Thursday, 11 April 2013

Bloomers and Blogger Love

 
Yesterday, I travelled up from Wycombe to Walsall to meet three gorgeous ladies: Vix, Curtise and Tania
 
 
Curtise was due to turn up a bit later, annoyingly because of wanky trains it was 3 hours later, but she got there and we all had a riot. Whilst we were waiting we explored the flea market and the Indian trimmings stall
 
Indian trimmings Margaret Tarrant print 50p, Orange lace table mats 20p, Eye Eye Haircomb, made by me! and blurry postcard of lady and baby £1
 
Walsallians (or Walsallites?) were on fine form, Vix and Tania just missed the huge guy singing gospel in a loud woman's voice. When Curtise arrived we had lunch and more giggling. We also swapped presents....
From Vix a selection of 80s dresses and a silk shirt
 
Turns out Tania is really creative and had designed these gorgeous cards, the mug and the little kawaii magnets, also she added some perfectly pastel 80s earrings, a great looking book and more hideous children.
 
From Curtise, this sleepy dog to add to my matching figurines and this very cute complete wildlife cigarette card book!
 
What generous girls, so generous in fact that I had to buy a cheap hessian shopping bag to shove all my goodies into. Which became ridiculously heavy and mysteriously weightier through out my journey home
 
Second To None was our pilgrimage place and we had a fantastic time there, poor June, putting up with us cackling and riffling through everything, not to mention wandering round in our undies (mostly upstairs, though I did venture downstairs in a bottomless cozzie...)

Curtise trying on a beautiful green 50s evening jacket and Vix gathering piles of stuff.
From Second to None - 1940s spring jacket, 30s carved Bakelite bangle and pendant. I also bought this gorgeous lady from the 20p section of the flea market, she was chipped all over but I managed to restore her former glory with some acrylic paint

Vix didn't buy this daring little number -mad woman, think of the customers she'd attract when doing Kinky Melon at fesitvals!

I also bought nearly every pair of bloomers in the shop!
The minty green pair have a WWII CC41 label, the blue pair were 40s too and the dashing pink ones a bit newer
A Liberty skirt and handmade silky bloomers from Second to None, some saucey fishnets from Vix and a pink handknitted bed jacket from Scope
 
I forgot to take any photos of myself so.... Photo Curtisey of Curtise....
 
I wore: Coat - charity shop, Bag - Clarks, Dress - Ebay, Tights - Dorothy Perkins, Shoes - Office via Ebay
 
We got invited in to Vix and  Jon's den of fabulousness
 
Tea and chats were had and then all too soon it was time for Tania to drive us back to the station!
 
Another brilliant, though knackering blogging day out. I'll hopefully be modelling some purchases soon!

 
 
 

41 comments:

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

OMG I'M FUCKING CHARTREUSE WITH ENVY!

I could die happy after a day like this! LOVE your bloomers (and your yellow coat! and your beautiful smile!) and the black lady. I see so many amazing treasures in Second to None - do you think if I hid in the racks she would notice me living in there?

Vix, Curtise and Tania are all gorgeous too. I just love love love our fab community. We all fucking rock!

LOVE YER BONES!

Sarah xxx

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

Eek, you can see my pink bra! Yeah, cos it's all about me, right...
Oh didn't we have a good time? I'm fucked off I missed a couple of hours' worth of chat and shopping, but I wouldn't have missed the afternoon for the world, I loved it.
I have played your CD repeatedly, Nina was dancing to it, and I now have Drowning in Berlin on my internal jukebox, repeatedly.
Those bloomers are blooming fabulous, and the Liberty print skirt and 1940s coat are beautiful. And you KNOW I adore that bangle and bird pendant. You've sorted your booby African lady out a treat, isn't she gorgeous?
Look at Vix's wonderful bum! Desiree is sooooo going to want to squeeeeeeeze that arse! Me too....
Here's to the next one, darling! xxxxxxx

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

Amazing bloomers and fishnets and painted black lady!! I am so jealous of your super fun day!!!!
Becky :)

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

Thanks for letting me live vicariously through this post. How I wish I was there too. You all look fabularse & I love your pressies & purchases. I love your green frock too. Looks fab with those shoes. Xx

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

Oh, good gravy! I'd still be at the trimming stall. Ball fringe, ball fringe, I LOVE ball fringe. What a fun time.

one denim bird said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a lot of fabulousness going on at your end of the world!!! You girls sure know how to rock the party! Love all your scores, and me thinks our Vix should have come home with that kinky little number. What a great way to feel knackered!!! I bet it was all worth it xox

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

It looks like great fun. You all look so fabulous!

