Monday, 28 October 2013

The Iconic Edith Head

There are quite a few iconic Fashion designer of the yester years who have gifted us with the opportunity to witness the creations of their beautiful minds. One such designer is Edith Head; you are all aware, if you do surf the web, - that google is celebrating Edith Head's 116th Anniversary on this day of 28 October 2013.







Saturday, 19 October 2013

The Beautiful Historical Tulira Castle

I was browsing round for some juicy Saturday news when i came across this article on A Historic Irish castle which is on sale for £5.5 million for the first time in 20 years. I just could not help myself, i love history, the architecture and Art Deco of the by gone eras. The article definitely didn't disappoint.





Monday, 30 September 2013

Trendy Vintage Jackets/Coats this AW2013

Usually, i love hunting for vintage pieces in and out of London, at vintage fairs, markets, vintage shops etc. At the same time i=I have been browsing the net for more inspiration on Vintage Jackets or coats for this autumn and winter season. I cant get enough of them, still i can not have them all :). So i am sharing with you my exclusive finds online.





AW 13 Vintage Finds

Autumn winter season can be a little gloomy (when it does descend upon us); luckily there is a slight delay in its arrival, thanks to global warming- its a catch 22. Wrapping up in style can make Autumn/Winter such a fun season to. As an avid collector of vintage fashion among other things, I have been out foraging for vintage Autumn/Winter frocks. coats and accessories.




Monday, 16 September 2013

Daisy Blu Wedding Guest Books and Accessories

I love surfing the net for extraordinary handmade, vintage or antique items. Whilst browsing i came across Diasyblue-JUST STUNNING; these are hand crafted, Custom Photo Albums/ Guest Books / Journals.





Thursday, 5 September 2013

The Black Market & Film Festival

What: The Black Market & Film Festival
When: 21st Sept 2013
Where: Platanos College, Clapham Road, London, SW9 0AL (map)
More Info: Black History Studies 






African Market @ Old Spitafield Market


The Old Spitafield Market is one of my favourite markets in London. Its has been open since 1638. At the time, East London was part of the rural area. As the population grew, Charles the II re-established the market in 1682.




Friday, 26 July 2013

My Top Four Dazzling Vintage Hand Made Accessories

I can imagine how much jewellery each woman has in their jewellery box, For any Fashion conscious individual, jewellery and accessories have to complete the whole look one is tying to achieve. Whilst in the train one morning, on my way to work, I spotted another woman with the exact, same +Dorothy Perkins ear rings I was wearing. I mean, don't get me wrong- they were really pretty- but it does kill the sense of style individuality. Its like we are all wearing some kind of uniform




Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Ingenious & Wonderful Vintage Reworks

Hunting for beautiful and rare Vintage, Antiques, Reworks and unique Handmade items is something I really enjoy. There are amazing, products out there, I find that I have to control myself to avoid turning this hobby into an obsession and end up looking like a hoarder.








Monday, 22 July 2013

Lovely Vintage Interior Pieces

I am whole heartedly in love with vintage Interiors, so its no surprise when I go crazy over them. Today I would like to share with you some amazing interior pieces ideas.









Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Caters Collectable UK

This Months Vintage Find is Carters Collectables. They specialize in vintage and antiques collectables, from Art, Books, Ceramics, Wooden Ware. Jewellery etc. Carters Collectables have items dating from 1920s to the 1980s filled with history and charm. Not only will you find Collectables, there are brilliant ideas for unique Gifts for any gender and occasions





Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The White Queen

The White Queen is a new captivating drama on BBC1; based on Philippa Gregory's best seller novel - "The Cousins' War". The new series is set in the intriguing epoch of the "Wars of the Roses". The first episode graced our screens on the 16th of June 2013 leaving us hankering for more at the end of it.




Thursday, 27 June 2013

Hell On Wheels Costumes

Period Drama Costumes

Hell on Wheels

Another amazing new Western TV series to get us glued on to our screens and do nothing else constructive, damn them. The Gripping tale is set in 1860- post American civil war; A confederation soldier's beautiful wife is killed by Union soldiers, and he embarks on a quest of revenge.







Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Antique Crystal glass Decanter

This is beautiful unusually patterned cut glass decanter, it caught my eye the instance i walked in to the store. With its circular moulds the decanter differs from the usual diamond cut crystal decanters. It is a little heavy and stands at 36 cm in height and 16 cm at its widest.







Friday, 21 June 2013

The Bletchley Circle

This period drama set in 1952 came on our screens towards the end of 2012. If you haven't watched it, here is the plot- Four women who are ex-code breakers at Bletchley Park notice a pattern in several  murders that transpire.








Thursday, 20 June 2013

Retonthenet Vintage Purveyor

This is my latest vintage / antique store find-  stocking absolutely amazing items for us- vintage lifestyle lovers. Retonthenet Vintage Purveyors are an Antique and Vintage retail company that specialises in products dating from 1880s to 1980s.








