The weekend just gone was quite a busy one for me as it was my sister’s wedding!
Of course I only wanted to help where I could naturally…She had a handmade/vintage theme going on. Which was absolutely stunning of course.
So here was my contribution to their very special day, a card box well suitcase.
Heres how it looked when I first got my hands on it:
As you can see the suitcase insides were pretty gritty and neglected. But after a good old clean and tidy up and of course the art of decoupage I was able to breathe a new lease of life into this vintage suitcase.
I was pretty happy with the end results, it fitted in a treat with the rest of the decorations. I also made the card shabby chic styled banner and included a variety of rhinestone’s in different areas of the suitcase to give it a dash of elegance.
I was able to do this all in a good days work. I was kinda sad to see this leave my side…As an artist always does has a certain attachment to there creations. But I was happy enough to love & let go of this piece. So glad it got to be used on such a special occasion that will not be forgotten for years to come.
I have tons to catch up with so I shall see you all very soon!
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For this weeks Thrift Thursday, I’ve been looking into some of my recent favourite vintage collections.
So in random order:
Vintage Collection 1. Via: sayuri-n Flickr.
How wouldn’t want to wake up to this every morning? It’s just so visually stunning!
Vintage Collection 2. Via: katiecanavan Flickr.
I’ve always had a thing for vintage glass wear, especially coral tone’s for some strange reason…But from a simple collection you can make the biggest statement in your home, like above. So pretty, yet so very organised.
Vintage Collection 3. Via: hangtightstudio Flickr.
As you might know from previous posts, I am a fan of the vintage suitcase. From traveling in style, to a cat bed or even a side table, you can turn them into pretty much anything you want: Vintage suitcases like the above are just effortlessly flawless. A win every time in my eyes.
So there we have it, my latest favourite vintage collections.
If you have any neat vintage collection just drop me an email (On contact me page.) & your collection could feature on next weeks Thrift Thursday.
Were back this week with another edition to Thrift Thursday. I wanted to look more of what kawaii vintage has to offer, so here is my latest favourites:
Retro Animal Flicker Picture – TV Set Pencil Sharpener (1 Piece) 1960s Novelty. Via: Unicorn Kids Etsy.
I seriously love these! I always remember that when I was child, stationary was for some reason was a really important thing haha. Well habits haven’t changed since then really… There just really kawaii. Who remembers having funky pencil sharpeners like these? Made class a lot more enjoyable haha! Perfect addition to any ones pencil-case.
Vintage Japanese Paper Dolls – Lady. Via: Koyani Etsy.
This is paper sheet is just gorgeous! The illustrations are so vivid and kawaii. Perfect to display on its own! This needs to find itself to my hallway wall!
80s Vintage Tami Soft Color pencils SET of 12. Via: IlGiardinoLuxor Etsy.
Wow, these are seriously cool! I’ve always loved colouring pencils, there just great for just about anything as I’m always doodling. But these are something else. Definitely on my wish list!
Couldn’t believe my luck when I found this little piece & in perfect condition! I watched Sailor Moon growing up on Fox Kids, does anyone else remember this channel? A great poster reflecting on all of the girls in Sailor Moon characteristics!
Vintage Care Bears Cousin Brave Heart Lion Braveheart Plush Doll. Via: MySpecialTreasures Etsy.
I’ve always had a soft spot for Care Bears. Me and my sisters used to love them when we were children. It used to be on every morning when we ate breakfast: Anyway my favourite has always been Braveheart. Kawaii and good memory’s…Awesome plush for sure!
Well that’s it for another Thrift Thursday!
Got loads to catch up on! Busy, busy, busy week for sure…(O__o)
Till next week.
We all love to spend time outdoors in the Summer, so why not look and feel great with this mini guide to Great British Vintage!
Here are some of my personal favourites, Great British vintage pieces to really kick start off your summer. Create the perfect picnic day out with these 5, key pieces!
1. Mrs Stokes Vintage China, prices starting from £5 a teacup! Click here to shop.
2. Shirting Patchwork Quilt Cardiganshire C1920. Buy a real piece of Great British Heirloom with this incredible vintage blankets! Click here to shop.
3. Carnival Pip Floral Picnic Basket. Create the perfect atmosphere with this adorable picnic set. Click here to shop.
4. 1960s Vintage Multi Coloured Beaded Necklace. This is a beautiful piece in it self! Make your summer evenings more magical with this eye-catching statement necklace! Click here to shop.
5. Burgundy 1970s Rabbit Felt Hat by Pauline for Bermona. A gorgeous hat sure to update any seasonal outfit! Click here to shop.
I’m off to enjoy the rest of the day with Mr H, as you might know our weeks are always different so yesterday and today is like our Saturday & Sunday, so tons of work to catch up as from tomorrow!
Don’t forget I’m doing a special goodie bag giveaway with any purchase from my store to the next 9 customers…
Have a great Thursday!
