Tag Archive: vintage

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

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

Laura Ashley: How A Global Empire Started At The Kitchen Table

Laura Ashley is synonymous with middle-class-English flowery frocks. Generally not so cool, mumsy style, baggy arm dresses you often see an aunt wearing in 1970’s or 80’s family christening photos. They made bridesmaid… 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

What Does One Wear To A 60th Birthday Picnic?

This isn’t a question I ask myself on a daily basis but I did give it plenty of thought a couple of weeks ago when we headed to Witley Court in Worcestershire for a… 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

A Taster Of What Will Be For Sale Soon!

It’s been a few weeks since I launched my appeal for donations to my London Marathon Macmillan Cancer Support fund. The boxes and bursting-at-the-seams suitcases in my spare room are testament to how generous… Continue reading

News From Charity Chic

An uber quick post from me this evening to announce that the winner of my March Competition to win a pretty dressing table vanity set is … drum roll…. http://itsonlyerica.wordpress.com/ Congratulations! To see what Erica… 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

Win a pretty vintage dressing table vanity set

It’s been a while since I ran a  littlecompetition so I figured it’s high time I gave you guys the chance to win a little pre-loved treat. This dainty dressing table vanity set… Continue reading

Sunday Morning Brunch Mix n’ Match Style

We have been celebrating my sisters 30th birthday this weekend. After a bit of a party last night at Manic Organic in Kings Heath what better way to re-fuel for a big London Marathon… Continue reading

A Peek Inside The Unforgettable Vintage Bridal Boutique

I have been looking forward to this evening for nearly three weeks! Tonight I dropped the stunning vintage bride gown that I am selling in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support into Unforgettable Vintage Bridal Boutique, a charming independent… Continue reading

The winning opera gown was…

Ta da! THANK YOU so much to everyone who helped me select the dress I wore to see Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House on Friday night. I counted all the votes… Continue reading