Thursday, 26 March 2015

Knock Knock, Who's There?


Hmm, who could I have been meeting today in Chesterfield for a browse around the weekly flea market?


Vix and Tania, of course!

There we are, posing in the Ladies after a boozy lunch in Wetherspoons while a very kind woman took photos of us. She didn't seem to think there was anything odd about that at all, and neither did we.


It was a grey start to the day; earlier in the morning, the poor market traders had set up their stalls in high winds and snow.

But friends bring their own sunshine, don't they?


Vix and Tan perused the boxes on Joseph's stall, while Joanne tried on (and bought) a Gudrun Sjoden wool waistcoat. 


Is anyone bothered about the future of Top Gear or One Direction? 
No, thought not...

There is always an eclectic mix of merchandise to be found on the market.


Ballot boxes and brooches...


kitchenalia...


1950s hand-painted eggs...


annuals from the Fifties to the Eighties...

vintage games and toys...


and the biggest packet of fags in the world.


We weren't the only Seventies-clad chicks at the market today...




but I think Tania and Vix might have been the only women trying on 1970s matching maxi skirts in the loo.


Gorgeous!


And what do you know, six hours flew by in a blur of chat, browsing, laughs and gossip, and then they were gone.


But see what I mean about good friends bringing the sun?


And lovely presents from Vix too; 1970s fabric, pattern and pendant. Thanks, love!


Not much beats a day with good pals, does it? 

Tomorrow, the family and I are heading to Manchester for a long weekend, so I'll catch up with you all on our return. 
Have fun out there!

xxxx

48 comments:

Vix said...

Blimey, that was quick! What a fabulous day we had, meeting Joanna, rummaging around the market, chatting up the stallholders and spending far too long in the pub!
What was that massive fag packet? I got distracted by those fancy chairs, or was it by Lord Greystoke?
What fab things, I missed loads of those, too busy cackling with glee, no doubt.
Me and Tania in those maxis, the height of elegance...not!
Ta for a fabulous day and lets do it again soon.
Love you! xxxxx

Miss Magpie said...

I wonder how long it will take Chesterfield to recover!

Did you turn the geisha ashtray over? My Granddad used to have one of those ;-)

Fiona said...

Aha, so I was correct in my assumption. What a fab place for a perusal, Chesterfield flea market seems to have it all. Jackie annuals, (my era) groovy crochet patterns, (I would whip one up, but go braless at my age????) and vintage board games (what on earth could possibly be 'dangerous' for all the family?) So glad you had a fab day with the girls and that the sun shone. Enjoy the weekend. xxx

Lesley Extance said...

You all looked wonderful and what a great day you all had , best wishes x

beate grigutsch said...

oh so wonderful!! one day i say, one day....
nice time in manchester!
xxxxxxx

Louise McDonagh said...

What a fun time you had. It's bloody freezing right now isn't it? We nearly got blown away by the sea breeze on tonight's dog walk. I love Manchester. Have fun xx

mondoagogo said...

That chair the giant Players' box is sat on is like one we have at home (only ours isn't so knackered!) I've got that 60s Schoolgirls' Annual too!

Kezzie said...

I love it when you get together!! SOOO much fun!!! Glad you had a thoroughly lovely time!!! I LOVE the matching skirts- that is hilarious!! Mwa ha ha!!!x

Suzanne Carillo said...

What fun! It is hilarious they had two maxi skirts that were the same. Donated by ...twins?

You guys all look smashing!

bisous
Suzanne

Patti said...

Love the twinsey maxi skirts! What a wonderful day for three fabulous women to get together, wish I could've joined you all. xox

diaryofapennypincher said...

Fab photos, all those lovely treasures in a proper market, ooh!

Amber of Butane Anvil said...

Oh, you are all just glorious! What a great day, xoxoxo

Beth Waltz said...

Love these lovely photos of our trio in the loo! The twins' shot is hilarious!

Laurie Duncan said...

Looks like a lot of fun, wish I could have been there! You all look look so happy and pretty! :)

Natalia Lialina said...

How wonderful to see your lovely and utterly happy faces! Yes, it's good to have a friend! Or two! Have a great time with your family - mini-break is another wonderful thing about life. xxxxx

Penny-Rose said...


Fabulous post - you all look amazing! The market looked really good - definitely better quality than what I would expect at a "flea"!! Hope you have a great time with the family in Manchester.,

Liz said...

Sounds like a fabulous day out and that market looks amazing!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Porcelina said...

This looks like such fun! I love a rummage around a market like that. x

Melanie said...

It certainly looks like you all had fun and I love the matching skirt pictures! xxx

Maja Ćorić said...

Hello.
There is just so much amazing items in this single blog post - I'm loving it.

Marija

Mother of Reinvention said...

You ladies look fabulous. I like the matching maxis. Chesterfield Market looks great. Don't think that there is anything like that here. Love your pressies. Will you make the trouser suit (my guess) or the skirt? Xxxx

Vintage Bird Girl said...

