Friday, 27 March 2015

Vests Ahoy and Ready To Rummage


So Curtise instructed when she suggested a trip up to Chesterfield. I'm glad we heeded her advice, it was freezing!


A restorative coffee and a gossip after meeting up at the train station, Tania & I were introduced to Curtise's lovely camera-shy mate, Joanne and off we went for a wander around the legendary Thursday Flea.


What a great prop this would be for Kinky Melon's Pop-up shop. Not sure that Jon's back would agree.


Curtise and Joanne rummaged through a beautifully curated stall of grown-up clothes heavy on the posh labels and muted colours.


I rather fancied this ridiculous cat-garoo for my dressing table.


 The fruit and veg was cheap and prettily presented.


Tania fondled the vintage furs.


Do you ladies like the 1970s? Asked one stall holder, 'Cos I've got a bagful of dresses in the van. What on earth gave you that impression? We replied. Curtise look a fancy to this Gillian Paul rhinestone trimmed maxi but we decided it was too big and rather tricky to adjust so let it be.


We were captivated by this early 1950s circus game.



You'll have this this freakish thing on Curtise's blog from her last trip to Chesterfield. No surprise it hadn't sold. What the hell is it?


Whippets? No Northern jokes here.


I was almost tempted to buy an old stepladder (even though I've already got several) just to carry it home on the train.


After saying goodbye to Joanne, we did headed off to Wetherspoons, the extremely busy Portland Hotel. We cackled, chatted, laughed, exchanged gifts & put the world to rights whilst tucking into gourmet veggie Mexican burgers, chips & onion rings washed down with pints of lager and a pitcher of Porn Star Martini for pudding.



A Paul Smith shirt for Jon, a perplexed poodle and a fabulously groovy St Michael maxi for me...cheers, Curtise!


A quick touch-up in the fancy lavs.


Curtise gave both Tania and I identical Horrockses 1970s teeny tiny maxi skirts. We wriggled into them in drunken hilarity, unable to do up the waistbands. Tania decided to turn hers into a sun dress but was a bit disturbed by where the pockets would be positioned. Curtise decreed that boob flaps were the in-thing.


A kind stranger offered to take a group photo in the toilet. Oh the glamour!
Check out Curtise's account of the day HERE and Tania's HERE.


After spending most of the day in the pub we had a quick dash round the chazzas before catching our respective trains and buses home. As I'm working a festival with Tom Jones headlining in a couple of months time I'm almost regretting not buying these vintage bloomers to chuck at him.


What a difference a day makes! I can get into the Horrockses maxi this morning! Just the job for a run out to Lidl in Ebbie.

Wearing: 1970s Horrockses maxi, cropped vintage leather jacket (Charity shop, £5), Mongolian lamb boa (Jumble sale, 20p), Ted Lapidus sunnies (Charity shop, £2.95)
What a fab day out. The only money I spent was in the pub (you can't take the Black Country out of this girl) and I still came back with goodies. Can't wait to hang out with more of my blog mates.


News Update Saturday's fair in Nottingham has sadly been cancelled but Kinky will be trading at Shrewsbury on Saturday and Easter Compton in Bristol on Sunday. Pop along for some authentic vintage finery, reasonably priced, pre-laundered and chosen with love!

64 comments:

  1. Fabulous! I do love seeing you together and I wish I could have come along. I'm dying to get around the Chesterfield Flea.
    You all look wonderful and the Curtise Horrockses are gorgeous.
    Yup you should have got those bloomer to lob at Tom. He loves it!! I think boob flaps could take off and that circus game may well have come home with me!
    Have fun today and have a top weekend.
    Loves ya!
    xxxxx

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  2. What fun, I love the look of the Thursday flea - that Paul Smith shirt is wonderful!

    Today at one of my local hospice shops I got a foot tee shirt and brown cord retro jacket for £1 each and a red (fave colour) Jack Murphy raincoat for £5! Not as exciting as your purchases. We are planning a holiday in these exciting regions in the summer.

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  3. Cute - not foot! What happened there!!!

    You all three looked just amazing!

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  4. How wonderful those shirts Paul Smith! WOW! Many interesting things, even the roof of the bell tower of the church, very psychedelic! But that bag of white hair makes me a little 'fear;) -

    serena

    http://madhouseautoproduzioni.blogspot.com

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  5. What fun! That maxi looks super on you and I really love the shirt Curtise gifted to Jon xxx

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  6. you three know how to do the town, what a great time you had and yes that was one very creepy handbag!

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  7. Wow! Super jealous of all the bargains! And i LOVE all of your dresses! May have to dig mine out now, it's been too long! :) xx

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  8. What a brilliant day out! I love that you'll be close enough to Tom Jones, to throw a pair of granny knickers at him!

