• My Birthday Present: A Vintage Bicycle

    October 9, 2016 admin

    My birthday is something that I don’t often mark with any great fanfare – not like my children’s.  This year, just like last year, I really didn’t know what I wanted when asked by my wonderful husband.  So you can imagine my surprise when he presented me with a resurrected/upcycled 1950s vintage bicycle!  I mean what is not to like about this little beauty?     After research it would appear this little beauty is a 1958 ladies bike.  It…

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  • 3 inspiring blogs you will want to start reading immediately

    September 30, 2016 admin

    I am a very new blogger; in fact I never really wanted to blog.  For me I have fallen in to it as a means to highlight my love of all things vintage and to share my repurposed and reused vintage jewellery in my Etsy shop here. Entering the world of blogging has been a scary experience for me, it wasn’t so much the newness of it all but blogging is a tightly knit community with rules and etiquette that…

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  • Cleaning the Vintage Way

    September 20, 2016 admin

    You know I am no fan of cleaning but it has to be done.  I’m not the kind of person who cleans everyday, I just think there is more to life than worrying about cleaning! Although there is nothing like the fresh smell of lemons in the home – having them in gin is just perfect but there are times when they come in handy for cleaning too!  In my quest to become more environmentally friendly – not to mention…

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  • My tips to help you find more time in your day

    September 6, 2016 admin

    A previous blog post was inspired by my love of reading up about vintage life and vintage entertaining with a  soap box blog post  on  my top tips to help you stop wasting time and achieve more.  In that post I touched on delegation and procrastination but this time round I wanted to share with you my top tips to reclaim more time from your day by putting your time to ‘better use’.  Vintage life did seem more straightforward with fewer distractions,…

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    A Vintage Idea: Using cloth napkins and giving paper towels the elbow!

    September 4, 2016 admin

    I am forever researching vintage ways of life, vintage entertaining, vintage style  and other vintage inspiration.  It would be naive of me to think it was all wonderful in the past, but I do know that sometimes life was a lot less complicated and stressful.  So I got to thinking what small idea could I adopt that would be of benefit to me and my family. While I was in my local charity shop recently I spotted some beautiful embroidered…

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