Saturday, 25 August 2012

Pop Up Vintage Shop

I love pop-up shops. These are shops which appear for a few days in some empty shop or dismal shopping centre or echoing hotel, like magic. Then they are gone again. Which should be sad but makes it more exciting!

One such is the Candybelle Vintiques Fair held in the moribund Academy Shopping Centre, Aberdeen.

I scored this lovely (1970s?) dress by German label Emmeline Wessel (£30) and gold lurex 60s evening bag (£8). There were also amazing 60s homewares and a VW campervan selling old luggage and decorative items. Use facebook, council websites or flyers to track down your nearest pop up fairs, it's well worth it!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Fabulous Fifties Cookware

I realise this lovely icing set has just the same colour scheme as my blog! Kitschtastic! I also think I remember one of these in the kitchen when I was a kid (which wasn't in the 50s, actually.)

I bought this from ebay, where it cost the same as a rubbish plastic new one. This one is all metal with a billion fancy nozzles. The project goes on...

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Avengers Assembling

And Hawkeye and Black Widow, the remaining Avengers. I think they are kind of a couple so it makes sense for them to be together, plus they are both in black leather.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Clock Turret...

This clock tower is homed in a baronial turret on the sensational Hospitalfield House in Arbroath.

Appropriately enough, the house is used as an arts centre and used to be an artist's home. The interiors are a time capsule of Victorian life and full of fascinating things.

The owner also built an enormous, creepy mortuary chapel for his family which is housed in a nearby cemetery and is well worth a visit.

I discovered the house while lost on a badly signed road detour, which proves there is always a silver lining...