• Customised Vintage Sideboard

    Giving My Living Room a Vintage Feel

    Finally my living room feels complete. Two new pieces of furniture has been added to give my living room a vintage feel. Both compliment the existing pieces of furniture. The customised vintage sideboard bridges the white bookcase, white coffee table and brown kitchen table as it’s a mix of brown and white. The lamp adds a new pop of colour but also match the sideboard with it’s old rose coloured tassels. It’s incredible what a difference couple of changes can make. I’m really pleased with the final result. Customised Vintage Sideboard I bought the sideboard from MadebyraphaelDesign who I found via his Instagram. I was so pleased that this sideboard…

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    Exploring Manchester Northern Quarter

    This is the year when I start doing instead of saying or thinking “I should”. I have been thinking and saying for a long while that I should go back to Manchester for a day out. In January, I just went after deciding a couple of days before! It was a fabulous day! I love exploring on my own but also got a chance to catch up with lovely Gina, who lives there. Manchester is huge but it’s only really the Northern Quarter I’m interested in hanging out in when there. For a days visit, there’s plenty to do in this part of the city. I arrived around 10ish am…

  • Wicker Park

    Exploring Wicker Park in Chicago

    If you didn’t know already, I quite like quirky areas in cities and especially the areas where you can find lots of vintage and independent stores. Most cities will have areas like this and I always look for them so I was happy to be able to spend a day exploring Wicker Park in Chicago. I got there really early in the morning, as I’m a morning person but also because I want to give myself enough time to go to the places I already have research but also find unexpected things to explore. Vintage Shopping Wicker Park isn’t very big, it’s focused around North Milwaukee Avenue, with a couple of surrounding…

  • Vintage sign

    Get the best out of Vintage Shopping

    Leeds is a great city for vintage shopping. They have plenty of second hand shops in the city, one of my favourites is pop boutique but every so often mobile vintage fairs and kilo sales visit the city. Last week I went to both of these and if you want to make sure to get the best out of them, these are three things you should be aware of. 1. Arrive on Time Since vintage fairs and kilo sales are so popular you know that you won’t be the only one attending them. If you want the best products and don’t want to miss out, make sure you arrive on time. For a kilo…