Monday, 25 July 2011

A Weekend In Purchases

1960's union-made psychedelic jumpsuit (£10.19, eBay)

In between visits to the pub, eating curry, reeling from all the awful news and watching rock-umentaries on BBC4 we still found time to squeeze in some shopping; a trip down the local chazza shops, the Saturday morning car boot sale and good old eBay being the chosen hunting grounds.



 1974 Golden Hands magazines (20p each, Saturday's car boot sale.)



I've already got the larger version of this tooled leather bag in my collection (£3.50, St Giles Hospice).



Tagged and unused 1970's Brexton picnic set (£1, Saturday's car boot sale)




Banardos were selling off their books at £1 for four but we only wanted three. We used to have a Triumph Herald convertible back in the 1990's.




The jewellery book is fabulous, still wrapped in cellophane and featuring the most exquisite images.


Jon loves a good old rummage as much as I do. He found the tee shirt in the PDSA for 99p and the psychedelic Tootal cravat for 50p in the Sally Army.


 These 1960's Brenton "We breech the world" flat-fronted wool pants were hastily snaffled from the £1 rail in Cancer Research. The authentic (yep, I got them checked out) tortoiseshell RayBan's were £2.95 from the PDSA last month.


Our car boot sale proceeds paid for some building work on the house and these vintage cast iron radiators we won on eBay on Friday. The seller lived in one of the poshest suburbs of Birmingham so I just had to go along for the ride when Jon collected them on Sunday morning, I wasn't disappointed either, he lived in a beautiful moated Jacobean manor house.



 I shocked my friends on Sunday by turning up at the pub for an afternoon session in jeans but I wanted to give my 1970's Aztec print vest (99p, Acorns Hospice) and vintage belt (50p, Saturday's boot sale) an outing, besides I hate to be predictable.


77 comments:

jaljen said...

By golly, your fella is looking good! One hot couple!

Miss Piggy Bank said...

The little picnic set is so dinky and adorable. You would'nt imagine someone in a manor house selling stuff on ebay!

LUCEWOMAN said...

My 4 year old was peeping over my shoulder as I looked through your finds. When he saw the header he said "mummy, is that lady a princess?".
My reply? Yes, it's princess Vix!

Louise said...

Jeans are good every now and again just to take people by surprise. They look great on you with that lovely top too.

I love Jon's catalogue pose lol. What a steal on the RayBans though, wait until I tell Peter, he'll be green with envy. Xx

pastcaring said...

The only predictable thing about you, Vix, is that you ALWAYS look stunning!
It's true the jumpsuit has Vix written all over it, but you look a super cool chick in your jeans and vest too.
Love your finds. Oh that cute little picnic set! And Jon looks the total bee's knees, most dapper!
Can we see the radiator when it's in situ please? Is Jon on the case?

Faff said...

Great bargains! Loving the top and jeans just for a change too, wouldn't do to be predictable after all! :)

the gardener's cottage said...

dear ms vixen,

i adore all of your purchases. the tooled leather handbag would be perfect for my look. also jon's pants are quite gorgeous. the ray bans too. and let's throw in the picnic thing. you look fabo in jeans!

YvonneSedition said...

You look smokin' hot (as ever) in jeans xx

Miss Rayne said...

thats on ehck of a floral maxi, Vix.
Loving the silver (?) disco queen too

Comtesse de ferveur said...

Fabulous finds! I do love Jon's new trousers, v.v.cool! As for your good self in denim, wowza! Loving the Aztec top with them too xx

Bonnie said...

I love the retro print on your 60s jumpsuit, and Vix, I think you look great in jeans.

PS - Your Jon is looking very studly!

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

OMG! That dress just has to be one of my faves! And you look great in jeans!

DeniseAngela said...

You look so fabulous in jeans! I would of loved to see that moated manor......awesome finds!

The Brunette said...

I love your top and love your old style telephone x

Alex M said...

...you look like Cher in that dress...
:-)

August Paddock said...

You look really different in jeans! As usual great finds, I'm lusting after those radiators! x

Krista said...

EEKKK!!!! I totally love that flower jumpsuit, adorable!!!!! Jon is freaking adorable and I meant to tell you I have totally heard of the Charlatans, how cool is he!!!!

You guys are a pretty sexy couple :)

Marcia B. said...

Oh wow, i would love to shop in your closet!!

Lucy Nation said...

You really suit jeans :)

Amie K said...

Hey Vix!

Well don't you both look fab. You look chic and glam in all your pics-heck, you make jeans look glam in a vintage, hippy-esque way! I love Jon's dapper style and the way he's dressed down his smarty pants and shiny shoes with the tee and added a dash of quirky cool with the raybans and cravat. You both have such an incredible sense of fashion, so individual and cool.

Loving those radiators, what a find. And those books look great too! My folks also used to have a Triumph herald back in the day!

much love Amie xxxx

illustratorclaire said...

