Friday, 15 May 2009

Storeyshop Loves Vintage

My daily blog mission has failed a bit lately but I've had a busy old week. Lots of Storeyshop card orders and monkey making in time for birthdays and hospital trips. All good fun. I also had a cheeky day off yeserday and went and got my hair cut and coloured ready for my birthday next week and my trip down south coming up soon. The new hair is a bit Paris Hilton but in a good way. I think I like it but I always reserve judgement on these things until I have washed and attempted to style it myself a couple of times!

I have also been vintage treasure hunting on eBay and in the local charity shops again. Last weekend we picked up a vintage tile with a cool, old-fashioned graphic design poster on it and also this big old trunk which I love. It was 99p! I'm not exactly sure where we're going to put it but it will hide lots of my stuff away. It has a key too which is always nice. It's massive, I can get in it! (check out my hand in the pic)

I also bought a glass vase in the charity shop in Haltwhistle. It's one of those things I thought I liked but I wasn't sure. The money goes to charity so I bought it anyway and it has really grown on me. It's in the hall on my new manga comic page-covered table at the moment. I think I might fill it with coloured buttons or something and have it in the office when we decorate it. Here's a photo of Seb trying it out for size!

Excuse the horrible kitchen lino. That's why I make lots of my photos black and white to try and hide the manky decor. The trunk pic above is sitting on a slightly stained rose pink carpet. One day it will be all nice and lovely!

Another fab find were these cardboard letters. They aren't vintage in fact they are currently for sale in Hobbycraft! I bought a H and a D and had plannned to cover or paint them but I plonked them either size of the window on the stairs when I bought them home and they actually look quite nice just with their natural brown paper covering. I think they were £1.99 each so a top buy. I do love my H's. You can't see them very well in these pics but I had to pick the cute ones with Seb in!

On my travels I have also picked up the odd really nice vintage purse, scarf or belt and it has got me thinking. I might start up a second Etsy shop for vintage finds. I could have 'Storeyshop Handmade' and 'Storeyshop Vintage'. I already have absolutely loads to do with my time as it is but it would be good fun and the perfect excuse to go shopping one day a week. Dave is all for it. I think he's just hoping it will mean less bits and bobs will end up in our house and that it might make me bored of shopping. Never!

Happy Friday everyone. Have a lovely weekend!


Jo Standing said...

I love the Storeyshop Vintage idea!! I would love to buy some vintage bits and bobs for the house but don't know where to start with looking for cool stuff. The Storeyshop Vintage shop could be my answer!

Lissa said...

Hi Helen,

I love this blog and your website and the wonderful cards and monkeys!