Monday, June 4, 2012

A spot of treasure hunting.......










On Friday we went for a wee drive to Oxford to give Daisy-Boo a run. Now you can't go to Oxford and not go to the Budget Boutique. Its my favorite op-shop, run by lovely old ladies. As you can see I came out with a bag of goodies, happy happy!!!!
The gorgeous lady said the Kewpie doll was hers, I was happy to tell her she was going to a good home.  Look at the pretty dresses the doll had on, so excited to add them to my 50's doll dress collection. I also got a fabulous 50's girdle and a 60's bri-nylon pink slip. 

I was going to get dressed up today as a tribute to the wonderful "Queen" for her 60th jubilee, but I ran out of time. So here is a fabulous coronation breakfast tray, queen button and union jack.
 It was exciting to see the celebration's in England, what a great party. 


love v


23 comments:

  1. god save the queen hipray hipray hipray

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  2. The budget boutique is ace, a proper old fashioned oppy and one of my faves too, they always have great kids books. Love your outfit V x

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  3. Oh yay for the Oxford op shop!!!! It's such a wee cute town. I'm glad you found some treasures. I love the brown outfit. I would die of style envy if I saw you on the street. The frock is so pretty with the cardigan, & I love the touch of yellow. Blooming lovely Miss V. Xx

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  4. Hey Vanessa, did you dress for me? All my beloved autumn colours in your outfit today. I love everything. I think I have the same cardi. The dress is gorgeous(Polka dots in brown - you can't find that very often). And the icing on the cake is your yellow bow. So pretty. Hugs from Germany!

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  5. Wow scores! You look brilliant in brown. x

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  6. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww so lovely.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  7. I got way too excited that I could watch the Jubilee Thames Pageant via BBC America that made the British girl in me very happy! Felt so magic what technology does that I can be watching it live at the same time family and friends in the UK are! Was pretty amazing. And didn't the Queen look glam? I've never seen her smile so much, ever!

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  8. You absolutely rock brown and look absolutely beautiful in today's ensemble! That sweet little cottage garden shopper and adorable brooch are lovely! Old cars are such sensitive souls, I swear they sulk if they don't get a regular run out.
    I love how you enjoyed the jubilee celebrations so much, we had a party but were far too busy drinking to watch the TV, tut tut!! xxx

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  9. You are the treasure in this polka dot number, LOVE IT!!! The purse is super sweet too and I love all your goodies. I have some dolls that were my Grandmas from the 40's that need a new home....care to email me your address love?
    XOXOX
    Krista

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  10. I love these autumnal colours on you. Like wise squirrels I see you went out to gather nuts. What a wonderful assortment you came home with! Don't hide them in a tree. I love the doll outfits. You can tell they were lovingly made.

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  11. How cute are you!! I especially love the shot of you getting the car - being a North Islander, I don't even know where Oxford is, but I want to go there and visit the Budget Boutique now!

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  12. You look so pretty! I adore your polkadot dress and acessories.

    That doll is SO PRECIOUS, what a great find.

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  13. Oh my lovely Miss V, you are the most glorious creature on earth - spotty frock, cardi and all those incredible yellow accents - bag! bow! brooch!!!! I'm so happy you found the kewpie doll and vintage undies:))) I wonder if we'll ever get a peek at them???!!!! xox

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  14. I am SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEING over that tray and badge!!!!
    OH!
    AND I am drooling over how freash and pretty you look in this sweet,sweet frock and accoutrements!!!
    DIVINE,Ms V,simply DIVINE!!!
    XXXXXXXXXXXX

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  15. You look so cute with the wee bow in your hair. I love the polka dot dress (of course!) and the fabulous brooch. I have never been to Budget Boutique. I'll have to check it out some day.

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  16. Gosh I love this brown and yellow combo, too sweet! You look sooooooooo gorgeous. Yay for treasure. xx

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  17. You look gorgeous, love the frock (MORE polka dots? Why of course!) and the bag and especially that pretty brooch.
    Oh that little doll is so adorable, and look at all those little clothes too! Glad you found some treasures. xxxx

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  18. Gorgeous, as ever, Miss V! I adore the brown/yellow/orange combo - I never though it could be such a sophisticated colour palette, but you make it so. Congrats on your lovely treasures!

    Sarah xxx

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  19. You're always dressed up and ready to celebrate, you don't need a specific colour palette!
    x

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  20. Great scores amor!
    You look splendid and always love your polka dot frocks.

    That flowery bag and Kewpie doll is amazing.
    Besos

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  21. This is such a wonderful outfit
    Brown can be boring but the way you styled everything with collor and patterns is exquisite!

    Am i a follower? if not i will be

    Ariane xxx

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  22. ok, we both actually don't have to talk about spots, i suppose ... hehehe ... but i have to talk about your dotted dress. ahaaaaaahaaaaa. it's gorgeous. you dressed it perfectly.

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

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  23. I didn't get to do anything for the Jubilee and the weather we awful too! You look adorable. I'm going to look around for 50s dolls dresses for my doll, she needs some TLC!

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