Friday 14 December 2012

Vintage inspired gift ideas

Good morning! I was going to show off my new dress today, but it's raining here in London and it's pitch black outside. So it will have to wait I'm afraid, unless you want to look at photos of me in the dark. Don't worry, it's worth waiting for...

In the meantime, I thought I'd do a round-up of gift ideas. Tilly's post on sewing related gifts, pretty much nailed it, so I thought I'd concentrate on vintage inspired lovelies, either for you, or the vintage loving gal in your life.

Glide through that travel barrier with style, with a pin-up girl travel card holder.

There are eight glamorous saucestresses to choose from. This is my favourite: 

I love everything in Ladybird Likes' Etsy shop, but do have a soft spot for these cute little vintage fashion lady brooches.

Whilst we're on the subject of vintage fashion ladies, how about a Vogue pattern necklace

I already have one of these three-inch waspie belts from Vivien of Holloway and can testify to its awesomeness. They cinch you in and give you a waist, even if you've forgotten you have one!

I searched for years for a cherry brooch before finding one at the Vintage Festival a couple of years ago. I've since discovered that you can buy them here from Vivien of Holloway, hoorah*.  It goes with everything and glams up any outfit.

Fancy slinking about in a wiggle dress? This bamboo handbag should complete the look. Isn't it gorgeous?
And finally, a Hollywood robe from What Katie Did is right at the top of my Christmas list.  

Swan around like a screen siren whilst you do the washing up. SSSOOO glamorous! Check out their lovely vintage style undies whilst you're there too. 

I hope this has given you a few ideas, if not for presents for others, then certainly for treating yourselves! I'll be back with pictures of my new dress once the dark clouds have retreated. Happy Friday. x

* The cherry brooch is back in stock - hip hip hooray. So get yourselves over to Vivien of Holloway whilst stocks last. x


  1. ooo what a lovely selection! I might have to investigate those travel card holders! (Isn't it miserable today?! so so dark and dreary.) x

  2. Thankyou! I've always coveted a cherry brooch like yours. They seem to be out of stock currently but I think this gives me a good excuse to visit the shop when I'm next in London :)

    1. Oh what a shame they're out of stock of the cherry brooch, thanks for letting me know. And yes, definitely a good excuse to visit the shop! x

  3. I will be not-so-subtlety pointing my mum in the direction of this post. The belt and the Vogue pattern necklaces are my favourite - perfect for brightening up this horrible rainy grey day!

  4. I could totally go for that belt.

  5. Ooo lovely!!

    The Fictionista

  6. I have loved that cherry brooch of yours since I first clapped eyes on it! Fabulous!

  7. I think some of these will be presents to me!

  8. Oh those brooches are adorable! I have one of those vogue pattern necklaces. I love it!

  9. Oooh that cherry brooch is divine!



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