Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Turquoise & White

I love the colour combination of turquoise and white, it is so fresh, crisp and lively! We recently purchased a new desk to place in our home office which has a glass top and silver trestle legs. I think I am going to purchase a replica white leather eames chair, and a neautral coloured sofa bed and cover it with beautiful turquoise cushions.

Check out my inspiration

Our New Desk - Available at Domayne

Friday, October 14, 2011

Inspirational Friday

Apologies for not blogging this week, I have been under the weather and still don't feel much better :-( Enough about that though! Here are my favourite pictures this week. Have a terrific weekend. Enjoy xo

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pink Flamingo LOVE

I was recently looking at Anna Spiro's stunning new online Spring Vignette  and fell head over heels in love with a gorgeous vintage pink flamingo. Off course by the time I visited the website it was sold, as were a lot of the gorgeous pieces which Anna hand picks. I tried to trace one down through etsy, eBay, gumtree but only found imposters! Loving the one that Anna had so much, I could not settle for something that just didn't quite resemble the one she was selling. To my absolute amazement, when it was my mums birthday we went to an op shop on the other side of town and what was starring me in the window? None other than the pink flamingo! My heart started to skip a beat as I could not believe I had found a needle in a hay stack. I was even more thrilled to read the little price tag stating $12.50!!!!

Mine is slightly different as it is not standing up, but for the price and compared to the others I had seen, I was a very happy camper! I am not sure how much Anna's was, but I can assure you it would be close to $100 if not more. It just goes to show you that with a bit of thrifter's luck and some dedication, you just never know what you might find out there in your local op shop.

For those who don't like thrifting, you just don't know what you're missing out on and the savings you can make in the process! I am not sure as to where I am going to put her (my flamingo) but I think it will be in my office.

The other beautiful piece that Anna had for sale is this stunning vintage pink and green jug or vase. She doesn't mention if it is a brand name, however I think it is Majolica. This beautiful item was another that was sold when I visited her website. As they say, first in best dressed.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Fashion Week Street Style

I absolutely love this time of year as it means fashion week! New York, London, Milan and Paris. The best part other than the shows is the street fashions... Whether you like grunge, feminine, minimal or retro revival you are sure to be inspired and want to inject some glamour into your everyday outfit choice! These are some of my favourite photos. I love it how a lot of these outfits while I am sure they are designer brands, you could easily re-invent these looks with vintage clothing. Enjoy xo

Monday, October 3, 2011

A Thrifter's Life

As a vintage lover, there is nothing more that I love than going op shopping, garage sale hunting or market scouring! I thought I would share some of my recent finds with you. I thought I would try and share this with you more often. Enjoy

Vintage Magazines

Retro Coathangers

Vintage Fabric

Vintage Fabric

Beautiful Oil Painting

Vintage Pink Clutch

80's Nautical Scarfe

French Scarfe 
Tsubi Jeans... these were only $1

Vintage Ken Done Scarfe 
Retro Small Shopping Bag
Retro Sundress 
Retro Pink Maxi

Retro Floral Shirt

80's Leather Belt