Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A Week of Wonders

Before you start reading this, have you read part two of my holiday adventures yet? There's some rather nice vintage finds amongst the holiday snaps...

And I also expect you now know who I had the pleasure of meeting on Saturday...


It's only the gorgeous Vix
More on her later.

When I arrived home from my holiday I had a parcel of wonder awaiting me from Vix!
In it was...


 This wonderful 1960s straw hat

 Some of Vix's Mum's postcard collection in this wonderful album (seriously I could explode with delight at that fabric)

 It's full of fantastically cute postcards, my favourite sort

 Lovely book on art, which had several works I hadn't seen before and really liked

a scarf that reminds me of honey bees, a chinese fan and three 80s shell necklaces

aren't I lucky?

I didn't do a lot of shopping this week but I did come back with

oh yes. It's an 80s jumper complete with fake gems which remind me various 80s toys and a particular board game called Ask Zandar. £3.99

Another 1960s straw hat 50p!

1950s?! Jigsaw £3.99

So, back to Saturday. I got up pretty early to go and visit the amazing Vix in Walsall. We got on like a whole block of flats on fire! There's only the one photo, because the entire day was taken up with shopping and chatting, mostly at the same time!

I bought a lot, this is partly due to the town being full of fat people chucking out their old clothes - everything fit! 
The first stop was a mad little vintage shop, full of brilliant clothes at great prices
I bought....



Very old crepe nightie, not sure of the age, can anyone shed any light on this? I was thinking early 50s at the latest. £9.50

 1980s does 30s/40s cardigan, had some holes in it so it was only £2.50
Tank top £4.50

1940s? hair clip £1.50

Next it was on to the charity shop and one of them was selling discounted vintage clothes!

 Fake fur jacket £8

Ripped 1950s/60s dress only 50p! Got plans for this so watch this space


 1960s top I cut the extremely restrictive neck off only £2.50

another homemade 1960s dress, £5, not Carnegie as Vix and I first thought

In a regular charity shop I found this monstrosity
£1.75
utter filth! 

I also bought the 80s plaid dress you can see in the hat photos!
I also came back with a bunch of videos for my dad who has a VCR in his man shed

We lunched and had tea, giggled and compared horrible home towns. Walsall is hilarious, we met some interesting characters, a glass collector with a cold, a charity shop assistant with insight into Wallace Simpson's personal areas, a drunk teddy boy, a camp shop assistant  who thought all the clothes looked good on him, skinheads shopping for ornaments and a Lion who turned into a stalker.

I really hope we get to meet up again soon!

Just to finish.. a photo my boyfriend took of me when I was asleep in the tent, I must've been cold. Though it also looks like a severed head!


 


37 comments:

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

Oh such great stuff. I think the 80's jumper is my favourite... but the dress... I can't decide! So glad you had fun with Vix and what lovely treasures she's sent you. So thoughtful of her to send you the postcards for your collection xxx

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

Blinkin' 'eck - you can shop! The gem festooned jumper is my favourite though, just the kind of thing I pick up.
I'm useless at dating things, I always ask my mum, she seems to know an awful lot from her 50 years of charity shopping.
I'd like to join you for a charity shopping/character spotting day out. I'd definitely let you have all the creepy tat, what the hell is going on with those indecent kiddies? GROTESQUE!
I don't remember Ask Zandar, but the advert looks familiar somehow.

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

Eeek! You and me sleep in exactly the same way, buried under the covers with just a tuft of hair showing!
We had a brilliant day, I'd forgotten all about that gorgeous tank top, it's so funky. You've done a grand job on that groovy 1960s blouse and you'll have to model that fake fur to show everyone how gorgeous you look in it.
I'll never forget the look of horror on the sales assistant's face when you handed her that ornament and said, "I'll have this horrible thing, please" I bet it was hers!
Hopefully they'll be even more nutters to chat to when I come and visit you, otherwise I'll have to bring some with me! xxx

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

I love the fake fur jacket................yes please!!........
lets see you model it!!

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

Woooo, you lucky lucky girls. So jealous you've had such a fun meet up but glad we can view the spoils. I love everything Vix sent you, especially the yellow hat, looks so fab on you. That jumper is hysterical, looks like someone went made with a bedazzler.
xx

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

It does look like you had the most tremendous time, and what a stash of goodies you came back with. My fave is the faux fur jacket, it looks divine. Xx

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

Vix's parcels of joy are always fabulous, and her mum's postcard album is just wonderful, what a generous gift.
I'm so pleased you had a great day together (though not a little jealous...) and good grief, did you SHOP! Love that faux fur, naturally, and the frocks, and the nightie. Creepy kid ornament, hmmm - I'm ringing Social Services! xxxx

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

I need that bedazzled '80s jumper.

Is this shit all for you? Or do you selll it. I want half of it. It takes me SO LONG to scrounge up that much awesome second hand stuff.

