Thursday, 28 November 2013

Shop Update

I'm pleased to finally have a mini shop update to share with you! In between a busy time at work, a never-ending winter cold and some very uncooperative weather, the shop has been placed on the back burner... but I hope that is set to change! I have just listed these four lovely pieces and I'm drafting a few more items, which I'll be posting over the weekend.

1980s double-breasted sweater by Aquascutum
90s flower embroidery cardigan

40s style dogwood necklace
1960s tapestry cape
I'll also be getting back on track with posts about my American travels! In the meantime, pop on over to the shop to take a browse at the new items. I think the tapestry cape is one of the nicest pieces I've ever listed!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

West Coast Wanderings V

Here are some more photographs from my time in America...and there will be more on the way. After two nights in San Francisco, we flew to Portland and were greeted with even more sunshine. There was definitely a softer, more autumnal quality to the sun than in California but it was just as pretty and uplifting. The trees put on a spectacular display of reds, oranges and yellows.

Mini neighbourhood lending library

We experienced two beautiful dusk-lit panoramas. On our first full day, we hiked up Mount Tabor to catch some fading light and look through the evergreens to Mount Hood. Then, the following evening, we visited the grounds of Pittock Mansion for a mirror-image view, back over the city.

The colours of the sky and full moon were incredible that night... but hard to capture on my camera!

Monday, 4 November 2013

West Coast Wanderings IV

These pictures are from the first two days of my trip away. We flew into hot sunshine in San Francisco so we spent most of our time outdoors, walking around The Mission district and taking a trip to Twin Peaks for a near 360-degree panorama of the city.

We also made the most of the clear skies by walking through Golden Gate Park - stopping off at the Japanese Garden en route - to see the Pacific at Ocean Beach.

The Japanese tea house in Golden Gate Park

Peace lantern

I'll share more pictures from my holiday in the coming weeks. I took so many, it will take a while to sift through them all!

Unfortunately, the American bits and bobs I mentioned in my last post did not materialise. The trip was so busy that I had no proper time for thrifting but I do have a pile of 50s dresses ready to list so, as soon as I'm back in the swing of things, I'll be photographing those and posting details here. In the meantime, I've re-opened the shop and there are lots of goodies available so take a little look. Shipping will be a bit delayed this week so please note that if you place an order between the 4th and 10th, I'll be shipping your parcel on the 11th. I'm really looking forward to getting back to work on the shop and adding new items soon!