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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 🙂


I found this lovely little children’s book today and just wanted to share the gorgeous 1920’s illustrations by Hilda.T.Miller within. The book is so quaint and although I have not had time to read it, it seems to be a sort of bug’s life-esque story, with each garden bug and butterfly having its own cute rhyming ditty . It really was a great find, and I’m 100% sure its a first edition too which makes it a tiny bit lovelier don’t you think?

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vintage adverts mental health dew

So today is World Mental Health Day, and with the subject mental health being close to my heart I thought I would spread the awareness of this day! I thought I would share this scan from a small book I found at my Grandad’s when he passed away a few years ago. Although the book is battered I could not resist keeping the torn pages as they really are a snippet of the past. Unfortunately the front pages are not present so no date is visible. The reason I have shared this today is for the advert titled:  Inferiority Complex. An interesting insight into the ‘Instant cure’ advertisements of the time!



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