Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday Fancies and Some Vintage Buttons

Hey Girlies,

To cheer everyone up I thought I would bring you a "Friday Fancies" post and an update on a few bits and pieces. Today I went for an interview at a lovely tea room near where I live and I really hope I get it so that I can earn some pennies whilst my business is taking off. Wish me luck!

It has been a bit of a strange week, the shop has been majorly quiet so I have been looking around for things to keep me busy, blogging, fairs etc and I am very excited to be at the Rhodes Centre Vintage Event in Bishops Stortford in two weeks time. It looks to be a great event with lots of stalls, make-up and a vintage themed fashion show so hope to see some of you along if you can make it.

I have been packing the house stuff together as well in the evenings and me and Rocky have been doing an insane work out programme to get a bit fit by the end of the year. Apart from that nothing much else to report this week. This weekend we are chilling and tonight I am going to a psychic demonstration evening. As you know by now I am a "trainee" medium and I love any psychic/mediumship events as well as vintage events. I really was born in the wrong era. These events aren't mean't to be scary, the medium will demonstrate the evidence of an afterlife and will give messages to those in the audience. I am a 100% believer that this works due to how spirit speak to me. I love it! Have you ever been to one of these? 

So first on my list of Friday Fancies is vintage buttons....

I bought a few the other day on Ebay and added them to my collection. What do you think?

 The tin already had a few in from my original collection. I recently added them to this biscuit tin from M&S. As you can see the original buttons were all dark and black colours so I wanted to add some new brighter colours in.

These pictures are a selection of a few from the bag. They said there was a 100 buttons in there but I am not too sure, still I couldn't be bothered to count them.
I really like some of the coloured ones and the golden big knot button especially.

I have added them into my collection and the tin is nearly half full :-) I am thinking of lots of ways to add buttons to boring dresses and other Christmassy ideas, if you have any ideas do let me know!

Second on my list of Friday Fancies are a pair of new boots. I struggle every year with boots as my calves are obviously bigger than regular people (I don't even have big calves). Here are a selection that I'd love...

These boots from Oasis are £68. I love that they look warm, have a slight heel and also have a vintage feel to them, I need brown boots as I already have black ones!

These from Clarks are right up my street, vintage looking with a small heel - £69.99

These ones from Pull and Bear are only £39.99 which I think is quite good. I do like Pull and Bear, there isn't one close to me though so may have to go down to London for the day!

Next on the list of Friday Fancies is a dark vampy lipstick as seen here by a Blogger I am loving at the moment Thrift Thick 

1. Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Black Cherry - £7.49 (but Boots are offering 3 for 2)

2. MAC Marylin Monroe Lipstick in Charmed I'm Sure - £15.50. Pricey but worth it.

3. Chanel Rouge Allure in Imitable - £25 Debenhams. A real splurge, probably for Christmas list.

Apart from that I really want to go out for an epic walk this weekend, just to get away from it all and cross off one of my Autumn to do list items. What with the house move it has been a bit stressful so a nice walk will do us well. I love to get outside as it is a real stress reliever and I find it helps me connect to nature.

So what do you have planned this weekend? 

Whatever you do, have a great one!




  1. Those Pull and Bear boots are gorgeous, I've never heard of that shop before! Jo xo

    1. Yeah, check them out they are a good shop, i first found them in Poland randomly and then found they have a couple of shops in this country too xx

  2. Hi Lauren-thanks for the follow, love your blog-its great to see how much you love vintage and charity shopping too! Where in Essex are you, I am also in Essex, in Redbridge. Have a good weekend!

    1. Heya, all over Essex really my parents live in Rochford and I live in Thaxted, near Gt.Dunmow! You too have a great weekend xx

  3. I am a sucker for a great button. In 2004 I taught art classes at a all girls camp and one of the things we did in that class was make some easy button bracelets...string some cute buttons on some thin ribbon and then tie it on your wrist. easy and fun. so you could try that! Love the tin too.

    I love the first and last boots.

    1. Cool. Great idea ill have a think about a bracelet. I was thinking more along the line of badges or something :) x

  4. Love the new Marilyn collection for Mac! Its not too much more expensive than their normal lipsticks either, I can definitely feel a purchase coming on!
    Hannah xxx

  5. I love that tin - you can never have too many!