Friday, April 29, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Our bedroom is a real haven for all the lovely treasure's that make there way in to our hands.
Thanks Katherine I just love it!!!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
It was great to wear some of my op-shop finds from down south.
Brown wool 40's coat
Wool hand knit beret
70's fawn cord pinafore(I love pinafore dresses)
70's cotton paisley shirt with pussy bow
Vinyl 60's bowling bag handbag in two tone cream & brown.
Yip we are enjoying being an op-shop treasure hunter!!!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
I baked mum & dad some shortbread for Easter and took it out to there place!
The day was so beautiful and just so warm. I am wearing a dress that I brought NEW, this is something I very very rarely do. It ticked to many boxes not to buy it, red polka-dots, cotton & 50's style, it's a Laura Ashley. I liked it so much I brought the black & white one too!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
It is by a special friend,the most gorgeous and talented Andrea Eames.
Andrea was also a wonderful customer with a fabulous vintage style. You can see this on her blog acatofimpossiblecolour.blogspot.com
We miss her so much as she now lives in the USA.
So looking forward to curling up by the fire and reading her book!
Friday, April 22, 2011
I tired it on a couple of days ago just to see if I could get a few wears out of it.
So sweet wee 60's cotton corded lace dress you have some more days to play. Worn today with a blue beret and 40's polka dot scarf as a belt.
Outing to see my gorgeous friend and her beautiful baby girls, happiness!!!
Thursday, April 21, 2011
She is just fab as it is a perfect fit and I love the pattern. The best thing is that it is an original 60's dress but new.
Ruby found this wee treat in San Francisco at a shop called "Decades of Fashion"
Happiness is a international vintage dress!!!!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The fab early 50's coat is my favorite colour for winter "brown" and is in great vintage condition.
Then to make me a happy little vintage squirrel they had this autumn rose late 50's dress which went so well with the coat!
Sometimes the vintage universe is with you when you can find two treasures in one shop that fit, and you love!
It's 8 weeks since we were last in the shops. Hard to believe!
We are still waiting to find out when we can get in just to look at the damage.
We understand that it's pretty bad in both Tete a Tete and Two Squirrels.
So so over this!!!
Monday, April 18, 2011
This is a process I do twice a year and it is a great way to meet old friends(frocks, coats etc) and see who wants to stay and who is ready to start a new adventure with someone else.
That would normally mean into the shop, but this year????
Ok so what I do is this:
-two fab old suitcases
-lined with paper
-two lavender bags(from Oxford craft shop)
-washed summer clothes
The lavender bags help to stop the little pests who will chow down on your treasure. (moths & silver fish)
I store the cases on top of my wardrobe where it's warm and dry.
Sometimes I also pop in the little silicon salt satchels you get in boxes just to be extra sure that the case does not get damp.
So good night my sweetpeas, see you in spring.
Now some repairs and alterations on the winter gear!
Hmmm me thinks some have shrunk in storage oops!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
We stopped here in the town of Hampden on the east coast. This advertising for tiger tea was something you saw on corner dairy's all the time when I was little.