Picnic set! SO JEALOUS of the aztec vest.

And that's a darn fine gentleman's outfit. Wool trousers, t-shirt, cravat. Must remember that one.

Please may I? said...

Some great finds Vix.

Loving the bag and that picnic set is lush! Fancy getting ray bans for that price?! (don't tell my hubby he payed full price for mine! oops!)

Looking fantastic in jeans Hun.

X x

HIPPIEBOHORELOADED said...

love the tooled bag and the picnic set, what a bargain :)

Shabby said...

such a cool outfit.
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Shabby said...

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Aquí said...

love the picnic set! Its actually a really cute bag to carry lunch around! I would LOVE to go to one of these boot sales!

Rose&Bird said...

Fab finds as always, love the print on the jumpsuit. Jon looks very dapper there and a great bargain with the shades.
Love you in jeans - heck, love you in anything x

Jennifer Fabulous said...

Jon looks fabulous!

And I have a tooled leather bag similar to yours. That makes me happy. I want to be you, so I feel like I am closer on my way to that goal now. :)

Love, Love, Love said...

Oh, I really do love the jeans, very suprising to see! They really do suit you :)

Kestrel said...

I think you look great in jeans! Always nice to have a change.

Vintage Coconut said...

I love you in that jumpsuit *seriously*
Ya know Vix I have come to think..... you could wear a freakin clown suit and still make it look fabulous.

What a cute picnic set, The book that you showed us opened looks like it would be great.

Jons finds are pretty sweet! Isn't it nice when the guys like to thrift and go saling with you?? I am lucky in that way too *Thank God*
You look amazing in jeans & it was so nice of you to give your top and belt a outing. haha

WeShop said...

Great finds - and Jon looks very dapper in his outfit. What could be better than a partner who loves to shop in the same places you do? You're very lucky! xx

Mimi and Tilly said...

You look brill in your jeans. I love your frock too. If you ever decide to sell your book about jewellery would you let me know? I'd love to own it. Sending love and big hugs, Em x

makinggooduse said...

I swear my Barbie doll had exactly the same psychedelic jumpsuit (that would have been circa 1969.)
You're looking as amazing as ever in it, and in your jeans too. Do you ever not look stunning?

Helga! said...

Feck me,Jon looks smoovearoo!!! Is he pouting?! I think he is!!! Yeah!
LOVE that bloody insane jumpsuit!Kerist! And all those scores! Fab handbag!Do you remember a couple of years ago they were all the rage,and shops were selling modern versions? I just laughed my arse off and stashed my originals away until the furore was over(wouldn't want to be seen as On trend for once!)
Golden Hands are fab,I pick them up whenever I see them.The home ones are the bestest!! Conversation pits!Want!
You look hawt,and no one,I mean NO ONE else wears jeans that make me wanna wear them....but YOU do!
LOVE YOU!
Helga xxxXXXxxx

Scarlett said...

I love getting stuff from ebay from posh people, ive recently got some garden chairs for next to nothing and was amazed at the mansion i drove to collect from.

Still v jealous over the ray-bans!

Scarlett x

Fashion Tales.... said...

Such a pretty last photo of you, I love it. The cravat Jon's wearing is also nice. I'm a bit obsessed with little leather & tooled bags , what an excellent find. -xxoo
Madison

Rachael said...

I love flicking through my mam's old golden hands magazines, even just looking at the pictures is as good as half the projects!

La Dama said...

Jon looks GQ hot poseing like a modelo.
Oooo, that tool bag is so Mexi I need me a tool bag.
You look super cute in jeans, you should wear jeans more often amor. I love you wearing your Pocahontas headaband.yay,Mi blog is working today.

La Dama said...

I forgot to say adorar your dolly blush amor.

VintageVicki said...

Such great finds - the picnic set is so sweet.

I'm not a jeans fan - can't remember the last time I wore mine.

wardrobeexperience said...

jeans! hahaha, that's really fun! looks great on you, too.

xoxo

SabinePsynopsis said...

I bet when you 2 turn up in the shops there's a general shiver... 'the 2 experts are coming'! Great buys, Vix. And you in jeans - looks great! xxx

VainGlorySinner said...

You look sexy in jeans!! Kinda rocker hippy chic vibe! I know you love your skirts and dresses but jeans looks great on you when you accessorise with all your beautiful ethnic jewellery!

John looks rather spiffing in his Clash t-shirt! xxx

Penny Dreadful said...

Wow, you and Jon are in contest as to who can look most fab! Great t-shirt xx

LaaLaa said...

Thank you for your lovely comment today. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I really hope that they both pick up soon. You're in my thoughts too.

I love the Clash Tshirt. My brother had the very same one. Maybe he gave it to your charity shop. xxx

China In Your hands said...

Wow you look amazing in those jeans! Hope you shocked your friends with the denim.
That handbag is adorable!

