Saturday, 2 March 2013

At Home With Miss Simmonds

Woo! It was jumble sale day in my village. It was packed as usual, everything is always in the same place, so I knew exactly where to raid all the slips and nighties. I got them ALL.
Clockwise from top: All the slips I'm keeping, two pretty cotton nights, great as dresses or tops, Early Mills & Boon and Old atlas and sensational pulp fiction, all 30p or less
Titty Baba 20p, Salvation Army photo 20p, Skirt and shirt 30p

1960s umbrella and 50s? Parasol 20p each, 60s handbag 20p, Sooty Jigsaw 20p, Embroidered cushion covers 30p each

More Titty Baba - she looks great with my dying Valentines roses, Big 80s cardi 30p, tennis eye shade thing 20p, Embroidered tray cloth, patch, cutwork hankie, ribbon bow, hippy hair clip and 60s purse, more padded hangers all 5 to 30p each

Here's the rest of the photos the amazing David of GWH Photography took of me and my room











I was very jealous of Ivy Black's Mavis the crow, so I had to get one of my own


Here's Edgar Allan Crow

I just had to have one!

Bye!!!

36 comments:

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

Oh you changed his name!!

So much loveliness in your room - do NOT trust me in there, I will nick things, especially: the super cute big eared bunny, Miss Titty, the two poodles on your bed head and the two terrierists on your bed!

You look gorgeous as always, my love - and yay, what bargains from the jumbo sale!!

LOVE! Sarah xxx

Ivy Black said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fab room, love and I'm very taken with your jumble haul 'specailly Miss Titty.
Edgar Allan Crow is a proper chap, Mavis would lurve him.
Stunning photos of you too.
xxxxx

Lucys Lounge said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh miss Simmonds . your room is fab. i'd easily spend hours there. you did very well at the jumble sale. I love your 2 dogs. such cuties . love lucy x

Sacramento Amate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would love to be with you in that jumble, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Loving your room and every single photos of you, my dear Clare.
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Louise Mc said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a fabulous menagerie of things you have, great to see those photos of you amongst it all, it really says a lot about your personality, I think.

Fab jumble sale finds. X

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow, I thought I did good at the jumble sale I went to. Love Miss Baba. It's always so fun to see what peoples houses look like, but it's so rude to peep into windows. Like the photo of you in the mirror

Forest City Fashionista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am totally envious of the fact your village has a "Jumble Sale Day"! I am digging the bright umbrellas, and Miss Baba! You have got soooo much supereffingcool stuff in your room, like Sarah, I could not be trusted to not stuff a couple of things in my pocket ;)

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

Treasures galore!!!! I adore Titty Baba, what an awesome rack and I love the brollies, the pulp fiction books, the NIGHTIES (drool) and oh my embroidered cushion covers? You must have been in jumble heaven, I know I would have been, please tell me you skipped all the way home!!! The prices are ridiculously bargainous and hooray your crow arrived!!!! Miss Ivy had her gorgeous Miserable Girl necklace wrapped around her plastic raven - I would love to see what your crow collects along the way:). The box she's standing on, the lamp ... all gorgeous and you know how much I ADORE David's pics of you. You are beautiful ... can we pleeeeeeeeeze go jumbling together? xoxoxoxoxoxxoxoox

CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

David's photos are amazing, he has a great subject to work with, you and your room are both gorgeous Clare. I love all your jumble sale finds, there's so much good stuff, I love the nighties and the umbrellas and the naked lady, all of it. There's never any jumble sales here so I'm very jealous. I was excited to hear we were having a local car boot sale yesterday, but there was only five stalls at it. xx

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

Those photos by David are exquisite! I must say my pulse sped up when I saw that little shadow box with the drawers & happy kitsch clutter. I'd love to rummage in your room. Great finds at the jumble sale, we rarely get jumble sales in my area either. How I wish we had some like the ones Vix frequents. Xx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Huzzah for the jumble. You did good girl. Love the pulp fiction - brilliant covers aren't they? Love the nighties and miss titty. God, I love your room, soooo much to look at. I need to see close ups of every little thing! Adore David's photos of you especially the one with what looks like snow in the background. Xx

grunge-queen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

20p, 30p? I'm in awe over the amazing prices at your local jumble sale, and quelle finds! Love the purse, the sun visor, and of course, Miss Titty! The photos of you in your room are truly lovely, Clare. It's always so much fun to see people's stuff, and the neat arrangements they come up with to display said stuff. Mr. Raven is pretty creepy and Poe-like. Will have to check out Ivy's. Have a happy weekend! Xoxo

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

Love all those embroidered bits and pieces - gorgeous! The photos of you are great.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Yamada Miyako said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dearest Clare,

Enjoyed to see what you found♪
How lovely to see your room; You and your two doggies are really cute as well♡♡♡ 

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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

Ooh, excellent jumbling, Miss Simmonds! Loving all the slips and nighties, the books, the brollies, and of course Miss Look-at-my-titties!
David's photos of you are beautiful, that first one is great and the one in the mirror...mmm, sexy lady! Great to see all the gorgeous knick-knackery in your room, and Edgar makes a very handsome addition! xxxx

lucy joy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great haul, you must have sharpened your elbows in advance.
Look forward to seeing you flaunting your boobies in the new nightwear (that sounds so very wrong).
I'm always after nice vintage umbrellas, never find them, lucky you getting two - Clare 'two brollies' Simmonds.
Gorgeous photos, bring your photographer to the next blogger meet up! You look so comfortable being photographed by him, makes all the difference.

