Vintage At The Dome

Vintage At The Dome is exactly what it says on the tin. A vintage fair hosted by the fabulous Vintage Suitcase in the historic Devonshire Dome.

I'm lucky enough to live down the road from Buxton so thought I'd pop along for an hour. Two and half hours later I had to tear myself away!

The Devonshire Dome is one of the worlds largest unsupported domes and The Vintage Suitcase crammed it full of gorgeous vintage delights.  There was so much to see and do.  One of the things I love about vintage fairs is the atmosphere.  There are so many friendly traders I could have chatted with them all day!  As well as lots of lovely clothes and homeware from bygone eras there were also many new handcrafted designs made from vintage materials.  There was even a chance to get your hair and make up styled by the awesome  Miss Whittington's Vintage Beauty Parlour and Sassy's Vintage Beauty Parlour

One of my favourite stalls that I need to give a special mention to is Molly Felicity Designs She creates personalised bunting using a photo of your choice. So, for example, you could have your baby's face printed onto one flag and then add to it each year as your child gets older!  This is such a great idea. Not only does it look nice hanging in the nursery but it also makes for a special keepsake. 

Although I could rabbit on all day about the wonderful delights I found, I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Molly Felicity Designs

Molly Felicity Designs

Vintage delights

Who remembers Sooty!?

Lots of treasures

Away with the clouds
Away With The Clouds

Designer Marigold
Fabulous collages by Marigold 

Buxton Dome
Traders, traders everywhere

A Very Vintage Christmas
A Very Vintage Christmas

If you liked this post and love vintage then why not visit The Vintage Suitcase at their next big event, A Very Vintage Christmas at Uttoxeter Racecourse. There's lots going on including a Christmas craft workshop, vintage fashion, live music, food stalls, even a retro funfair!  To find out more follow them on Facebook where they'll make you giggle with their daily posts or take a look at their website.

Oooh and just one thing before you go, if you get a chance it would be lovely if you could vote for me over at AHF Bloggers Panel. Thank you.



Ask Her Friends - Gift Ideas

How many times have you heard the phrase uttered "She's just so hard to buy for"!?  I've heard it plenty, in fact I've probably said it myself and I know for a fact it's been said about me! Although, I'm of the opinion I'm the easiest person in the world to buy for! Pah!

Ask Her Friends is a website with gift ideas based on asking normal women exactly what they want. They focus on a selection of these ideas, reducing the choice but increasing the quality.

This month I was asked to feature on the AHF Bloggers Panel and choose my favourite gift ideas.  It was so hard to choose!  The world was literally my oyster!  I've tried to vary my choices as much as possible from cute stocking fillers like the Pretty Dandy notebooks to a delicate Ella Georgia bangle.

I prefer gifts that will last a lifetime such as the Orwell & Goode deer print or Rose & Grey paperweight or gifts I'll use each day like the Lisbeth Dahl cup and saucer.  Things I appreciate but wouldn't buy for myself, mainly because I spend all my money on bills, clothes and holidays!

So what do you think of my choices?  If you like them I'd be over the moon if you voted for me over at the AHF Bloggers Panel Gift List
Thank you x


Two Little Birdies - Giveaway

As most of you know I love nothing more than championing independent designers and businesses.  I love anything crafty and unique and could literally spend all my time either on Pinterest or at vintage fairs and car boots.  This however is time consuming and as much as I'd love to spend my weekends perusing second hand wares or pinboards I sure as heck don't have the time!

Then all of a sudden, as if by magic or it could have been Twitter, Two Little Birdies appeared on my radar. Whilst browsing through their products, it felt like I'd come home, you know the feeling?  What I love most about their products is the combination of vintage finds and modern elements.  Some things are genuinely vintage, some are made with vintage materials whereas other items are brand new but have that vintage feel.

Here are a few of my favourite items from Two Little Birdies

If you like what you've seen so far then read on!

I've teamed up with Two Little Birdies and we're giving you the opportunity to win one of the following pieces of artwork worth £10.  Each design has been upcycled onto vintage pages from a book and incorporate original drawings and photography. Prints measure 15.5 x 26cms

Typewriter with Butterflies

Victorian Ghetto Blaster

If you want to be in with a chance of winning just enter using one of the options below.  Remember to leave a comment telling me which design you'd prefer and your email address in case you're the lucky winner.

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