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Vintage Vixen 20 Apr 17
Eighteen months ago I started to notice that my clothes were getting tighter.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 18 Apr 17
Paint It Black – Introducing The Kinky Shed
Izzy, our postman, looked on aghast when he handed over our mail on Saturday morning and caught us slapping paint on the Kinky shed.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 10 Apr 17
If Wes Anderson Did Vintage
I swear that as long as there’s breath in my body I’ll never stop getting excited by vintage clothes.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 6 Apr 17
Shock horror! I’m NOT in head to toe vintage.
Vintage Vixen 4 Apr 17
In 1927 Mr AR Motion put his house and accompanying 800 acre estate up for sale.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 29 Mar 17
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – A Bloggers’ Day Out
It’s been ages since I saw Tania Curtise so when we met yesterday we were far too busy catching up to take many photos (thanks to Tania for sharing hers).
Blog featureVintage Vixen 27 Mar 17
Mega Flares, Ruffles & Wonder Woman
There’s something completely ridiculous about making myself an entire outfit to wear to Wetherspoons for today’s drunken lunch date but there again, I’ve never claimed to be normal.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 24 Mar 17
Curtain Couture – Backyard Swagger
Yesterday a sun-bleached curtain, today a psychedelic maxi skirt.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 21 Mar 17
Workin’ 5 to 9
What A Way To Make A Living! …
Blog featureVintage Vixen 16 Mar 17
Buy Buy Love – This Week’s Secondhand Finds
For a woman who spends a large part of her life shopping I rarely end up keeping any of it.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 14 Mar 17
Leo & Me
A day without dressing up is a day wasted says me.
Vintage Vixen 10 Mar 17
It’s been ages since we last visited a National Trust property.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 6 Mar 17
Livin’ For The Weekend
The fair trade company I’d bought my eco-activism cushion covers from asked me to complete a customer survey but I drew a blank at the second question, Where do you get your style inspiration from…
Blog featureVintage Vixen 2 Mar 17
This Old Thing? Rediscovering My Wardrobe
I could never be a minimalist.
Vintage Vixen 27 Feb 17
There I was rifling through the rails in the clearance charity shop on Thursday…
Blog featureVintage Vixen 23 Feb 17
Viva Goa – Travels To Goa and Beyond
As always I wore every piece of clothing I’d taken to India with me …
Vintage Vixen 19 Feb 17
Ten hours and some 411 kilometres later the Malabar Express pulled into Mangalore Central.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 16 Feb 17
Cochin On A Budget – Travels In Goa & Beyond
If you watched The Real Marigold Hotel last night you’ll have heard our intrepid band of pensioners marvel at how cheap Cochin is.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 13 Feb 17
Groove Is In The Art – Travels To Goa & Beyond
As luck would have it – and it really was luck, we didn’t even know we were going to Kerala until we’d secured rail tickets the morning before – our trip to Fort Cochin coincided with the Biennale, the city’s two yearly festival of contemporary art.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 10 Feb 17
The Mistress Of Spices – Travels To Goa & Beyond
Fourteen hours after boarding the sleeper train we pulled into Ernakulam Junction in Kerala.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 8 Feb 17
Faded Splendour – Travels To Goa & Beyond
Who’d have thought it? Almost twenty years after we first visited Goa and there’s still places we haven’t seen.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 8 Jan 17
Traveling Light(ish) – What’s In My Bag?
If I was travelling in true vintage style I’d be carrying pre-war luggage and a copy of S Reuben’s 1939 Travellers In India*, the essential guide to the subcontinent during the Days of the Raj.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 5 Jan 17
Adventures In Charity Shopping – The 2017 Edition
My first charity shop buy of the year…
Blog featureVintage Vixen 2 Jan 17
Block Rocking Beats
The things I do for my blog…
Blog featureVintage Vixen 29 Dec 16
Walking In A Winter Wonderland
It’s the middle of winter, there’s two inches of ice underfoot and it’s zero degrees centigrade.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 23 Dec 16
‘Tis The Season To…. Go Chazzing!
