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Shopping Vintage

Vintage Accessory Car Boot Finds

May 10, 2015

It’s been a little while since I shared my car boot sale finds. I haven’t been to that many this year as we’ve been so busy and on Sunday mornings I’ve felt more like catching up on sleep than getting up at the crack of dawn to look for vintage treasure. I have been to a couple in the last week though. Last Monday we popped to Hook Road Arena car boot sale which is always packed on a bank holiday and on Wednesday we went to my all time favourite Wimbledon car boot, which as usual was so packed with vintage and antiques that it was a little overwhelming!

All I bought at Hook Road in the end was a beautiful embroidered brooch and some clip on earrings. I’ve collected embroidered brooches for years, you can see a few more of them in this post. This one was a steal at just £1.50 and is already one of  my favourites. I also absolutely love over the top fruit jewellery. I got these fruity clip on earrings for just £1. They need quite a lot of cleaning and restoration as you can see from the picture, but I love a project, so I’m not complaining.

Vintage Brooches

At Wimbledon I picked up this wonderful vintage umbrella for £3, its absolutely huge and could definitely double up as a parasol for the summer. This just needs a little cleaning and it’s good to go.

Vintage Umbrella Handle



I bought two pairs of 1960s shoes for £3 each. The first pair are almost identical to another pair I own, I’m wearing them in this post. I’m going to keep these ones as they fit perfectly and you can’t go wrong with black shoes after all.

Vintage 1960s Elmdale Shoes

The other pair I bought turned out to be much too big. They’re about a size 8 and I’m a 6 so I’ll probably end up selling them once I’ve given them a clean. I hardly ever find vintage or retro shoes in larger sizes so these two were a great find.

Vintage 1960s K Shoes

I also spotted some vintage clothing in the back of someones truck and asked if I could go in and have a look. I spotted quite a few good items and he ended up offering me everything he had for £60. So I snapped up a huge array of mixed vintage pieces, some are so damaged they can’t be saved but other bits were perfect so I’ve put these aside for cleaning and selling when I get the time. I’m so glad I asked to take a look!

Have you found any good vintage at car boot sales recently? It can be hard these days.

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    May 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    This is a great post and those shoes are gorgeous – I need to find some new T-Bar shoes xx

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    May 11, 2015 at 2:03 am

    I love all these things! Those fruit earrings are adorable and so unique. And the shoes are really lovely. Definitely makes me want to go and have a rummage around at a car boot or flea market.

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    May 11, 2015 at 8:21 am

    I’m intrigued – how do you go about cleaning an umbrella?

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      May 11, 2015 at 8:26 am

      I haven’t decided yet, but I think I’m just going to try sponge cleaning it with a mild detergent.
      I’m also going to sand and re varnish the wooden bits.

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    Jessica Cangiano
    May 14, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Gorgeous umbrella! I love that it has the look and feel of both an Edwardian and a mid-century piece. Awesome finds, dear gal!

    ♥ Jessica

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      May 15, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Thank you. I’m obsessed with the umbrella. I won’t mind the rain at all carrying this one!

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    May 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Oo some nice finds! Let us see a pic of the umbrella ‘after’, good luck with that x

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      May 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks. Still trying to decide the best way to clean it!

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    May 21, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    I snapped up a vintage Thermos flask and some silverware last weekend – most delighted! Read about it here: http://itsonlyvintagebutilikeit.com/home/its-only-a-car-boot-but-i-like-it/

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    May 23, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Love boot fairs, & I luv the shoes & brolly, last week I got a Art Deco tea set ~ £2 ~ I could have danced with excitement xx

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    Daisy Edwins
    June 15, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Lovely finds! I love the shoes. I really need to get some more vintage shoes, something I’m seriously lacking! Car boot sales are so good for finding stuff!

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