Thursday, 30 September 2010

Leicester fair this weekend

The new vintage fair season is fully back in swing - yay!  Also with it being the first few weeks for freshers we have another university based fair this weekend.  Leeds was amazing by the way - I'll be back!

This weekend I'll be in Leicester.  Everyone is welcome - not just students.  See you there!

De Montford Students Union
Campus Centre Building
Mill Lane
Leicester
LE2 7DR

Sunday 3rd October
12-5pm
£2 entry

Monday, 27 September 2010

Leeds Vintage fair this Tuesday!

I almost forgot to let you know about this one!  But I'm all ready for the long journey up to Leeds in the morning.  This vintage event is part of freshers week but everyone is welcome - not just students.  I am all fully stocked for autumn/winter so hopefully see you there.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Hertford vintage fair this Saturday.

The car is all loaded and ready for the 'Be Gorgeous' event at Luton casino tonight.  Hope to see you there; if the lure of free champagne and lots of shopping doesn't tempt you I don't know what will!

After tonight the next vintage event is this Saturday in lovely little Hertford.  The fair is in the Corn Exchange in the town centre and there are plently of places to 'do lunch' in the town before or after some vintage shopping.  Hopefully see you there.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Be Gorgeous!

I'm really looking forward to this one!  My next vintage event is an evening event at a casino.  I'm going to be selling my lovely vintage bits along with some other great retailers at Luton's G Casino's Diva Night.  It's this Thursday from 7pm.  A free glass of champagne, entertainment and shopping awaits!  See you there!

Thursday 23rd September @ 7pm - G Casino, 35 Park Street West, Luton, LU1 3DE.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Liverpool fair this weekend


We're venturing north this weekend. In fact we're making a weekend of it and staying over for a night out and to see the sights!

If you're anywhere near Liverpool this Saturday then pop in. With freshers week in mind I have sale items galore! And with the summer all but disappeared I have autumn knits and coats all ready to go.

Click here for all the details. See you there!

Liverpool John Moores Student Union, Maryland Street, Liverpool, L1 9DE
Saturday 18th September 11 - 4pm

Friday, 10 September 2010

Vintage photos

This was such a lovely find this morning!  I was rummaging around at Hitchin market earlier today and found a suitcase full of old photos which must have come out of a house clearance.  It's a little sad for probably once treasured family photos to end up at a market in amongst a lot of junk but I rescued a few and I think they are just lovely.  I'll just need to find somewhere to put them. 

I find old photos fascinating.  It's just such a shame all our photos tend to live on our phones and computers nowadays....















New old records.

I'm still loving my new record player; in fact I'm thinking of redecorating and re organising my living room just so it fits in better!  I want to spend the winter sitting cosy on a lovely fluffy rug on the floor to play my new old records.  I've been rummaging through boxes of 49p records today to dig out some for my little collection.  Happy times!

  

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Vintage record player

I've been thinking about getting a record player for a while now and spotted this lovely one at the weekend.  It's an early 60s Dansette Bermuda and it's just what every teenager had, or wanted around that time.  Whilst Mum & Dad would be downstairs watching telly, teenagers would be listening to the latest record in their bedroom. 

I bought the record player and was given the choice of any record thrown in for free; I chose 'The Beach Boys'!  I'll soon be routing through the records at all the car boot sales to grow my collection!  I love the old crackly sound of records playing, it's so much more authentic.











Monday, 6 September 2010

My favourite designer: Mary Quant


Mary Quant sums up the late 1960s perfectly.  Famed with the invention of the mini skirt and 'go-go' boots, she made the decade what it was.  I absolutely love her designs although I'm not sure I'm brave enough to wear white vinyl boots!



I recently came across some amazing original 1970's Mary Quant shoes but much as I'd like to hang on to them forever just to look at I have just put them up on ebay so if you'd like to get your hands on a little piece of Quant history - here they are.... http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280557328830&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Guys and dolls!


I picked up these super cute dolls today.  They look a little like loo roll covers but they're musical dolls!  Twist the bottom and they each play a different tune.  The ultimate in kitcsh but I like them.

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Vintage movies

If I were to describe my perfect cold weather afternoon it would be snuggled up on my lovely sofa with a cup of tea, biscuits and an old movie to watch.  I love love love afternoon films!  One of my favorites is 'Gone with the Wind' - I could watch it over and over!  But I wanted to mention a lovely film I watched the other day.. starring the just beautiful 'Virna Lisi' and very lovely 'Jack Lemmon' in 'How to Murder Your Wife'.  It's about a guy who loves the batchelor lifestyle then one day wakes up to find that after a drunken night at a batcheor party he is married to the girl who popped out of a cake the night before!  It's a perfect afternoon film.