Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fleamarket Finds The Lace Collection

This market it's going to be all about the Lace, I adore this two piece, the lovely opshop lady had barely put it on the hanger and I had it in my hands! just gorgeous and the navy I found that whilst under strict instruction from RC for a five minute dash into the oppie, its amazing how much you can actually get in five minutes do you think you develop opshop superpowers over the years for scanning racks, for such occassions?
for more opshopping adventures head on over to Sophies

Girl Time

RC is our inhouse movie critic, she advises of all upcoming movies and seeks out their trailers so we can see the best on the big screen. Last night RC and I went to see the advanced screening of The Help and it was brilliant, we laughed, we cried and we discussed what a different world it was only 50 years ago. I love the fact that my soon to be 16 year old can appreciate this story.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Lets Get Shabby

This month TallulahBelles is sponsoring the challenge with the Lets Get Shabby girls and what a fabulous challenge it is ....

To enter you need to visit the Tallulahbelles Etsy Shop

1. Choose your product image from the items for SALE or in the SOLD section.

2. Save the image to your computer along with the link

3. Create a project inspired by this image

Then on your blog

1. Paste the image along with the link

2. Upload your project

3. Give a few words why it worked for you

and you could win $50.00 to spend in store on whatever you wish
now thats A LOT of doilies ....

For some gorgeous inspiration you can visit the Lets Get Shabby blog to see what the design team created
Those girls, they definately rock the pretty stuff!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Eighties Prom Frocks

Getting ready for market. I love eighties prom dresses, love the taffeta and the tulle underlays, the sequins and the bows - here are some of my favourites.


My new favourite book, by Frances Hansen, I knew it was going to be fabulous when I discovered each section titled with glass glitter letters. This book is just special, its a scrapbook full of the nostalgic charm of yesteryear, a recipe book full of old favourites, snippets scattered amongst the pages, and a collage that reveals something new upon each glance. Just perfect for vintage loving girls like us, definately a MUST HAVE!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Shop Update

Mini Art Journal Kits includes a vintage mini journal and some papercrafting glam. This one is called Betty Loves to Bingo and includes a fancy 1930s bingo card.

Pocketful of Whimsies are back in the shop. Yay! I love making pockets, this one is called Coronation.

some butterflies cut from vintage wallpaper and vintage doilies

and my favourite the Naughty Secretary Art Kit

Artistically Decorated By The Girlfriends Of The Bride

My mother's cousin is a geneology buff which is just fabulous for us because she uncovers gems like this, the article in the social pages of my Grandmother's wedding in 1928. Such detail, I love it, totally divine, love the wording and the insight into the wardrobe changes my grandmother made, we have the photos but they are not in colour so for a girl who loves details this is just so perfect.

The article was found on TROVE which is an Australian OnLine Resource website where you can type in your relatives names and see if there are any articles what fun!

Artistically decorated by girl friends of the bride, with pink and white flowers and pink and white ribbon bows, the interior of All Sainte' Church, Wickham terrace, presented a picturesque scene on April 14, when the marriage was solemn- ised of Mr. Robert H. Pay and Miss Pearlie E. Yarrow. The Rev. R. .B. Bates officiated. The church organist, Mr. Ayscough, presided at the organ, and during the signing of the register Mrs. Edwin Bristow rendered a vocal solo. The bridegroom is the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Pay, Rivlyn, Bulimba Heights, and the bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Yarrow, Ilford, Hawthorne. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a frock of ivory manette," the bodice of which had silver embroideries at end, finished , on the shoulder with a ; spray o£ orange blossoms. Silver 'rosebuds' adorned the skirt, which .was petalled from the hem to the waist. Her veil of embroidered silk tulle, lent by Mrs. E. N. Stoodley, was arranged in coronet effect with pleated tulle and .orange blossoms, and finished at the sides with clusters of orange blossoms. The train of hand-embroidered silk tulle fell fromi the shoulders, and was ornamented with pink rosebuds and orange blossoms. She carried a bouquet of tuber roses and maiden hair fern, tied with white satin streamers, terminating with a satin and silver horseshoe. Three bridesmaids were
in attendance-the Misses Edith; Bristow, Edna Huthcrford, and Ada Yarrow. They wore frocks made alike in apricot, pink, and lavender respectively, the bodices being silver tissue, shirred at the sides, and' finished on the shoulders with a silver-tipped chrysanthemum. Godets of mariette hung loosely from the waist over skirts of silver lace, and were caught together with silver rosebuds. Each maid wore a head band of tulle finished at~the side with posies and long tulle streamers. They carried Victorian posies of carnations and maiden hair fern, in tulle and tied with satin ribbon streamers' to tone. Mr.. E. Rutherford' attended as best man," and Mr. A, Metcalf was grooms- man. At the conclusion of the ceremony Mr.. and Mrs. F. S. Yarrow entertained a number of guests at the wedding de- jeuner, at the Country Press Roof Garden. Mrs._ Yarrow received her guests wearing a frock of dove grey crepe v de Chine, showing a vest, collar, and cuffs of blue and grey chenille georgette, and finished with a posy of blue flowers at the sboulder. Her close fitting hat of corded silk in a deeper shade was finished with a brilliant at the sides, and she carried, a posy of pink roses and hydrangea tied with blue streamers. Mrs.H. Pay (mother of the bridegroom) chose a frock of floral crepe de Chine relieved with mastic, and she wore a crinoline hat to match. Her bouquet was of pink roses tied with blue streamers. The supper-room was gaily decorated with pink and mauve streamers, and a white wedding bell was suspended above the bridal table. Tall crystal vases of pink gerberas beautified the tables. Vocal and instrumental items were rendered by Mr and Mrs. Edwin Bristow, Mrs. E. Stood- ley, Misses Edna and Vera Rutherford, Edith Bristow, 'and Ada Yarrow.' On leaving for the honeymoon, which is being spent at Caloundra, Mrs. Robert Pay wore a- crepe de Chine frock in French tones of pink and blue, showing embroideries in pink, with which she wore a small pink straw hat. Her travelling coat was of blue, and she carried a blue leather handbag.