Friday, 26 August 2011

Weekly round up!

Gosh this freelancing stuff is fun but tiring and as I said in my last post is taking some getting use to. I love all  the companies I'm working for but it's such a change from running your own business, I'm dead beat by the end of the day so anything else but work is suffering right now, but I miss my blog and I miss reading everyone elses, I had well over 300 posts to catch up on, I just had to abandon some!

Anyway I have had some fun too just mixed in with work.

Last week I went up to London for the day to drop some leaflets off at some great vintage shops. I have to confess I don't really shop in Vintage shops in London, I know a lot of vintage dealers so I tend to buy from them or at events like the Rhythm Riot or Rockabilly Rave. However I went along to some in London and was pleasantly surprised!

The first one I went to was unfortunately the only one I took pics in - bad blogger alert! - but it was worth taking pics in. It was Radio Days near Waterloo Station. I used to shop here years ago and although it has now changed hands, well actually it changed hands a long time ago it turns out, it is still as fabulous as it used to be. This shop is packed to the rafters with fabulousness, vintage clothes, homewares, jewellery, accessories, you name it they have it, definately worth a visit!

Here's a few pics I took inside.

I went to a few different places but the most notable is Blackout II in Covent Garden. I didn't take any pictures as I just ended up chatting to Ros the owner & forgot to take pictures. A friend of mine works with Ros but wasn't there at the time, still I ended up chatting for ages. Blackout II is just fantastic, it's got such a great array of clothes, jewellery and shoes, and what's great is they aren't crazy prices!

I then went over to Miss L Fire to pick something up and ladies I saw Spring/Summer 12 collection OMG you will die! Obviously I can't show you yet, but believe me you will love them.

So that was last Tuesday.

Then Wednesday we went to spend the day with friends Mike and Jan who run Home Sweet Homestyle.  Again I was a rubbish blogger I didn't take pics which is a shame cos as you can imagine they have some amazing stuff in their house, well they do deal in it! We had a lovely day and had such fun not only did we stay for lunch, we also stayed for dinner.

Apart from that I've been working working working ooooh apart from last weekend when I moved my bedroom around, which I've been wanting to do for ages, put some pictures up and it feels sooo much better! It's amazing how moving a room around can make a difference. I still need to put a light fitting up and I have some lovely wall lights to replace my crappy bedside lights but they need sorting, still here is the result of my hard work!

I know the fan in the corner is rather unattractive, but our lovely bamboo chair will go there eventually. We always need a fan in the room in summer, our house has a flat roof and sometimes the upstairs gets sooo hot.

I managed to get out a few things or put up a few things I've wanted to for a while.

First up is our fabulous Britvic lamp, sounds tacky, not in the least, well not to me anyway! It's a chalkware lamp that my mother in law found years ago at a car boot sale, I'm not keen on the shade but I'll replace it one day. Cute eh?

Next up are some lovely Hawaiian postcards, I just love the graphics on these so they had to go up!

Then a fabulous tiki painting my husband did. Sadly it got damaged when we did an event, only a little tear but it means he can't really sell it so we kept it!

In other news, I've been trying to make more of an effort lately, nope I didn't take photos, I told you I was a bad blogger! But it's paid off, I was stopped in Covent Garden by a man no less who said can I just tell you how amazing your hair is, how lovely is that?

Then the other day I went out and about wearing my Miss L Fire cute red heels

I was stopped twice by women telling me how cute my shoes were!

Really cheered me up no end!

So there you go, it's been a helluva couple of weeks, I hope you're all well!


Retro Chick said...

How adorable are those shoes! I am so jealous!

Gemma said...

I think you're rather cute all over ;) x

Kim Bombshell said...

Sounds like you are keeping busy and had a fantastic couple days in London.

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Love that lamp! so kitschy! And your Miss L shoes are sooooo nice. I will definitely be getting myself another pair at some point :)

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1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Love your bedroom furniture! Looks similar to the stuff I have in my master bedroom.

We're glad you are happily busy, no worries about the blog or following up on comments, folks understand!

Helga! said...

O,the shoes!The pineapple lamp!The vicarious shopping!! Sometimes I get so excited I forget to take

Penny Dreadful said...

I love Blackout II, it is a great shop. I'm ashamed to say I still haven't visited Radio Days, ever.

That Britvic lamp is amazing, Mr D would hate it hehehe xx

DearHelenHartman said...

Cute shoes! And what fun getting to look around with you this week - some fab shops to be sure.

Vix said...

I love that lamp (and the shoes are just fab)! I'm rubbish at remembering to take pictures, too. That shop looked amazing and you've done a great job on the bedroom.
Lovely to chat, have a fantastic weekend. xxx

delia hornbook said...

aawww im so pleased to see and hear that your well and life is going great for you. Im glad you took those photo's looks like some amazing stuff there. Its lovely when people give you compliments ;-)) And those shoes are gorgeous. Have a great weekend, dee x

La Dama said...

You been aa busy honey.
never been to thos vintage shops, your Britvic lamp is gorgeous. and Im not surprised you got stopped about your lovely hair. I been wanting to get me some Miss L. Fire shoes ,but Im too cheap. your red shoes are precious.
I have no idea why my post around showing on some blogrolls and other arent. my dashboard is now working.

Lady Cherry said...

Very cute shoes! Well done on getting your bedroom sorted how you want it, it is very satisfying when you have finished something like that. xx

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