I have very few vices....but MrB is wont to say that I have an addictive personality and therefore only allowed to play the 2p slotties, by the seaside, beside the sea! I disagree! I am not addicitve, I am passionate. If I like something then I LIKE it! Another word used is obsessive....no no no, I just like to find new things to really like, a new favourite thing!
And vintage is one such favourite thing. This little girl...tacky? A wee bit, but I think she looks at home nestled next to the vintage green larder and sweetie jar. She was meant to live with us! Master B adores her and has named her Hyacinth (after the big, squashy, blue flowers he loves in a neighbours garden!) Would he be so in love with something pristine, shiny, new, brighter? No that would truly be tacky. Hyacinth's beauty (tackiness) has become muted, gentle, owned.
Frayed (my Mum, will be tearing her hair out) is comfy, softened, but proud.
Don't even start me on the Vintage crockery obsession.....I mean "LOVE" affair! I cannot turn away from a lovely saucer, especially if it is alone, individual, a singular beautiful object.
There is nothing more satisfying than finding a Vintage dress, zipping it up, finding you fit it (as it has to be this way round....the dress was here before you!) and smiling a contented smile. Why is this? There are plenty of mock vintage dresses out there, sized and all! Of course I love the find, the idea that it is a complete one off but more so that it has history, who made it, who wore it, and where, would they ever have imagined I would be wearing it.....would we have been friends?
Muted colour, glow of a pearl...
Tea and prettiness, drink it in.
Vintage Kitchenalia, is I have to admit bordering on 'obsession' but it is useful, it is as applicable today as it was fifty, sixty, a hundred years ago. I am glad I can use it everyday, it brings a smile to my face! It makes my kitchen my favourite place to be.
Now, I believe shopping with someone, is like dancing, you can only do it well, glide, when you love the person your doing it with. Ms Fish and I shop well! It was the eagle eyed Ms who spotted the above...a dress I have dreamt of! "I have found the dress that was made for you MrsB" she declared. And I glanced over, hmmmmmmmm......."oh heavens" clapped hand over mouth and did a little jig! It needs a good old steam clean but this is my lifetime favourite dress. Nothing beats this one not even the velvet/ tartan party dress I had when I was six which was pretty wonderful! Thankyou my much loved Ms Fish!
You know about this one....he knows what I think...lets not encourage a big head! Suffice to say....just wonderful!
My vintage inspired Woolly Ball Christmas Wreath!