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

Saw Vix's report of the day and was sooooo envious!! You lucky girl - silky bloomers, bakelite, and awesome blogger company. Can't imagine a better day!

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

Ok now after seeing three posts on this I'm dying of blogger hang out second to none envy:). You gals are all looking so fabulous I bet Walsall didn't know what hit Em' I think you and Desiree have healthy undie obsession:). I'll show you mine if you show me yours:).

I'm glad everyone got a cd mix from you, they are golden!
Xxoo

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

I love seeing all of your beautiful pictures of this fabulous event! :D I wish I was there! So many amazing things! Can't wait to see you model them for us. That silk shirt is gonna look FAB on you.

Love your little eye haircomb; it's awesome! XOXO

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

What a fantastic time we had! I wish we'd have seen the nutter singing gospel songs but I'm sure he'll be back.
You took some fabulous photos, I must try harder to take more next time instead of chatting and rummaging....bad blogger!
Look at all those bloomers, I didn't realiser there were so many pairs.
I loved that so many people kept commenting on how colourful we were, I suppose it made a change from grey wolf fleeces.
I can't wait to do it all over again! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

I should have been there with all of you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhh So many hugs I have to give you all, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm so happy about this meet up that I feel like being there!You girls are fabulous and I have a sincere positive envy for everything you did, included panties "exchange", compulsive indian trimmings shopping and fabulous presents swap!I'm sure that my bag would became hevier than yours, especially after visiting Second to none, I already spot from here two or three things I'd love to take home!I love the dress you are wearing in these photos!I wish to be with you next time!
Lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxx

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

Wow - you must have had a fabulous time! Can't believe that there are still original 40s bloomers out there!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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

Oh sweet I am so excited by all these fabulous posts of all you gorgeous ladies....... we are all wishing we were there!!!!!
I just love love the bloomers you found....eeekkk the mint green ones are amazing.
So looking forward to seeing the great dresses from Vix on you.
You will be so happy tried.
love V

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

oh miss simmonds, what a time you had. i wished myself into every photo. you all look divine. i love the goodies you got. love lucyx

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

What a great day and what an amazing stash you scored!! Look at all those lovely bloomers, I didn't see them in all their glory, too many things going on. CC41, eh? Cool!

I think you did the right thing with that bracelet, she's a treasure. Can't wait to see you modelling that wardrobe Vix gave you! I still love that baby pink cardi.

I loved meeting you on the day, especially since it turned out you are such a smiler! xxxx

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

Awesome! So jealous. I'd love to cackle with you lot.
Great scores.
Looking forward to seeing them in future pin up girl posts. x

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

What a brilliant day! I knew you'd get something from the Walsall Flea!

Everybody looks so fab and happy.
I've told Vix to put me down for the next one. When I saw you'd put 'Drowning in Berlin' on Curtise's CD Mix, I know we'll get on! :)

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

What a happy day. I'd go so far as to say blooming marvellous! Oh yes I did! Love your bloomers, and your green dress and pink bed jacket and I have those same polka dot tights! You certainly had some wonderful gifts. The more I see of Walsall The more I want to visit it and rummage through the flea market and empty out Second to None. Yay for Drowning in Berlin, what a song! You make the best cd's xxx

Btw, bought some of those lace collars! Gonna have a go :)

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

I'm even more jealous every post I see about all of the FUN y'all had together!!

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

Excellent post! You lovely lot, fantastic bargains and Vix's bum!
That 20p lady is stupendous...what a bargain.
Loves ya bloomers.
Em
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Trudie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I've just popped over from Vi's and started following. I've been following Vix for ages and I have no idea how itemised your fabulous self in this vintage loving community of ours. So hi!

