Nifty Thrifty

Nifty Thrifty

Yesterday, as I interviewed the best dressed couple at the Spring Vintage Ireland Fashion & Decor Fair, the winning lady explained to me that she was a ‘second-hand Susie’ (or was it Sally?); her husband echoed her description referring to his own dress. Of course everyone in the running was a ‘second-hand someone’ – this […]

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Dandelions, Surfboards and Pop-up Shops

Dandelions, Surfboards and Pop-up Shops

Upon entering Dandelion Daydreamer Vintage pop-up store I came across two ladies completely absorbed in their prospective Vintage clothing tasks; one tending to the aged threads on her knee, examining for worn areas that may need attention, the other on her laptop, filling orders and replying to queries. A lovely fusion of tradition and modernity […]

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The People’s Republic of Vintage

The People’s Republic of Vintage

When I was younger there were 3 things about Co. Cork that I knew for sure: 1. Everybody went around asking each other ‘are ya laughing?’ as illustrated by that Mary lady from The Works 2. Cork was really, unattainably, far away. Days in car to get there. 3. Corkonian children were way happier than the […]

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Prom dresses, rollers and dusty suitcases

Prom dresses, rollers and dusty suitcases

All under one roof at the Vintage Fair! I had the most wonderful of days at the fair in The Royal Marine Hotel yesterday … my word was there a buzz around the place! I’ve had to keep notes to ensure I remember everything that went on. Fabulous photos and full tales of the day […]

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A Magical (af)Fair

A Magical (af)Fair

My two nieces and two nephews are off to Disney next week. They range in age between three and five – the four year olds being very girlie twin girls – so you can just imagine the sense of anticipation in that house. Four adorable little faces looking up at me so earnestly, explaining about […]

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