November 16, 2018

Our Dolly Parton Christmas fairies have been extremely popular with customers ever since I started making them a few years ago. Late last night when I was finishing off a batch of Etsy orders, my sleepy mind drifted to the time when I came up with the idea for them.


March 4, 2018

If you are a vintage trader, chances are, pretty much all your friends and family have said to you (for a few years now) that the problem with your business is that “vintage is dead”. “It’s not fashionable anymore, retro isn’t as cool as it was 10 years ago”.

One thing...

February 19, 2017

Back in September 2016 I decided to get a coffee machine for the shop so that we could host a Macmillan's coffee morning, but also with view to keeping it in the shop afterwards. One of the main reasons we wanted to do it was to give visitors an extra reason to come to...

February 17, 2017

When I was teenager I mostly wanted to have the hair style of Mary Weiss from the Shangri-las, but I could never pull it off because my hairline/shape just wouldn't allow it. 

I was also interested in having a beehive or bouffant style, but in those pre-youtube day...

November 13, 2016

If like me you get your Christmas inspiration from the decorations, deigns and ephemera of the 1950's and 1960's, you'll be hunting the high street for decorations that evoke these periods. 

Here are some tips that I have put together on how to create the look.

First of...

October 19, 2016

It's now been 3 months since our shop re-opened after we closed for refurbishment at the start of 2016! We're absolutely thrilled with the new look of the shop and it's great to hear all the kind compliments from our customers. If we had a pound for every time someone...

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