Monday, 17 November 2014

It'll be a Kitschy Vintage Christmas this Year!!


Good Afternoon, and Happy Monday - no?? Well Monday's are notoriously deemed.....well, hard work for most people I know and I guess I am no exception. Seeing as this Monday here in the UK is dull, wet and just pure crappy I'd share a bright kitschy picture of some new Christmas tree purchases - yep, I am just so excited to decorate my tree this year.

I've decided to move away from my classic gold, silver and white - and kitsch it up with bright tacky colours and glass robots and such :) Cannot wait!!

These ones I bought from Habitat, John Lewis, Sainsburys and Poundland. I know that paperchase have a wonderful selection of glass kitsch too - I'm especially keen to get Gav to pick me up a surfing flamingo tomorrow on his lunch break - hehe :)

Are you changing tree colours this year? It's a costly business isn't it?!

Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Harlequin Posing.....

Goldfrapp Harlequin Clown

Good evening and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Once again, it's been more days than I'd like since my last blog post - this isn't due to the usual procrastination, for once!
I've been super busy with various projects......mainly the shop - listing loads of new vintage goodies. I've also been preparing for the big event which is Halloween: Getting the girls' costumes made and ready for their party........then working on mine, which is fun because I've recently gotten into stamp block carving and printing.......I found an old vintage skirt which made a fabulous cape and then acquired a bunch of old mismatched net curtains to make a collar; Gav and I argued over the size of the hat......haha - which we made from cardboard and covered in brown vintage tweedy fabric - using, might I add - very old carpet adhesive I'd been hoarding in the back of the kitchen cupboard - I knew it would serve it's purpose one day!!

Then I was ill all over the weekend into the beginning of this week - so I literally spent days in and out of bed and now I've a horrible cough and feel completely run down.......but enough whining though - worse things happen at sea they say - ARRRRRRR :)

So obviously, with a new costume comes the increasing need for a pose-y photoshoot. Luckily I had Gav at hand to be my makeshift photographer for a while, well at least until he got bored anyway.........yay - massively cheesey pictures!

I found my inspiration through Alison Goldfrapp - can you tell?

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So I'm now heading to the big city tonight to celebrate the big event - happy days :)

ps. I hate my new page layout, buttons picture - everything! I'm changing it at the first available moment - what was I thinking?!

Goldfrapp Harlequin Clown

Goldfrapp Harlequin Clown

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Goldfrapp Harlequin Clown

Goldfrapp Harlequin Clown

Thursday, 16 October 2014

My Vintage Sunglasses Collection


It's never been a secret that I like vintage sunglasses - in fact, pretty much anyone who knows me, knows I can't resist buying them. I thought that perhaps I had a fair few pairs.....maybe like 10 or something! But yes, it seems that perhaps I've deluded myself into thinking I'm indeed NOT a massive, serial sunglasses crazy person?!

Actually, even as I lay out my immediate collection in my bedroom, I know I have more lurking about the house somewhere - a red pair downstairs in the drawer for instance.

It might seem crazy, but only one pair here are true vintage, the others are merely vintage inspired - How did that happen?

Can you pick out the real vintage ones?