Sunday, 29 April 2012

Beautiful Books!

I love a good book, especially a beautiful one. Here are some Tumblr inspired finds that all celebrate beautiful books! I  want  need one of the book shelves below that looks like the twisted branches of a tree. There is something simply magical about it...

Mad Men - I'm Mad About Their Style!

I know I am completely behind the times, but I've just caught up with the amazing series, Mad Men. I recently bought the series 1-4 boxset and have proceded to devour every episode. I love the style of the programme - but I particularly love the three main female character's outfits... oh and the womanising escapades of the handsome Donald Draper of course!

I love how completely different, Betty, Peggy and Joan's styles are... and if I were to say which style I was closest to, it'd have to be a mixture of Betty and Peggy. I'd love to be able to wear some of the gorgeous dresses that Joan wears but alas, I certainly haven't got the amazing figure to pull it off!

I love lots of the 50's dresses Betty wears, particularly in the first couple of series!

Joan's look favours figure-hugging dresses... I love the blue one above!

Which Man Men character sums up your vintage style best?

Coca Cola Ads From The 50's and 60's

I've been watching a lot of Mad Men... can you tell!? I have been kicking myself for not watching the series when it was on TV, so I bought the boxset series 1-4 and have spent the past few weeks catching up! It has made me appreciate the old ads from the 50's and 60's so much more. I love these old and retro-styled Coca Cola ads...

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Rainbows make me smile. I just can't help it, colour always seems to brighten my mood. For me, one of the best sources of colourful inspiration is Tumblr. In fact, I follow quite a few lovely sources of inspiration on Tumblr... find me here and be sure to check out Bows and Polka dots and Prettiness and Buttons and Snapped in the Street (for some random finds in mundane places). But for now, just enjoy some of the colourful finds I have stumbled across that put a smile on my face.

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Old Town Inspiration - Vintage Treats!

I ventured into Hastings Old Town today with Danny and my older sister, The Style PA, to peruse Hastings Old Town for vintage inspiration. We also went to view a potential wedding venue (but that's a story for another blog post. Needless to say it was mightily exciting!). These lovely scrabble rings were courtesy of Little Treasures, one of my favourite shops in the old town.

I love old apothecary cabinets! Each drawer should hold something different and mysterious...

The Imaginarium in the Old Town junk yard... I think if I visited the junk yard every weekend for a year, I would never struggle to find new and interesting things each and every time!

 Very tempted by some lovely old maps...
Pretty things!

I love the idea of using old suitcases for storage and decor.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Wedding Ideas: Scrabble or Lego?

I am a massive fan of Scrabble! My favourite necklace is a scrabble "geek" necklace, and I would love to bring a little bit of Scrabble into the wedding celebrations somehow. I really like some of the ideas above.

 Danny is a massive Lego enthusiast and has kept every brick of his (precious) Lego since he was a child. So it would only be right to have Lego versions of us on top of our cake! Though, of course, I'd have to customise the Lego wedding dress so that it was polka dot!

There are some really lovely Lego themed wedding cakes out there too...

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Wedding Ideas: Polka Dots, Teacups and Jam Jars...

We haven't set a date yet, but that just give me more time to dream about the possibilities for our wedding... and find ways of achieving them on a budget! So far I'm really liking the idea of lots of polka dots (naturally!) teacups and jam jars for flowers. I think the trawling of charity shops for old teacups and saucers, cake stands and jars will have to start now!