RSS Feed

Category Archives: show

Local Vintage Fun – The War Room @ The Churchill!

Oh my, this is just too exciting!

We have a genuine vintage inspired event here in Alderholt on 23 February at 7.30 – get your dancing shoes on and hit the Churchill Arms for their fabulous Blitz NightThe War Room

Not only is this the fabulous opportunity to break out your red lips and nails and those gorgeous nylon stockings, but it will be a chance to put on your dancing shoes on.  We are incredibly lucky to have breakthrough act Public Service Broadcasting who were recently featured on Lauren Lavernes BBC 6 Music show and will be releasing their debut album on May 6th.  They have also been championed by other BBC Dj’s like Steve Lamacq and Stuart Maconie as well as being named as a 2013 up and coming act by Time Out.  Genuinely not to be missed.

  Click on the poster for a taster of their brilliant track Spitfire!

Signal 30 Tour

They will be supported by Dare to be Charlie who have a great track record, check out their website here.

There’s loads more information as well as fab 40s styling ideas that I’m glued to on the Churchill Arms Website – I’m currently beavering away on a lovely snood especially for the occasion – check out this fab blog to give you some inspiration

Great Blog with links to snood patterns and other 40s ideas.

The Churchill Arms Website will give you all of the up to date information and the event facebook page  is also a mine of information and even if you can’t make it please join and share the event.  Tickets are just £10 in advance,£12 on the door (or £8 if bought in advance in the pub!!) and here’s the link  .  It really is going to be a fantastic night!

It’s so brilliant that something new and different is happening in Alderholt please support it and come and have fun.  I’m so looking forward to catching up with everyone in all their glamorous glory!  Do come along!

Keep the vintage love xx

Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair this Sunday!

The Dorset Vintage Wedding Fair is back and it’s bigger and better than ever!  Anyone who is getting married, thinking of getting married one day or even just in love with beautiful things or vintage should definitely not miss this completely fabulous event.  Being slightly besotted with wedding gorgeousness and currently helping my sister in law to plan her wedding later this year,  I can hardly wait to head down the this years new venue, The Roman Forte near Wimborne to see all of the lovely things.

There are even more brilliant exhibitors this time around and music, catwalk shows and lovely teas galore.  Here’s a selection of my favourite exhibitors but check out Anna’s website for all of the details and some scrummy photos!  Entry is £5 to include a free entry to win an amazing wedding package.   The first 500 brides will also receive a free goody bag.

Rachel Drewer Millinary – hats for mothers and guests and beautiful bridal headwear to die for.  I so want this pretty ruffles and roses affair.

 

Look at this gorgeous girl from Dorset Dubhire, her name is Lulu and she’s just perfect for any wedding along the beautiful south coast.

 

Totally beautiful cakes by the lovely Miss Ingredient.

Very excited by the beautiful dresses from Maids to Measure.  Check out their lovely website for a unique way to purchase truly individual dresses.

The sun is going to shine on Sunday.  Head down, find a glass of something bubbly and enjoy a feast of beautiful springtime gorgeousness! Hope to see you there.

Keep the Vintage Love xx

 

 

New Blogs and a lost two months!

This New Year I’ve become completely obsessed with Pinterest .  It started as a way to help to save ideas for my sister in law’s wedding that is coming up in October but now I’m merrily pinning everything from hotels to remember to knit knitting patterns to come back to.  And that’s in addition to Ravelry!  I’m in danger of achieving nothing but creating a big wish list on the web!

A great thing though, is the new inspiration and blogs I’ve come across in the course of browsing through other people’s pin boards.  I love this blog from Australia for example.  

It’s called Completely Coastal and definitely lives up to the title with pages of inspiration for coastal living and lots of diy projects too.  Sarah who writes it has been renovating an old beach cottage having moved out from the UK.  A must if you love coastal style!

I’m loving a lot of crafty sites too at the moment. Funky organised Craft Room (I wish!) This one is called Allsorts and has all sorts (see what I did there!) of free downloads and inspirational tutorials.

This is another US blog called Not Just a Housewife, I especially love the outside living inspiration, check the pinned up flowers for a party, very pretty!

I’ve also found some brilliant makers in my search for a dress to wear to the wedding.  My Etsy email updates are SO dangerous, but here’s a selection…

Loving these 50s inspired tea dresses at Dig for Victory

Way out of my price range are the beautiful dresses made by Alexandra King at Make Me a Dress 

but slightly more realistic are the pretty things at reliably cool Tara Starlet.  These cotton lawn and linen dressses are really lovely .

On the accessories front I’m slightly bewitched by the lovely earrings at BlueFinch Boutique     owner Jenny is a lovely lady too!

We have been out and about too.   If you’re in Dorchester check out the Dorchester Curiosity Centre which has everything vintage you can possibly think of and a nice cafe.   Back in beautiful Pokesdown there is the Crooked Book which is a haven of vintage homewares, second hand books and really good coffee.  We picked up a fantastic orange melamine camping lantern for our now defunct caravan!

I’m going to start listing up and coming craft and vintage events again now that Spring is here so please let me have any details of events you’d like to big up.

Keep the Vintage Love xx

Happy New Year

Like father like son – Christmas night

We are all a bit festived out to be honest but what a fantastic Christmas we had!  Sometimes it’s the way that things are great if you’re not really in the mood or looking forward to them and so it proved this time…

It was a quiet Christmas Day full of a lot of food, some pressies and some dog walking.  Tom was so excited it was truly magical.  We’d been to the crib blessing at the village church the night before clutching his homemade angel for the crib, put out the mince pie and sherry for Father Christmas and sprinkled some nursery made ‘Rudolf food‘ along the path the night before and we thought he would burst but he was up at a reasonable time and bouncing around until his brother surfaced.  Every present was an absolute delight, even to the teenager, a proper win!

The big family thing was saved for Boxing Day and so it was off to deepest darkest Winterbourne Stickland for a feast of gargantuan proportions thanks to my parents.  Much fun was had by all with this years must have secret santa present – a pack of fake moustaches.  I think you’ll agree that we all look amazing!

The teenager and my nephews all 'tached up!

My favourite was doing a Freda Kahlo impression wearing these as eyebrows, luckily no-one got a photo of that!

Eh gringo

Christmas formalities out of the way we all piled into the car, dog and all, to hit the mean streets of South London for a visit to my lovely sister in law.  I’m sure that there’s little that’s more of a shock to the system after a hectic and alcohol full Christmas than a large family arriving and taking over your house but they took it well and we had another family party with Mr M’s London based relies while Tommy got excited about every train that passed along the line behind the house.

Highlight of the week was a trip ‘up west’ to watch Priscilla at the Palace Theatre complete with dinner.  What a night, I can’t believe this show is closing, it’s fabulous from the descent of the massive disco ball at the start to the glitzy finale.  We had incredible seats which gave us all of the best views.

Camera’s were prohibited but here’s me camping it up big style before the curtain went up and the teenager doing the same when we got in.  

All in all a brilliant week, there’s a New Year on Sunday 2012 sounds so futuristic.  I’m not sure what it will bring for us but I hope that it brings everything for you that you wish for yourselves.

Keep the vintage love xx

%d bloggers like this: