A Date with St Chad

So, this morning G and I roused ourselves at a respectable hour to toddle off to St Chad's Church Fair!
No sooner than we had gotten into the grounds, my bargain beacon was going off...
This lovely wool blanket and a pile of sewing bits and pieces set me back a fiver.
I discovered a previously unknown to me opshop!
I thought I was pretty up on all the opshops in Christchurch, but apparently not!
There was a troup of old ladies in here, and they were all over me like a rash!
I picked up a nice bundle of loot, all up spending $33NZ.
Frock-70's, from my gorgeous Sarah
Jacket-part of a 60's 2 piece from a friend of a friend
Coctail hat-60's, Trade Me
Sock thingys-opshopped
Blet-70's, opshopped
Shoes-school fair
Handbag-tooled leather! Opshopped
Necklace-from the lovely Max
Then we wandered off to do a few groceries, and then stopped in at Retropolitan!
G is wearing:
Slacks and shirt-70's, Retropolitan
Sneakers-bought by me at a shoe sale
He's so smoooove!
Looking slightly bewildered!?
These pants fitted his tidy little ass perfectly!
They'll need some taking up though!
I admired this adorable navy vinyl bag and the navy tooled leather bag below.....
I came home with this faux fur stole.
And here is a summary of my church fair loot!


Miss Claire said...

Oh my GOSH woman, you did a fine job today!!! There's a fete on cup day (tues) at a church in the hills and I wasn't sure if I'd go or not but after seeing your haul today I simply must!! I especially love the ethnic looking dress, please show it to us on you soon!! G is a gorgeous thing, I so hope I find a man as spunky as some of the bloggers boys around here! One that I can dress up nicely. yes! Have a lovely evening Xoxox

delia hornbook said...

WOW there seems to be so much vintage items where you live my jaw was just hitting the floor. I have kind og given up with our chairty shops there just isn't anything in them these days although i did manage to get a gorgeous 70's dress yesterday its the first time i have been in them for ages to as its always a disapointment. Loving your loot and all those dresses in that vintage shop WOW and those suitcases...god just imagain packing them all up with all those gorg dresses and making a run for it ;-))) dee xx

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said...

I knew the church would be good for something, eventually.

I LOVE that hat you're wearing. LOVE!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Wow what a haul!

trashsparkle said...

What a playground that shop is! I love that it's in a bungalow too. There must have been some mighty dandy ladeez around back in the day for all these fab frocks to be around! And good men's gear too! x

Nelly said...

Ahh thats where all the cheap vintage things are lol I didnt do so well bargain wise but sure had fun anyway.Sencory overload at the fete her I didnt know where to look lol

Hannah said...

What a load of wonderful finds, you have the most amazing collection of bags! Love the outfit the hat and jacket especially! xx

Frocktasia said...

Dearest Helga,
That tooled navy bag is awesome, I don't think I'd be able to leave that one behind.
You bagged some fantastic stuff; I love the colour of that blanket.
You look wonderful as does G, he's a mightily dapper chappy you lucky gal!
Lot's of love,

Miss Rayne said...

I spy ORANGE NYLON - looks good!

Rose&Bird said...

I'm seeing churches in a new light (if you'll pardon the pun)! I'll keep my eyes open for anything like that around here.

What a great collection of goodies and G looks good in those trousers!

pinktutu72 said...

Bags? a stole? frocks?? AND pants for G? How much fun is one girl allowed?

Trees said...

I LOVE church fairs and also school galas for snapping up loot - looks like you did very well. Aso have a wee crush on the dress you wore!

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

That first pic of you bending over? Whatcha back girlie coz I'm right behind you about to give you a two-handed arse squeeze!! My palms are sweating at the very thought of you gettin' jiggy with all that fabul-arsehole treasure at St Chad's - daaaaaaamn!!!!! I'm gonna rip that gorgeous patchwork frock right off you girly - want it!!!!!!!! Those fecking gorgeous socks and the GREEN shoes - gawd it's no surprise the op shop ladies went gaga, they must have thought they were in heaven with you in their shop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I just want to squeeze you right now!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxo

two squirrels said...

Oh sweet the socks in the shoes are fabulous!!!
TREASURE for you, happiness!!!!! There is nothing better than a bargain beacon going off. V

Vintage Coconut said...

*Ohhh delightful TREAUSURES!* Looks to me like you might have bought up everything I would have grabbed. *Shakes fist at the heavens* "WHY WHY WHY OH WHY"
I like those blue pants G was trying on. I don't think my Mr. would be daring enough to dawn them. (Too Bad)
Both navy bags were the sweetness.
The faux fur stole looks scrumptious.

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooooh - that op shopped frock looks AMAZING - I love the colours. Cannot wait to see how you wear it! The op shop ladies clearly have IMPECCABLE taste, my love, as I would also be all over you like a rash! So glad you had such a delightful and successful morning... imagine you being up early to go to church!

LoveStChad, Sarah xxx

Vix said...

Oh sweet Jesus J Christ! look at the loot!!! I swear I'd explode with excitement if I was confronted with such fabulousness!
I bet the ladies were all over you like a rash. I know I would have been.
Loving G's strides!
Love you!

lasophia said...

Hallelujah, that church has some serious loot. Everything in there looked so desirable, the clothes, the suitcases, purses, parasols, oh my, how I need a parasol. Like I need a cape. Can't wait to see you all frocked out in your new purchases.

pastcaring said...

Ooh, you did GOOD! La Trollop up early for church, hahaha! You look as though you really enjoyed a good rummage - who doesn't??!
Can't wait to see all your scores in their full glory. And that includes G's tidy little ass in his new blue pants (when you've taken them up! Or maybe your man is multitalented and can sew?) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Dashfield Vintage said...

Wow what a fantastic day it looks like you had! Makes me quite envious actually, I could do with a day of treasure hunting again soon too.

La Dama said...

Love your hat and your op shop hairstyle.
Amen to churches and old granny treasures.
Your frock is deliciously beautiful, no wonder your always a star.
I am eyeing the blue tool bag and what looks like a red nightie, better model it for us.
G always wears cute vest.. Rico suave hombre.

Krista said...

Dangit I wanna go shopping with you! I can't wait to see you in that crazy bold blue number! I am loving that orange wool blankie, cozy and bright just like I like my winters! Hey isn't it Spring there ;p

I'm sure G has a cute lil rear! He is a cutie and I'd like to spank him! Just like I want to steal your shoe collection!!! You look fab in that lil dress and green shoes.

Style Sud-Est said...

Wow Helga lucky girl all that stuff. Love, love fairs- you always find the most original items, there is church bazaar runs by nuns in my neighborhood - i must find out when they will have a sale -

Love your dress and i love socks with shoes-

Ariane xxxxx