As I mentioned to you last week, Royal Albert china is hosting a vintage themed afternoon tea tour in different places around London. I popped over to the one on Saturday on Kew Green with my Mum before we headed to the Cake and Bake Show. These are the coming dates and venues:  27th September: Soho Square 28th September: Fitzroy Square 5th October: Spitalfields The event is aimed at women who enjoy afternoon tea, quintessential English themes and vintage style. A…

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I work in a cake shop next door to a charity shop, and I often peek in the window to see what they have. They had displayed this lovely handbag for a couple of days, but I couldn’t see the price tag so I assumed it would be too pricey. But then yesterday I decided to go in and find out how much it was, because I kept lusting after it in the window! It had a tiny label on it…

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As promised, at the weekend I head over the the MK Handmade and Vintage Market in Middleton Hall, thecentre:MK. This is held a few times a year, and the hall is transformed into a large retro market, full of handmade and original vintage pieces. There were many stalls selling gorgeous hand sewn soft furnishings and gifts, a couple of cupcake stalls, and many real vintage clothing and homeware stalls. Go and check it out if you’re a Milton Keynes Blogger! My…

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I was invited to take part in the Marks & Spencers Very Vintage challenge, where fashion bloggers show off their favourite vintage dress. My favourite vintage piece is this retro 70’s dress from Your Vintage Life.  Your Vintage Life is run by Kate and Adam, who live in the same small village as me in Bedfordshire. They sell a massive range of vintage goods, including fashion, furniture and homewares. If you’re local to the Milton Keynes or Bedford area, check out…

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During my visit to Cambridgeshire I visted a few charity and antique shops around the towns of Ely and March. I am still very into collecting beautiful vintage china, especially tea cups and saucers, so I kept my eye open for anything that I could add to my collection. I found some really gorgeous tea cups, I bought 4 different ones! They’re all gorgeous, which one is your favourite? Royal Albert Elfin teacup and saucer, £3.50, from Ely market. Royal Albert…

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As you have probably seen, I have been collecting lots of odd bits of crockery and china from charity shops and carboot sales lately. I had an idea that I wanted to make my own cake stand using real vintage china. So I started keeping my eyes open for things I could use. Firstly, I bought a cake stand handle from eBay for less than £2. They gave a choice of gold or silver, and I picked a silver one. I…

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