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Vintage Frolics… By The Sea

I’m like a little girl at Christmas this week! The anticipation of the Vintage Fair in Dun Laoghaire tomorrow has led to the skipping of my heart beat and a rather undignified willing of clock hands to speed up. The last of these fairs that I attended was back in April where myself and my […]

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Markets for Fleas & Fillies

For fellow vintage and antique lovers I thought I’d pop a little post up to mention a couple of delightful happenings I’m looking forward to around Dublin this weekend. Tomorrow morning will see me visiting the glorious Airfield farm, an oasis in the ever-changing landscape that is South Dublin. Besides the wonderful piglets and Shetland […]

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Roman Holiday

Following a recent birthday, my special gentleman came over all romance and chivalry on me and whisked me off to Italy for my first holiday in 3 years … and our first together! Although both of us have been lucky enough to see lots of the world over the last few years, neither of us […]

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Christmas Jumpers and Frilly Knickers…

Following my last post I began to get pangs for the satisfaction of achievement and so began looking into courses that might keep me out of trouble now that September is imminent. My first port of call was the institution that is Dublin’s Grafton Academy. As they’ve been training budding fashion designers for over 70 […]

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A Stitch in Time…

I have always had a thoroughly romantic view of sewing. If my mum would ever mention how she had handmade my older siblings clothes I felt utterly hard-done by, lamenting my off-the-peg garments – even the hand-me-downs had a label. And so when I recently decided to actively pursue some hobbies, top of my list […]

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The Joy of Vintage

From the minute the door of the musky shop rings to welcome me in, all of my senses become engaged: the beautiful whiff of mothballs up my nostrils, the first glimpse of the treasures calling out to be discovered, the sound of the shopkeeper’s hands rubbing together in glee at the sight of muggins enthusiastically entering the store […]

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