Monday, 30 April 2012

loving the past

Funny how some decades have fallen in love with the look of the past....

The 70s loved the 30s and 40s - think of all those beautiful Ossie Clark dresses with the prints by Celia Birtwell. When we found this 70s does the 30s floral dress we were over the moon. It's so beautiful! Just imagine wearing this with red Mary Janes and your hair in soft 30s curls. Divine!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

more loveliness!

Bright red 80s nostalgia in the shop right now! The perfect dress for the jubilee! Very patriotic.... :)

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

In the shop now!

Check out this turquoise beauty! In the shop now for all you vintage loving people out there!

Monday, 23 April 2012

Vintage Kodak Cameras

We're having a bit of a love affair with vintage cameras at the moment. Having spent our days at art college with beautiful Pentax K1000s we feel ourselves being drawn back to film photography. Don't get us wrong, we love our DSLRs but the nostalgia we feel for film cameras is strong!

Partly fuelled by the cult of Lomo and partly by the romance of an almost lost age of photography. Who could forget that excited feeling when you got your photos back from the chemist? Film photography is almost a lost art but one that is making a comeback.

My new love is a Kodak Reinette made in the 50s but new in our shop (because I'm not allowed to keep everything beautiful I find... is a Kodak Box Brownie Popular, made in the late 30s,

 a Kodak Folding Brownie also made in the late 1930s,

and last but not least a gorgeous Kodak Brownie 44A a beauty from the late 50s.

All of these cameras are beautiful in their own way, all collectible and all waiting for a new home to love them. Eastman Kodak though currently in dire straits was the company that could easily claim to have documented the 20th century through film - why don't they embrace their past by creating some of their beauties from the past now their is a cult boom in film cameras? Just a thought!

Saturday, 21 April 2012

hello again...

My, it's been a while! We've neglected this blog for far too long - 6 months - who knew that would flash past so quickly! Rest assured we have been very busy bees having lots of adventures (vintage, crafty, recycling) we've just forgotten to blog about them. Never mind, we're here now!

One thing we have done is a big shop update with both vintage and handmade goodies. Go on, take a look!