Little Blue Mouse said...

What are you on, because you look lovelier every day!

(or have you got a horrible portrait hidden in the attic?)

señora Allnut said...

love you're not predictable, and I'm also loving that colorful jumpsuit and the picnic set. And mr. allnut is fascinated by that t-shirt (he's a huge fan of the clash!)
besos & fun

delia hornbook said...

aawww you look gorgeous in your jeans you have such a lovely figure. Jon looks great i love his look,those trousers are well smart with the t-shirt. And OMG that picnic bag what a smashing find and those Golden hand mags i would love to flick through those. dee xx

Alex said...

I love you in jeans. I'd say wear them more often but you have so much amazing stuff that it'd be a crime to leave it in the wardrobe.

As for the getting clothes ready the night before thing, I don't usually. It's just that I'm so terrible at getting up and out in the mornings that I either have to vaguely plan or something or I run the real risk of going to work in my pj's!

Kitty said...

Yes you're both looking hot, I wonder if Jon was gritting his teeth for the photo or striking a pose?? You look awesome in jeans, not that that's surprising!

Wildernesschic said...

I love the bag .. the book.. your last outfit and Jon looks cool too xx

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

Oh wow, loving the look of those old magazines! Vintage magazines are the best for inspiration :D
xxx

Nelly said...

I have thrifting envy and need a fix bad lol.You again find the bestest things.The floral jumpsuit reminds me of some floral pants I have will show you soon dont know if they fit me tho.
Loving the jean look xx

Ask Erena said...

You look great in that last picture!
hugs,
xx
Ask Erena
http://askerena.blogspot.com/

Style Sud-Est said...

OMG Vix the stuff you find is amazing, i am so jealous! i have a leather bag like yours Mr D paid 1$ for it - there is a bazaar every 2 weeks where he works he comes back with a goody bag for me every 2 weeks when he can find interesting stuff for me.
The dress is amazing wait until you see mine! Again you are so cool did i tell you that i love Brits! Ariane - lots of love from Montreal

Terri said...

Ruffles from the knee--excellent! What will you do with the radiators? Will you use them in your home?

Ofelia said...

Why be predictable when you can be surprisingly gorgeous in jeans!

Tanvi said...

I for one love that telephone! :) The last pic is very rockstar-ish! :)♡ from © tanvii.com

MyStyle said...

Hi my dear-always great to see you in jeans, what a totally gorgeous look and you scored some really wonderful finds yet again this weekend, well done indeed! xxx

Missy Vintage said...

You look super rocking your denim! I love your finds. Love Johns trousers, I really need to learn more about mens vintage. Those are great. x

Kelly said...

Those radiators!! Gorgeous!
And you always look great when the jeans come out, suit them so well.

xx

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh Princess Vix you look so fabulous! I FRICKIN ADORE that amazing jumpsuit so much - the colours! the print! the huge ruffles!!! And I think it's the first time I've seen you in jeans - you look AMAZING in everything. And Jon is hot - but you know that.

The picnic set is quite fab and I love Jon's pants. And I'm not being rude! OK, well, maybe a little. But you forgive me, right?

Loveandlove! Sarah xxx

Lucy said...

Vix in jeans!! And you look just as lovely as always! Loving that picnic set and the jewellery book does look v interesting - those glittery tights!

Em x said...

Jons tee is fab!!
I love you in jeans, they show your figure off so well x

Style Eyes said...

Sounds like some amazing shopping. I love the jumpsuit and picnic set.

Thanks for the comments on my blog. I am off to Camp Bestival this weekend. I would be really interested to hear what the Big Chill is like as if all goes well with CB I would like to try some more festivals next year

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Jon looks very cool in that get up.

Love you, Vix.

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Roz said...

Your bargain-finding knows absolutely no bounds. However, it's the psychedelic jumpsuit I'm scrolling back to again and again: amazing!

*Farah Pop* said...

....love it! x

Maya said...

wow the first outfit is lovely, so bright and amazingly retro- I should expect no less :-) But it is too cool not to mention!

the glittery tights picture is really nice.

and Jon definitely looks like a man who knows his vintage! Statement tshirt, classic band, nod to the mod, sharp trousers, head to toe haha

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

The bags are fab - again, I'm astounded by the amazingness of your bargains! And look at you rocking jeans too!

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Great finds. Love the jumpsuit. Jon looks fantastic. I love his outfits especially the Clash t shirt.

You look gorgeous in jeans, you're definitely not predictable! Love you xx

Dusk said...

[wheeeeet whewwwwww] hubba hubba!!!! You two are hotter than an oven in the Sahara!!
...I have to say the jeans look, holy [tongue hanging out!!]!!!! You look damn sexy!

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Fancy China said...

Another successful jumble sale! I rather like the 'creepy' pictures & I've been looking out for one whenever I've been to a jumble recently - maybe the good people of Essex like that style & are not throwing them out!