• Vintage trinkets in my Etsy shop

    October 17th 2013 katie

    Just a quick one to say that I’ve added a new section to my Etsy shop with some midcentury, vintage and antique bits and bobs. My collection is just getting too big and some has to go! Head over here to take a look, before I change my mind and keep it all.

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  • Brooklyn shopping

    October 11th 2013 katie

    We went to the famous Brooklyn Flea, but to the Saturday one at Fort Greene, not the main Williamsburg one. It was pretty good – quite small (I guess the main one is bigger) and a lot of vendors selling new stuff but a few gem stalls with that awesome Americana I was hoping to…

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  • Recent sews and The Shop

    June 8th 2013 katie

    Firstly, thank you so much for all your comments and messages about Yoni. It was amazing to hear what a loved little cat he is from all corners of the internet, and hearing from you really did help me get through the days. He’s back home now, slowly getting used to normal life again with…

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  • Brighton home buys

    February 4th 2013 katie

    I brought back a few souvenirs for the house from Brighton, and gave the fireplace yet another rearrange… I was happy to spot the Cable & Cotton shop in Brighton as I’d been hovering over the ‘buy’ button on their website for a while, after seeing their lovely bespokely-coloured bauble lights on Kerry’s blog. The…

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  • Midcentury style at Fashion For Home

    September 13th 2012 katie

    There’s some great mid-century modern inspired furniture pieces to be found at Berlin-based Fashion For Home. The site is new to the UK and focuses on innovative and stylish home furniture from an international team of designers. They manage to keep the prices low without sacrificing quality and workmanship by avoiding middlemen along the supply…

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  • Blitz London: a vintage department store

    September 29th 2011 katie

    When Blitz opened a few moths ago, I found the idea of a vintage department store – or ‘vintage lifestyle destination’ as they put it – a bit odd. But having finally visited last weekend, I think they’re really pulled the concept off. The ‘department store’ bit really just means the huge place is divided…

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  • Carter’s steam fair

    July 5th 2011 katie

    I do look forward to when Carter’s Steam Fair rolls into town. A travelling funfair firmly inspired by Victorian sideshows and vintage attractions, it’s always a a feast for the eyes — but I’m far too scared to go on any of the rickety rides! I just amuse myself playing on the arcade machines, watching…

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  • Vintage on Etsy UK, part 2

    June 24th 2011 katie

    Another round-up of lovely vintage goodies from Etsy sellers here in the UK. The Laughing Songbird has a focus on animalia, with some curios and cute Scandi-style homeware thrown in. Ladylike homewares from ‘spinster sisters’ Maud and Mabel Bright and colourful retroness from gennamaria, with some upcycled jewellery and even a kitty cat too! (I…

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  • Boot sale buys

    April 26th 2011 katie

    The icing on the cake of a lovely Easter weekend at my parents’ was visiting the local Chelford Car Boot – second-biggest in the UK, apparently – and picking up these bargains. A super8 cine camera, complete with original case and instructions – no idea if it’s working but it’s a pretty object anyway. Plus…

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  • Thrift-ola!

    March 17th 2011 katie

    Goodness me, will you just look at all the lovely things for sale over on brand new online vintage shop Thrift-ola? Thrift-ola is the brainchild of the talented Leona from ex-jewellery label Lady Luck Rules OK and Brick Lane shoppe Superette. She’s moved her business ventures away from crafting towards her lifelong love of thrifting,…

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  • Collections

    January 22nd 2011 katie

    I’ve never particularly been one for collecting things in the past. Not to say I wasn’t a hoarder: I’d tend to buy pretty things indiscriminately, fall out of love with them over time, then have a mass purge of accumulated stuff in a fit of spring cleaning. But I’m learning how a carefully edited and…

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