Adoring all things vintage, whimsical and downright quirky

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I love cats (we have one called Bourneville) despite being allergic to them! So when this little darling popped up on my Instagram feed (@vintageverity) I was drooling! This little lady costs £59.99 from kit-cat.co.uk (there are lots of other colours too).

Lady Kit Cat has been around since 1932!
Robert Smith would approve

Another find was this poster from Indieprints on Etsy (I bought the last one, sorry!) but you can source similar elsewhere…

Sugarhill Catrina Purrfect Cats Shirt found here
£33.60

Lastly, this pretty peter pan collar blouse by Sugarhill – ain’t it just the cat’s whiskers?


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Sigh…I think i’m in love! The Whip-Smart Hobo bag from Anthropologie in a soft pink is just calling to me…
Shame it’s a bit outside my usual budget at £218 but my! is she purdee!


There seems to be a wealth of squirrely goodies popping up in fashion and interiors and I for one love it! Our little woodland friends make for cute jewellery and quirky textile prints – here are a few little treats to tempt you – though you might simply want to squirrel them away for keepsakes!

Above is the rather formidable ceramic ring box by Jonathan Adler (my new interior crush). Buy it at Heals for £149

Ok so it’s not strictly a squirrel but oh I do like it! Silk Purse Sows Ear over on Etsy sells these rather lovely vintage acorn charm necklaces for £14 each.

 Or how about this rather swish vintage-stamp inspired cushion? Made by Touch Wood Design, it’s one of a series of limited edition makes. I loves it! £68.

Forget crystal and glass or boring old brass. Change your knobs and inject a touch of the woodland to your cupboards and drawers. This beauty is £6 from Anthropologie. Must…buy…

Adieu for now…


You can always rely on a pair of pretty red shoes to lift the spirits on a Wednesday morning – and aren’t these just peachy? These Chia Mihara Osmo sandals (yes, really!) cost £225 and I found them on a rather nifty little online vintage-inspired boutique called Ruby Plum. Choc full with gorgeous dresses, knits and bags, the only problem is deciding what to keep in my basket!

I have had my eye on this Marianne bag (£130) for some time and may have to start dropping some p-r-e-t-t-y heavy hints soon to the other half. Surely I deserve it?!?!!


I just bought a set of these white Matryoshka measuring cups for £9.99 at Bristol’s coolest gift-shop-type -emporium ‘Iota’ – it doesn’t have a website, but does have a Facebook page. Now I can bake my cakes in style! But while I was browsing for an online supplier, I came across Fred & Friends – a rather quirky little shop that stocks unsual and humorous products to make your home look good and put a smile on your chops.

I particularly like the ‘Foot in the door’ door stop (frustratingly prices are not listed next to the product – i believe you have to purchase through their outlets including Amazon and Fredflare.com) but well worth a browse.

I also found some other Matryoshka measuring cups in technicolour, but for quite a bit more (£28) at Antropologie:

I am totally in love with their bedding section too…have a look (if you dare!) Also in their sale section, they have this exquisite tea set, plucked from the very depths of the ocean! Feel like a mermaid while having a brew…only £7!

One last Matryoshka inspired bit of loveliness: How about this bunting? Cute eh? It costs £22 and can be found in Hunky Dory Home.

And their beautiful cushion too…(£22) Now that’s enough 🙂


Harvest Wallpaper

My apologies, dear readers, for the length of my absence in the past months, exacerbated by the fact that I am going to be a mummy! Yes, tiredness has overtaken me and my blog has suffered. But, fear not! I am back and with some lovely inspiration to get your summer interior taste buds tingling.

My eagle-eyed sister, Shiv, found this fab website and I am most likely going to be choosing the super cute birdie wallpaper for the nursey…anyway, check it out!

Penguin Green Wallpaper

The website says: “A neutral and comforting Wasabi Green and White Penguin wallpaper. The paper used is sourced from sustainable forestry and made in the UK. The surface can be wiped clean when hung. Hang as standard wallpaper, instructions included. Price is per roll. Size: each roll is 52cm wide and 10m long.” A bargain at £30.00.

There is plenty more to love on there to browse so head over to Isak.co.uk


I am hankering after this stag head wall deco which is sold at Rockett St George. It costs £24 and is bang on trend – just have to convince my other half that we need it on the chimney breast in the dining room! Will put up some pics when I get some 😉


There’s nothing like a bit of humour in fashion, let’s face it, those designers can take themselves so seriously! So I have found some happy little bits and pieces from across the web guaranteed to make you look great, and make you feel fun!

First up is the cute ‘Shipmate’ hoodie found on Lazy Oaf’s site – they are London based but sell online too. This top costs £44.

Inject a touch of pierrot into your wardrobe with this ‘Super Size-me’ tee – £24 also from Lazy Oaf.

If you head over to Fredflare (US based) you can grab one of these funky make-up bags based on the DC comics. I love the colours and think it would be a shame to hide it away in the bathroom ($8). Be warned – once you are on this site, it will be hard to not buy anything! It’s got so much great trashy stuff that you really don’t need but desperately want!

Last up is the happy/sad sweater also from FredFlare.com – with a happy face one one side and a sad face on tuther! ($44) I think it’s the cat’s pjamas!


If you live in or around the Bristol area and love home-grown fashion, then you should get down to The Hamilton House Fashion Bazaar. This FREE event is organised by The Bristol FASH PACK – a group of Bristol based designers and independent shop owners including:  SHOP DUTTY/ SEW THAT JAZZ / OOMOOS ATTIC / MADIDAS HARISSA / AD HOC / PUCKOO COUTURE / HUNTING GOLD / BITCH& STITCH

It kicks off on Sunday December 6th from 1pm to 6pm in The Canteen at Hamilton House.

You can take part in a clothing swap, workshops, customisation stations and browse the stalls. There is also a fashion parade, auction and competitions, all to a great sound-track provided by local kick-ass DJs.

The event starts at 1pm, with the charity auction starting at 5pm. Auction items can be viewed all say in the Canteen.

All donations and a percentage of sales go to two charities: MALAWI EDUCATION PROJECT and CANCER RESEARCH.
Hope to see you there people!

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Rhea orange dress

Here are a few sneaky pix from last weekend’s photoshoot at Elsie Riley. We sweltered in the heat down in the basement and I feared the make-up I’d so carefully applied was going to melt off, but the models, Katrina and Rhea were just brilliant, helped of course by the excellent photographer of Elena Goodrum. I hope you enjoy them!

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Above: Rhea models some vintage-inspired work wear…

Katrina work wear

Above: Katrina channels the spirit of  Audrey Hepburn…

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Above: One of my favourite images from the shoot.