Staffordshire news and blogs Sunday 21 January 2018


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In It For The Long Haul – Travel Outfits, Packing & Charity Shop Finds 

5 Jan 18

Compared to what I’ve worn earlier this week I’m looking rather muted today.

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Absolute Beginners – Vix’s Adventures In Crochet 

2 Jan 18

Happy New Year!! WEARING: Inherited crochet maxi coat with 1970sRicci Michaels of Mayfair psychedelic dress (bought from Vintage Relics at The End of the Road festival, 2016) You may have noticed that I’m rather fond of crochet clothing.

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India Comes To Coventry – Visiting The V&A’s Crafts Of The Punjab Exhibition 

29 Dec 17

All dressed up and somewhere to go! This week seems almost interminable so realising that today was probably our last chance to visit an exhibition we’d set our hearts on seeing, it was the perfect opportunity to jump in the van and shake off the …

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The Woman In White 

22 Dec 17

When I spotted this 1970s gown in a charity shop window a few weeks ago my heart skipped a beat.

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Ready To Go – Travel Packing & Some 1970s Inspired Finds 

20 Dec 17

The Seventies are dead…

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Proud Mary – Today’s Outfit Plus Some Charity Shop Tat 

18 Dec 17

It’s the Dead Relatives Society bash.

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Dressed To Impress (Yourself) 

15 Dec 17

Catching up with my blog reading after an afternoon spent in the pub, I was blown away by a post Hollie published yesterday which mentioned several of my favourite bloggers / ex-bloggers – as well as me! Aging is what you make it.

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Lamani Love – The One Where I Share My Tribal Collection 

8 Dec 17

It’s all a bit grim here today, heavy snowstorms and positively Arctic temperatures with weather warnings issued for the weekend, even our schools are closed.

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Trust In Me – Georgian Splendour In Sleepy Shropshire 

6 Dec 17

A rock gig and a boozy Wetherspoons all-dayer, what my birthday week was lacking was some culture so this morning, wrapped up in big coats, hats and thermal undies we headed across the border to the county of Shropshire.

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Exotic Styling – Fashion Porn For Vintage Lovers 

1 Dec 17

When I was clearing the book shelves at The Cottage I came across a book which must have belonged to my mum.

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Recycle, Reuse – From Cot Blanket to Blanket Coat 

29 Nov 17

In late November 1966 with the arrival of her first born imminent, my 24 year-old mother got out her crochet hooks.

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Market Day 

27 Nov 17

Sod unpacking the van from yesterday’s vintage fair, a stroll into town to pick up Jon’s new glasses and a rummage around the charity shops sounded far more appealing.

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Technicolour Friday – Charity Shop Treasure & Some Hardcore Drum ‘n’ Bass 

24 Nov 17

Black Friday? Not on your life or on my body.

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The Keeper Of Lost Causes -Tackling The Family Albums 

17 Nov 17

I come from a long line of hoarders.

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Down Mexico Way – Cool In My Roberta Vencillino Kaftan 

15 Nov 17

Blame on a blogger! When I commented how fabulous Betty looked on a recent post about her holiday in Costa Rica she replied that kaftans were really hard to find so, although I already own a few, I thought I’d have a quick browse on eBay.

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The Colour Purple 

13 Nov 17

It’s no secret that I hate winter but rediscovering this coat almost compensates for the plummeting temperatures.

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The House That I Grew Up In 

10 Nov 17

The parental home is finally empty and ready to go on the market.

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Charity Shop Finds – The Holy Grail of Hippiedom For The Price of a Pint 

8 Nov 17

Such is my love for Indian textiles that this January we’re touring the traditional craft villages of Gujarat, India’s textile state, where we’ll witness at first hand age-old techniques like patchwork, embroidery, tie-dye, weaving and block printing…

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Grey Is The Colour Of Indifference…. 

6 Nov 17

said the artist, Gerhardt Richter, quoted on a current affairs programme we listened to on Radio 4 on the drive back home from London on Saturday night.

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Little China Girl 

3 Nov 17

If you only fill your wardrobe with clothes you love they’ll all go together.

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Somebody Else’s Guy & Another Woman’s Husband 

1 Nov 17

Am I happy that Halloween’s over! I spotted this dress on a mannequin in a themed window display in one of our regular chazzas three weeks ago where it was accessorised with a pointy hat, a bin liner cape, a besom broom and a plastic pumpkin lantern …

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Rockin’ In The Crypt 

30 Oct 17

As a child I could never quite get my head round how Dad travelled the world on business but claimed never to see much of the places he visited.

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New Boots & Panties 

27 Oct 17

I’m off to collect a parcel of pants from Ajay’s, the newsagent at the end of the road.

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India-A-Go-Go! Vamps, Vintage & 1960s Bollywood 

20 Oct 17

Yesterday, when GT offered me this silver Sixties trouser suit they’d found in a charity shop recently I couldn’t take it off their hands fast enough.

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I Left My Lederhosen In Wetherspoons 

17 Oct 17

Yesterday was one of those days when we popped to the pub to meet a friend for lunch a couple of drinks, only to stagger out eight hours later singing Smiths songs, arm in arm with a total stranger.