Thrift-ola recommends: The Stylist’s Rail

Posted on: April 16, 2014

I swapped my usual abandoned car park or misty field in the middle of nowhere to a much classier venue for my thrifting adventures this weekend. Continue reading »

A fun morning of seeking out vintage at The Stylist's Rail.

A fun morning of seeking out vintage at The Stylist’s Rail.

Last year I attended a fun Pinterest Party called Pinned it, Made it run by the awesome Plum and after stalking her a little on Twitter was excited to see her latest venture The Stylist’s Rail where you get the opportunity to delve into the cast offs of London’s Stylists and Fashion Editors. Yes please! On Saturday morning I rallied my gals pals and we rolled up our sleeves and got to work trawling the healthy dose of rails in the Hoxton Hotel fuelled by a few free GnT cocktails and meringues by the Meringue Girls. I was really impressed by the variety of stock, of course I was up to my usual antics finding creme egg bags, hologram ice creams and kitten tins but you could pick up anything from a Topshop jumpsuit or a Cos shirt to a 1950s handbag or a handmade bondage dress. The prices were fair and the stall holders let us a haggle a little. All in all I highly recommend heading down to the next one, follow their Twitter to find out date & location. I of course shouldn’t get too used to this as next week it’ll be back to a bacon butty in a freezing cold car park…

Bicycle Thrift Delivery Service

Posted on: April 13, 2014

It was a beautiful sunny day on Friday so I dusted off my Raleigh Caprice and hit the road... Continue reading »

Friday fun: Cycling round the city after delivering thrift!

Friday fun: Cycling round the city after delivering thrift!

During the last Make Me An Offer Monday one of my lovely regular customers showed some interest in my Waechtersbach heart pattern plates and knowing that they weigh a tonne and would cost a bomb to post I offered to deliver them myself as she too lives in East London. When I woke up on Friday morning, the sun was streaming through our windows so I thought this would be an ace day to hop on my bike, deliver the thrift and get some fresh air in my lungs after a week of working away indoors.

It was great to be away from the laptop for a few hours and I made the most of it by meeting a friend for coffee and pineapple ‘n rum cake in L’Atelier, popped into Thea’s Vintage to swoon over her latest French finds including a jazzy set of floral retro sun loungers and used all my willpower not step a foot inside the Peter Jensen sample sale when I cycled passed it.

So East Londoners put your orders in and on the next sunny day I’ll be happy to cycle ’em over to you!

Instagram Caturday Sale – Today!

Posted on: April 12, 2014

As a little treat for all my vintage and cat loving customers this morning I have put together 3 Caturday sets full of fun kitty cat goodness... Continue reading »

Instagram Caturday Sale - today!

Instagram Caturday Sale – today!

Here are my three curated cat lovers sets which are for sale over on my Instagram page, each set retails for £10 including postage and they include:

Caturday set 1: 1980s Garfield Annual, wooden kitty fridge magnet, vintage kitty mug and cute birthday card.
Caturday set 2: retro ceramic cat vase, 1950s illustrated kitty card, wooden kitsch cat magnet and a pair of Socksville black cat cotton socks.
Caturday set 3: 1970s ‘Ready to Sew’ cuddly cat toy kit, kitten & ball of wool pottery mug, a pair of Socksville polka dot cotton cat socks and tabby cat greetings card.

Each set comes with a greetings card so if you know a cat lover then these little sets would make an ace gift! If you don’t use Instagram I will also tweet them and add to our Facebook page.

Happy Caturday!

Instagram Caturday Sale – Tomorrow!

Posted on: April 11, 2014

Every Saturday I post a vintage Happy Caturday photo on Instagram but tomorrow's weekly instalment will be a little bit special... Continue reading »

Someone's super excited about our Caturday sale tomorrow!

Someone’s super excited about our Caturday sale tomorrow!

Do you follow Thrift-ola on Instagram? If so you’ll be familiar with the heavy cat chat and tomorrow I have a special Caturday surprise for you! Instead of just the one photo I’ll be posting three photos and each photo will feature a variety of cat related products that are for sale for just £10 per set including postage.

Follow Thrift-ola here and come check out the Caturday sale sets tomorrow morning!

Collection Resurrection: Vintage Books & Magazines

Posted on: April 10, 2014

After an ace haul of vintage paper craft, toy making, crochet and knitting books the other week I've decided to bring back my vintage books 'n zines collection... Continue reading »

Vintage books.

Vintage books.

When I first launched Thrift-ola in 2011 I really enjoyed selling vintage annuals, art ‘n craft books and magazines but along the way Royal Mail’s fees made postage for such heavy items too expensive. However, they have recently introduced a new ‘small packet’ mailing option which means the postage costs are now ok again so the Books ‘n’ Zines collection is back in business! Continue reading »