Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Vintage Collecting is full of surprises. These are some of the wonderful items I've found from Op Shops and markets. I also like to make use of these items by creating displays at the Library for the enjoyment of our patrons. Last week I created one on 'Vintage Knitting' which included retro Knitting books and an activity box on 'Embroidery' as shown below. Lots of fun..
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
As a librarian by day and a 'Vintage Tragic' at all other times..I always make sure my Library Service holds some wonderful titles for Vintage. A variety of titles which cater for vintage collectors, vintage crafters, vintage designers or those who simply want some vintage inspiration...
Second-hand style is another gorgeous title by author Cris Dupouy published in 2002 but still as inspiring read.
Here is another title I made sure became a part of the Library's collection. A beautifully laid out book with inspiring ideas which are quite manageable to achieve for all..
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
This morning I dropped into one of my local op shops before work and found a vintage treasure. It's hand built cupboard which came from an old girl guides storeroom. The colours are pale green. pink and it has original rose transfers. On the inside door there is old wallpaper which just adds to its vintage story.
Friday, June 29, 2012
I will always remember my first pair of go-go boots. They were white, soft vinyl with zips on the inside leg. I was 12 and it 1969 which seemed a perfect time to own a pair. I felt grown up and groovy for the first time! (and not the last time thankfully)
I was reminded of this recently when I came apon a pair of white ankle boots (with elastic sides) in my fave shoe shop in Hampton called Traffic. Whenever I wear these boots I get good comments and the conversation leads to "Do you remember those white go-go boots from the 60's?"