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This is the second time me and my sister have popped along to this wonderful event. This time we even took our lovely mum, so its was a fantastic girly day out for us! We even found time for tea and *the most amazing* cake in a pop up vintage cafe. Tea and cake are always better when served on vintage mismatched crockery, don’t you think?!  Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures, so all pictures are courtesy of vintagebrighton.com but check all the vintageness that was on offer!

vintage home, vintage fair hassocks, shabby chic

vintage wallpapervintage animals ceramicsvintage clothingvintage ladybird booksvintage fair hassocksvintage wig hat stands

All of the above photos are from http://vintagebrighton.com!

My bargain purchases of the day were a £1 costume ring, made off brass with glass diamontes, and a 1960’s shift dress which is in pristine condition and made from the most amazing marbled vibrant fabric.  I cant wait for the weather to improve so i can wear it this summer! Unfortunately it is snowing here today, so it may have to make itself comfy in my wardrobe for many weeks to come!

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A pretty, old tea/chocolate cup made a beautiful planter for one of my favourite plants, Hyacinths! I found this cup and saucer a good while back, but enjoyed planning ahead and I got it planted up ahead of time and gave this to mum on mothers day. She loved it 🙂


Or in my case a baby lemon plant!

  I have not posted for while but I really wanted to post about some lemon seeds I planted aaages ago, in fact I think it was the seeds from the lemon i used when I posted about making a honey and lemon tea. So actually looking at that post I can assume it has taken about a month for the seeds to germinate…which is not as long as I thought, but I can be very impatient!

And i have to admit with my impatience and curiosity I dug up one of the seeds a  week ago…and to me it looked rotten so I nearly threw the lot away, I am now so relieved I didn’t!

Seeing this sprout not only has been the highlight of my day (I’ve had a rubbish day as not feeling too well!) but it has made me über excited about having a little lemon plant to nurture!

Please do excuse the rather lacklustre Basil plant I have growing in the vintage jug…Ive yet to grow to a decent basil plant! 😀

lemon plant, growing from seed, gardening, hobby, citrus


vintage wrapped parcel post present retro style

Today i recieved a parcel in the post and it was actually wrpaped in brown paper and tied with string. I thought this only happned in old books and films! It was lovely and i just wish every parcel was as old fashioned as this 😀



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