I love seeing pics of the three of you. Such gorgeous women! I love the matching loo maxi skirts, and that pendant from Vix is so you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend away. Much love. Xx

Bobbi said...

You guys have such fun together! I imagine the vendors love seeing you because they know it will be a great day.

Ivy Black said...

Hurrah! You all look bloody gorgeous and I love the matching maxi girls!
It does look like a Seventies fest at the Flea. They must have known you were coming!
Ah, Mary Hopkin a Pontardawe lass and I had that Sarah Moon print...didn't we all?
I'm coming next time.
Have a fab weekend.
Loves ya!
xxxxx

Winter Moon said...

Ahh, perfect! You all look fab, and I've enjoyed having a nose around the stalls, in your gorgeous photographs.

Have a wonderful weekend xx

PinkCheetahVintage said...

So fun to shop and hang with friends! All of you look amazing (as usual)!!!!

Mim said...

Wow, what a splendid day - I love those matching maxis. And the necklace Vix gave you is really nice.

One of those brooches looks very much like my giant one. And those annuals... How could anyone resist the Star Trek one?!

kaffesoester said...

The Sunshine Girls, bringing gorgeous smiles and beautiful weather. You remind me of the Trendy Trio in that 70's magazine!

What a great day you've had - and with lots of treasures to choose from. I love the pendant, and of course the twin skirts photo.

Delia Ryder said...

Friends certainly do bring the sun with them :-) Looks like you all had a fabulous time. I have that Sarah Moon picture on my bedroom room I love her. Have a lovely weekend to, dee xx

thorne garnet said...

nothing wrong with tiring things on in the bathroom. I usually just try on in the aisles.

That church's spire is crazy.

Angels have Red Hair said...

What an array of different stuff ... I'd go mad with delight there :0)
xx

freckleface said...

We always have such a lovely day out. I have only one complaint - not enough time. Can't believe that was 6 hours worth, and after being all luxurious we had the inevitable last minute panic. We have to get another one sorted out soon. We definitely brought the sunshine with us :) It was lovely to meet Joanne, she's a total sweetie. We need to drag her for a boozy lunch next time! So funny that you brought twin maxis for us, that's about as 70s as it gets. My mum used to have us in matching outfits, and her too! Can't wait to see you again my lovely. Xxxxxxx

Diane said...

"Tears of rain fall down my window pain, I'm all alone again, good evening sorrowwwwwww" - I loved Mary Hopkins, and Dana, and Clodagh Rodgers and all that eurovision crap! What a fabulous day out. Thing is in Chez, its hard to tell who is wearing vintage, and who is in their normal clobber! xxxx

Goody said...

Looks life fun was had by all.

Have a nice visit to Manchester. I'll look forward to seeing the photos when you return.

Trees said...

I always think its so lovely seeing you and Vix hanging out together :) I really love those 1950s Easter eggs (Easter is my favourite time of year) they are so cute.

Kylie said...

A more lovely/lively trio there could never be!

Jean at www.drossintogold.com said...

Felt like I was there!! Just what the doctor ordered. Loved every single picture. Your smiles are contagious and the brisk winds invigorating. Sending much, much love!!!!!

Sue said...

You are so right about good friends bring their sunshine!! Such fun you always have, I would so enjoy being with you all.

Melanie said...

What a stellar day! "Pics in the bathroom? Why no, Officer, we're just fine. Thanks for asking. Now were did I put my furry bat bag?" Gossip, laughter, and wearing great clothes always fends off the cold. The twisted spire is an excellent icon for a day of fun.

Emma Kate at Paint and Style said...

Well, I must admit I'm gutted about Zayn. He was totally my favourite! And the only one I know.
Looks like you had a wonderful rummage at the fleamarket and you must have brightened the place up no end. Sun or no sun. xxxx

Shawna McComber said...

That looks like so much fun! A day with friends and a market-could it get any better. Oh yes, and a boozy lunch. I am so envious of people who have access to such markets though I know I would come home with masses of kitchenware I don't need. I have a bit of a thing for crockery.
You all look so lovely and happy I will bet you brought the sunshine for everyone at the market. xoxo

Helga said...

Rowr, what a HOOTENANY!
A day with you ladies is my idea of heaven. You all look divoon and totally gropeable, and I adore the eclectic array of goods on offer at the markets.
So jealous it HURTS!
Love! XXXXXXXXX

Forest City Fashionista said...

I so enjoy seeing your photos from your girls' day out, especially when you're hanging out with Vix. It's great that you're only a train ride away from each other.

Those little painted eggs are so cute! Hope you had a fun in Manchester.

Mrs Bertimus said...

Woo! You all look amazing! X

The Style Crone said...

I agree. Friends do bring sunshine! The three of you look so happy and you made my morning. Your laughter is contagious and your maxis glorious!

The Vintage Knitter said...
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The Vintage Knitter said...

Has Chesterfield recovered yet?! Yup, shopping with friends and having a blast too is deffo one of life's simple pleasures.

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

So nice to see Pictures of you and your friends in second hand-stores.