vintage workspace

You might have noticed in the last outfit post I did that I’ve (yet again) changed my workspace. Daisy recently turned into a pretty effective climber, so I swiftly went round the lounge removing anything dangerous / sharp / valuable / made of small pieces / breakable, which was pretty much everything. I packed away all my vintage cameras and my old photographs, planning to get them out again when she was a bit older, but I missed them so much that I decided I couldn’t wait that long. So I shuffled things around, and spent the morning arranging the wall above my desk with pictures and postcards.

It’s still not completely finished; I’m one of those people that is constantly rearranging their home, so nothing is ever really ‘done’. Where I spend so much time rummaging in vintage and charity shops, and visiting car boot sales, there’s always some new nick-nacks or prints coming home with me which then need a place to sit – cue more shuffling. I’ve got some vintage magazines from the forties that have the most AMAZING adverts in them, and some pretty incredible fashion editorials which I’m going to scan in, print out and put on the wall – I’m hoping when I get a few minutes I’ll be able to figure out how to turn them into PDF documents, and then create a little resource here on the blog for any vintage lovers.

I adore the old photos, possibly more than anything else. The Husband doesn’t understand it, but I love looking at them; taking in their hairstyles and clothes, wondering what they did in their lives and who they met. I’m a big history geek, so I guess it’s understandable! I particularly like the photograph of the group of girls – my Mum said it was probably a girls school, possibly going on a holiday or trip somewhere. I’m always drawn to the girl in the centre, who looks like she’s trying not to laugh – I bet she would have been great fun. I adore their suitcases and cloche hats, and would really love to know who they were, and where they were going!

Hope you enjoyed having a nose around my workspace (in all honesty, I don’t know why I call it that – 99% of the time I work from the comfort of the sofa; it’s close to the TV and there are big arms to balance tea and biscuits!) – one day I might get round to doing the lounge as well!


  1. LandGirl1980
    October 2, 2013 / 12:12 pm

    So organised!! I am in the process of sorting out my shiz. There is a reason that you never see parts of my home on the blog. It is one, rambling, mess!

  2. claire
    October 2, 2013 / 6:20 pm

    Love your washi tape and camera collection. A very nice working space.claire xx

  3. Mathilde heart Manech
    October 10, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    Love the washi tape and mini print behind them! By the way, I've been looking to find the blog where I saw some Topshop shoes on – it was yours! Have treated myself – thank you for sharing the link in your older post! P.S Ace new banner, I got a new one too.P.P.S Yours is much prettier : )

  4. Lisa-Marie
    October 12, 2013 / 7:53 pm

    It looks ace – very you. It's quite therapeutic re-arranging small spaces like this too. LOve the mexture of photos, cards, art and jewellery. Cool and eclectic.

  5. KatGotTheCream
    October 14, 2013 / 11:48 am

    I could ponder old photos for ages too, for much the same reason. They fascinate me!Your photos are amazing too. Reading your blog is like looking at a lovely magazine with all my favourite things! X

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