I have a weakness for anything flowery. You noticed? I particularly love these ditsy little millinery flowers. Picking up vintage ones which have beautiful faded colours and soft velvety textures proves trickier by the day so there were happy times when I happened upon these on Sunday.
We took ourselves off to a vintage fair in Hammersmith on the recommendation of some fabulous vintage fashion dealers we met at Vintage at Southbank. Despite the horrendous trip to get there as our railway line was closed, it was a great fair full of quality real vintage finds, I highly recommend it if you are in the area (next one is Sunday 9 October).
Funnily enough, over the last few weeks, I had an enjoyable time selecting gorgeous vintage fabrics from the '40s and '50s, making them up into little lavender sacks and tying them up with pretty ribbons and little linen labels. I'm in my element doing faffy stuff like this!
The finishing touch to each stack was a little posy of dinky flowers so it was great to re-stock.
Oooh scrumptious fabrics, how I love thee!
Talking of flowers and vintage, a few weeks ago I also happened across some rather fine embroidered linen.
Sometimes you find vintage cloths on which the embroidery work is not so fine but these are really admirable.
A bit of vintage woolly blanket later, some Liberty Tana lawn and a delightful vintage fabric and the embroidered linen has become useful once more. What better way to ward off the Autumn chill than vintage eidys and hottie covers?
The back is pretty too, of course.
Ted approves of the hottie covers but will reluctantly allow them to go to pastures new so long as he gets to keep the eidy! They are currently available in my Etsy shop.