What’s the best thing about this time of year? An excuse to dress up? Nah, don’t need one of those, as you can see from this week’s outfits, I do it on a daily basis.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 20 Dec 16
Sunnycroft – The Sound Of The Suburbs
We weren’t planning on another National Trust trip until later in the week but when we discovered that Sunnycroft, the next place on our agenda, was closing for the season today we had to change our plans.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 16 Dec 16
Packwood – A House To Dream Of, A Garden To Dream In
When asked why, in 1904, Alfred Ash, a Birmingham businessman and confirmed city dweller, had somewhat impulsively bought the 134 acre Packwood Estate in rural Warwickshire at auction he replied, I bought it because the boy wanted it.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 14 Dec 16
Travels Within My Suitcase
Don’t be fooled by the outward appearance of this rather mundane looking vintage suitcase.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 11 Dec 16
Dressed For Excess
Life’s just too short to spend it in jogging bottoms.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 7 Dec 16
I Capture The Castle
Bloody hell, I must be getting old! When Jon asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday, rather than suggesting an all-day bender, I asked for an outing to a National Trust property, Powys Castle in North Wales.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 2 Dec 16
The Years Of Living Dangerously
Where’s those 30-odd years of my adult life gone? I’m 50 next week.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 28 Nov 16
Ain’t Going To Goa…Yet!
Today is sunglasses and big coat weather, which I like…
Blog featureVintage Vixen 24 Nov 16
My Life In Orange
I know, I’m so behind the times.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 21 Nov 16
Bollywood & Beyond
It’s truly horrible outside, it’s been lashing it down for hours, freezing cold, dark and windy but you’d never guess from these photos.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 18 Nov 16
What Lies Beneath
Now there’s a dilemma.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 15 Nov 16
Get Up, Stand Up: Don’t Give Up The Fight!
Tuesday, already! It’s a sign I’m knocking on a bit, where does the time go? Since I last posted my sewing frenzy has continued.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 10 Nov 16
Green Velvet & Other Things
Other than an all-day session in ‘Spoons on Monday I haven’t really done a fat lot this week but I did manage to squeeze a quick tour of the Walsall chazzas before hitting the pub and found this velvet beauty for less than the price of a round of …
Blog featureVintage Vixen 7 Nov 16
Stash, Bang, Wallop….Further Adventures In Sewing
Cover your ears, lads Jon warned the cats on Saturday morning, The swearing is about to start! The cheek! All because I’d told him that I was off to do some sewing.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 4 Nov 16
For the last couple of weeks I’ve eagerly sat on the floor in my sewing room with a mug of tea and the radio tuned to 6 Music.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 1 Nov 16
An Old Favourite
It’s that time of year again.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 28 Oct 16
What’s New, Pussycat?
New? Nothing new to see here! I’ve owned this 1970s psychedelic catsuit for at least five years, it’s worked at a few vintage fairs, danced on a moonlit beach in Goa, had lunch in Wetherspoons and survived Glastonbury tucked into my wellies.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 24 Oct 16
I knew I was starting to feel better when the thought of another day confined to the house threatened to send me mad.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 21 Oct 16
The Best Laid Plans…..
Typical! After doing everything humanely possible to avoid injuring my hip (which happened the last time we traded in Bath) so I was fit for Liverpool, both of us go and catch the lurgy.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 18 Oct 16
This Old Thing?
That’s definitely you said the lady behind the counter of the charity shop as she relieved me of my two £1 coins.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 14 Oct 16
It Did It My Way – How I Wore A Vintage 1930s Dress
We didn’t go car booting in the end, it was peeing down when I got up so we opted for a trip to a nearby town for a rummage around the chazzas instead.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 11 Oct 16
Isn’t nature amazing? Jon snapped these magical ‘shrooms we spotted growing next to the washing line this morning.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 7 Oct 16
(Woolly) Balls to Autumn!
There’s a distinct nip in the air, Jacob (our tortoise) has gone into hibernation and I’ve finally packed away my backless, halterneck maxis replacing them with the Crimplene, Lurex and velvet dresses I’d had stashed away since the end of the Spring.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 4 Oct 16
It’s that time of year again, the vintage fair season! Back to the 4am get-ups, the endless car journeys and the lugging of sacks of stock half your body weight up down the staircases of the UK’s grandest municipal buildings.
Blog featureVintage Vixen 30 Sep 16
If we’re friends on Facebook you’ll know that we lost our beautiful girl, Polly, last Friday, hence the extended silence.