Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Cute kitchenware and kitsch culinary items...

If you’re anything like me, you might be spending a fair amount of time in the kitchen this weekend, half an Easter egg in one hand, a mixing bowl or roasting pan in the other, thinking  it be quite nice to put your feet up and watch the afternoon film…well, I love my kitchen, but it tends to be the dumping ground or my adobe, the place where everything that doesn’t have a home gets left. In short, a good-looking kitchen it is not. I’m not talking a need for an entire kitchen overhaul here, I’m thinking maybe a few new items to brighten the place up and add a bit of vintage character to culinary proceedings. So I searched for said bargain items. And gosh, did I find them…

Typhoo Tea Apron
Typhoo Tea Apron
Going Mobile Campervan Tin Tray
Going Mobile Campervan Tea Tray
So I know it’s about the third time I’ve mentioned them, but if you are a vintage nut, then Past Times voucher codes should really be on your radar. I had a quick peek, expecting just a few choice retro kitchen bits that I might want to pick up, but instead I found a whole page of irresistible items. Although it was pretty difficult to narrow down, here are the ones I thought you might like – I’m not an apron girl myself, but I know there are many out there so, just for you, here’s a Typhoo Tea Apron. It’s on at 30% off, but this Past Times discount code gets you an extra 10% off sale items. And I love love love this Going Mobile Campervan Tin Tray, reduced from £8 to £6.40, but again, knock an extra 10% off the price. And lastly, forget your electronic scales, invest in these gorgeous Retro Red Scales for under £20.

Retro Red Kitchen Scales
Retro Read Scales

Partridge in a Pear Tree Chef's Pad
Partridge in a Pear Tree Chef  Pad
But what vintage kitchenware post would be complete without an inclusion from the home of kitsch cooking items – yes, breath a huge sigh of relief, I’ve found an Aga Cookshop offer. This Partridge in a Pear Tree Chef Pad is 40% off, down to £7.79. And don’t worry, I do know it’s not Christmas, but this doesn’t look in the least bit festive (in the nicest possible way, of course).

So, make your kitchen look like the sort of place you would want to spend plenty of time – especially if you’re going to end up there anyway!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

How to Make Your Garden Grow...Into a Vintage Paradise

Time for a seasonal post. I’m sure the warmer will be heading our way soon. Absolutely positive. But until it does decide to show its face, let us dream about balmy summer evenings, relaxing on the terrace with only a good book and a cold gin and tonic for company…

Past Times - Butterfly Weathervane

There’s so much talk about vintage homes these days, but this doesn’t have to be limited to the indoors – surely your garden counts as your home too? Even if you haven’t set foot in it for months because of the Arctic temperatures, or if you only have a small terrace or balcony, there’s no excuse for not injecting a bit of vintage loveliness into your outdoors…

Sweetheart Wooden Bird House
Sweetheart Wooden Bird House
I think I may have mentioned Past Times previously (or in the past, as it were) and with good reason. They do lovely vintage-inspired items for your home with exceptionally good discounts. I had a quick browse through their Garden section and came up with a couple of beauties – This Butterfly Weathervane is reduced to £16 and with a Past Times voucher code, you can get an extra 10% off sale items, amongst other top notch discounts. Or become more at one with nature with this Sweetheart Wooden Bird House for only £10.

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Dragonfly Hurricane Lamp

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White Dolly Lantern

Lighting – good for atmosphere and night time drinks parties. And also for adding a touch of vintage chic to your patch. You can get 10% off your first order with an Oliver Bonas discount code, so why not partake of a purchase with this White Dolly Lantern or Dragonfly Hurricane Lamp?

Decorative Large Heart Planter
When buying gardening stuff, even unique designs, it sometimes pays to shop at the most obvious places. Just having a browse through some B & Q deals and I’ve come across this Decorative Large Heart Planter along with a few other retro-looking bits and bobs.

So seek out your very own English country garden, even if you’re bang in the middle of the city…

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Shiny shoes for when spring has sprung...

A happy weekend to you all! I hope it’s going swimmingly and that you’re not too glum about this shocking weather. Bring on the spring, I say. Perhaps, to cheer yourself up a bit, I could draw your attention to some gorgeous new shoes? Now, they’re the sort of shoes that you might not be able to fork out for every week, but we all deserve a treat every now and again don’t we? I got sent some lovely new Daniel Footwear voucher codes this week that I would be more than happy to share with you and I’ve picked out a few vintage-inspired beauties that will liven up any spring outfit. If you ever get the chance to wear one, that is…
Blue YOO371 Women’s Flat

I don’t know about you, but I’m sick to the back teeth of wearing winter boots. I want my calf muscles to breathe again, even if it just means sporting a pair of trainers or pumps. Partner these Blue Flat Pumps with some 50s-style white cropped trousers to make the most of that trip to the shops and back. And then very best thing about them? They’re reduced from £55 to £29.99. Pump perfection.

Black Jelly Bow Women’s
                                          Ballet FlatPink Emmie Women’s
                                          Metallic Ballet Flat

Sticking with the casuals for a moment, but upping the glam factor a notch, these Daniel Footwear Emmie Metallic Ballet Flats can help you dress up of down or any which way you want.  And these Black Jelly Bow Ballet Flats would look rather lovely with a brand new tea dress, maybe one from my last vintage dress voucher code post?

Pink Rajah Women’s Sling
                                          Back Shoe

But if you’re sick to the back teeth of dressing down and want the warmer weather to bring you a much needed excuse to dig out some heels, you might want to take a peek at these Pink Rajah Sling Backs.

So enjoy your lovely Daniel Footwear discount vouchers and if you can’t find anything to match your new season vintage outfit here, be sure to keep an eye out for my next post!

Friday, 8 March 2013

Delightful vintage dress discounts...

Dressing up is hard to do…well, it used to be before we helped you track down some lovely vintage dress voucher codes that is. The weather is slightly erratic, granted, but warmer moths are definitely on the way, which means it’s time to start reassessing that wardrobe. So here are a couple of vintage dress discount vouchers to help you on your way…

Sugarhill Boutique Daisy Dress
Sugarhill Boutique Daisy Dress

Rock My Vintage might just be THE place to go is you’re stuck in fashion inspiration hell. They’ve got dresses from every era with vintage originals arriving in all the time. I’ve picked out this new Sugarhill Boutique Daisy Dress for £48. Perfect for summer sunny afternoons sipping Pimms in the garden of a country pub, or pair with some white plimsolls and get on your bike for a day out by the river. As I’m typing this, I’m staring out of the window, faced with drizzle and murky grey skies, so you must forgive me if I go overboard on the sunny descriptions. Needs must and all… Anyway with this Rock My Vintage voucher code, you get 8% off all your purchases.

Vintage Girl Backless Metallic Dress

Motel Rocks have a lot of bases covered, including gorgeous retro prints and vintage-inspired numbers as well as being great value for money of you use a Motel Rocks voucher code. With this one, you get an extra 10% off sale items, including this Motel Annali Strapless Cream Bustier Dress which you could get for under £15. And you might as well pick up a Motel Vintage Girl Backless Metallic Dress while you’re at it, seeing as this offer will bring it down to under £15 too.

Annali Strapless Cream Bustier Dress

So there are a handful of dresses to start you off on your vintage dress bargain hunt. And next time, I promise to include a shop that doesn’t have the word ‘Rock’ in its name…