    Gorgeous ladies and perfect photographs. Have a great weekend xx

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  9. I love that twisty church spire. Your green jacket was *made* to go with that Horrocks dress!

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  10. Oh I adore the skirts Curtise gave you gals. What a divoon print! Love seeing pics of your bloggy pal days out. You all look so gorgeous I'd like to grope you all day long! Xx

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  11. Wonderful pics of the day, Vix! How I wish I were there, not the least b/c Martinis for dessert sounds just right. That fur purse, however, may haunt my nightmares. You all look gorgeous and scored well with your shopping. xox

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  12. Love the pink vanity set and i did laugh about the black country girl , Its so true , Dave thinks its a waste of time if we go somewhere new with charity shops etc and i dont spend lol xxx

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  13. What a blast!
    Hahaaa, the purse - I wonder if it had a matching stole at some point?

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  14. That purse is so scary!!!!! You ladies are so adorable!! I love your girls day out posts!

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  15. What a fun day! You ladies look fabulous?

    Where are you working the festival with Tom Jones? I'm off to see him at York racecourse in June xx

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  16. Nothing like a good rummage with friends. Love your adventures. Can't wait to hear about Tom Jones! You should try to meet him, he'd love your style. x

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  17. I love everything here..except that hideous bag. and that cross necklace at the end is fabulous!

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  18. What a fun afternoon that must have been! You all look so cool and happy. I would have loved to meet you in the washroom and to be the one to take a picture of you three.

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  19. What a marvellous day! And Mystery of the Matching Maxis solved, I nearly fell over from the suspense, whew! I love the ensemble you made with yours, and will spread the word that boob-flaps are the new thing. If reading about your adventures is this fun, can't imagine what it was like in person.

    Dear Vix, thanks for your comment on my post and for your vote! xoxo

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  20. You all look like you're having so much fun. Those maxis are fab, as is the Paul Smith shirt. I used to love those tills when I was little! x

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  21. That weird ermine bag thing is Chesterfield's equivalent of the ravens at the Tower. When he is gone, the market will fall!

    You look fab in your maxi. How on earth did Curtise find two identical ones?

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  22. Looks like you all had a fabulous day :-) Nice to see Tania there to:-) Looks like a great market place. Have a fabulous weekend, dee xxx

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  23. What a fab day you all had and all so glamorous

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  24. that's what I call a fun day out. And on a Thursday!

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  25. What a lovely day out you had, that petrified fur creature on your friend's bag made me smile, I could almost grow to love it! I love your leather cropped jacket

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  26. I'd just stopped having nightmares about that bag and there it is again.....

    Glad you had such a good day. x

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  27. I love the Horockses maxi dress and the Paul Smith shirt. Looks like you had a fun time!

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  28. i can hear the stone dropping from tom jones heart ;-)
    you girls doing it right! enjoying the day - wearing fab maxis. and your newest one matches your car! wish you fun fun and phenomenal sales at the weekend!!!!! xxxxxx

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  29. You ladies looked fabulous ,and you all look like you all had so much fun have a good weekend xxx

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  30. Oh so much fun!!! I love your vintage blog adventures! Looks SO much fun!!! The Horrockses are rather fine!!! That fur bag is nasty!!!x

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  31. Will come and see you on Sunday! Easter Compton was my usual car boot when I still went booting.

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  32. there is nothing in the world that compares to a day of thrifting with like-minded friends. looking back over my life they have been the highlights of my life. :)

    you are all so beautiful and stylish. glad you have all found each other!

    xo

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  33. How wonderful to form such a sisterhood with your blogger friends! How tempting to buy a ticket to England to join you! I just adore you all, beautiful and fun and kind ladies! Your outfit with Curtise's maxi is fab - love all the teal and textures going on here. Have a wonderful weekend! xxxxx

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  34. Don't you look smashing!

    You all look like you had such a great time. All the different items. It would take me a full day to get through that Flea market. And even then I think they'd be kicking me out when they are packing up. I adore looking at weird stuff like that circus game.

    We are planning on a couple of estate sales this weekend...so that'll help my addiction.

    One of the best concerts I've ever been to was Tom Jones. We won tickets to it and we were 3 rows from the front in a smaller venue. It was AMAZING!!! But I didn't throw anything LOL.

    Have a great weekend.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  35. Just a quickie (using my phone, always a challenge...) to say I loved the day, love the pics, and I bloody love you! xxx

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  36. Oh my goodness, the bag that bites back...again! What a great day out you all had, I hope Chesterfield was warned that you were coming!

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  37. I just love the Horrockses skirt, it looks great on you. It sounds like you all had a fab day out!

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  38. Your Blogger days out look like such fun ... wish I could come too :0)
    xx

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  39. Would that festival be down south, kind of in the middle, lots of peacocks? If so - I'm working it too, would really look forward to meeting up with you!

