Last week I received a surprise box of wonder through the post full of so many things it felt like Christmas. The beautifully wrapped parcel of fun was from my Instagram buddy who runs the delightful blog Letter Loves and it was filled with all the little things I love from vintage cats to rock’n’roll ephemera to a troll ring. So random but so perfect were all the things I unwrapped that I ooh-ed & coo-ed on the couch for at least an hour. There was even the tiniest notebook in the world ever, can you spot it in the photo above? Continue reading »May 16, 2014
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…April 10, 2014
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 »April 7, 2014
It has crossed my mind if I continue to collect fun vintage mugs at the rate I’ve been recently then this time next year I could appear on BBC 2’s Collectaholics as I’d rather like to meet Mel and Mark. My current abode, however, is a teeny tiny one bedroom flat in East London with minimal cupboard space so I shall continue to thrift and sell! Today I have added 9 new styles and shuffled them all into their own collection page: Time for Tea. I did have more but they were swiped by some of my cutie pie regulars on Instagram. If you’d like to get your hands on the swag before it hits the online shop then I definitely recommend adding me on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook – I apologise in advance for the all the cat chat.
Mug mafia click here!