Have a Very Vintage New Years Eve

Have a vintage style New Years Eve wearing one of these fabulous vintage tiered dresses!Microsoft Word - The Tiered Black Dress
Clockwise from top left:
Lace Little Black Dress from Endless Alley, 1950’s Sheer Pleated Dress from Wear It Well Vintage, Vintage Little Black Cocktail Dress from MK Retro, Vintage 1960’s Little Black Dress from A Bird of Paradise.

Add a little splash of teal and vintage style accessories. Don’t forget the champagne and a pair of vintage champagne glasses to toast in the New Year!
Microsoft Word - Teal, Bows and Sparkle
Clockwise from top left:
Late Dining Heel from ModCloth, Silver Leaves Hand Beaded headband from Quirky Beauty, Sheer Swiss Dot Tights from Anthropologie, Faux-Fur Wrap Scarf from Ralph Lauren, Skinny Mini Bow Bangle from Kate Spade, Vintage Villeroy and Boch Champagne Glasses from House of Lucien, Vintage Green Clutch with Frill from Heirloom Rose, Crystal Bow Earrings from Cath Kidston.


Shop the Sales: What I’d Buy

I hope that everyone had a very Merry Christmas. Are you all shopped out? I couldn’t resist a little post Christmas window shopping. Here’s what I’d buy:

Cath Kidston Saddle Bag
Cath Kidston Mini Saddle Bag

J Crew Liberty p.j's
Liberty Print Pajama’s from J Crew

Anthropologie Sweater Dress
Anthropologie Sweater Dress

Designer Doll Penny
Pottery Barn Kids Penny Doll

Gap Jeans

Boyfriend Jeans from the Gap

Joules boots

Green Lulworth wellies from Joules

Boden Sweater
Fair Isle Sweater from Boden

Right Now

*listening to this and this. Old and new favourites.

*watching this. Jamie, you funny man!

*keeping them busy with this

*drooling over the patterns in this book. Pretty, pretty knits!
Lovely Knits


Leaf Skirt

*baking muffins from this book. My body is not liking grains right now!

Grain Free Muffins

*reading this seasonal favourite to the kids
Ernest and Celestine

*trying to finish these mittens. Why am I always less motivated to finish sock/mitten number two?

*shipping out the last dolls from my Waldorf doll making venture. Bye bye dollies!

*loving the serenity of this book. Oh Vermont. How I want to visit you! Who wants to come with me to one of those Vermont knitting retreats, in a couple of years?
Farmhouse Christmas


Have a good weekend!

Favourite Things

Microsoft Word - polka dots

*vintage straw hat from The Vintage Closet-Etsy

*spot leather cross body bag from Cath Kidston

*make a poinsettia flat from ModCloth

*green vintage cup and saucer set from Soviet Vintage-Etsy

*dotted silk shell from J Crew

*red dotty child’s dress from Bill and Nell-Etsy

I am realizing that a few of these items have a decidedly spring-like look about them. I guess I am already wishing for the snow to melt. Well, maybe not until after Christmas!

Laura Ashley Love

My love for all things Laura Ashley peaked in the late 80’s, when my room was festooned in baby blue walls, a Laura Ashley bedding set, and straw hats on the walls. My friend and I had a little flashback moment a few years ago, when we thought that it would be a great idea to pull out our old Laura Ashley dresses, and start wearing them again. Our husbands quickly shut it down.

My heart however, still skips a beat when I spy a vintage Laura Ashley dress. This particular dress was made of lovely, heavy velvet and printed with cabbage roses and brooches. Oh, and it had large puffed sleeves. Very Dynasty! You can see what the dress looked like here from a seller on Etsy. No, I didn’t pay $125 for my dress, and I did have a split second of regret about cutting it up, after seeing the going price for it. Never mind. I am happy with how my self drafted a-line skirt turned out. I guess I am a bit old to be rocking puffed sleeves anyway!DSC_0005