28 May 2013

Vintage fair at the seaside



This weekend I had a lovely day out at the seaside with my Mum and Gran and the weather was amazing! But what was more amazing was the vintage fair at the Bridlington Spa. It was massive, it had beautiful vintage cars outside, I fell in love with them all, and inside was full of stalls, a vintage DJ, couples dancing, food and a beauty salon. The stalls ranged from everything from clothing to house ware, and each stall was full of items. I spent ages at every stall looking over all the lovely items they had, chatting to the stall holders. Even if you don't want to purchase anything it's a great atmosphere just to walk around and enjoy, my Gran loved looking at all the jewelry. It was great to see the effort some people had gone to to get dressed up for the event, I found it especially sweet that there was a few couples who must have been 80 years young dress how they would have been when they were a couple all them years ago. 

I made a few purchases at the fair but my main buy was the amazing bag photographed above. It's a leather 1980's fendi style bag and it cost me £15, the quality is amazing and I'd been looking for a style of bag like this for ages, but didn't want to spend a fortune but didn't want one that looked cheap, so I was really pleased with this buy! 

After the fair we went into Bridlington and enjoyed fish and chips and an ice cream like any family would at the seaside! 

Much Love
Natasha x


20 May 2013

Floral crown addict!

These gorgeous floral crowns, are yet again another Primark bargain! I think I am obsessed! I found these ones suited me better when I have a beehive and wear them further back on my head rather then around. I love the one with all the small flowers, as its more subtle then ones I have posted about previously and just adds to your look without it being over the top. The butterfly/rose one is beautiful and a little different having the butterflies, it makes a change from just flowers. I can't wait to wear these once the sun is back out again! 
P.s sorry for the poor pics my mums taken my camera on holiday!
Much love 
Natasha x


15 May 2013

Carboot findings

After much debate at the weekend I decided to get my lazy bum out of bed and go to a few carboot sales. It was a nice morning and I was quite enjoying having my own little outing. I bought a few records for my boyfriend including the jungle book soundtrack, which I thought was awesome! However that is not what made my day but the amazing items pictured above. I managed to get my hands on this amazing fully working 1950's camera above for the grand price of £6, after buying the box camera at the vintage fair I was excited to find this. It even came with it's case and instructions, it's beautiful, vintage and nostalgic and I'm in love with it. I can't wait to purchase some film and use this along with my other 1950's camera. I also bought a victorian cigar box with a "Hull" label which is where I live so was very pleased to purchase this for a few pounds, along with some 100 year old bottles that also had Hull on. I lastly got all the documents that I've put in the box, which included WW2 ration books, coupons, identity card and a 1960's drivers license. I love anything like this, and one day when I have my own home I hope to have items like this cleverly placed around my house with bright bold quirky furniture! Do you goto carboots and are you ever drawn to items like these? and do any of you use old cameras? I'd love to know! 

Much love Natasha x


14 May 2013

The east coast


Me and my boyfriend went to the seaside this week, to Bridlington on the east coast. It was a really nice day and in true British style we had a paddle in the freezing cold sea and kept smiling even though it was making us lose all feeling to our feet. How amazing are the doors on those shales? I fell in love with them! 


12 May 2013

Every girl wants to wear a crown

Todays post is to share with you the amazing floral crowns I bought this weekend from the one and only Primark! I was amazed when I saw them, I have been finding it hard to find floral crowns on the high street, I have seen so many online but on the high street I've only managed to find one in h&m. So when I saw these I literally dived on them! One of them ( dark pink and cream) is a lot bigger then the others and stands really high, I'd wear this one to make a statement to a festival, party etc were as all the others I would wear daily. All four of them are from Primark and were bought this week and cost between £2.50 - £3 complete bargains! and a necessary item to have to create the beautiful boho look being seen every where this summer! 


5 May 2013

Losing my vintage fair virginity

I thought I would write up a bit of a big photo post today on my vintage weekend which includes a flower crown, a vintage fair, a 1950's camera, lots of burger and a soda bottle. I'll start off by sharing with you what I wore this weekend to go to the vintage fair. I wore a long blue printed maxi dress that I bought from h&m a few years ago, I teamed it with a thin brown belt around the waist, a green cardigan and a big peace sign necklace. I also wore my amazing flower crown from h&m which is on  wide elastic so sits really nicely on my head! I was kinda going for a vintage boho theme. The flower crown got quite a few nice comments of people including an old man who stopped me which was very sweet!

I have to admit up until now I was a vintage fair virgin. The vintage fair was in Hull where I live and was at our amazing city hall, where I actually graduated last year. There was a small que to get in and me and my boyfriend paid and entered where we were both shocked to see how busy it was with people! There were people every where, to the point it were was hard to even move from stall to stall. There were plenty of stalls, mostly clothing but there was also a beauty stall, some jewelry ones and a few home ware ones which was great. I first spotted an amazing  vintage suitcase for £8 but after getting all excited I sadly put on my sensible hat and said "but I have no room" so left the suitcase for someone else to find. I then continued to walk around pointing at a lot of things till I got to a stall that was selling vintage cameras and at that point I was stupidly excited on the inside and trying to keep it cool on the outside! I'm pretty sure my boyfriend picked up on this. I didn't know which one to go for at all they had all different ones and seen as I know little about vintage cameras but just think they're cool and I want some to play with I went all on appearance and bought a Coronet twelve-20 which I have since found out is from 1950. I'm really excited to find out more, clean it up and possibly see if it still works, and if doesn't it looks great in my room. We then continued to walk around where I bought a bag of bits for scrap booking which was a bargain for £5 as in Hobbycraft a small bag of replicas is more and you hardly get anything! 
It was a great atmosphere at the fair, I'm glad I went and later this month Im going to take my Gran to one in Bridlington because I just know she'll love it! 

After the fair me and my boyfriend went to a place called Larkins down Newland Avenue in Hull. Newland Avenue is full of boutiques, coffee shops and bars, you're always spoilt for choice as to where to eat down there. We both ordered a burger, fries and onion rings. The presentation was great and it tasted it just as nice! I was full for the rest of the day!

Now here is the amazing camera I bought from the fair, isn't she great? I also popped into a small town called Beverly today and visited an antiques shop and bought this soda bottle for £3 I love the label on it and the ceramic lid! I have a soft spot for old bottles and I recently smashed all mine so this one is a great start to the collection!
Well I hope you enjoyed my weekend post, and if anyone has ever used the camera I bought please let me know!
Much love
Natasha x
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