Sunday, 22 April 2012

Pop-Up Vintage Fair

Yesterday I had a stall at the Pop-Up Vintage Fair in Hassocks, near Brighton. It was a very busy day with hundreds (over 900) vintage shoppers coming through the doors.  I didn't even get a chance to have a browse round any of the other stalls.

I sold loads of lovely items.  Vintage jelly moulds to be used at a wedding as table decorations, hand sewn table linen to decorate a kitchen table, pretty glass cake stands, small plates, sundae glasses and egg cups to be stuck together and turned into a cake stand!

It was a super-dooper fair, great shoppers, lovely stall holders and fantastically organised by the Pop-up Vintage girls.  The next Pop-Up Vintage Fair is 14th July - have a look at the poster below for details.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Vintage Furniture Revived

Today I brought (on impulse) a glass fronted display cabinet. Its 1930's style, but I can only hope that it was made in that era.  I love it's curved design and delicate style, but what to do with it?  Where would it fit in my house?

Eventually I came up with a plan.  Rather than use it for its true purpose as a display cabinet that you might find in your grandmas sitting room I thought I would put it in my bedroom.

After lots of polishing, shining and adding a piece of vintage fabric that I've had tucked away in a draw as a backing I was ready to go.

I decided to put all my cosmetic bits, bangles, necklaces, lotions and potions in it.  

I even managed to find space for a few bedtime reading books.

Now it's all done I'm really pleased with the way it looks. I think it adds a bit of glamour to the room in a quirky vintage way. All I need now is a carpet and the room will be complete.


Saturday, 7 April 2012

A Vintage Easter - Polish Style

Its Easter weekend and time to enjoy the Bank Holiday.  For a bit of vintage style how about using pretty sundae glasses to put small chocolate eggs in? 

Or if you have one of the old chicken egg stores you could fill it full of chocolate treats.  So when the lid is lifted... its a chocolatey surprise. 

As my husband is Polish so I've decided to put all the gorgeous hand painted wooden eggs from Poland that I've collected over the years in to my chicken. 

Traditionally, Polish families make a special Easter basket with decorated wooden eggs, a piece of meat, a little salt and a slice of cake which is then blessed to celebrate the coming of new life.