zondag 29 januari 2017

Beam me up, Scotty!

If you thought that after last Saturday's winter walk, we were going to keep it quiet on Sunday, I'm afraid you were wrong: we had a flea market to go to!

There was actually no way we were going to miss this one, as it's our favourite indoor market by far.



The dress I pulled from my wardrobe was another one in a polyester/wool blend, in a white patterned muted brown. It is fully lined, has a front pleat and still has its self fabric belt with fabric covered buckle. Still, I thought it looked a tiny bit boring, so I used an orange-brown vinyl belt instead to break it up.









I layered it with a burnt orange cardigan, to which I pinned one of my Camay brooches.

As luck would have it, there were some tights in my stash in almost exactly the same colour as the cardigan!












It was still as cold as on Saturday, but since we were going to spend most of the day indoors, there was no need for my fake fur coat. Instead, I chose the jacket of a mustard brown tweed suit, with soft brown fake fur collar and cuffs.



If anyone's interested, here I am in the tweed suit, which I last wore in late February 2016, just before I started blogging. Which is why it hasn't featured here yet ...


On to the flea market, which did not disappoint, even if there were less stalls than usual. It seems January really isn't a good month for flea markets ...


These are some of the things we got:


Now, let's have a more detailed look.







First up is this heavy brass family tree picture frame, its base decorated with a cluster of tiny flowers.

Currently empty, it will soon be filled with some old family photographs.









These Heatmaster sugar bowl and milk jug will go well with the insulated coffee pot we bought a couple of weeks ago.



We already have a gorgeous blue Heatmaster teaset we bought in Wales in 2015, the story of its aquisition you can find here. Not wanting to take any risks this time, we didn't think twice!











We also picked up this old-fashioned ink pot, which has a ridge designed for holding a pen.










It wouldn't be a succesful flea market if I hadn't found any brooches!

I'd been lusting after this Scottie dog brooch for months. There was no price tag, and it was in a glass topped display case, which usually isn't a good sign. Sure enough, after plucking up the courage to ask for the price, I walked away as I found it too expensive.

Seeing it was still there after all this time, I innocently offered a lower price, which was accepted, so he finally came home with me!

We ended up talking to the seller, who turned out to be a nice lady, especially as she thought I was in my late 30s! Needs new glasses, more like ...


Then there was this pair of navy gloves, which I got cheaper than the asking price after I pointed out a stain on one of them. I knew it would be easily removed, and it did!

As an aside: when out vintage clothes shopping, I usually carry a travel pack of make-up remover tissues. Whenever I stumble upon anything I like, but which has a stain, I unobtrusively try rubbing the stain with one of these. If it fades, I'm sure it can be washed out. If it doesn't budge, I know to leave the item behind.



I loved this faded Lourdes souvenir album, which was signed by its former owner, the priest of a Belgian village called Vollezele. I googled him, and it seems he was a priest there in the 1920s, and a famous one at that, as he was also a poet and biographer.

Judging from the clothing worn in the bottom right picture, I'd guess the album was even older, but so far I haven't been able to trace it.


Our final purchases were some 78 rpm records. Although they are not exactly rare, jazz 78s aren't that easy to find. At least not for next to nothing at flea markets, so we were quite pleased with this Count Basie one, which was in perfect condition too!

All in all, quite a decent haul, don't you think?

27 opmerkingen:

  1. Aww, love the doggie brooch, black scotty dogs are one of my favourite dogs ❤

    I really love the Heatmaster items, your new bits are lovely but the pieces you got in Wales, that blue is beautiful! xxx

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    1. Thanks Melanie. I really couldn't resist that doggie any longer, and that blue teaset is one of my all-time favourite things xxx

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  2. fab haul!
    esp. the record - so cool! :-)
    love your tweed suit - of cause - but the jacket over the dress is gorgeous too - orange suits you so well - maybe thats the reason the lady thought that you´r just 30! flattering colors are magic :-)
    the album seems from the turn of the century......clothes wise.....
    xxxxx

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    1. Thank you Beate! I never thought of orange as a colour that particularly suited me. The things I discovered since I started this blog never cease to amaze me. Not to mention the friends I've made ... xxx

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  3. That brooch is amazing! Also love the Star Trek reference, though did you know those words where actually never uttered on the show!

