Sunday, October 30, 2011

Discover Vintage ★



so today i went to Leamington for the day with my dear mama + my lovely Vintage-obsessed cousin Aimi to go and see the 'Discover Vintage: Home and Fashion Show


... for which i designed the flyers and posters!!!

it was sooo SO amazing to finally get to see one of these shows! i've been designing the flyers for them since June but this is the first one i've actually been able to visit in person

it was also the first time i got to meet Keeley, the very lovely lady that's been commissioning me to design these flyers for the past few months


it really was an amazing show though, the stalls were just divine! i think Aimi and myself were in our element! gorgeous vintage stuff left right and centre! Aimi got a few cute vintage bits


my mum didn't get anything but she did have fun trying on hats...


and i treated myself to a lovely vintage copy of 'Heidi'! it was always one of my favourite stories when i was little + i just LOVE collecting vintage books


but apart from that the place was PACKED with all manner of gorgeous vintage bits and pieces...


including some really gorgeous dresses and sets of china! 




Keeley even had one of the little toy dogs EXACTLY like the one i drew for the shows flyer! she takes him to all the shows now, his name is Charles...



it was surreal to see my flyers all stacked up on display as well, weird but very cool :)


as well as the fun flyers for Keeley's vintage shop in York (see this post for more info + pics - Vintage Times) there was also one of the other flyers i designed for the Vintage Wedding Fair being held next month in London


but i'll admit that i might have gotten a little bit over-excited when i spotted my posters/flyers out and about in Leamington...




i fell in love with some of the gorgeous vintage jewellery as well! the brooch collections were to die for!


i also grabbed a copy of 'the Vintage Directory' 


and was delighted to spot 'Rockalily Lipsticks' on the first page


and then later on i also spotted this...


and the venue itself was just as divine, the Pump Rooms in Leamington are so beautiful and with the lovely music from the 40's and 50's piping around the room, the setting was perfect for a vintage show




it really was a heavenly day, i absolutely adore Leamington! it's always a pleasure to visit such a beautiful town


the Vintage show was really fab and i recommend it + similar ones up and down the country

+ there were amazing stalls from the likes of - 

More Tea Vicar - vintage china and kitchenalia 

Rock Follies Vintage - vintage clothing, jewellery, bags and luggage

Blighty Boutique - vintage and handmade fairs

Retro Bazaar - collectables and furnishings

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so it's been a busy few days here so far in Coventry, this is the first real chance i've had to post a blog since the night i got here!

the other day i spent the day in town with my gorgeous little nieces Madison and Daisy (although they're pulling funny faces here so you can't really tell how adorabubble they both are!!!)


anyway we had a great day mooching around Cov, shopping and people watching + getting stuck in car rides...




then, as a special surprise, in the evening i took them to see my favourite movie at the cinema, can you guess what we went to see...


that's right, it was GHOSTBUSTERS!!!


despite having originally come out in 1984, this week Ghostbusters is being shown at various cinemas up and down the country so i've had this planned for weeks since i was 100% determined to see this movie on the big screen


obviously... it was amazing :D

i was like a little kid in a sweet/toy shop, sooo ridiculously excited and giddy! it was brilliant though!

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i've a bit more to tell you but i've got a bugger of a headache so it'll have to wait for another night!

so until next time, that's all folks... ◕‿◕ ★ xX