Monday, 6 May 2013

A Trip a Week- Day trip to Bexhill

I finally made it back to Bexhill a year too late maybet it was a welcome break from the boredom of work which has slowly become a nightmare. The weather was not too good but we managed too have a good look around for vintage shops. I couldn't find the vintage shop i visited last time but Maude was still open, many of their stock was way out of my price range for someone who regularly wears vintage. We then wondered down to Bexhill Museum a quaint little museum where I found a great little book called 1950s American Fashion by Jonathan Walford,which to which discusses ready to wear and its producers. Im not sure if all these costumes were geniune. I had to take a picture of the window of this shop, it was filled with 50's shirtdresses and other garments an older lady of the 50s might wear. I really like the pink sweater in the window its so 50's and really would go with my Hastings skirt.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Having my Cake and Eating It

Today is an okay day,I finally got my dream dream glasses. The glasses that came with the set are only fit for the bin. I can't blame the seller as I never asked about the condition but luckily I bought another pair last month and it fits.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Going Places

I get bored very easily, I get bored of people, bored of things and bored of some places but I am never bored of Brighton. In Brighton I most sample the cupcakes from the many bakeries, have 2 scoops of ice cream from Scoup and Crumb, go to Montezuma and get a bar of white chocolate with ginger and chilli. Marvel at the jewellers in the Lanes and get my fudge fix. So in March I dragged the boy toy to Brighton to appreciate the place as much as I do. For me Brighton is the perfect Seaside town, it has everything. The dream bed

Monday, 25 March 2013

Bake

This month Ihave finally been able to focus! My mood has always been sensitive to the weather, but the last couple of months the weather has been particular bad and so has been my mood. I have finally got some outside help, to get me to focus and care and during my month of clarity I cooked areceipe everyday. I finally cut a vintage 50s fabric to make into a full skirt. And I baked my staple Chocolate butter cake to be wheeled out at birthdays, betrays and crap interview. The Man requested his birthday cake to be heart shaped and chocolate. The cake is easy to make and very moist because of the milk, water and amount of butter it contains. The chocolate icing keeps it together, still lovely. I picked the receipe up from the website allreceipes.

The Perfect Pair

It not copying if you think its supercool. I finally scored a silvertone version of the 1955 AO Flame it has no additional flamette but the signs are good its the same size as the one I already have. Heres a picture of me wearing A O Perfect mate, I have Mary Van Notes blog to blame for my new obsession. And time is not on my side, I have plans for a new life in the Autumn and reduced pay, so vintage buying will become a luxury, well unless its furniture for the flat.

Friday, 22 March 2013

In Search of a Perfect Pair

It seems I have become obsessed with attaining 1955 American Optical Flame glasses. The lovely set I recently accquired are a little too small. But lucky would have it, etsy and eBay have a few pairs and a set is available on eBay right now! I was able to score a larger pair that, also came with interchangeable flamettes. And I also found a pair of Perfect Mate glasses minus other trims, but dont fret I shall keep up the good work. Meet my new pair. I now have 3 pairs of vintage American Optical,now what are the chances of getting them in silvertone?

Friday, 8 March 2013

Dita on Oddities

American Optical Flame get it here

I feel this is going to be a very expensive vintage month. I managed to find another American optical pair of glasses with more spec trims. Lucky me, unlucky bank balance. And now another has appeared on etsy visit the link below to get in on the spec love http://www.etsy.com/listing/125754336/american-optical-1940s

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Get Cooking!

I have started on the Atkins journey again and this time I am doing it well, 80% properly anyway. I have been making a few recipe of the site, such as Chicken Curry. However I have become bored of having Ryvita as my bread, so with the power of the internet I discovered the 24/7 low carb diner blogspot and in particular this recipe http://247lowcarbdiner.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/mr-peanut-sandwich-bread.html I decided not to make the bread as I don’t have bread tins so thought I would use muffin tins. The 1st batch came out awful too much vinegar and very flat pic 2. I decided to tweak the recipe using the same ingredients I did for a pancake. I used about one teaspoon of peanut butter to one egg and 1/3 of a teaspoon of baking powder. I left the vinegar out and added honey, cinnamon and vanilla extract. I have to say I prefer the use of peanut butter over ground almonds and this will become a breakfast favourite and staple in the battle of the bulge. Pic 1 is the winning result! Im actual enjoying doing the Atkins now.

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Holy Grail

I have been collecting vintage for 11 years, in the early days I collected good quality vintage clothing for birthday, Christmas and accessories that tickled my fancy. But now I have gone back to my News Years resolution of 2010,I must get some cool vintage frames.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Oxford 2012 Part 2

Outside The Oxford History Museum

Oxford 2012 Part 1

Finally my trip in October and the first long weekend away as a couple. We went Bodleian Library, so beautiful, The Museum of Astrology and TheMuseum of Natural History both free and interesting.
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Paris Bound

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