Pieces of home

Now that me and the bf have settled in a bit into our flat, here’s some little snippets of our home.

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“Some like it hot” is definitely in my top 5 favourite films of all time so I had to have this when I saw it at Vintage Village. And yes we are complete children – the soft toys have to be displayed.

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I’ve been looking of one of these little shelf things to display my travel bits and pieces for years. Spotted this one a couple of weeks ago and am loving the bright happy colours. The frame next to it was a car boot find that I painted with chalkboard paint. Now all I need is the chalk and to decide what colour to paint the frame. Just seen is our table cloth that you may or may not recognise as the fitting room curtain from my old Afflecks shop. Reduce, reuse, recycle.

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I love this rug. It was bought in Egypt and has been in my family over 20 years. Bright colours are awesome 🙂

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My bargain of a vintage magazine rack from Vintage Village. 

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Another Vintage Village find; Percy the biscuit jar penguin. I love him even though he can be a bit creepy at times. This marmite tin was a TKMaxx find which me and the bf both adore. Me because of the pretty pastel colours and him because he loves marmite. 

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My ever expanding jewellery collection. 
 
It really is the little things. What makes your house a home? 
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Finds of Vintage Village

So I said I would post what I spent my pennies on at last weeks Vintage Village, but I didn’t mean to post this late I promise! Take a looksie:

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You cannot say no to a dress that both fits perfectly and has a price that is single digits! £8! Definitely a dress for India I think as it is going to be too cold here soon.

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This suitcase was only £8 as well so I couldn’t say no. I love the colour, the fact that all of Toast Rack’s shoes and handbags can fit in it and that it has the information of it’s previous owner inside. This is what vintage is all about. Good to know it’s a northern suitcase ha ha. 

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I wouldn’t have spotted this is it weren’t for Claire pointing out the box full of small jewellery boxes for 50p. I died when I found this. Definitely one for the table display. I just love it’s colour and the fact that it kind of looks like a hat. 

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This 1950s jewellery box was also only a fiver. I couldn’t believe it. Another one for the table display and it matches the tin above!

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And finally, this bowl was only £2. The colour, the detail, the size – I just loved everything about it. Debating whether to use it as display but I think my table is getting quite crowded now so I’m currently using it as a fruit bowl. 
 
Have you found any bargains recently?
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Meet Percy…

My new biscuit jar. Isn’t he cute? I got him at Vintage Village a couple of weekends ago but didn’t want to show you him until the bf came home off holiday. He reads my blog from time to time so I didn’t want him to see it – I just love showing stuff, it’s half the fun.
 
Anyway, back to Percy. He’s from the 1950s and still has his sealer on him so biscuits stay fresh inside. I couldn’t believe what good condition he was in and even more amazed at the price. £9! Bargainous!

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Yes that is Tigger in the background wearing deely boppers.

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I also managed to find myself an equally bargainous atomic magazine rack. I’ve been wanting one for years!

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This beauty was £5.
 
I also bought a beautiful cake stand for my friend’s birthday, but that was it. Very proud of myself for getting sensible things. Yes, a penguin biscuit jar is sensible.
 
Have you found any bargains recently?
PS. T-minus 1 day until my epic 5 day weekend! Excite!
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End of an era

So today is the day. Moving day. I can’t believe I’ve lived in this house for almost 3 years. That is something of a record for me. Apart from 1 family home in Nottinghamshire, this is the longest I’ve lived in one house. That will make it number 2 out of 20. Yes that’s right, I’ve lived in 20 houses in 24 years. 

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It’s the end of an era. Goodbye teeny room (especially with all my stuff in it!). It is a bit sad and I will miss my friends and the cats but it’s time to move on. I’m going to be living with my bf of 3 years for the first time, along with his current housemate and our equally nerdy friend Claire and her little brother Ant. This is going to be the nerdiest house ever and I can’t wait. 
 
Me “Ooh I’ll get to put up my world map and my Marauders Map!
Bf: “I can put up my Middle Earth maps”
 
Bahahahaha.
 
As well as living with some awesome people, I get to live in an awesome house. It’s like a tardis – it just keeps going back. I love it. Plus, me and the bf’s room is MASSIVE and we’ll have a bed that you can get in on both sides! (it’s the little things). 
 
So the main reason for this post is to say I’m still here, I just won’t be posting as much over the next week as we won’t have internet. Plus I’ll be busy doing my favourite part of moving: Finding places for all of my stuff. 
 
Ta-ta for now, I’ll be back (don’t make me do the Arnie voice)
 
P.S I am amazed that all my shoes fit in one box….well, all the shoes I keep in this house anyway, ha ha. 
 
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Top picks: week 13

A slightly belated top picks this week but I blame the technology gods for this one. In honour of me and my friends finding a house (whoop!), I have made this post into a top picks of homeware. I’m so excited. 

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I have loved this style of bed frame for years! Though yes it would be cheaper to cut down a tree and make one yourself out of real wood. But so pretty! Now if someone could please point me in the direction of a lumberjack. 
 
I love lamp, I love teapot, therefore I love teapot lamp.
 
I’ve seen a few of these at vintage fairs I’ve been to recently. I just love the little feet!
 
I seem to have a thing with bicycles at the moment
 
Now I know what you’re thinking. Yes I know, so tacky but it’s got a kitsch charm that I find funny. Plus I could hang necklaces off it! For those of you who don’t think it’s tacky enough – check out the pale pink ones with gold glitter antlers. I shouldn’t admit it but I think they’re pretty awesome too!
 
Me and my friends say this a lot so I think it’s quite fitting.
 
Very subtle, but very pretty. Continues with my pretending I live in a forest theme. Oh lumberjack?
 
Do you like homeware shopping?
 


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