Vintage & Thrifted Style From ProBlogger Conference……

In the days and weeks leading up to this years ProBlogger conference there was a lot of discussion about what people would be packing and wearing for the weekend. Of course there was no doubt, I would be wearing vintage and thrifted fashion. I had SO much fun this year with my outfits and as much as I love the way I dress (because it makes me happy), I certainly didn’t expect to make others happy over the weekend, but it’s nice to know that others got a smile out of and enjoyed my colourful and fun combinations. So here…

Making the Most of a Quick Op Shop Visit…..

I don’t know about you but the quick op shops visits when you’ve only got a spare 10 minutes before an appointment or leaving to go elsewhere can be surprisingly successful. I love nothing more than a long leisurely gawk through an op shop and checking out every nook and cranny. But sometimes all we have time for is a quick visit on the way to doing something else. Having thrifted and op shopped since childhood I find it easy to make the most of a quick visit. First thing I do is grab a basket and the proceed to…

Adding Colour to a Thrifted Monochromatic Look……

I’m not scared of colour and playing with combinations and patterns, seriously it’s one of the things that brightens my day and gives me spark. But as much as I have a load of colour in my life and wardrobe, I have previously lacked confidence with styling less “colourful” shades and colours. But as I matured and over the years I have pushed myself more to give things a go with less favoured colours and just throw caution to the wind and say: Heck if it doesn’t work out there’s always a colourful outfit tomorrow to be worn and redemption…

Brighten a Winters Day with Colour….

Often in winter there is a trend in mainstream and current fashion for darker, deeper, richer colours to be popular. I’m a winter lover and adore nothing more than playing with layers and textures and getting all cosy, but I still must have colour somewhere somehow to lift my outfit. Along with that I find colour and brightness to be such a big part in helping keep a postitive and happy outlook. It seems that what I see as simple act of dressing for me brightens others day too, when strangers are compelled to tell me that my outfit has…

Reflecting on our Teenage Rainy Day Mixed Tapes….

There’s a special delight in a rainy day and staying indoors, don’t you think? I love the change of pace indoors, that comes with a rainy day. For me there’s nothing better than a walk down memory lane with our teenage rainy day mixed tapes, playing in the background whilst pottering around the house. Whilst the many mixed tapes I had in my teens are long gone, I like to paint a picture that reminds us of the painstaking effort involved in putting together those mixed tapes we had in our formative years. If you were anything like me as…

Top 4 Tips for Buying Genuine Vintage Coloring Books…..

Vintage coloring books are a collision of my hobbies and passions these days. You all know how much I love vintage baby and children’s items and I have the softest spot for vintage children’s books. So it’s no surprise that it my interests extend to vintage coloring books as well. Over time I have had countless vintage coloring books pass my way through my business, through buying bulk lots of children’s books but sadly most have seen better days. Do you know though, there is quiet a collector market for vintage coloring books with vintage paper-craft and ephemera collectors? When…

Hello Sailor: Collectible Norah Wellings Sailor Dolls

There is always interest in my stock at vintage fairs from doll and teddy bear collectors, if it’s not interest in the dolls and teddy bears I have at the time, many collectors buy my vintage children’s clothing for dolls in their collections. I wanted to share these collectible Norah Wellings sailor dolls, I picked up recently which will be coming to our next fair in July. If you’re unfamiliar with Norah Wellings as a doll maker, she was once one of the main designers at the famous Chad Valley Dolls from 1919 to 1926. Once she left Chad Valley…

Tips for Selling Vintage Children’s Clothing….

I actually can not pinpoint the time when my interest developed in collecting and then selling vintage baby and children’s clothing. I’ve lived appreciating old things my whole life, but the love of old vintage items for babies and children has been with me some time. Long, long before we were even considering having children I had wardrobe rails full of vintage baby and children’s items. Back in the day (pre-kids) I sold off items to friends, family and collectors for longer then I have been here in this online social community. When I started out in the early days…

Let’s Do The Time Warp Again…….

Some could say that my style and wardrobe is a time warp, and a good thing that it is because last Saturday I attended a local Rocky Horror Picture Show Singalong event for charity. If you’ve ever attend a singalong event you will know that dressing in theme is a given it literally has to be done. Of course I was not one to shy away from chance to get into costume (or some of my regular wardrobe however you look at it) and have a child free night out. I invited my dear friend Noelle to come with me,…

Straight from Sunday Morning Pickings…..

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted some fresh finds straight off the back of the morning of the day I’m posting. So I thought I’d share this mornings picks. Bright and early we headed off for some early picking. As you probably know I’m no stranger to early starts but I could have done with a lie in this morning after attending a Rocky Horror Picture Show Singalong event for charity last night (more about that during the week). But everyone was chomping at the bit to get out of the house this morning. It’s a good thing…