The Old Artistry Launch Party

The Old Artistry launch event was held on the 15th June 2013 at the stores address in woodstreet market, Walthamstow. Champaign and Afternoon Tea, I have to stress on the scrumptious Tea Cakes- Ultimate indulgence.













Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Hadrian's Wall Wkend- stayed at Willowford B&B

Really enjoyed this trip to the Hadrian's Wall- organised by a good friend of ours. Although it was still snowing like mad, it was a good idea to just get out of London and kill the winter blues. Sharing my Trips away is a decision i made just recently; my time was pre-occupied with blogging for a fashion Magazine, which was a pleasure, plans to embark on my vintage lifestyle blog was constantly being derailed.

Lyme Bay Wineries

My Favourite Ginger Liqueur- last bootle
On my weekender at Hadrian's wall I managed to visit some souvenir shops, explore them is a must - which sometimes raffles the guys feathers a little- they nicknamed me shopperholic. I am not really, as you all know   there are quite a few vintage shops in the country side. it would be a shame not to visit them and find out what treasures they posses.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Dior's Wonderland at Harrods

As Fashionistas out there know that this year April Dior took over the whole of Harrod's 4th floor. Dior was known to nourish a love for England from a very young age. His passion for British elegance stayed him for ever- this was expressed beautifully at the pop up Dior  exhibition in Harrods.







Bewitching Louis Comfort Tiffany Necklace, ca. 1900

Latest News on the Antique world:- This exquisite Louis Comfort Tiffany Necklace ca 1900 was appraised between  $30,000 to 40,000 in Seattle, Washington, in the year 2012. The beautiful piece was appraised by a well know appraiser- Jill Burgum. It has been under the possession of the owner for 35 years, where it had been passed down from generation to generation.






Breath taking Capo Di Monte Porcelain Vase



Old Capo de Monte big vase 11”/10”

I'd like to share with you a really beautiful antique find. If you are deep in the world of antique collecting then you have heard of Capo-Di-Monte; first established by king Charles III of Naples; the factory was in operation from 1743 to 1759.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The BarBooty Experience at the Haberdashery

Friday 7th 2013 was a Bar-boot affair at The charming Haberdashery, down at Crouch-end north London. First time i heard about the haberdashery was on twitter, naturally i did some digging on google and found that- the charming vintage coffee shop was actually down the road from me-  Fab;





Friday, 7 June 2013

Free Tickets- Vintage Fashion fair & Free Gift Card- Perfume Shop

Hello Beautiful People,

A warm thank you for your support and follows on the Blog, Twitter and Facebook.
To show my appreciation I am giving away a lovely gift which includes:-







Thursday, 6 June 2013

Achieve the Vintage Glam Look with Lipstick & Curls

Summer really is upon us, its beautiful out there and everyone's diary is full with events to attend, it could be with work, with friends or with family or you could be cheekily!... gate crushing, I am often pondering on what to wear, the look i will go for days before the event.

So you've got your outfits sorted and whats remaining is Hair and Makeup, - I know this talented lady called Amanda Moorhouse who owns Lipstick & Curls.





Quirky Vintage Finds from Nifty Thrifty's

Nifty Thrifty Moto- "One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure", - I agree. Filomena who works part-time in PR and a Mother of two- is the owner of Nifty Thrifty.

She has a collection of lovingly selected vintage and retro- Fashion, Home wares and Interiors pieces which she hopes will end up in lovely new homes.





Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A Very Exciting Suprise On Woodstreet Market E17

So today I went to have a look at The Old Artistry in Walthamstow; I thought it would be good to pass by there before the Launch, since I was in that area plus the sun was shining beautifully. Unfortunately the shop was shut, although, it was all OK since I still plan to go for their Launch on the 15th of this month. (I hope to see you there).






Sunday, 2 June 2013

Rock N Roll With Terry De Havilland

In my quest for classic fashion I came across Terry De Havilland shoes; named after the cobbling legend & Founder Terry De Havilland.  His SS13 collection is an inspiration from 70s Glam Rock look- gorgeous platform wedges with 70s in Delicious, flamboyant mix of colours- I am talking blues, reds, oranges, greens, yellow, snake prints. I couldn't help being attracted to the collection.






Friday, 31 May 2013

Project Shabby Chic Dresser,



Summer Last year i went out in search of a beautiful Dresser where i can display just a few of my Vintage Tea Cup Trio collection. In a way i was searching for a new project, a furniture piece with character.






Thursday, 30 May 2013

Beautiful Antique (W&HS EP) Silver Plated Tea Set

The Set
Hi Vintage Collectors,
Lovely Thursday isn't it? 
I can not believe how quick the week has gone. i hope you are all enjoying yourselves. it might be dull outside but its not that cold and its not raining :D. 





