Thursday, 30 June 2011

Gorgeous vintage inspired summer Scarves

A couple of beautiful summer scarves.

High summer chiffon flower scarf and 1950s style spot and flower print scarf.

Really on trend at the moment, £6.50 Arabella Bianco

Friday, 24 June 2011

THAT Dress ...

Debbie Reynolds Auction - Marilyn Monroe "...Image by popculturegeek.com via Flickr
Marilyn Monroe dress sells for £2.8m ($4.6m

Fabulous new book to be released ''Dressing Marilyn'' by William Travilla.

He designed Marilyn Monroe's most famous dresses including the iconic white cocktail dress from 'The Seven Year Itch' and the stunning pink dress in which she sang 'Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend'.

Order through my British amazon.co.uk store or American amazon.com store.

I always thought this dress was quite plain, but now I see it has a lovely band and bow detail.  Beautiful.  Such a shame the Reynolds collection has been broken up.  It would have been fabulous in a Hollywood museum.  I always enjoy seeing these amazing creations in real life, I've gazed at Princess Diana's in Kensington Palace and Elvis's at Gracelands, what more can I say.

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Friday, 17 June 2011

Lots of new goodies...

Hi everyone, we've been busy putting lots of recently sourced items, vintage and vintage inspired, on our website.

Here are just a few pics.

If you wish to visit us in person we're at our market stall in Bromley High Street today.  You'll find our unusual mix of jewellery & fashion accessories, something just that little bit different, we would love to see you there.  Have a great weekend.





Friday, 10 June 2011

@TheoPaphitis and #sbs

I follow @TheoPaphitis on Twitter because I'm a small retail business owner. So it wasn't before long that I entered Small Business Sunday, aka #sbs, on Twitter. The 6 best businesses according to Theo are then retweeted by him.  I haven't been in the 6 yet!

Last week someone tweeted 'PLEASE READ Mr P, you always RT the same types of business, #sbs Is it worth it?', to which Theo replied 'No I don't !'. Is there even the tiniest grain of truth in this?  Or am I just a bad loser?

How exactly does Mr P choose the 6? Does he do it himself or does he have helpers? There are hundreds of entries to go through. I believe the strapline of the tweet is the all important ingredient. According to my Google stats #sbs hasn't looked at my website.

Anyone doesn't know who Theo Paphitis is?  He is of course one of the millionaire stars of Dragons' Den.  Do you run a small business?  Good luck this Sunday #sbs'ers!

Something not everyone knows... Theo Paphitis is 51.

Friday, 3 June 2011

A Quick Tip to clean silver jewellery

Vintage Fine Sterling Silver Bracelet
Silver jewellery needs cleaning? This really is a fantastic tip and time saver. Toothpaste!

To quickly clean silver jewellery rub with toothpaste and rinse. I tried this with a pair of earrings and was amazed at the result. Tell me what you think.