10 May 2011

Day two vintage fashion fair

Hi everyone :) Thought it was about time I shared what I found during round two at the vintage fashion fair. As well as the dress in my previous post, I got these floral clip-on earrings from the same stall that the little umbrella brooch came from. I haven't worn them yet but they look really cute and colourful sitting on my shelf with my other jewellery.

The next couple items are a bit sentimental because I bought them with some money my Grandad gave me before he passed away and that I'd been saving for something special. My Grandad was a smoker his whole life and while I know this is a terrible habit, it's something I'll always remember about him so I bought this Glomesh cigarette lighter as a little keepsake.

He used to play footy when he was younger so I bought a tiny football boot charm that I'm going to polish up and attach to my Mum's old charm bracelet that she gave to me. I think it will be nice to carry around something that reminds me of Grandad and I'm going to try and wear it more often. The last thing I bought was a pair of beautiful old marcasite and pearl clam shell earrings. I thought they looked like something that would have been around during Grandad's era and that they would just be something special to keep and remind me of him.

So that concludes my purchases at the vintage fair. I had so much fun rummaging around at all the stalls and couldn't think of a better place to spend my birthday money or to pick up a few special treasures.

Hope you all have a lovely week :) I'm going to spend a couple days relaxing since I submitted the literature review for my thesis on Monday and had a presentation today.


  1. That Glomesh lighter is beautiful and the sentiments behind it make it so special.

  2. Definitely sounds like the perfect way to spend your birthday money, love all your finds and your way of paying tribute to your grandfather. You should post pictures of your charm bracelet, you're lucky to have had one passed down to you!

  3. Thankyou for the lovely comments :)

    I definitely will post a photo of my charm bracelet. It has some really cute charms on there and my favorite is a little church that opens up and has a bride and groom inside.

  4. That lighter is too awesome! I didn't even know that they made those. Great sentiment behind your purchases too, it's always nice to have something to remember your loved ones by :)

  5. That's really sweet of you :) the football charm is the cutest!

  6. Funny about that Glomesh lighter, I found a matching cigarette case while thrifting the other day! I sold it on to a friend, but these would have made a wonderful pair!

  7. Your blog is the cutest!

    I am so glad I found it. :)

    You definitely picked up some treasures, I never seem to find anything in op shops or even vintage markets but it must be cos I have not been looking closely enough.

    The Cat Hag

  8. amazing things!

    BTW, I'm in love with your blog and I wonder if we can follow each other..? what do you think ? even if no, I will be your follower <3


  9. A late reply I know but I just found a link to you from Nat@dearlittlehouse. I have exactly the same football boot charm on my charm bracelet, my grandmother gave me the charm when I was born.....
    Great blog, thanks Stephanie

  10. That Glomesh lighter is just perfection.


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