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Vintage Car Boot Sale Haul

January 30, 2014

Last week I went to Wimbledon Car Boot Sale for the first time in ages. It’s one of my favourites for vintage finds and I’ve found some pretty amazing vintage clothing and accessories there before. It’s also a great place to get antiques, vintage magazines and textiles. I didn’t find any clothing at all this time but did pick up some nice bits. I also brought my best friend Fay along for the first time and she picked up some very pretty pink tea cups.

So here are the goodies I bought…

Vintage Quality Street tin 50p – I was particularly looking for a tin, and although I wanted a slightly older one I couldn’t resist this one which I’m going to keep hair accessories in.

Vintage 1970s skirt pattern £1 – Just as I arrived a seller was putting out a big box of vintage patterns. I only picked up this one as I have loads of sewing projects to get on with. I’m going to make lots of summer skirts from this pattern in older fabrics for a more 50s look than the seventies one in the picture.

1963 The Lady Magazine 50p – I had promised myself I wouldn’t buy any more vintage magazines for a while, but I love The Lady so had to bring this home with me. It features a royal wedding and I love to read all the adverts.

2 vintage patchwork pillowcases 50p – This pair of pillow cases are really pretty and after a lot of cleaning might be used on one of the girls beds.

Large piece of striped vintage fabric 50p – There was absolutely loads of this fabric and I plan to use it to make a 50s style circle dress for the summer.

Large piece of blue vintage fabric £1 – This is a really thick 60s style fabric, although the piece is very long it is also quite narrow so I may use it to make a top.

Vintage table cloth £1 – I’m undecided whether to use this as table cloth or to make one of the skirts from the pattern above from it, as it has a very pretty border which would make a great skirt bottom.

Very large piece of vintage fabric £1 – I think this is the most beautiful fabric I’ve ever bought, I’m totally in love with it. I might make a 50s style dress with this one too. I am kicking myself as there were two bits there and I wish I’d bought them both.

1960s baby dress 50p – I love vintage children’s clothes, these perfect little 60s dresses are toddler sized but sadly a little small for Lila so I’ll either sell them or pass them on to a friend.

1960s baby dress 50p

1960s baby tank top 50p

What did you think of my vintage buys? Any suggestions for the fabric?

  • Reply
    January 30, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I am in love with the baby tank top – i want one in my size! The large blue fabric would make a great summer dress or top and the flowery one would be good for an apron. Great post – now I have to post about my tea cups! 😀 They are still in the tin!

    • Reply
      January 30, 2014 at 9:24 pm

      An apron! Great idea!!! 🙂 If you don’t use those tea cups soon I’m going to come round and steal them!

      • Fay
        January 30, 2014 at 9:25 pm

        You can make me one too and we can do a bake-a-thon!
        As for the cups! Haha! Good luck with that! x

      • vintagefrills
        January 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm

        How about you come and make your own and we can have a sewathon!

      • Fay
        January 30, 2014 at 9:31 pm

        Hmmm that is appealing however with something to eat at the end! Yum!!!

  • Reply
    January 30, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I love Wimbledon carboot! Love the fabric and baby clothes, so cute!! The apron idea is amazing x

  • Reply
    February 1, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Love the bits you got your hands on. Not been to Wimbledon carboot, I may have to get myself down there!

    • Reply
      February 3, 2014 at 10:37 pm

      It’s so good! You really have to pay it a visit. Xxx

  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    February 1, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    What a marvelous vintage haul! I wish we had anything even a fraction this awesome around these parts (especially in the winter – in the spring and summer there’s always the chance you’ll luck out at yard sales). You found some really charming pieces. The candy tin made me smile, as my grandparents have been buying Quality Street candies each year for Christmas for as long as I can remember and I always think of them when I see anything to do with that classic brand.

    ♥ Jessica

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