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  40. I'm always envious of Curtise's days out at Chesterfield, the flea market looks bloody marvellous, pity I live at the other end of the country. I reckon the stallholder will have to pay someone to take that scary bat bag off their hands tho'. Glad you girls had such a great day. xxx

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  41. It really was wonderful, I could have stayed in that pub drinking pornstars for the rest of the day. It is a great market, with all those fabulous things. Can't believe you didn't spend a penny (apart from your 30p one)! Cor well done you for squeezing into the Horrockses maxi, twinnie! You look great in it. Can't believe Nottingham is cancelled. :( well, we'll just have to sort another day out soon instead. Xxxxx

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  42. What a fun day out with fabulous ladies! I love that skirt from Curtise. Also I kind of like that creepy what the hell is that purse thing....not sure Rich would want that in the house though ;)

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  43. I am soooo envious of you and your stylish pals. That looks like tons of fun!

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  44. Something very interesting is happening here. The three of you are starting to look alike. Gorgeous!!!

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  45. What a beautiful sunny day -- and what beautiful sunny smiles!

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  46. Looks like a great day out, even if it was freezing

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  47. That bag with the head emerging is one of the most bizarre things I have ever seen!! Love horrockses prints, looks fab on you with the green faux fur x

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  48. Looking gorgeous and happy with some of my favorite people. Inspiring!!! I'm beginning to climb out of my hole and stretch my limbs a bit. A new laptop will enable me to start blogging again too. Have been paralyzed on so many fronts, but this was just the elixir I needed. XXOO

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  49. Looks like an incredibly fun day - those vintage knickers are hilarious.

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  50. have fun selling! :)
    OH, i would like to have the cat-garoo (kangu-cat)on my dresser aswell. ha, what a fun piece!

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  51. That maxi skirt is just amazing, glad you were able to fit into it after all! Glad you all had such a fun day! :)

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  52. Looks like much fun, I want to set up and sell at a market like this :D love the outfit you put together for it, too.

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  53. Hi, this is the first time I have visited your blog and I must say, its fabulous! I loved 'spending the day shopping' with you as it were! :)

    Jerra x

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  54. Such marvelous fun you have when you get out with these ladies. How I would love to tag along!!

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  55. I love a good rummage but I would have been tempted to head straight for the coffee followed by something stronger and THEN hit the flea market looped. I'd probably have bought that bag. No! No!
    Looks like a fantastic day with some wonderful women. Pics in the bathroom - it would be a step up from my garbage room atelier.

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  56. I have a bunch of those little clowns. I didn't know they were pary of a game. I thought perhaps cake decorations!
    I cannot believe a second opportunity to buy the freaky bag with a face was passed up! It's so bad it's good! xxx

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  57. It looks like so much fun! You look fantastic in hour Horrockses (did I spell that right? it looks wrong) skirt and it's now on my list of Vix faves and I love the way you styled it. I am soooo disappointed that you didn't get the cat-garoo and the knickers but I wouldn't wish that scary purse on anyone! Okay, now I am off to look up half the words you used. Okay, maybe only a few of them. ;-) xoxoxo

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  58. Weeeee! So much awesome! Well... that white animal purse isn't awesome at all... quite the opposite.

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  59. How totally gloriarse! I adore seeing you gorgeous gals frocked up and having a blast!And what a day out-I can see all sorts of goodies begging for me to finger them!
    As usual, I am dead envious!
    Love Helga XXX

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  60. ACK! That crazy purse is still there! I should just send Curtise or you some money so you can buy me the damn thing. I want to name it and hang it on my wall. But then, I'm a bit weird that way.

    Love the Horrockses maxi (how strange there were two of them)and the shirt you got for Jon. Can you imagine Tom Jone's surprise if someone threw a pair of knickers like those on stage during his show!! You should have got them.

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  61. That crazy purse is a bit unsettling, but I like the metal work on top, just use that, and make a new clutch bottom! But, then I guess it might not be worth getting :) ...

    Looks like you had a marvellous time! x

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  62. what a riot! you girls look like you have so much fun! And yes such a fancy loo. it has a couch in it! I love Tania's red skirt.

    Oh could you imagine Tom Jones picking those things up? The crowd would have went mental!

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  63. Ha, now I can see the photos better, I'm laughing my head off! Chesterfield market is always a bit bonkers, but that's why we love it - bonkers bags, cat-garoos, whippets and step ladders, what more could three vintage-loving gals ask for?! Joanne thought you and Tan were lovely ("they're so smiley!") and she's not wrong.
    I'm so pleased you could get into the Horrockses maxi after all, and doesn't it look great styled up with a bit of leather and a boa?
    Right - where to next?
    Love ya! xxxx

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