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!

04 March 2011

If I knew you were coming I'd've baked a cake

I found these colourful old ramekins for $1 at a dingy little op shop I frequent. There were about ten there but these were the best of the bunch. Plus I didn't really need ten ramekins - what would I do with that many? (Here I demonstrate that I can actually exercise a little self control and common sense when op shopping haha). I thought these would be cute filled with little snacks like smarties and lollies rather than for baking in.

Speaking of baking, a couple of my friends and I are going to a 'vintage party' in a few weeks time and we're planning to spend the day '50s housewife style making baked goods to take. I haven't done much baking before so I will have to be taught the ways. I'll have to take some photos for my Dad or he won't believe me haha. The party is like the ones for Tupperware but with vintage clothing which I'll take over storage containers any day! I don't know if I'm more excited about that or the baking!

01 March 2011

A rainbow of glasses

How wonderful are these retro drinking glasses that I found for 50c each?! I love the rainbow of geometric patterns and can't stop looking at them -it's kind of distracting really! They're just the right size too :) Thought I would keep this post short and sweet but I do have more 'vintage' homewares to share with you in my next post so keep your eyes peeled.