Archive | 2012

IF YOU WERE WONDERING…

I’m featured in this months Red Magazine (Jan 2013). Yay! If you were ever wondering how I got in to upholstering and vintage fabrics then all is explained…

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IT’S DANISH DARLING

I was at a car boot recently and came across a man unloading two rather interesting looking chairs. I bought them (of course) and squeezed them into the car amongst my other finds. When I got home I stacked them in the corner of my office with the rest of the ‘I must do something […]

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MAD ABOUT MARUSHKA

A couple of years ago I was at a carboot and I bought the most amazing screen printed image. At the time I didn’t know anything about the name that was scribbled on the bottom but it oozed 70’s appeal so I had to have it. The owner told me he had brought it whilst […]

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A BIT BONKERS: TEXTILES & UPHOLSTERY

1. Everything pink and everything geometric (is it wrong that I LOVE this).

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BRITISH TEXTILE INDUSTRY – OLD BLEACH LINEN

I was in Northern Ireland this weekend visiting my beloved cousin and her gorgeous new baby. Not one to miss out on the chance to pick up some vintage fabric, I stumbled upon a little book store with a vintage section and picked up a huge piece of 60’s unused linen by ‘Old Bleach’ a […]

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BOOK REVIEW: THE PRINTED SQUARE

I was perusing the aisles of Waterstones recently – I like to see what crafting/business books are out every now and again – and I came across this: The Printed Square by Nicky Albrechtsen. Ugh. Practically no text, just pages and pages of gorgeous vintage handkerchief visuals. My kind of book.

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PRINT, DESIGN & WINE

I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to Art, so when I was invited to go along to the opening of an art gallery exhibition at the University of Bournemouth at their Atrium Gallery last week I was a little nervous. To my delight it was a […]

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ORIGINAL DESIGNERS OF VINTAGE TEXTILES

Last month I made a last minute dash to the Fashion & Textile Museum just before it closed down it’s exhibition called ‘Designing Women-Post War British Textiles’. I’m really glad I made the effort, even though the decision was a little disastrous on the family front (my mother in law tripped over and broke her […]

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WELCOME TO MY NEW STYLE BLOG

Sooo excited to be on wordpress after a few years of annoyances with Mr Spam. So many of you write me lovely emails and comment on my flickr pictures, I thought it was about time I moved to a blog where you don’t have to decipher a secret code in order to leave a comment!

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BARGAIN BARGELLO

Me and my Mum met in Winchester last week – it’s sort of the mid way point between my house and my sister’s house so we often do day trips there. I do like Winchester. I think I have found my favourite retail shop too – The Hambledon. I’ve used pinterest to pin a few […]

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