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Apologies again for the lengthy delay in posting, but I have been so completely snowed under I have been too busy to even have a cup of tea most days!
I was kindly invited to style the Beauty Call Christmas party on Friday the 10th at their fabulous Shoreditch studios! The theme was, A Most Curious Vintage Party.
We used some stunning vintage trunks courtesy of the lovely Jane Dawson Vintage and some old curiosities from Penny Ling including a 1920s type writer, Bakelite telephone and 50s radio.
We had a large projector playing the classic Holiday Inn, bejewelled fruit table displays, custom made vintage theatre light box, luxurious red velvet seating area, handmade macaroons, Vodka Gimlets, Victorian taxidermy, cigarette girls, peacock feathers, gilt framed Micheal Sowa prints as seen in Amelie…. the list goes on. Have a look at a few pics for yourself.
There was a great crowd, and I was particularly delighted to meet the lovely and inspiring Vivien of Holloway. She really is a good looking woman. And a powerhouse to boot!
The evening was completely wonderful, and much fun and merriment was had by all!
I am completely obsessed with mid 20th century French tolewear chandeliers. These darling objects are, for me, the ultimate in vintage shabby chic heaven!
Tolewear is a production process were by paint is applied, then laquered in the Japaned method to tin or thin steel and has been used since the 18th century on a range of items from kitchenalia, serving trays, hat boxes and decorative items but I particulary love chandeliers made in the 1950s and 1960s.
Here are a selection of chandeliers currently on sale on-line that I am coveting at present.
This beauty is available at La Belle Etoffe for £245.00 as is this stunner below for £375.oo.
The following pair of simply gorgeous chandeliers are available from one of my favourite places to find stunning French homewear, French Finds , and are a bargin at £525.00.
This peach is available also from French Finds at £325.oo
Or how about these delightfully cheerful chandliers on offer on Ebay now for £420.00? Yes please!
Ebay has a good selection available most of the time, and you can always find several on my watch list at any one time, you can pick up some bargains on auction from about £50.00 not including p & p, but you will usually need to get a qualified electrician to check it over or re-wire it for you before use to be on the safe side. Just search Vintage Tolewear in the lighting category and bob’s your uncle!
Happy Tuesday, Sadie xx
I hate to start another post with an apology but, I feel the need to say sorry for the delay in posting y’all for so long again.
The truth is, I have been working on a secret project that is now, after months of planning and tinkering on my part, finally almost ready to unleash upon you all.
I decided, quite sometime ago that I wanted to take my vintage passion from hobbie, to profession and so, here it is. I have decided to re-brand and launch my own on-line boutique.
Now, this may seem like an easy task, but believe me. It’s not.
Aside from all the bits you would expect like, changing business stationary and making a new facebook group I have also been designing and building an e-commerce website from scratch (this involved actually learning how to do that all on my tod!)
After years of headaches and heartaches selling on various well known websites like ebay and such, I decided to empower myself by having my own on-line store, in part because of the outrageous fees involved but also because, as a seller, these organisations rarely, if ever support their sellers leaving us open to fraud, dishonesty and the inevitable “the item never showed up so I want a full refund” when you know full well your 1950s Atomic Age coat hanger is sitting in their bloody living room!!
On top of that, I have also decided to branch out and include apparel into my catalogue. My first love will always be home-wear, but the vintage gods keep putting wonderful pieces before me to pass onto you and I can’t refuse them now can I! My life is all about vintage, from the tea I drink to the clothes I wear to the hair styles I try to master, so I will from now on be all encompassing in my boutique too.
On top of this I will be organising some amazing vintage events, but that really is a secret project at the moment so shhhhhhhh……..
This does however leave me with a question for you all, and I hope you will find the time to leave a comment and let me know what you think…
Do I start bloggin under a new name and add a link from this blog to the new one or do I carry on like Tara Fey did and just change the header????
I will of course keep you posted about my official launch date, so keep watching!!!
All my Love, Sadie xx
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