Adoring all things vintage, retro and downright quirky

Monthly Archives: April 2009

I have stumbled across a delightful little webshop called Hannah Zakari – what a gem. Set up by jewellery maker and all round magpie, Rachael Lamb, it offers really quirky art prints, handmade bags and the like from independent artists. Vive les independents!  Here are some of my selections for your Friday viewing…

custard-cream

How about this rather sweet ‘custard cream’ print? Designed by artist Kate Wilson, I think it’s got a lovely olde worldy feel about it. It costs £20 and  is printed onto A5 sized (14.8x21cm) Bockingford artists paper, signed by the artist herself.

beatrice-vintage-shopper

 

OOh! I rather fancy this Beatrice Vintage shopper – great for nipping down tut fruit and veg shop of a weekend and means you won;t need any of those crummy blue plastic bags that cut your hands to shreds and spill spuds all across the road.  Again, it’s that  quirkiness that lures me in. Again, cheap and cheerful at £12 a pop. It is screen printed on both sides and is made from organic cotton. Designed by Showpony.

 

 

dazed-dorothy-bag

Finally,check out this stunning bit of arm candy. Made of leather with beautiful pale green and bright yellow bow sequins and beads and lined in sumptous yellow silk, how could anyone resist? Ok, bit pricier at £65 but I’s say it’s worth it. This little beauty is designed by Dazed Dorothy.

Enjoy and have a great weekend!

 


 

drip-shelf

Check out this super cool ‘drip shelf’ designed by Susan Bradley – I just think it’s great! I have been looking for a new shelf for my bathroom and think this would look really unusual. You can also buy it in red, balck and yellow – and they are a snip at £65! I found this one at Rockett St George.  

drip-shelf-yellow


birdcage-tea-towel

(Actually, I bought it today.) I totally fell for this tea towel, yes a simple old dish dryer has me all doe-eyed. I plan to frame it as an interesting piece of art! I had lots of trouble finding it in the UK as it is originally from Ferm Living who only sell wholesale and 95% Danish, the online stockists, don’t sell the tea towel (boo!) Luckily, I managed to track it down here  at a really nice little online shop I hadn’t come across before called Rose & Grey. I shall be visiting there again!


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I have been busy seeking out some sumptuous treats for your delectation this Spring and have found some truly exquisite pieces for the taking (and some that will be appearing soon on a wall / cupboard / sideboard in my home!)

First off, let’s say we need some new threads. The winter cardies and trousers, tights and scarves were great for the nippy weather, but not now the sun is shining, the birds are singing – that means a whole new wardrobe!

Over on Plumo there are some really stunning dresses, below are a few that have tickled my fancy.

dale dress

 

I love this yellow vintage tea dress, it’s all cornfields and sunshine and costs  £159 from Plumo (it is made of lovely silk georgette, mind.)  Or this pretty folk dress below for £139.

 

folktunic

I’m really liking this folksy vibe that is hot at the moment, it’s the ultimate femine look and makes me feel like sipping home-made lemonade in the garden. For a cute accessory, I rather fancy this Bali bag – what a fab shade of green! It too is not the cheapest in the world but I would fork out the £59 for it in a heartbeat!

 

balibag

Finally, from Plumo, I adore this little leather purse (£25) I think I had something similar which I purchased from the caravan site shop on holiday in Wales many moons ago. Ah the nostalgia!

souvenirpurse

Over at Toast, I am really loving the uber blue shoes they have such as this soft nappa sandal and this strappy azure blue beaded thong sandal – both £89. Like wearing the sky on your feet!

pom-pom-sandalsoft-nappa-sandal

So to the home front. Old reliable Graham and Green have got a great 20% off voucher code running at the moment and I’m tempted to splurge on a few things I have had my eye on for some time such as this lovely branch vase below which cost between £37 and £42.

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Or these beautiful angel wing mirrors as seen in Living Etc – they are really unique and totally worth the £189 G & G are asking.

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