while :-)
    I'm a huge Apprentice fan too.. they are all so annoying but I watch every year!

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  47. sounds like a long but amazing day. can't wait to see the display rack. it's so hard to find nice vintage store furniture ...
    love the colour of the vw buss. cute.

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  48. What a great day you had, I love all of your finds. Jon would get on well with my Dad, he has so many classic cars I've actually lost count - he's a mechanic by trade and loves nothing more than doing up old cars! x

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  49. I would have loved to have seen that woman's entire house, if the stool and rug are any indication, it was probably very colourful and full of kitsch! Sounds like you and Jon had a wonderful day. It hasn't been warm enough for bikini-wearing over here, except for the odd day here and there.

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  50. Great finds!!I love the groovy rug and the pale blue furry stool!! Such a great surprise that was full of treasures!! You look amazing in the daisies print dress, I can't believe that you worn only a bikini in the last days, here was always raining!!
    I wish you're going to have the best time with your blogging friends!!
    Love xxxxxxxx

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  51. Your life is perfect, good for you having so much fun!
    I love the hand of fatima, never seen one like this -
    we had a VW Radiant?when we lived in Germany, it was orange, you can't kill those cars!

    Ariane xxx

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  52. I just LOVE that stool, it's hilarious and amazing. I can see that it and the wonderful rug and planter are all from the same place - that lady had taste! The treasures within the stool are fabulous, a lot of my sewing stuff is from other people's collections so I know the joy of looking through them. Hope you had a totally amazing day today. Love the bare feet shot and the jerkin/waistcoat. The VW looks great now it's finished, the colour is gorgeous! Show us your shop display stuff! xxxx

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  53. Soooo want the stool, rug, and planter! And the car is amazing!

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  54. That orange fringe vest is very cool.

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  55. Amazing pendant and outfit! The road trip sounds like a dream, I'd love to do that sometime! My friend invited me to go to Wales this summer so I guess this dream will come true then! xxx

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  56. Looks like fun! LOVE the blue toe polish :O)

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  57. Sounds like fun!
    The furry sewing box is wonderful - what an amazing find.

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  58. Oh Vix....summer is with you.....bare feet...Yay!!!!!
    My feet are freezing and I have on thick wooly socks.
    One of my truly most favorite things in the world is to buy an old sewing box or button box and sort through it. Amazing.
    I hope you and Jon have a wonderful weekend.
    love V

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  59. Your car Ebbie looks great. Such a pretty colour. Great buys at the car boot sale. Love the shag rug.

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  60. How fun! I do miss a good ol' roadtrip, and adore all of the bits you always find. The magic hand is such a favourite. Happy weekend! xx You look joyful and amazing as ever!!

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  61. Daisy.....Daisy......utterly delightful!!x

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  62. It's not just your decor and your man that match you perfectly, so does your cars that are totally Vix:y!

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  63. You look so relaxed and happy and beautiful! Love the pretty dress - a road tripping involving singing along loudly is one of my favourite things! The bargains are all fab, my favourite is the FANTASTIC shaggy rug! THE COLOURS!!!

    Love you more than buses and maxis and eyeliner!

    Sarah xxx

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  64. My arse is singing I love that rug and chair and planter so much!!! (off key though). And that jerkin, you inspire in the jerkin realm like no other. Awesome love child.

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