DIY Menu Stand

I found this gorgeous vintage frame at my local op shop (charity store) a couple of weeks ago.  I thought it would make a wonderful menu stand.  So I bought it (for $2) and took it home to clean up. Inside the frame was a piece of fabric art which I carefully removed and then [...]

Vintage Beach Party Planning – July

When I am party planning for a major celebration, I usually like at least three-months to prepare (eeek! I know. I’m enthusiastic).  So I am well and truly in planning mode for my beautiful mother’s 60th birthday party in September.  The theme for her celebration is vintage beach party. The story behind the chosen theme [...]

A Vintage Carnival Theme Party

This year we are celebrating my daughter’s birthday at a local fun park.  It’s a small park with traditional rides, sweet stalls and plenty of seating.  To coordinate with the visit to the fun park, I’ve chosen a vintage carnival theme for the party.  Over the past few weeks, I’ve curated a pinboard on Pinterest, [...]

Romancing the Vintage Table

I love vintage-style table settings.  You can have so much fun playing with decorative items from op shops, garage sales and grandma’s linen press.   I have a big crush on lace at the moment.  I came across some fabulous lace fabric at my local haberdashery store.  $8 later… I had a fabulous romantic table runner [...]

Interview with Emerald + Ella

Earlier this year, I came across the gorgeous online store, Emerald + Ella. It’s full of beautiful and unique homewares, including vintage pieces, kitchen items and a crafty Christmas collection.  The store also offers a prop hire service that boasts carefully selected pieces that will add that special touch to the table or a room.  [...]

A Vintage Theme Party

If you are looking for inspiration for a themed party, then how about a vintage or 1920’s theme?   Here are a few photos of a Gala Opening to the play, The 39 Steps, in London.  It’s featured by the lovely Fleur de Guerre, editor at Diary of a Vintage Girl. I really enjoy reading Fleur’s [...]

Modern Vintage Tablestyling

Theming your table in modern vintage, is an inexpensive and stylish way to dress your dinner party table.  Going vintage allows you to be creative and add a real personal touch to your tablesetting.   All it takes is a little time and focus to collect those savvy pieces that bring your table setting together.   It’s [...]

A Vintage Bell Tea Set

I love a decorative China tea set.  Not only does it look good, but I think tea tastes all the better for the cup it is served in. Hubby and I received this beautiful vintage Bell Fine Bone China tea set from our family in the UK. The set includes a cake platter, cake plates, [...]

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