Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Battered and bruised

I purchased this satchel from a recent boot sale for £2.00. I had seen the sellers at the boot sale each week, I'm assuming they were having a huge clear out as each week they always have something different to rummage through. The thing that strikes me most about this particular satchel is that scrawled inside it has a date saying '62 and the name Sally along with a surname and other scribblings. The following week I saw the same sellers at another boot sale and one of the women answered the phone as Sally! Amazing! The satchel belonged to her when she was a child, which makes it even more special that there is so much history behind it. The only unfortunate thing about this is that it's very battered and bruised, I've cleaned it a bit but I am not sure what else I can do? Does anyone have any tips for cleaning this type of leather? Obviously I can't really chuck it in the washing machine. I'd love to revive it a bit.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

My boot sale Yves Saint Laurent belt

Can you believe it's mid-August already? To be honest it feels as though summer hasn't even begun. This month me and Mike have been on a major budget, a ton of bills all at once and pretty much everything we own breaking at the same time is never fun. Lucky for me I shop at boot sales eh?
I was going to save the best till last but I can't help myself. I found this YSL belt which I assume is vintage at one of those stalls that do house clearances. As I picked this beauty up I was scared that the woman was going to say some outrageous price, but when she said 50p I was overjoyed and bought it immediately. The shorts I've paired the belt with is also a boot sale purchase which I bought for £1.

This scarf by Celine Paris was £1 and from the same stall. I don't really know much about this designer but from what I've read I have found out that Celine without the accent above the 'e' is vintage. Not too sure when they started introducing the accent.

Next up is this Carvela bag which cost 50p.

As you all know I love sailor style clothing. My wardrobe consists of many sailor style dresses so here is another. This cost £1.50 and it is actually a top but it's quite long so can be worn as a mini dress/tunic.

And lastly, I purchased this St.Michael bag for £1.00 (not that I need anymore bags). I have another different bag with the same pattern as this so I'm adding this one to the collection. It's big and spacious so I can chuck everything in this one when I'm in a rush.

Monday, 13 August 2012

Penny's Lane Vintage Fair

So yesterday me and Julia had a stall at Penny's Lane Vintage Fair which was in Rochester in Kent. I'm not very familiar with the area itself but it has a very strong vintage feel to it. The streets are filled with antique shops and independent stores with a cathedral close by.
Here are some photos from the day.

Our stall.

Me and Julia.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Penny's Lane Vintage Fair

I've been super busy recently planning the last bits for the Vintage Fair me and Julia will be selling at on Sunday. It starts at 11am, but I am determined to fit a quick boot sale in beforehand. And a quick shameless plug for our stalls Facebook page, just click on the photo below of our stalls bunting.