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December is creeping up on us pretty quick, and pretty soon it will be Crimbo, which means one thing. Money is tight!

Sooooo, us ladies always like a hand  bag or two and so this Wednesday I am finding vintage bags for under £15! They could be a sneaky cheap pre Christmas treat for you, or a bargain gift for a loved one.

So here are my top picks, I love them all, but the first and the last are my favourites! I love them!

1950's embroidered tapestry floral hand bag bag vintage clothing dresses shopping online

£13.00
source: theoutfitters asos marketplace

vintage tweed handbag

£3.00
image from: soretro on asos marketplace

beaded vintage clutch bah 1980's deco art
£10.00
source: sindyb on asos marketplace

vintage tapestery bag

£5.00
source: so retro on asos marketplace

1950's tartan box hat box bag

£10.00
source: ladyjadey asos marketplace

vintage 1950's tapestry embroidered hand bag floral

£15.00
source: thevintagescene asos marketplace

vintage 1950's basket bag rafia pink summer pin up

£12.00
source: red rebel vintage asos marketplave

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It seems an absolute age since I held my sisters vintage inspired hen party. But as promised here are some of the photos of some of the little details of the special day. I made each hen a heart shaped blackboard necklace, of which they could decorate with their own chalk pen. You can buy blank wooden hearts on ebay, and a good quality chalk board paint at good DIY stores if you want to make these yourself!

I also made some drink charms, plenty of bunting, and a notice board (with the help of my best friend!!) for everyone to leave a message on in the form of vintage postcard. We played Mr & Mrs, and pin the kiss on David Beckham, whilst we ate copious amounts of lovely food brought by each of the girls.

It was an amazing afternoon, and the evening was just a lovely as we met up with the Men and went for drinks in a local bar.

Please do excuse some very rushed photography, as i barely had time to take perfect pics as frankly we were having way too much fun to be worrying about photography! Which is how any special day should be 😀

vintage blackboard necklace

Heart stencil printVintage drink charms on tea cupvintage notice board in room with buntingVintage tea party tables in gardenvintage jars, wedding vases with lavender invintage notice board, weddingWedding hen party mess


Dear fellow bloggers, just a quick note to let you know I am now on Facebook as well as on my little blog! For all things vintage, colourful and just generally a little bit of everything that makes me happy you can find me at:

http://www.facebook.com/DewVintage

dew vintage facebook link


Today I am feeling quite awful with a cold (oh i know… awwww!), so doing a little bit of browsing for this weeks Thrifty Thursday post has been a lovely escape from feeling sorry for myself!

This week find comes from buzzfeed.com and is a list of really great thrifty projects for you undertake. My favorites are:

t-shirt diy tank top

magazine bel seat diy


Ok so this week me and my dad have joined forces and are trying to get some picture frames painted for my sisters coming wedding. So as and when i have time and the energy i do a few minutes here and there of painting these frames and pegs. My sister bought the frame from a pound shop, and then we have used dulux paint to paint them blue and cream. The cream takes absolutely ages as its so fiddly to get half decent, but between us the job is getting done very slowly and i am really liking the vintage inspired look. The paint is matt so it looks like plasterwork when dry, and the colours are gorgeous. I just hope we do a great job for my sisters big day and get all 11 done on time!

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Its my Mothers birthday tomorrow, and so this evening i have wrapped her present up. At the moment I’m really going through a presentation is everything stage, but also on a ‘I don’t want to spend money on wrapping paper stage’. On first impressions the two don’t co-exist very well, but really I’m finding present wrapping can be a whole lot more fun when done on a zero budget! OK so today i have cheated a little and have used part of the present as decoration in the form of a vintage brooch, but the ribbon and paper i have found in drawers of junk here! I’m pretty sure most of you guys will have loads of treats around the house perfect for wrapping and beautifying! I’m going to make it my task to try and be more inventive with my wrapping ideas and hopefully spend very little in the process and recycle a few bits and bobs. This is a very humble example of what can be done and honestly not very inventive and verging on the garish side, but practice makes perfect right?! so maybe in a few months time i will be a crafting, thrifty, wrapping queen!

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Oh and my dog 5 year old Mr Bingley wanted a bit of the wrapping action, but soon got tired and fell asleep on a pile of my stuff. Don’t you agree polka dots and florals quite suit him!

Vintage dog, puppy, sleeping, nap, polka dot, cavalier king charles, retro DEWVINTAGE

DewVintage ❤


Take one battered old wooden clog, put a wall hook on the back, and voila! You now have a cute wall hung storage cubby hole for pens, pencils, craft bits, knitting needlees, anything you like! And why not collect a few different clogs and make a feature of it! Image

 

 



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