When I first moved to London, I worked as an unpaid intern for stylists and magazines so I paid my way with lots of bar work and selling my thrifted treasures at Portobello Market. The main three boot fairs I sourced stock from were Kilburn Park School, Chiswick School and Battersea boot sale. All three fairs are still absolutely fantastic and recently the organisers at Kilburn have opened up a boot sale in my neighbourhood at Princess May School. I pop along to Princess May every few weeks and like ALL boot sales it can be hit and miss but the other week I met Buzz who used to run the shop All the Fun of the Fair which she had closed down and was offloading the remaining stock. My crafty haul is pictured above! I also buy a lot from stylists, designers, artists, vintage vendors & independent shops having a clear out. That’s what I love about car booting in the capital. If you’re in this neck of the woods then you should also check out Capital Carboot and Wimbledon Greyhound track and don’t forget to haggle (with a smile)… happy thrifting!
Last night I watched Badlands, a 1973 film directed by Terrence Malick starring Martin Sheen as Kit Carruthers and Sissy Spacek as Holly Sargis. It clearly inspired Quentin Tarantino when he wrote one of my all time fave films: True Romance. For starters, both films use the same distinct theme music: Carl Orff by Gassenhaur and both stories are narrated by the female lead who has a heavy Southern accent and a dreamy romantic and somewhat naive outlook on life. Both women fall in love rather quickly and go on the run with their lover who rides a cadillac and resembles a vintage Hollywood star. The perfect rock’n’roll love story! Doomed, obviously… Continue reading »
I’m mesmerised by jessreeves12‘s IG and her kingdom of kitschy cute ceramic animals, kewpie dolls & plastic fantastic figurines, let’s find out more!!!
Hey Jess! Just how did this crazy-ass collection come about?
I think it is fair to say I have been a collector my whole life! My Grandma collects anything and everything and so I suppose it’s in my genes to be seeking objects out, arranging and rearranging them, bringing order and meaning to what other people often (inaccurately) describe as ‘junk’. Continue reading »
I’m super excited to announce we’ve brought back six of our best selling and much loved personalised wooden jewellery designs! You can order any of the styles above with the wording of your choice as necklaces or brooches with silver plated or gold toned fixings.
Here’s how it works…
Today :: Orders open!
Midnight Friday 2nd May :: Orders close!
Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th May :: We make your jewellery!
Monday 5th May :: Your orders are posted!
We have only cut a limited number of wooden shapes so make sure you don’t miss out. We might make this an annual sale but you definitely won’t be able to order these again this year.
If you have any questions please comment below or email me firstname.lastname@example.org and here’s a link to the collection in the shop.