Friday, 23 March 2012

I shouldn't be allowed out

I wandered into town today and ended up struggling back on the bus with another round of pointless purchases.
I popped into the fleamarket in the old people's/community centre:
 1970s stickers 50p
 1970s Prova Scarf - possibly part of an airline uniform 25p
 Pre 1955 imperial measurement ruler
 Mid Century tactile glass dish - 50p
 My most expensive and probably pointless purchase from the "fleamarket" (10 years ago it had 10+ amazing stalls, now it has 2, one of which is run by a really dodgy old woman so I avoid it) - but it is from 1897. £7.50
 Pinny - 75p
 Only one charity shop purchase today this cardi for £1.99

I found this most amazing early Victorian platter for only £3.50 but I really don't have any room for it, so had to leave it behind. I loved the pattern so much I too a quick photo, the little birds are so expressive. I'd love t know more about it

I also popped into Primark and picked up this very good copy of a Kidston duvet cover, lots of embroidery, only £16

I also grabbed these £3 plimpsols which I'll no doubt I'll destroy them quickly and this rose hairband for £1


I was meant to get the photos for my provisional license, but didn't. Oops

My family think I'm like this character from the Fast Show, I think they're probably right

Last night Lisa took me along to the Clarks shoes Spring/Summer 2012 launch, which she'd won us invites to - I'm going to do a full post, I was papped quite a lot and even interviewed - but here's a quick photo of my outfit
this was the end of the evening so I look a bit dishevelled, don't worry, I did do my bag up...

20 comments:

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Fab frock for the Clarks do, and your new cardi is very Chanel, innit?

Have a great weekend and lock up your purse (not really)
x

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those stickers are just the best and the vase is quite a piece of history! Lookin forward to your Clarks post x

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look gorgeous in your ensemble, were you a bit merry? Can't wait to hear more about your night out.
Love those finds, the Queen Vic vase is fab and so is the yellow glass bowl.
Have a fab weekend. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

A Treasured Past said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Clare, the Queen Victoria cup is gorgeous and such a great buy...my favourite era. I loved Mr Bump when I was a kid and had a stationary set, the stickers are pretty cool.

You do look fab, enjoy your weekend, Tam x

Louise said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your outfit from the Clarks thing. Someone else told me about Primark bedding this week, I'm going to have to go and take a look! Xx

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The yellow glass bowl is FAAABULOUS! You look super cute - can't wait to see more pics. Sarah xxx

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Pointless purchases are the best kind of all! I love the video clip. Ha! And you look tremendous in your going-out outfit. I like the open bag too - it makes the photo open-ended if that makes sense. Perfect!

Wida said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, what interesting finds!! I would love the 70s stickers :)


Wida
Missing Amsie Blog

two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh the Queen Victoria vase was such a great find! I love the wee polka dot sneakers.
The outfit you wore to the launch is just perfect on you and I am so excited to see the rest of the pics.
Happiness to you
Love v

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look just gorgeous! Can't wait to see more pictures.

And what finds! Back when I was a Manic Street Preachers (first album) obsessive, I used to pick up dirt cheap white plimsolls from cheapy shops which lasted all of a minute, but I loved them!

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOL - do you EVER stop shopping?

That cardy you picked up is bloody fantastic!

You look so cute in that pic!

x

Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well I do think you found some great stuff.
Like the yellow glass dish, God save the Queen, the cardigan and I love the polka dot shoes.

I was wondering why your purse was open... SO I am glad you did it up. *hehehe*

Bella said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It does look as if you bag is still on duty ready for the next bargain; even when you are looking so glamorous. You don't need locking up just yet, you did hold back on the platter and the Government has told us to spend for the sake of the economy.

Wasn't it Queen Victoria that detested poor people and instead of helping them was quoted as saying "why don't they just buy something?" as if it were their fault; and habitually pulled down the blinds on her Royal train carriage when she went past the black country so she didn't have to see? (I like the mug but she is not one of my favourite monarchs by a long chalk).

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE your Clarks launch outfit - who knew a bed jacket could look so chic and sexy? You did, obviously!
Great pointless buys. Most of my buys are pointless. A metaphor for life, maybe?! Queen Vic is fab, so is your pinny and that pretty glass dish. xxxxxx

Georgia Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the Clarks outfit! The colours are so perfect. I love pointless charity-shop finds too, the way I see it my life can always do with a little more whimsy. I wish you'd had a place for the birdy platter, it's a beaut.

his_girl_friday said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great finds! I love those polka-dot shoes especially. You look lovely in that last photo!

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You look frigging LUSH darling!!! SO lush you distracted me from dribbling over that Queen Vic cup!!! Lucky that.
You are finding some bloody excellent scores lately,there's some real treasure in this lot!!
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Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh I laughed out loud at the Fast Show bloke!! I do love a jolly good rummage too, wonder if I'll find some spectacular dentures like he's wearing - haaaaaaaaaa!!!! I spy a Dougal sticker from Magic Roundabout. I'll let you in on a secret, if I was a boy, mum was going to call me Dougal - thank god I am sans penis!! I love your Queen Vic vase and bloody hell, I'd be papping you like mad if I saw you out and about in your outfit:)))) xoxoxo

SACRAMENTO said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Gorgeous finds, and I love you in that flowery dress, with that gorgeous bolero and cutest bag.
I wish the photos were bigger so I could see you in all your splendour.
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La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh amor hasn't been such beautiful sunny days.
love your wrap around dress so much.
I would of snap up the Victorian vase too.
You look adorable and I want to steal your floral frock.
besios