Fashion Sustainability​ in association with LINC

My love for vintage clothing and clothing, in general, was taking over my wardrobe and then I had to stop – not because yes I had run out of space or the fact the husband said I did not need any more clothes. (He was probably right, but I do not agree). I had to stop buying…

Vintage Cleaning Solutions – Bicarbonate of Soda

For the last few years, I have been trying and testing the good old fashion go to’s following using a heavily chemical product on my oven, which completely stripped it of its coating. Especially now with a baby these overpriced products with strong odours are not suitable for everyday life. My first testing in my…

Good Old Fashioned Natural Cleaning Solutions – My How To

It has been a while since I have written at all about one of my favourite pastimes – All things Vintage and although I finding old beauties in charity shops, vintage fairs and vintage stores. I love the simple techniques used once upon a time. Not only are they cheap, effective but some all natural…

The Malt House Emporium, Stroud – Antiques & Vintage Shopping 

One miserable Saturday lunch time with the promise of a wet, damp afternoon ahead, the suggestion of visiting The Malt House in Stroud was made. I had been told that this place was a treasure trove of vintage items and antique furnishings, so why not. Over two vast floors, this old building is believed to have…

Vintage Shopping in Budapest

Vintage shopping in Budapest is amazing! There is nothing more exciting than when you buy vintage clothes. A key element of the self-expression of style, the vintage style itself, is interesting because each dress and piece have its own story and part of history. So why settle for an imitation when you can dress in the…

Smokey Joes Cheltenham

Smokey Joes is a family run business with a difference. It provides retro & vintage entertainment, pop culture and great coffee! The business spans across three generations supplying game machines, Props and all things Retro American. Any Cheltonians remember Smokey Joes has the gaming arcade where they spent most of their childhood and teenage years…

Vintage Shopping Tips

Following the success of Dawn Porter’s Channel 4 series This Old Thing Vintage Clothes Show, the love of vintage as rocketed. Dawn’s message is simple, forget the High Streets throw away fashion and get back to the thinking of there is still life in this old thing. Shopping for vintage isn’t easy, you need patience…