Saturday, 25 May 2013

The Classic Cloche Hat

The Cloche Hat was invented in 1908 by a milliner called Caroline Reboux; the hat was made out of felt so that it conformed to the shape of the wearers head. It became popular around the 1920s until around 1933. The name cloche is derived from the french word Bell.

Exquisite & Most Expensive Vintage Handbags to go on Auction

Any one looking for a stunning Vintage clutch or hand bag for this weekend? something exquisite that will complete you whole look. I tend to browse through Ebay, Etsy or Preloved to find something really unique and different.

Friday, 24 May 2013

Vintage Inpired Wedding Dresses

Today i want to share these stunning Vintage inspired wedding photos from WANT THAT WEDDING . the wedding dresses are very 1920s style, lots of Organza, lots of Sequinned and Pearls and Silks- The  ultimate 1920s glamour.













Thursday, 23 May 2013

Charming Friendship Bracelets & Key Chains

I was looking for a present to buy my niece, when on Etsy i stumbled on this charming bracelets from Shannon's Handmade Friendship Bracelets. They are made by a Stay at home mum who has a gorgeous little  4 year daughter.





Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Vintage Moriage Roses 22kt gold


Now, I have not heard of this make and pattern before, its really pretty, has intricate patterns gilded in gold 22kt, Roses delicately painted on them. 

I love the mix of colours used on the flowers,- purple orange and Green. Also this is another footed cup;  






Copeland and Garret Footed Cup and Saucer (Duo)



I am very excited to tell you about my latest additions to my teacup collection. I was hunting the last few days for something different and I came across a Coperland & Garret teacup duo (unfortunately Duo), my focus is on Trios (cup, saucer, and sideplate), but there was something different about this duo, and any way here comes another adventure searching for the cake plate which I hope to find at some point.
History: Link

Monday, 20 May 2013

Day Trip to Hassocks to Upper Beeding


Walking is another of my many passions.  I have been doing this for 2 years now, mostly around spring summer and autumn time. I have been out walking in winter as well last year- which is something i never did before- I wanted to be out walking in the snow, there are amazing scenery as long as you wrap up warm and have on you waterproofs and right shoes. Never forget your camera... :D



Vintage (not very) Kitchen Accessory

Whilst out enjoying the lovely warm weekend,- (when i say warm i mean it has been better than the last few weeks or rain and cold)- i found a lovely Harvey Nichols Cook book stand, it must be a 1990s kitchen accessory so not very old. Its quite strange that i spotted it because it is this heavy cast iron thing shaped like a tree. I actually walked past it like twice but it kept catching my eye so i decided to satisfy my curiosity and enquired about it.

Fashion Spots

I would like to do little bits of street fashion whilst on my errands  but i always wondered how people feel when they are asked if they can spare a minute to have their picture taken by some random person on the street.:D









Vintage Fashion Event: Hammersmith Town Hall


The vintage Fashion event was held at the Hammersmith Town Hall on Sunday 19th May 2013: I hurried there after the car-booty at Battersea Park; missing this event was not an option.









Vintage Hunt at Battersea Park


Yesterday (sunday) was such a beautiful day,  -warm weather, sunshine, good moods all around. Woke up full of energy and was looking forward to going to the Battersea Park Car Booty. It was my first time there: I have always been loyal to my regular car-booties, but the change paid off because there was lots of amazing items

Firstly what you need to know when you get there is the queue outside the gate. I tell you this car-booty is popular. All I can say is thank God it wasn't raining, whilst queuing, I saw  a man crossing the road with a gorgeous round vintage mirror, and I was thinking damn – all the good stuff will be gone by the time I get in there. 

Project Shabby Chic Picture Frame.



This was the project that got me hooked, after this frame my projects got bigger and bigger, sometimes i would ask myself what in God's name have i got myself into.





Alexandra Palace Art Deco Vintage Fair

The last Antique fair i attended was in Alexandra Palace in north London, I really enjoyed this. The smell of old things STRANGELY smelt nice. Could be the sensory confusion going on in my head, when you just enter the exhibition.









Pretty Regency Royal Stafford Trio


I love Teacup Trios, when collecting, sometimes Duos - (Teacup and saucer) do not make sense to me, unless it is really valuable.

In this picture we have a Regency Royal Stafford est 1845. Weirdest thing is i don't even like blue. But look at that pattern and mix of colours, Its a Must have and is worth the Find

1950s Fur Poncho and Matching Hand Bag

I went to the Alexandra Palace Vintage Fair and found some beautiful 1950s vintage Fur poncho and Handbag from Gigi's Dressing Room.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

French style Shabby Chic kitchen


Love Love Love This French style Shabby Chic Kitchen By Kate Byer. It can bring out the chef in anybody.  its the kind of kitchen you would actually love to cook in, draws out any culinary skills that you have. x

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Welcome to JiJJy's Vintage


Hey Guys,
Welcome to the lovely world of JiJJy's vintage.
This is my first posting, i am nervously excited. :D