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Vintage Car Boot Sale Finds – 50s Swimwear and Bakelite

April 23, 2014

Vintage Car Boot Sale Finds

Wednesdays have to be my very favourite day of the week. Because Wednesdays are the days I go out vintage hunting at Wimbledon car boot sale. I have to say though, that this week was probably the worst in a very long time. I can usually find quite a few pretty dresses, and lot’s of lovely home bits but there really wasn’t much there today.

So I was a bit naughty and to make up for it I bought a few things that were a little over budget! As soon as I realised I wasn’t going to pick up any bargain clothes I made a bee-line for the legend that is Bakelite Man. I seem to spot him everywhere and generally gaze longingly at his beautiful collection of early plastics. Today he took pity on me and let me have a bakelite bead necklace for just £15. I also picked up two late 50s/early 60s swimsuits for £15 each on another stall, which is more than I’d usually pay but they were so pretty!

So here are my three lovely purchases….

I love red bakelite and all the beads on this are in excellent condition. It will probably need re-threading though as it’s a little loose. I have so many outfits that these will look amazing with, I can’t wait to wear them.

I love the classic shape of this swimsuit and the lovely thick material it’s made of. I’m yet to find out if it fits although the measurements on the label suggest it might. 

I absolutely adore this cute 50s swimsuit. It also has built-in pointy structured cups for that perfect pin-up look. I think this will be too small but I’ll give it a try. Watch this space!

I never buy furniture there as my car is too small, but I always spot really nice things. These are just a few of the things that caught my eye. If I had a van there’d be problems!

What do you think of my new goodies? Have you bought any new vintage recently?

  • Reply
    Vicky Brearley
    April 24, 2014 at 6:10 am

    Fab things and the stuff you had to leave behind was pretty good, too. That looks more like a high end flea market than a car boot sale! x

  • Reply
    Jessica Cangiano
    April 25, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Marvelous finds – and bargains!!! Prices must be extremely good at that boot sale usually, because that seems like a massive deal to me on the swimsuits. It was sweet of the Bakelite chap to give you a deal on that timelessly pretty necklace. I love classic strands of beads like that which go with darn near everything in one’s wardrobe. Congrats on your beautiful new wardrobe additions, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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