Thursday, 16 October 2014

Alphabet Street photography challenge

Hello!
As you may have noticed I'm blogging a lot more from my phone these days, our lap top is on it's last legs and the whole process of putting photos onto the computer is taking way to much time, so for the time being it's blogging from the phone. I miss using the 'good camera' though, and the photographs are a million times better, must start saving for new lap top!!! 
While out for a walk the other day I set myself a little photography challenge, to find and photograph the alphabet in random places. The rain dampened my efforts and I gave up with quite a few letters still to find.....
 
I am easily entertained
Hope you're all having a good week x

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Go Retro Or Go Home

Hello,
Halloween is just around the corner and my thoughts are turning to this years costume. On the look out for some costume inspiration I popped into the citycentre on Saturday. I called into the Vintage store on Royal Avenue and found  a rail full of gorgeous vintage dresses!  The sign on the rail said perfect for Halloween except I'd wear any of these dresses any time of the year! Just as dogs are not just for Christmas, retro is not just for Halloween!
Are you dressing up this year?
Hope you're having a good week x

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Instalove

Hello!
It was two summers ago at a family get together that my cousin Lynne who writes over at Papermash blog (find it on my sidebar) introduced me to the wonders of Instagram.
I had signed up and taken one photograph but I didn't know where to go from there, lynne showed me how to follow people and find like minded people through hashtags . I've found so many vintage lovin', cat crazy, crafters, it's a very inspirational place! And I love having a photographic diary of the day to day. You'll find me on Instagram at hey_homewrecker
#vintagelovingcrazycatladycrafter
Have a great day everyone xx

Friday, 10 October 2014

A room of ones own

Hello,
Sometimes when my head is full of blog posts the simplest thing to do is scrap all the ideas and just blog about what's in front of me. So with that in mind I'm sharing the corner of the spare room which I use as my dressing room. The chest of drawers were a find from the Used Unique Boutique near Newtownards, well worth a visit for any vintage treasure hunters, the mirror was given a face lift with some vintage fabric scraps. There's a lot of pattern going on in this corner! From the dresses hanging on my wardrobe door, much to pretty to hide inside the wardrobe, the boudoir chair I picked up and recovered in a fab fabric I bought in Edinburgh, the gorgeous patterns on the tins I house my nail polish collection and makeup in and not forgetting the little floral bin I found at the Crumlin Road car boot sale. 
Have a lovely weekend everyone wherever you are and whatever you're up to xx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

A Well Made vintage charity shop

Hello!
I had a lovely after work dander with my sister around Belmont, an area of East Belfast with cafés, shops and the beautiful Strand cinema. We popped into the new vintage shop Well Made, it's a vintage charity shop with proceeds raised by the shop used to fund projects for St Christopher's church. The shop is full of pretty amazing vintage pieces, jewellery and it's also selling art from local people.
That1970s wedding dress! I'm in love!
I'm hoping I can get involved too! I'll keep you posted
Hope you're all having a great week x

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Doris and Jeanie

Hello!
It's always exciting when a new shop opens in Belfast, even better when it's an independent shop and not a high street chain, today the new Doris and Jeanie store opened and for someone like me could potentially be a very dangerous/inspiring place to have a mooch. Immediately upon entering I'm imagining all my furniture painted! The shop is having the desired effect and I leave with enough paint and a new knob to give my bedside table a little makeover.
A favourite colour combination of mine is aqua and mustard so I potted one of my plants into a old teapot to go on top of the newly painted bedside table.
I love how it turned out!
What do you think? To paint or not to paint? 
Hope you're all having a great weekend xxx