Category Archive: Vintage & retro style

What do your sofa cushions say about you?

Soft furnishings like cushions can cost mega money but it’s easy to use vintage and second-hand finds to add a quirky twist to your sofa or a boring corner of your home on… Continue reading

How to clean an old trunk or suitcase

Brave the cobwebs and dust in your Granny’s atic and it’s quite likely that you’ll find something similar to the below. An antique trunk. This antique trunk belonged to my paternal Grandfather, Euan.… Continue reading

Electric shoe warmers anyone?

There I was thinking that in days gone by people used to leave their wet shoes by a roaring fire stuffed with scrunched up newspaper. It turns out there is a weird and wonderful antique contraption called a Ronning… Continue reading

High Heel Boots I Can Actually Walk In!

I am feeling like a very sorry looking squirrel today. I had my bottom wisdom teeth out this morning and despite being drugged up to the eye-balls (literally) it’s still a wee bit… Continue reading

What is the difference between vintage, antique & retro?

Yikes, it’s been weeks since I babbled to you guys. It’s time for an over due chat! My draft box is full of half-written, part-illustrated posts so while I wait for a sunny… Continue reading

Mrs.Thatcher. A Style Icon?

Some of Margaret Thatcher’s suits recently went under the hammer. How could I have possibly missed this fashion extravaganza? I am whispering that in case the Fashion Police heard. Please don’t confuse this post with a mis-guided… Continue reading

Cruising The River Severn In A Spotty Dress

I love last minute plans and I love spending time in, near or on the water even more. If it’s with friends then even better. Throw a bottle of Pimms into the mix and… Continue reading

Some Of My Classic Retro Luggage

Any second-hand addict like myself will know that thrifted goodies can soon take over your home – our kitchen cupboards, my dressing room and all the little nooks & crannies around our house are taken up with my second-hand things. So it’s lucky… Continue reading

Charity Chic Look Of The Month – June 2012

Every month I put together a charity chic outfit featuring pieces I have bought from either charity shops, eBay, jumble sales and vintage clothes markets. I had the luxury of a spare Saturday morning yesterday… Continue reading

Easy Peasy Make Your Own Bunting

How expensive is pretty bunting? At Glastonbury last year, people were selling 1m of bunting for £10. Crazy when it’s so easy to make. It will last for years too. We made gorgeous bunting… Continue reading

Memories From Our Wedding Day. 1st June 2012

It’s been a long period of absence and I have missed you massively but whoa…. what a few weeks it’s been. I promise you I have a valid reason for a radio-blogging-silence. For those… Continue reading

Only a Grandma would be seen in that! Think again…..

It’s easy to look at something in a charity shop and dismiss it on the basis that only a Grandma would be seen in it. I’m hoping that this post proves it’s sometimes worth pausing and taking another… Continue reading

Checks with spots? Thrifting for guys

Look in any charity shop and I’ll wager you there are far more clothes for us girls choking the rails than there are for you guys out there. We don’t need to discuss why, it’s simple.… Continue reading

Step into the vintage-style lingerie boudoir

I watched Midnight In Paris last weekend. Despite generally disliking most Woody Allen flicks I was transfixed! The costumes were simply to die for. I won’t say too much in case you haven’t seen it but… Continue reading

Spot On!

Hands up if you like a smattering of Polka dots? Polka dots never go out of fashion but how much do you know about where this timeless pattern originated? Polka dots came into… Continue reading