What an utterly fanatic time you all had, oh how I would love to join in. Everyone looks so fabulous. Your purchases are amazing particularly the bloomers and skirt. I too am rather fancying your yellow/mustard jacket.

tonto chorizo said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Looks like my kind of fun :D Jealous.

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

It looks like you all had a fantastic time Clare, love the photo of all your feet together, kind of four musketeers-ish. I'm very jealous of your African lady ornament and you all look right at home round at Vix's place. xx

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

Creme de la creme of bloggers!

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

OMG! Looks like a great day was had by everyone! So jealous, while you guys were out gallivanting I was in the office being miserable. haha!
You had lovely gifts and made great finds as well, looks like the perfect day to me!

Style Sud-Est said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hi Clare!

I have seen the pics at over at Vix's
Nice to see them again
You all look like you had tons of fun
I wish it coutd happen here!

Nice finds, you wave the most wonderful thrift finds!

Ariane xxx

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

Wow, what do you do with the bloomers? Do you wear them with dresses! My friend has some cool stripy ones I love! I think I might need to invest in some white ones for my wedding for my first dance to protect my modesty for our lindy routine should we attempt any airsteps!!!
You look like you had such a ball with the fab girls!!!x

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

Oh what fun!!!!!!! I'm blushing at seeing Vix's smooth taut baby bottom tee hee!

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

Before I start on this - how bloody beautiful are the pics of you in the previous post? Gorgeous!

I'm so gutted I missed this trip, I need some time away from here and the company of stimulating and fun intelligent ladies. Next time!

Your mix CDs are now legendary aren't they? You have a brilliant ear and eye - wasted in bastard offices. That's you. I'm sweaty again, and a little low on concentration, so forgive the short and rubbish comment. I want to blog proper;y again. You inspire me loads - so thanks m'lovely.

Hope your throat is better.

Lucy x

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

Oh what fun. It looks like a hoot. Vix has a fab bottom doesn't she? Xx

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

Too farking gloriarse for WORDS! I've been waiting for your post, I went to Wellington before it came up!!! And here it is! YAY!!!
So much frigging fabularseness!
I can't STAND it!
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Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds like such a perfect meetup! And gotta say - I LOVE how each one of you is dressed - such a pretty mix of patterns and colors. Gorgeous gals! Again - smitten with your thrifty finds :-)

xo Marisa

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

Fabulous photo's looks and sounds like you had a fabulous day hope I can join you all again soon, dee xx

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

You girls look like you have the most fun-est blog meetups!
Holy heck when I seen Vix in that hot number she totally reminded me of a BOND GIRL *hehehe*
=)

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

Fecking bloomers you saucy bint ... raaaaaoooooowwwww!!!!! Don't you just love wearing them? I hate modern knickers now. I am gagging with joy over your bakelite treasures and your 20p black lady is a sauce-pot!!!! Curtise in the jacket to die for, Vix's arse, Tania's incredible works of art! I love that you had to buy a bag, which got heavier as the day wore on. So sad about poor Curtise at the mercy of the fecking awful and expensive UK rail service. Oh how I would love to rummage through all that amazing braiding and Indian trims! I need more eyeballs in my life. You make the most fantastic jewellery my lovely:) xoxoxoxoxoxo

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

Dearest Clare,
Oh, I first understand why pants of our gym suit were called bloomers when I was little p;) Lovely to them(*^_^*) 
Happy for yo all with the fun time.

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

Mary Lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wow i can see you 4 gorgeous ladies had a blast! a dream blogger meeting!!! i so wish i could meet you guys too one day! hey did you coordinated your outfits? you all wear some floral print and look gorgeous together ;)
kiss,mary

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

I know I read this post before and must have floated away with happiness. Gaaa! Clothing flying every which way in the shop! Undies on racks. Undies on ladies. Bloomers in your bag (good one!). So wish I could have been there - to take photos of everyone staring at you all with their jaws hanging open and thought bubbles over their heads "Shameless hussies... I wish I could join them."

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

What a perfect girlfriend day. So glad you had a lovely time ... and so many goodies. M x