Sunday, 16 June 2013

Vintage Loveliness

I've always been really interested in second hand and vintage things and LOVE rummaging through second hand bookshops, vintage markets and little second hand shops. I've collected some wonderful buys over the years and I love that they are unique with a history behind them which is why I treasure them all the more!

From poetry anthologies to music scores, dictionaries and hardback story books dedicated with inscriptions dating back to 1920 - I just can't resist! My flat is strewn with some lovely books, and some beautiful vintage clothes too.

Here are some of my favourites..

The skirt and the mirror above are from a little second hand shop in Chippenham, Wiltshire called Magpies. The skirt is 1970s and the cheval mirror I was told was 1930s. In the second photo is a collection of second hand books from a little book store in Worthing called Badgers Books. 

This blue dress is my all time favourite buy! Found a few years ago when in New York  with friends. We stumbled across the very famous Hell's Kitchen Flea Market whilst out exploring and this dress was on one of the stalls - vintage 1970. It was a hot day and I didn't want to try it on so I took a chance and bought it for $15 and it turns out it is the most perfect fit! It'd could have been made for me! As you can see, it's in perfect condition and beautifully made. I just love the detail down the front with the buttons and lovely mandarin collar.

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