Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sunny day while away the afternoon

I don't think I've yet shown this dress on here, even though I've had it for a while and it's one of my favourites. I got it when I went to Brighton and stumbled across Waiste Vintage's pop up shop. I've bought from them online in the past and always loved absolutely everything, and I'd totally forgotten they had a physical store until I saw it when wandering about. I loved this dress as soon as I set eyes on it, it's an old St Michael dress so the quality is fab.

This was what I wore when I went to my local antiques centre. It's an absolutely massive place, there's about 8 or so different stores all next to each other and it takes an entire day just to look at everything. It's expensive so I literally tend to look instead of buy, but I just love all of the oddities on display. I always think it's worth visiting these types of places for inspo more than anything. I've often seen things I've liked that I might not have otherwise considered, and then looked them up on eBay after I've gotten home.

I love looking at vintage badges. I bought the 'I Like Ringo' one and the Queen one.

I love the pattern on that tin but it was about a tenner and there's no way. I have the matching coffee percolator to that Wedgewood Russell Hobbs milk warmer, but as I don't have milk in my coffee I couldn't see any point in buying it.

They have a great selection of records. There aren't too many record shops around these parts and they tend to be quite basic when they do exist. It's a very general selection here and you probably won't find anything rare, but it's very wide variety and great for filling in the gaps of a collection. I didn't get anything this time, but it's the first time I've left empty handed.

Any here's what I did get! My nan used to have one of these Pyrex mixers, it has a little whisk and sieve on the bottom and is just a great all-rounder item to have in the kitchen. I saw an expensive one downstairs, then went upstairs and saw it for £5 in the same store. It came with it's original box, which I have mixed feelings about. As it's survived so long and I have a hoarders mindset I feel duty bound to keep it, but it's also completely unnecessary. I also got this cute little watering can for my indoor plants.


  1. I love rummaging around giant antique malls! I always feel so inspired afterward, even if I don't end up actually buying anything.

    1. I feel the same! I love how they set some of it out on display too, like when they make it look like a living room or something. It gives me lots of decor ideas!

  2. I loved having a virtual rummage with you! That St Michael dress is adorable and I'm happy to say that we're Pyrex mixer twins. I did have one in a box but felt I couldn't use it so sold it and found an unboxed replacement I don't feel so precious about. Aren't we daft? xxx

    1. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that gets silly over original boxes! I have removing anything from it's original packaging when it's old which I know is ridiculous.


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