Friday, 30 December 2011


...a little treat before we enter 2012. I have lots of new hand made pieces about to be popped on the shelves of my little vintage shop, The Vintage Drawer, mid January. Before I do this though I need to make a little space. Do you fancy a last little spend, a fleeting shopping spree, then take advantage of 15% discount on anything that takes your fancy.....all you have to do is type in the following code at checkout


offer is available until midnight on 1st January 2012


Friday, 23 December 2011

it's christmas eve's eve!!!

"have yourself a very vintage christmas"

The studio will be back open on 3rd Jan,

however I will be answering emails during the festivities,

so if you are taking the time to do a spot of wedding planning

and you have any questions regarding the printed collections

or the vintage drawer I will try my very hardest

to answer your query within 24 hours...

x x x x x x

Image Credit: Christmas in the Studio taken by Becky Mitchell

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Christmas Coffee Morning 2011

...a crazy, hoarding, uplifting, testing, busy, charming, floral, exciting, direction changing, life learning, exhausting, vintage inspiring, energising, printed and embroidered kinda of year....

Some weeks have blended into months due to the nature of the diary and the demands of being self employed. Sometimes having to sacrifice family time to meet deadlines, working into 'silly o'clock' when all you want to do is sleep, days having to be an accountant when all you want to do is get your teeth into designing or finishing an order.....but nothing can match being your own boss. Every morning I start the day feeling energised, as each day is different, interesting and challenging. The last two years, since I became a designer/maker of stationery full time have been so rewarding. One of the rewards that I hold dear to my heart are all the new friends that I have met as I have been step-stoning my way from month to month. So a few weeks ago I decided to open the studio doors and hold my very first Christmas Coffee Morning a small gathering of new friends and people I desperately needed to catch up with. Thank you all so much for popping along and making this mad ol' stationer a happy one....and thank you for helping to eat lots of delicious home baking and thank goodness for Marks and Spencers!! Oh and I can strongly recommend Betty's Christmas Tea Blend.......

So here are a few pics of the morning taken by a special little lady who I love dearly, who also happens to be a wonderful photographer - the one and only Becky Mitchell....

This is my last post of the year and I promise to be back with more frequent posts next year - lots of new exciting ventures to document. Lots of inspiring images, me on my travels, new designs and colour palettes, a few little special offers, a few twists and turns, exciting collaborations, and a vintage fair that I will be helping to organise....

So I wish you a wonderful time with your friends and families, wrap up warm, love and be loved, fill your house with laughter, good music, good food, flash those fairy lights, mark what 'you' want to watch in the Radio Times, write your wish list for 2012, and ensure you put on at least 7lbs in pure indulgence, mine tends to be accumulated through posh crisps, baileys and a whole christmas cake to myself (I love marzipan), so deck your hallways with bells and holly and I will leave you with the christmas song that is my 'christmas guilty pleasure' So before you go and leave me and enjoy your christmas I want to know what is your 'christmas guilty pleasure song'..................

Friday, 9 December 2011

WINNER of the Christmas Love Giveaway!!

...Thank you all for entering..Yeyyyyh I am pleased to announce that the winner is 'Witchmountain' - if you would like to contact me on with your address and I will pop the goodies in the post to you in time for christmas! The winning comment was selected using Random

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Afternoon Tea of vintage pastels.... goodness, apologies but I haven't posted over here for a couple of 'to do' list just got in the way.... but here's a little order I have been working on this week.
January 'finally' sees the launch of two new collections for 2012 (which I have talked about here on the blog for a couple of months now). The Collage Collection and Afternoon Tea. Here is an early order placed this month for a set of thank you cards from the Afternoon Tea collection. It comes in an extensive range of vintage pastels (as you can see here) and each one is individual decorated with appliqued pieces of floral fabrics and pearl buttons - Invitations & Thank You Cards are £4.00 each. Samples are already available and you can email me to request a sample pack - each pack consists of an invitation or thank you card and place card and is £5.00 which id refunded when placing an order (let me know if you have a specific colour theme)....

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