Saturday, 31 December 2011

Wishing everyone Happy New Year!


A massive thank you to all our lovely followers and to everyone who has visited our little blog. We really appreciate all the support we've received for our little vintage venture, and we hope to make VJA even bigger and better in 2012 and share much more of our journey with you.

Have a fantastic New Year and see you on the other side.

Lots of LOVE and KISSES from the VJA girls. xxxx

Saturday, 24 December 2011


Hey lovelies,

So, after being a long life Blackberry user I've defected to the iPhone. I'm still getting used to it, although I do miss the practicality of the BB, the iPhone is much more fun! Consequently I've joined instagram, well @vintagejumbleaffair has joined instagram. I love the fact instagram acts like a micro blog and you can reach your followers instantly. Anyway, these are some pics i've taken over the week.

We would love to follow our readers so leave us a comment with your instagram user name, and please join us on instagram, you'll find us at 'Vintagejumbleaffair'.

Also, we wish everyone a Merry Christmas and wonderful New Year; may 2012 bring you all you wish for and much more.

Abi xxx


(Right to left)

1/  My Zara obsession continues;  I won't bore  you with how many items I’ve bought from their winter collection. Anyway, these boots are not my usual taste but for £29.99 I was persuaded.  

2/ Another Zara purchase, I had to hunt this jacket down, thank  God for Westfield! 

3/ My fav yellow chair, nobody sits on this chair but me! I had to beg my boyfriend to buy it when he was renovating his house... he hates the cushion! 

4/ Outfit I wore when I visited my friend in Cheltenham - H&M pink trousers, thrifted jumper and fur coat. I just love the regency houses in the background.  

5/ driving to Cheltenham and admiring the stunning senery.

  6/ Hummingbird cupcakes never fails to lift my mood.

7/ Amazing book cover prints from Bookish Designs , so many classics. 

8/ Upcycling my never worn chocker, i'll be blogging that soon.


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Vintage Jumble Affair Dresses

Hey Lovelies,

just a quick post to update you on our new stock of super cute vintage dresses which has been uploaded in our store, and we've also started our January SALES a few weeks early, so get thrifting >>> SHOP HERE!


Monday, 19 December 2011

Vintage Fair and Fun!

Hey lovelies,

Two weekends ago we took part in our first ever vintage fair at the historic Old Spitalfields Market, as part of Judy's Vintage fair.  At first, it was a bit daunting as we hadn't a clue what to expect and actually setting up the stall was a bit of a task - it was trial and error really but we finally got there!  Well, from the picture i think we did pretty well for our first time... we definitely learnt alot.

Our vintage 1970's wedding dress was a big draw -  we were flooded with costumers wanting to take pictures and trying on the gorgeous veil.  Our winter warmers and party dresses were also a big hit; the vintage black feathered velvet dress (pic below) went to a happy customer who was relieved to have her New Years outfit sorted!

We really enjoyed interacting with our customers and meeting other sellers, so we are definitely going to be doing more vintage fairs next year, maybe in the spring through to the summer, there is absolutely no way we can stand out side in this freezing weather!

Also, we will be updating what's new with us much more on our facebook page, so do 'like' us and 'share' our facebook posts with your friends.


Monday, 5 December 2011

Pretty much eclectic.

Hey lovelies, 

one of my pastimes is to look at my favourite blogs, actually I’m kinda addicted! I love seeing what other people are wearing; I’m really intrigued by people’s sense of style.  I've always wanted to share with our readers what inspires my style but unfortunately I don't have a live in photographer and I’m not particularly confident in front of the camera. Anyway, these are some of the pics my friend took of me on our way to some of the hidden vintage spots in Crystal Palace.
I initially had a turban on hence the messy hair, but my style, I would say, is pretty much eclectic, you will rarely see me immaculately put together, although I try... unsuccessfully!

Abi xxx

Thrifted fur coat/jeans/t'shirt/turban/necklace, Topshop gold heels, YSL ring, Casio watch, Bag bought in S.Korea


Thursday, 1 December 2011

Mission Accomplished - Part 2

Hi lovelies,

 VJA has spread it's creative wings and we're now fledging stylists/costume designers. Remember our Mission Accomplished blog post in May? (read here). Well, here's the video in full. Yippee!

We designed and made the amazing dresses in this wonderful video for Toodar's Ten Paces song, and the girls look stunning.



Thursday, 24 November 2011

Payday Wish List

Hi lovelies,

Ok, so I haven't been shopping for months and finally ventured out to town for a bit of retail therapy. OMG, there are so many things I want... Ahhhh if only the lotto God mother paid me a visit. Anyway, this is my payday wish list... just 6 days to go before payday.

   Ola xx

Premium Faux Fur Panel Coat | Top Shop |£110.00
2 Tone Heel Boots | Zara | £69.99
Pelle Borchie Black Gilet | HM by Versce | £39.99
Amber Glitter Heels Boots| Topshop| £80.00
Gold-plated Swarovski crystal wing earrings| Roberto Cavalli | £355.00

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

illuminator Casio Watch Giveaway!

Hi lovelies,

we are excited to give one of our lovely followers our illuminator retro style casio watch - this giveaway is open to everyone!

   GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The WINNER is Anne-Marie Tvete. We will be emailing you shortly.
Thanks to everyone who entered, we will be doing lots more giveaways xxxx
To Enter:

1. 'Like' and 'Share' this giveaway on our FACEBOOK - click here.

For an extra entry:

1. follow Vintage Jumble Affair on Bloglovin - click here.

Please don't forget to leave a comment on this post with your email address, so we can contact you if you are the winner.

Good luck xx

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Wrap up ladies, Vintage Jumble style!

Hey lovelies,

Its certainly gotten much chiller recently, so we've packed our boutique full of winter cosy cover ups and some of the pieces are on SALE >>> SHOP HERE!

Also, check out our facebook giveaway - illuminator retro Casio watch is up for grabs >>> Click HERE

Vintage check blazer £28
Vintage 70s sheepskin coat  - on SALE for £45
 Vintage Glenmore 'orginal british made' duffle coat - on SALE £58
Vintage mustard wool mix coat  - on SALE £48
Vintage collage blazer £28
 Vintage rabbit fur coat £68

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Instagraming everything!

Hi lovelies,

So, I've become instagram mad... I'm a total addict, I've started instagraming all my pics and don't you just love it?! These are the pictures i took at the weddinng of my friends Ben and Michelle, and i just adore the vintage Polaroid effect that you can get with instagram. The wedding was held at a glorious stately home and i couldn't help but have a sneak around. 

Also, don't forget we are giving our facebook followers 10%  off their purchases, and we will be having lots of promos in the run up to Christmas on our facebook, so please do spread the VJA love and tell your vintage loving friends. We've been adding some new vintage pieces to our ASOS Marketplace boutique - click here.

Happy thrifting
Ola xx


Monday, 7 November 2011

Glitter my shoes!

Hey lovelies,

I've been doing a tad bit of shoe DIY;  i've had these old things longer than i care to remember and they've most definitely seen better days, by all rights i should have thrown them away but i'm a bit of a hoarder! Anyway, i think they've been transformed with the wonders of glitter, they're not quite Liha's Miu Miu boots - read here, but its not bad for my first attempt and up cycling is all the rage these days. All you need is glitter, glue and hair/holding spray and VOILA!  

We are giving our lovely facebook followers 10% off their purchases, so do 'like' our page, here and see what we've got in store - here

Happy thrifting
jumper, zara// faux leather trousers, H&M// DIY glitter shoes, office