Thursday, 18 October 2012

Thrift Shop Thursday! Vintage finds

I had great success on my thrift shopping trip this week (that's charity shopping to us Brits!). I've been after some more pretty vintage glassware and so was delighted to find these beauties! Aren't they gorgeous?!
Vintage Glass Bowl

Vintage pink glass jug

Beautiful pattern!

Spout cleverly designed to stop ice plopping out!

I was also amazed and delighted to spot this stunning wool and faux fur 40's/50's style coat in a local charity shop.
Vintage wool coat

I've been looking for a longer coat for quite a while and had been tempted by those in both Tara Starlet and Collectif
Collectif Edith Jacket

Tara Starlet 40's coat

but I'm absolutely thrilled with this vintage chic piece. No idea of age or authenticity but it fits and is right up my street. You like?!
More vintage finds coming soon!

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Vintage 40's style Berets for Autumn

Now there's that delicious crisp Autumnal feel in the air I've found myself drawn to my beret collection for some vintage inspiration. I've found beret really give that forties feel to my Autumn wardrobe -what do you think?

40's dress: Pearl Lowe at Peacocks; hat: H&M; shoes: Miss L Fire

40's Trousers: Heyday; Jumper: Vintage 40's pattern; Hat: New Look
Trousers: Vivian of Holloway; Jumper: Collectif; Hat: Vintage hand knit
Dress: Queens of Holloway; Hat: Berylune
I love accessorizing with berets. What colour next?!.......

Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Return of the Blog!

Sorry folks, what with new job and the start of term for my 3, I've been a little busy and have been neglecting  my lovely little blog. So, I hear you cry... what's it been like returning to the classroom?! Well, in truth it's been interesting and a little scary in places as I'm now involved in training teachers and not teaching kids.
The job is brilliant for me as I can talk for hours while wearing vintage dresses! Seriously though,the teaching & learning software is such a great tool for both teachers and kids it has been great to explain how to use it and see delight and comprehension on the faces of many a previously hesitant teacher. (I've never seen someone look so excited as the guy who discovered he could upload a Prezi straight into the page!!!)

So life is looking a little different now with me working outside of the house even though I'm still self-employed but I am most definitely up for the challenge! I'm hoping to start regular postings on Tuesday and Thursdays now and the Re-Script workshop will be continuing with gusto!

In the meantime, Redressing is still offering a 20% sale on ALL dresses so nip on over and grab yourself a bargain!