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    1. I'd done my research, so I knew the words were never actually spoken on the show. I also knew you were going to point it out to me, Kate ;-)

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  4. Lovely brooch-I too have a weak spot for the doggies.

    Great dress, and the jacket is perfect with it. You're youthful in appearance, so it doesn't seem crazy being mistaken for your 30's.

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    1. I knew you'd appreciate the brooch, Goody! I'm often told I look younger, but in my 30's? No, I definitely think that lady needed new glasses ... xxx

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  5. Lovely brooch-I too have a weak spot for the doggies.

    Great dress, and the jacket is perfect with it. You're youthful in appearance, so it doesn't seem crazy being mistaken for your 30's.

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  6. What a fabulous orange and brown ensemble Ann....very 70's colours! Your scotty is lovely, glad you got him at a knock-down price and what a lovely compliment being mistaken for 30. I'll have some of whatever you're on! X

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    1. Thanks Fiona. I seem to gravitate towards 70's colours lately, without it being intentional ... Oh, and perhaps it's Mr. S. who keeps me looking young? xxx

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  7. You found wonderful treasures!! I especially like that "family tree". That Scotty dog pin is very cute. I imagine it will make an appearance in a future blog post.

    Camay broach? Is that like Camay Soap? It's very pretty.

    happy thrifting ;)

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    1. It's a long time since I saw Camay soap here in Belgium. I'm not sure they sell it here anymore. I guess the soap was called after Camay jewellery, which the silhouette of the lady's head featured on the soap is similar to. xxx

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  8. wowww, fabulous purchases!, I love that tea set, and the cute brooches! and vinyl discs!
    And you look gorgeous in your outfit, that orange cardi/tights combo is a winner!, and your jacket looks also fabulous (and warm!)
    besos

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    1. Thank you Monica. It was only when I saw the photos that I noticed how similar the cardi and tights were in colour. The jacket, and indeed the whole tweed suit, is a joy to wear. Besos xxx

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  9. I do love your orange accessories, they go with those muted browns and creams so well. More amazing finds, particularly the divine Scotty dog brooch and that unusual inkwell. I'm not surprised you were mistaken for a 30 something, you look it! xxx

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    1. Thank you Claire, I am really flattered. My 30's are long gone, though, and I don't regret that, as I'm feeling much more "me" now. xxx

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  10. Another absolute brooch win! Your scottie is gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, Gisela. Don't know why I keep buying so many dog brooches, as I'm actually more of a cat person. But I love Scotties! xxx

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  11. I'm glad there's someone else who buys as much stuff as me Ann.
    You've set me off with the burnt orange thing, I'll be on the lookout for a cardi and tights now.
    I was looking at the very same teapot set the other day but it had pink instead of blue. I did resist it.
    Glad you had a good foraging weekend
    Lynn xxx

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    1. Haha, I'm also glad that there's someone else who buys as much stuff as me, Lynn ;-) Makes me feel less guilty! Don't know how you could have resisted the pink teaset, though ... xxx

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  12. OOOh, well done on the Scottie brooch! That is fab! Sometimes it pays to be patient. I rather like your gloves too and the dress you are wearing today is lovely!!

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    1. Thank you, Kezzie! I was surprised the Scottie was still there. I probably wasn't the only one who found it too expensive at the original price ... xxx

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  13. Beautiful combination of colours. I think that orange is the only colour which is missing in my closet, but sooooo nice with brown! I love the family tree picture frame you bought ... hurray for not quiet Sundays!! :-)

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    1. Thank you Dan! This really means a lot, from a girl as stylish as you are! xxx

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  14. That's a great haul - and thanks for the make-up remover tissue tip, I'd never have thought of that.

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    1. You're welcome, Mim. Those tissues have proved their worth already a couple of times. xxx

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