Wednesday, 27 October 2010

A Spot of Shopping

This last week I have discovered a new local place to shop for vintage - an antiques centre in Cowbridge. They had a few items that made me sigh, including a pair of shell-shaped Art-Deco wall lights in chrome and glass (£98) and a lovely pair of champagne glasses in an unusual shape that I'd seen an example of only a few days earlier in the 1949 film 'A Letter to Three Wives' (not a brilliant film, the odd fashion-moment to enjoy). There was also a stall with the most impressive range of teacups I've ever seen! I left empty-handed however, as I've made quite enough trigger-happy internet purchases recently.

I've finally obtained a pair of Heyday trousers in grey, but have to lengthen them before I can wear them which is frustrating. Other than that, they're fabulous and I'm already making a list of what other colours I want them in! I've also bought some vintage inspired underwear, the book 'Style Me Vintage' by Belinda Hay, a vintage M&S petticoat and a rather glamorous looking hairbrush.
The hairbrush was a necessity - all of the vintage styling books and videos recommend you use a natural bristle brush to brush out your curls, and I'm completely converted. The shine you get from using one beats any styling products. I didn't have the budget for a coveted Mason Pearson brush, so I headed to TK Maxx and picked up a huge Italian natural bristle brush that looks exactly like a Mason Pearson, for just £12. Bargain. I'll be sure to post some pictures at a later date - I'll be tackling each of the styles in Belinda's book.

Next on my shopping list is some '30s and '40s blouses to wear with both the trousers and my Tara Starlet high-waisted skirt. I also need to stock up on some winter-weight stockings - I always order mine from Stockings HQ.

On a more depressing note, the lovely dress I won from Shristi Studio has not arrived, we suspect it's stuck at customs! And there's nothing we can do about it!


  1. ooh, lovely antique goodies and sounds like you've snagged yourself some fabulous purchases!

  2. Wow amazing what amazing crockery!
    I've just bought 'Style Me Vintage' too, and I am eagerly awaiting its arrival from amazon (an early Xmas present to me!) I look forward to seeing your hair creations!


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