Lacey Pumpkin

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I found this today. To add a vintage touch to pumpkins, use paper doilies as stencils! What a refreshingly nice idea for Halloween! Nice too for autumn/fall displays and American and Canadian Thanksgiving.

How to instructions here

Happy Halloween!

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Retro Bird Designs

Meet Libby and Lucy by Retro Bird Designs. Aren't they just adorable? They have a Shirley Temple/Kewpie esque look about them.

Vintage inspired fabrics are used to make these dolls and the also adorable lavender scented Babushka dolls below.

Christmas is not far away... so I have to mention another great thing about all these dolls...their Christmas stocking popability (suitable for popping in Chrissy Stockings).

More vintage inspired handmade delights can be found at:

The Key to Love...

I found this old key on a beach a few years ago while walking with my Mr. Today I decided to turn it into a necklace pendant. I teamed it with the vintage love birds oxidised sterling silver charm below. The third ingredient, a sterling silver chain...

And here it is my 'Key to Love' necklace...

Gypsy Dreaming...

A gypsy caravan for Christmas please Santa! ;) Could you send me one sometime soon...please?...seeing as you are so busy Christmas eve.

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Ella Osix - O yes!

Oh yes, Ella Osix bags are FABULOUS! They are customized with original vintage fabrics.

You can find these beauties and also Groovy Kids wear at

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Vintage Books as Display Pieces...

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Old hardcover books look great as display pieces on coffee tables, side tables and bed side tables etc. A little there...and in bundles tied with string or ribbon. The delightful books I've featured here exude charm and character and are from the early 1900's. Click to enlarge the two photos below, the artwork on the covers is so beautiful.

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I love this pendant by QA CREATE! It has been made using a polished vintage typewriter key from the 1930's - 1940's. These fab pendants are available in any letter in black or white.

QA CREATE also recycles other interesting items such as watch parts and makes them into unique pieces of jewellery.

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Here's my fantabulous new wrap top made by my wonderful Mum! Love the kimono sleeves and boho beach flavour. Another great feature of this top is that it's reversible (white on the other side). Last month I purchased the fresh vintage 70's fabric from highly recommended online shop Retro Age Vintage Fabrics. See my September 12 post for a close up photo of the fabric. The pattern used to make the top is 70's Butterick pattern 6835.

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