Thursday, 12 September 2013

I disappeared...

Not sure if anyone noticed but I haven't been on blogspot for a while. Life got in the way and I won't go into details but things are quite bad at the moment. Hopefully I'll be back soon but in the mean time I'll be selling at Monica's Vintage Fair this coming Saturday in Gravesend, Kent. Hope I'll see some of you there. xxx

Sunday, 11 August 2013

What I've been up to...

Picking fresh produce from Hewitts Farm...

Finishing my first piece of embroidery...

Playing Animal Crossing on 3DS...What is your friend code?

It's small things like this that keep me happy. The daily stresses of life can get on top of me quite often, and I like to take time out and reflect on what I've been up to.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013


I picked up this vintage Caboodle case at the weekend from the boot sale. It cost me £1 and found the pastel colours very eye catching. (I am obsessed with pastels). It's perfect for storing all my make-up in one place and is pleasing to the eye as well.
When I got home I did some research on Caboodle's and discovered the first design was made in 1987. I don't remember these cases to be honest as I was born in late 1989, but I can imagine girls storing their hair scrunchies in them and going to sleepovers. The inside has a mirror as well and different compartments so it's easy to separate all my bits n' bobs.
Did you have one of these as a kid?
Check out this advert! I love it :)

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Silver Magpie Fairs- Meopham Village Hall 13th July

Yesterday I sold at a craft fair in Meopham in Kent. It was a bit risky as 3/4 of my stall is vintage clothing and accessories, and the remaining 1/4 is handmade jewellery and decorated homeware. Unfortunately, it was a rather quiet event, I guess everyone decided to make the most of the lovely weather and head to the beach. It was still a good event though as I met some lovely people. Here some photos of my stall from the day.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

One of my most expensive boot sale finds so far

Hi all,
I'm loving this weather we're having. I hope it stays :) Are you enjoying it?
Me and Mike drove to the beach this morning and beforehand we went to a boot sale. I always like to check out boot sales in different areas as it's interesting to see how it differs from the ones in my local area. I don't usually have much luck with ones that are on Saturday, but because we were passing anyway we thought we'd check it out, especially as the weather is so nice. This led onto me picking up this dress handmade from Cath Kidston fabric. It cost £10 which makes it one of my most expensive boot sale finds so far (it ties with a pair of pink Dr Martens I got a few years ago for £10 also). I hesitated and pondered over the dress for a while as it's quite a lot to part with for something I can't try on, so was quite a risk. Luckily the risk paid off and it fits great, apart from it being a bit shorter than what I'd usually wear. It has a really cute babydoll type fit. I love it and it really reminds me of summer.

Here is a (rubbish) photo of me wearing it. Mike was doing the food shopping so I had to improvise.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Clothes that tell a story

This is one of my latest purchases from the boot sale. I've been looking for an acid wash denim jacket for a while now but didn't want to pay loads on Ebay or on the high street so I am glad I waited it out. This cost only 50p, and is covered in Canadian patches which is really interesting. It makes me wonder what the story behind these are? Who it belonged to? How old is this jacket? etc.
I tend to not think about the story behind second hand clothing, especially vintage clothing. It's a bit too morbid for me. But this jacket really got me thinking, it's a kids jacket so I wonder if this person is in their 30's or 40's now. Although, I feel bad because I am going to take majority of the patches off as it's not my style. 
Have you picked up any boot sale bargains recently?

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Monica's Vintage Fair- Gravesend 8th June

Yesterday I sold at Monica's Vintage Fair. It was great fun as usual. I love selling at this fair. It's great seeing how it has expanded. The entertainment was great (dancing from the Medway Lindy Hoppers and singing from the Swingtime Sweethearts)
Here are some photos from the event, I took these later on in the day as earlier on it was way too busy. It was quite sad because Julia will no longer be selling with me, so she was clearing all her stock out for bargain prices hehe. This means I'll be now dragging Mike with me (poor him).
I'm now in the process of changing the shops name and putting it all online as well. I sold 3/4 of my stock yesterday so I'm going to be scouring the place for more but hopefully it will all be sorted within the next month :)

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Outfit of the day-8 year anniversary

Hi all,
This is what I wore yesterday to go for afternoon tea with Mike. We have two special anniversaries every year. Our wedding anniversary which is in September and our anniversary for how long we've been together, which was yesterday. 8 years together! I was 15 and Mike was 17 when I asked him out (Yes, I asked him out. Girl power!). Anyway, I feel a bit self-conscious about these photos as I've gained weight since getting married last year, so am in the process of losing it.
Dress-Topshop, Cardigan-Peacocks, Bag-Topshop, Creepers-Camden.

We always go to the same place for afternoon tea, it's a 10 minute drive away and is always empty. On a Saturday there is usually a piano player as well. It's such a lovely place!

As part of my present Mike got me some macaroons and tea from Laduree. I've already eaten all the macaroons and am working my way through the tea. I love the packaging as well and will be using them to display in my room.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Boot sale haul (Vivienne Westwood) and Cath Kidston freebie!