Loveyoumorethanchocolate (I'm lying)

Lucy x

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

Oh yes, the pulp fiction, the 80's sun visor, the nighties, the 60's bag and Miss Titty! What was it you were saying about having no thrifty luck lately?! I would have filled with glee at these finds. Miss Titty actually reminds me a bit of myself (in. my. dreams.) Your friend is a talented photographer. I just love these photos and I love your room. I want to come over and play the guitar and listen to Hole and read riot grrl zines with you whilst eating ice cream and jellies. Our bedroom is the most awful room in the house. It hasn't been touched since we moved in and needs a complete overhaul. I can't wait til I can have my very own girly boudoir again xxxxxxxxxx

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

By the way, LOVE that leopard top. I think it would look better on me though! ;D xxx

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

You did brilliantly - despite the lack of decent frockery! I can't wait to see you pimping up and looking naughty in those nighties! I love the parasols and the naughty paperbacks. That visor is hilarious, I must borrow that off you soon so I can do an ironic post posing in Jon's awful Golf convertible!
David's photos of you are stunning - mind you he's got a beautiful subject....you! xxxxxx

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

Ha that crow is brilliant!!! You got some great items! Do you go to the North Dean summer fete at all? I wonder if we've ever passed each other by? Not this year but another year, I'll be playing in the band!!! (like the last 3 years!)
The nighties are a brilliant idea!x

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

Ooooo........I would unflinchingly finger everything in your room.....I do love a good nosey, and your room is so exciting! Such great pix! I love Edgar Allan Crow, I have a soft spot for them myself.
Great scores! Crikey, I wish we had jumbles.GRRR!
Rock the hell ON! XXXXXXXXXX

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

Ha! Edgar Allan Crow! :D

Those photos of you in your boudoir by your chum are delicious. Love ALL your bits and bobs and those lovely saturated colours. Yeah, don't let me anywhere near your stuff either. I'd be forced into being a right little tealeaf.

Ooh a village worth of slips and petticoats all for little old you. Lucky duck. Can't wait to see you what you do with them and then modelling them for us. xxxx

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

your room is a thrifty wonderland

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

What are jumbles anyway? Are they like garage sales?? They sound awesome whatever they are!! So many goodies for such a bargain. Titty Baba is sensational. I love the pics your photographer took-- you look so gorgeous and cool and your room is filled with so many fun things. Crows are kind of amazing and they also kind of freak me out at the same time!!
Becky :)

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I like everything here. Slips and (now I have to scroll to see what word you used ... I learn english here!)nighties! The picture of you and the sweet dog, the wall behind you, the black bird etc etc.

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

Those photos of you in your room are great. I love all the pictures and things behind your bed. I wish we had jumble sales here. You got some great stuff. I love the naked lady statue.

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

Your room is fantastic!!!I'd love to see more and more photos, David is a talented photographer and captured my favourite things with a perfect light and colours and you look amazing with your lovely dogs!
Great finds as always, I love the Nurse Love book cover, I'm a little obsessed with vintage nurse uniform, so I'd love to find such a treasure, the statue is beautiful and I adore Edgar Allan Crow!
Lots of love xxxxxx

Krista Gassib said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your room is a joy. Scoot over I wanna jump on your bed! These pictures are really great Clare my fav is the one of you and the doggies on your bed, so sweet! I think I adore how eclectic your taste is best so many different styles all mixed together, it's just perfectly you! I hope you like what I made you and that it might find a sweet spot in the room of yours. I just need to get it into the post.
Looking lovely too!
Xxoo

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

I love your room!! The one photo of you outside is STUNNING!!
Awesome loot you got at the sale!! I think Titty Baba could use some glittery nipple pasties with tassels!!

OP SHOP MAMA said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Stop it!!! Your jumble sale scores!!!! And cheapness!!! Love the umbrella and parasol (20 and 30p?!!! score!) and the sooty puzzle. (nostalgia!)

Those photos are AMAZING!! Like a fabulous pictorial essay of you. Get them all put into a little book or something! So cool!
x

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

Oh my, what an amazing jumble sale hoard, well done in bagging all that fabulous loot :)
Titty Baba is beautiful and I love the look of that stunning 50s parasol. I've never been to a jumble sale and by the looks of these rock bottom bargain prices, I think I am missing a huge big trick...I'll have to see if there are any here in North London?
I love all David's photos, your room is a veritable feast for the eyes and the wee doggies are adorable...xXx

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

What a treasure trove of jumble finds! David is such a talented photographer, and you are such a stunning model! You look like you should be a glamorous magazine, showing off to the world how flipping stylish you are! xxx

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

These are brilliant, definitely Sunday supplement-esque. Here's Clare, hanging with Cara Delevinge and Tracey Emin...

Love Edgar Allen Crow's name. Am fond of this type of pun, my Mum used to have a giant fern thing called Robert. Robert Plant. I like Titty Baba too. When I move I will have to come and encroach on your jumble turf.

I have been reminded seeing your room that I have a postcard for you, email me your address. It's a vintage one from 'Somewhere in Holland'.
x

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would just love to look at every little ornament in your room too, and i love your Courtney attitude and mixing of charity pastel domestic punk goddess outfits x

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

I love this post so much. I adore the photos; the one of you outside and the one of your reflection..be still, my beating heart! :) Just lovely. Also, I LOVE seeing your room. Such a great space; so cozy and fabulous. Reminds me a lot of my own. Knick knacks are my very favorite, and you've some fabulous pieces!!! XO

Nikki @ Penelope Cat Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Aaaargh I love your room! Fantastic photos too.

I can't believe all the treasure you lot pick up at Jumble sales - the ones here are pants. Very jealous.

xxx