Don't you and Vix live in different countries? *looks confused*

I wish I could have joined you for that coffee. I love my blog friends.

xxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!! OMG the thought of you two hot babes kicking up your heels together gives me palpitations - REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What incredible buys you scored, I'm in quite a flap here and the parcel of joy from Vix is divooooooon darling! I'm so happy you two met - Walsall will never be the same - NEVER I say!!!!! xxxxxx

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

Oh yay for everything! Vix! Shopping! Faux furs! Those fab frocks! I especially love the pretty house dress and the green one - and the lovely postcard collection from Vix's lovely Mum. Ooh I could just hug you from loveliness!!! Sarah xxx

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

What a lucky pair you & Vix are getting to hook up! I'll bet it was heaps of fun shopping together. I do love that ripped house dress....looking forward to seeing your plans for it. And I adore the green handmade frock. Such a lovely pattern. I've bought a few vintage cardigans lately. It's a wee bit scary how much I'm embracing my inner Nana! Take care & enjoy your new goodies. Xx

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

Oh heck there is alot of great stuff in this post. Like your gifts from Vix and your charity shop buys.
My fave things you found in the button up flower cardi & the faux fur white coat (I have one almost identical. (I wore it ALOT last fall I adore it.)

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

P.S. Does your faux fur coat have some sewing lines under the collar?

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

Love that white faux fur!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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

Oh sweet I am so excited you meet VIx, that must have been amazing. I beat you had a fabulous time, well yes you did look at all the treasure. I love the hairclip they are so hard to find, I am always looking for them. I can't wait to see the dresses on you, they are so pretty.
Happiness is meeting blogging friends.
Love v

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You always fill your posts with delights!!I love that you and Vix met, you are two of my favorite bloggers and I'm really curios to know more about what happened!!
I like your finds very much and so Vix's presents!!The hats are both amazing and so the jumper and the cardigan! The dresses are all lovely too,I'd love to see you wearing them, the colors are fantastic! The pink nighty could also remind me the 40's style, it's fabulous worn as a dress!!
xxxx

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

Woooow what amazing treasures, and you got to meet Vix too, utter fabulousness!! Your going to look amazing in all those purtty dresses, oh and I just love the fed-up look on the little boys face whilst hes doing that puzzle, he's really selling the joys of puzzling (if that what its called?), and that ornament is so flipping hilarious I had to show the lads at work, they agree utter Filth! :) xx

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

Wow- you girls sure know how to shop! Just how does one procure a Vix parcel then?! xXx

Emma Litton said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You found some amazing things! Thanks for sharing :)

xo,
Em

delia hornbook said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bless Vix lovely goodies she sent you. Sounds and looks like you had a wonderful day, great buys to ;-)) dee x

Camelia Crinoline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow, you scored some fabulous finds. That nighty is gorgeous. It looks like it may be 30s/40s. Lucky you and Vix getting to hang out and go shopping.

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

Wow you've got some cracking bargains there, love the blue top, love the fake fur and love the hair clip!

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

Hooray for faux fur! Looks like you had a fun time. Wonderful that you got to meet Vix too! You must be thrilled with the post card album, after all, you LURV postcards, and those look very charming.

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

lovely lovely lovely - and this is me now. hopefully you can find me!! xx

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

Me again!! I have given you a One Lovely Blog Award over at mine, I know these things are not everyone's cuppa tea, so I'll not be offended if you don't pass it on. Anyway have a great weekend xxx

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

so many nice stuff, i love the hats , so gorgeous :)

xx

Mrs. D said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oooh, those are some great finds indeed!

xx

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

How wonderful the two of you meeting, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh so jealous.
We should have a real meet up next year.
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Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think I could explode at the utter delight of that fabric as well - or with all your finds here really. You truly struck some gold here. All those dresses and hats, and sweaters - oh my <3!

What's with that creepy filthy figurine?! Hahahaha - I would love to know who designed such a thing:)

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

Love it all!!!! And Vic! Love her blog! :)

ox from NYC!
davie+erica

LPFashionPhilosophy

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that you putas met up and shopped grotesque figurines.
I bet it was so much fun amor.
You know I love all your junk finds, especially pink nightgown and yellow hat.
Im having faux fur envy now.
How sweet of Vixcita to gift you her Mom's postcards, she has a golden soul.
Besitos

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

Do you remember that machine from the 80s called something like a bedazzler? You had fake jewels that you could attach to virtually anything you wanted. That's what the jumper reminds me of! My little sister would love it. Sounds like you had a fab day in Walsall with Vix. Good finds! Emma x

Bijou Sugar-Socks said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love that fake fur jacket! totally you :)

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

OO the fake fur is fab Clare!!

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

I can NOT even pay attention to your haul because my mind is spinning: YOU GOT TO MEET VIX! That is better than Elvis. What a grand thing! And that yellow hat looks made for you. Ok. Now back to see your charity scores. xo. Bella Q

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

You are a truly admirable thrifter! The faux-fur jacket is my fav.

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

Just found you via Vix, I'm so envious you got to meet her! The straw hat she gave you is marvellous but the postcard album is even better. And I love the pretty glitter buttons on your 60s dress :)

Penny Dreadful Vintage