Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Lots of red and 45s

It's been far too long since I did a thrifty finds post, so I thought I'd rectify that and show you some things I've bought recently. I've been especially lucky lately, particularly today!

Friday I had a random urge to go visit my favourite antique store which is a few towns over so I only go a few times per year. I've mentioned it here before, it has a wonderful selection of '60s and '70s clothing and homewares, and is one of the very few brick and mortar stores that sells records near me. I had things to do though so thought I'd just visit whenever I could at some point, but over the weekend I couldn't shake the feeling I should go soon so I popped across today. And I had the most amazing luck with 45s I've ever had! I always enjoy checking the records in this store as because it's not a dedicated record store the prices are really incredibly reasonable, usually just £1 each. I began flicking through the box of 45s just because I was waiting for a man to be done looking through the LP box when I noticed the very first 45 was Curly by The Move. The Move are one of my favourites and it's incredibly rare for me to find anything of them so you can imagine how excited I was (especially as I found their greatest hits LP too!). I continued flicking through the 45s and couldn't believe my eyes. The Kinks, The Animals, a whole stack of Queen and The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, a Marianne Faithfull EP, before I knew it I had a pile of 26 sitting next to me. They even had 45s by Ringo and Roger Taylor for goodness sake, that never happens! (I already owned those particular 45s but I bought them anyway just out of excitement!) I didn't have much luck with the LPs which was disappointing as I definitely prefer my LPs, but I hardly have any right to complain! The store owner was even kind enough to give me a discount because I bought so many. Definitely worth braving the snow and freezing my fingers off for!

I've also recently acquired these two jackets. The one on the right was discovered hiding on the rails of a charity shop and I've tracked it down as being from a boutique from the '80s (in case the massive shoulder pads weren't enough of a giveaway!). It's a bit different from my usual style, but I used to really be into the whole '80s thing so I can make it work, and I think it'd even look good thrown over my '60s clothes. I love the collar and military style and it fits very nicely. The one on the left was purchased today from the same antique store I bought all of the records from. I've loved these types of jackets for ages and have admired similar ones on Etsy so knew I had to treat myself when I saw it. It's wonderfully heavy and warm with it being made of layers of velvet. The design reminds me of traditional Romany patterns which makes me love it all the more, and it's my favourite colour - red!


  1. Oh I feel so much excitment for you for all these fabulous finds! 2015 is certainly off to a fabulous start for you in the record department! Glad that you trusted your gut and visited the store. I'm certain that was the thrifting gods calling you towards a lucky buy. And what fab coats, they will definitely look perfect mixed and matched with your lovely dresses.

  2. I swear you always find the best records!!

  3. your record collection looks amazing! i'm still annoyed at my mum for giving her record player to my brother even though i asked for it, haha, and even stopped looking for record for a while. maybe i'll get my own player soon and get back to hunting good ones.. i'm also liking the look of that red jacket! great finds:-) x

  4. Thats vest is so amazing! What luck for you to find it! x

  5. Awesome finds! I really, really like the red 80s blazer. I love the vast span of decades that could work for, from the 30s (if not the 20s in a very Gatsby-preppy kind of way) to today. Congrats on all these delightful new to you scores!

    ♥ Jessica


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