21 March 2011


Oops, I didn't realise how quickly the time has gone since my last post! The 'vintage party' I talked about as happening in a few weeks is actually this Friday and I'm really excited to see how that goes. A couple weeks ago it was my Birthday and I spent a lovely time celebrating that milestone with separate family and friends gatherings and a nice lunch in between with my Mum, Dad and boyfriend. I was so spoilt by the thoughtfulness of everyone's gifts. I received a beautiful pearl ring from Mum and Dad and a fancy new watch from my boyfriend to replace Mickey who finally died after multiple battery changes. Gran and Grandpa gave me a beautiful key pendant which I had picked out myself and absolutely love. I wore it with a pale blue 1950s day dress to my family birthday gathering (cue awkward posing)...

Dress: Etsy | Shoes: Sportsgirl

In amongst all the shiny new gifts, I also received some wonderfully old things including this gold (!) Glomesh bag from Mum & Dad to add to my favourite collection.

Gran gave me this small Park Lane purse that belonged to my great grandmother. The original warranty certificate states the date of purchase as Christmas Eve 1973. The purse has been kept brand new in its box all this time and had a couple lucky 2 cent pieces inside. Also in the box was a small card that reads "INSPECTED BY No. 5" - how curious! I wonder who "No. 5" is? Sounds a bit sci-fi to me!

In other news, my followers have reached triple figures! (Sounds so weird saying 'followers' haha). I'm hoping to celebrate with a giveaway in the near future so I'm keeping my eyes peeled for something nice. I was thinking perhaps a nice vintage bag or scarf but who knows!


  1. That purse is gorgeous! I wish I had one!

  2. Your outfit is so lovely! I'm curious as to who No. 5 is too!

  3. Awww happy (belated) birthday, I adore your etsy dress, great buy!! And the Park Lane purse is so sweet xxx

  4. Happy birthday, mine is actually tomorrow! I love your vintage dress, the colour is perfect for spring. You received some wonderful gifts too, I have a wallet that matches that gold mesh bag.

  5. Just letting you know I found an alternative peterpan collar blouse on asos, see http://www.asos.com/Asos/Asos-Short-Sleeve-Crochet-Trim-Blouse/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=1483367&cid=2623&sh=0&pge=2&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Cream xxx

  6. so sweet!


  7. happy belated birthday!and the necklace is very very gorgeous!

  8. those gifts are well thought of.


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