I love it when I have a good boot sale day! Despite the recent weather over the past week or so, I still managed to pick up quite a good haul even though the boot sale was half the size it usually is. 

I spotted this Cath Kidston bag on the floor and as I went to have a closer look the lady said I could have it for free because someone broke the plastic handle. I was like YAYYYYYYYY :D :D and when I got home I attached another bag strap to it, so now it is useable.

This adorable vintage hat was originally from St Michael. I got it for 50p and I can't wait till it's not windy and I can wear it out with cute summer dresses.

From the same stall as the hat I also got this Cure t-shirt (originally from Urban Outfitters I think) for £2 and denim Topshop shorts for £1.

This cute dolly style dress was only 50p. Yippee!

I also picked up this Vivienne Westwood Boudoir bag for £2. And you all know I am a sucker for anything Vivienne Westwood...especially when it's this cheap.

And lastly, I got this purse for 50p. I think I may use it for putting make-up and daily essentials in.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Bumbags & socks

I was too lazy to get my SLR out and snap photos of what I bought from the boot sale recently, so I thought I'd be a bit different and take some on my phone, and add some hearts for added cuteness!
I fell in love with the Moschino bumbag the minute I laid eyes on it. I held my breath as the seller told me the price of only...£3! YES! I was so scared she was going to ask for an amount over my budget. I haven't had a chance to wear it yet, as it's difficult to match with what I wear as most the stuff I wear is babydoll style dresses so the bumbag doesn't sit right with it. Mike say's I should wear it to vintage fair as I'll look like a market trader lol.

You probably recognise these socks from Topshop summer 2012. Someone was selling a whole box of them for 3 for £1. They were all brand new, so I stocked up on them. I frickin' love pastel colours, wish I bought more now!!

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Monica's Vintage Fair- Saturday 8th June

Hi all,
I'll be selling at Monica's Vintage Fair again next month with lots of new stock. I'm so excited! Please pop along if you can and say hi! :)

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Vivienne Westwood leotard

A few weeks ago I went to a boot sale and it wasn't great. I felt a bit deflated, and was browsing a rail which had very plain clothing like vest tops etc, but as I was about to walk away I spotted a VIVIENNE WESTWOOD for sock shop leotard!!! It was £5 and I snapped it up right away! I actually used to own this in black a while back but sold it on as I didn't wear it. Hopefully I will wear this one, just need to lose a bit of weight first. I've gained a stone since getting married last year ha!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Hello stranger!

I know...I know...I've been neglecting this blog :( Recently I've been so busy, and when I'm not busy all I want to do is sit down and rest. Hopefully I'll get back into regular posting, especially now that the sun has made an appearance. Speaking of which, here are 2 buys I bought the other week from the boot sale. I'll do a bigger post of clothing etc that I've bought once everything is out the wash.

I couldn't resist buying this mirror for £2. I deliberated over buying it for ages, but if there's one thing I've learned it's that I would rather buy something for cheap and regret it (can always sell it on), than walk away and regret it, especially at boot sales where you may never see something like that item again.

I also got this pretty box for £1.20 (Very odd price). I always have lots of bits and bobs so this is good for hiding them. I'm a bit of a box hoarder as well, I have so many in all different patterns and sizes.

Thursday, 4 April 2013


Recognise these little monkeys? Maybe from when you were a kid? I've recently started collecting monchhichi toys and managed to accumulate 4 in the space of 3 weeks. The total cost was only 55p. The first one cost me a mere 5p (yes that's right, 5p), from a jumble sale. I always make sure I check all tables, including the kids table as you never know what you might find. I had a grin on my face the whole day.
The second one was bought from a boot sale for 50p, it was hidden deep in a suitcase of cuddly toys. I reached in and pulled it out.
The third and fourth ones I got together for free from a lady on Facebook. I'm a member of a few groups similar to Freecycle/Freegle where you can get rid of/or claim unwanted items for free. It's a great way to 'pay it forward', and of course it brings me many gems such as these. Hopefully I can continue collecting and finding bargain Monchhichi toys.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Dolly shoes

One of the good things about having small feet is that I can buy cute kids shoes. I found this pair of cute buckled dolly type shoes from a boot sale a few weeks ago for £5. They are brand new so it's a fair price. They are incredibly comfy and I am over the moon that I found them. I love pairing them up with lace socks and peter pan collar dresses. Bring on summer! *cough*

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Monica's Vintage Fair

Yesterday me and Julia were selling at Monica's Vintage Fair again. It's such a great atmosphere and was by the far the busiest one. We always have a wonderful time at this event as everyone is very friendly and it's nice seeing regulars.

Here are some photos from the event.

The following two photos were taken by the lovely Rebecca, I originally met her last year when she bought a pinafore dress off me, and I commented on how amazing her Christmas jumper/cardigan was. You can check out her blog HERE.
Here is Julia and me (I look sooo bad). And the second photo shows how crazily busy the fair was!