Sorry for not posting the last couple of days, I had some issues with my website. So £75 later, everything’s looking a lot better, & I’m proud to say that Fluffyghost has moved to WordPress.org! Woo…(My address is still the same, so don’t worry!)
Anyway for todays feature, I thought I would look into just what Japan has to offer…That is vintage anyway!
Vintage Japanese Cute Shojo Manga Illustration Canteen.Via: Kawaii Shop Japan.
This is so cute! I love the illustration on it, it’s just so charming! Perfect for any handbag this summer. We salute you 1970′s you’ve done us proud!
Mini Colouring Booklet Sheets Set *D Vintage Japan 1970′s.Via: Kawaii Shop Japan.
Strawberries & girls = quite possibly the cutest colouring book, no?
You can’t have Japanese vintage without a robot! This one kind of reminds me of something from Transformers!
Vintage Sanrio 1976 Little Twin Stars Letter Rack. Via Ebay.
This Little Twin Stars letter rack is a must have for kawaii pen pals or anyone who loves cute stationary! This is totally on my wish list & the fact it’s a pastel peach just makes it perfect! A definite collectors item!
Hello Kitty Vintage Car. Via TechFemina.
Wow! This is actually a vintage Hello Kitty car! What more can be said! I would actually drive this…Just for fun.
It’s great to be back! I was really getting frustrated with my website. I couldn’t see it: It was a DNS server problem…*sigh*
But all is well now, so don’t be alarmed if you see my website is a bit jumbled up…Im just making some changes!
As Summer is now on our doorstep that could only mean that the circus is in town!
I’ve been getting excited about the American Circus! I’ve seen the Chinese, Russian and Dutch but never the American. (Were going tonight, I love the circus!) So it only makes sense that todays feature reflects that.
Vintage Tin Toy tea saucers Via: Etsy
The illustrations on this saucer set is not only magical but really captures the time essence of the 1930′s – 60′s.
Vintage Libbey tumbler circus animals on carrousel.Via: Etsy.
These are the perfect addition to any kitchen cupboards! Cute yet chic, these tumblers really do spark the imagination!
Owl Girl Necklace. Via Etsy.
A great piece of surrealism to wear around your neck. Quite entrancing with a creepy cute twist!
Bigtop – Sterling and Vintage Lucite Ring.Via: Etsy.
This ring is really enchanting! It looks good enough to eat & mimics a vintage circus tent quite well! Definitely a piece of eye candy.
Lady of the Flying Trapeze! Beaded Bra Top by Louise Black. Via: Etsy.
This is very chic and glamorous! Perfect for any show girl this summer! This piece is doubtlessly on my wish list!
Can’t wait for tonight…Hope we get good seats!
Don’t forget to check out Fluffyghost Etsy.
Super stoked that today is finally the day Fluffyghost brings you kawaii handmade goodness!
The store will be continuously updated through the next couple of days. (Yer I’m already working on new pieces haha…) I’ve still only uploaded half of todays stock so be sure to stop by!
I’m also hosting a celebration Giveaway in dedication to my stores opening:
For a chance to win this Vintage handmade bracelet by Fluffyghost head over here:
Im back off to update my Etsy, hope to see you there!
Vintage suitcase’s always hit the spot with me so I’ve been browsing the web for some of my favourite finds.
Vintage up-cycled slate blue carry on suitcase with hand painted baby Alpaca. Via: BlumerRoad Etsy.
I just love the style of this suitcase. The worn out blue shade genuinely
gives it an added sense of character. Plus with the hand painted Alpaca, it really gives this vintage suitcase a new lease of life. Perfect for weekend getaways.
Vintage luggage – suitcase – care bears. Via: Moxiethrift Etsy.
I’m in awe of this suitcase. I know it’s for children but I don’t care! I grew up with Care Bears & I still love the illustrations. It’s just way to cute not to like.
Recycled vintage “Day at the beach” suitcase by C. Reinke vintage Terry cloth and trims. Via: Funkyfindzonline Etsy.
Now this is a true visual beauty! All the textures and colours really make this suitcase eye candy. I wouldn’t take this suitcase out & about, (I would be scared to damage it.) but I would defiantly display pretty stuff around the house in it for sure… So perfect for a refreshing summer display.
Vintage up-cycled Alice in Wonderland small suitcase. Via: mimobeads Etsy.
I’ve always had a thing for worn down leather & with this Alice in Wonderland design It’s a great combo! A truly sweet suitcases for anyone who loves to daydream.
Vintage Samsonite train case in retro blue. Via: Primitivepincushion Etsy.
If you take long car journeys all the time and tend to carry around a lot of crap from point A to B then this suitcase is perfect for your loose bits and bobs. The colours are gorgeous and look like they would catch the sun just right. For any women who likes to travel around in style!
Well that’s it for another Thrift Thursday!
P.S. If anyone has noticed that I’ve been spelling Etsy like Esty, sorry! My brain just turns itself off some days, so please do excuse the mix up.