Friday, October 18, 2013

The Vintage Bazaar

I have had a slightly extended break since my last post.  This is due to a change in my life circumstances.

I am now back and here to let you know about the wonderful Christmas Vintage Bazaar at the Cheese and Grain, Frome, Somerset.  This is on tomorrow, 19th October, 9am until 3pm.  Entrance is £1

There are so many wonderful stall holders and of course you have the vintage shops of Frome to explore. A great day out for the vintage lover.

Here is a little preview of some of the stock I am bringing with me.

Really hope to see some of you there x Pin It

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

New BBC2 Programme looking for applicants


Are you passionate about interior design?

Do you have a natural flair and creativity and think you have what it takes to improve the interiors of other people’s homes?

In a brand new, warm-hearted, television series contestants will compete to be named the UK’s best amateur interior designer.

If you think you have what it takes please call 0207 534 2018 or email in order to receive an application.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

The Vintage and Handmade Spring Fair

Just a quick post to let you know that I am having a stall at the Vintage and Handmade Spring Fair at the Town Hall in Chipping Sodbury tomorrow, Saturday 25th May 2013.  We are open from 10am and close at 4pm.  There is a £1 admission fee.  

As well as myself there will be some wonderful sellers  of vintage and handmade goods and of course the lovely town of Chipping Sodbury is well worth a visit.

Here is a quick peek at the stock I am bringing.

Lots of new fabrics, curtains, buttons, haberdashery,  vintage quilt pieces, homeware, toys and a rail full of beautiful vintage clothes.  I have packed some iconic pieces of fabric from Heal's and some great children's fabrics.

Hope to see you there x

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Pinterest UK

Today's post is about Pinterest.   Pinterest UK has just been launched and when I was asked to be part of their Pin it Forward campaign, which you can read about here, I was more than happy to.

Some of you may already know about Pinterest and are happily using it but for those of you who don't know what Pinterest is all about let me tell you why, and how, I use it.

Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing  things   that you see and love when browsing the internet.  Just like a scrap book or tear sheet, you can literally pin your favourite things, or images that inspire you, to virtual pin boards for you to keep safe.  You create your own boards based on what interests you, such as food, fashion, decor, favourite places etc., and organise your pins accordingly.  When you need to find them again they are safely there on your board. How many times have you seen something on the net and thought 'oooooh that's lovely' and then forgotten where you found it?

For example I have a board called Vintage Fabric and Haberdashery (naturally!).  I pin fabrics and haberdashery I have in my collection, fabric I would like to have, designs that inspire me, and also invite others to add pins to this board.

 I pin my favourite shoes and clothes that I may buy later in the season.

You can also follow other pinners and repin any of their pins that may be of interest to you.  Some of my favourite pinners are Deborah Beau who's pins are just wonderful,  I could happily repin every one of them, Histoire de Mode who pins the most amazing vintage fashions, Agnés Brun, who pins the weird and wonderful and the lovely Pomme de Jour for fab retro pins.

I also see Pinterest as a way of showcasing  who I am, what I like and what inspires me.  My boards are very 'me'.  You can see and follow my boards here.

So, if I have inspired you to have a go and join in the Pinterest fun you can sign up here.

A word of warning though, it's addictive!

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The National Vintage Awards 2013

Well how exciting is this?!!!  I am nominated in the National Vintage Awards, or rather my little shop is.

My website is in the  Best Online Shop - Homewares section and I would be really, really grateful if you could vote for me.

I have been running my business for some years now, alongside bringing up the children, and specialise in supplying good quality vintage yardage of fabrics.  My customers range from hobbyists and crafters to Theatre production, fashion designers, galleries, TV  and film companies and even the Olympics.  I count Cath Kidston and Christina Strutt (Cabbages and Roses) in my customer base.  All this I have built up from my home with no financial loans or backing

I am proud to say that I have built up a sound knowledge of vintage and antique fabrics and their designs and can offer a sourcing service too.  My reputation has grown in those 10 years and I am often asked to write magazine articles about vintage fabrics.  I have been mentioned in many books as a reputable supplier.

Being recognised for the specialist work that I do would be just wonderful so if you think I deserve to win in that category please tick the box.

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