Month: January 2017

It’s only a Vintage Babygro but I like it…

It’s not often you get to pass things from one generation to the next. Especially in these times of disposable goods and cheaply bought Primark specials. My Mum and I were most delighted this week to pop my little man in a babygro that was bought for my brother. It’s a Mothercare one and still in pretty good nick. Uncle Sam says he remembers it well and we thought Albie looked rather snazzy in it.

It kept him warm on our first jaunt into the city centre on the bus. It’s obviously good quality and robust enough to last a few more washes and wears.

I wonder which of Albert’s outfits I will be able to keep and pass on…

It is with a plan for a future wardrobe I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

It’s only a Bathroom (3) but I like it…

The great bathroom remodel of 2016 is complete!

The ceramic checkerboard tiles on the floor look great and the silver grout really sets them off. The subway tiles on the wall look  classy, so pleased I chose them.

I have fulfilled a long held dream and I have a roll top bath! It really is lovely and so comfy too. I have had a quite a few baths – and to be honest, whilst pregnant it was a real treat to have soothing soaks in my gorgeous new tub! It has a raindrop shower above it and the builders sealed the bathroom floor so in the unlikely event we have any spills or floods the floor timbers and electrics are safe! I love my bath caddy (a gift from Sam and El) and it’s currently housing my Christmas bath ballistics from Lush and Albie’s ducks.

My vintage cistern has come into its own when combined with a nice Burleigh toilet bowl and mahogany seat. It looks better than I could have hoped and love the fact it cost me a tenner! I bought this copper basket to store my toiletries in, and tucked a black towel in front so it doesn’t look messy. I continued the copper theme by adding a copper posser as a loo roll holder.

Another incredible eBay find was this lovely and bargainous sink – £10. It’s in perfect condition and my builder said it would have been around the £200 mark when new so I’m very happy. I love the chrome towel rail at the front. This ladder works rather well and fits perfectly into this nook next to the sink.

This vintage sheet music was also from eBay a while back and I’ve been saving it. I love the fact it’s a Howard Hughes film and the ‘Underwater’ theme makes it perfect for my bathroom. The light pull was left by previous owners, with a clean and polish it looks great.

A mirror and shelf and I think we’re done. These were both eBay finds that my brother put up for me when he came to meet Albie.

It was a long time in the making and cost more than we’d hoped but it’s well worth it and will be the family bathroom we wanted – I can’t wait to bath Albie in here when he’s a bit bigger, singing songs and playing with his bath toys!

It is with a rubber ducky in hand I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

It’s only Little Bird but I like it…

It hasn’t taken me long to fall in love with a retro inspired range of clothing for kids. Albert is just 3 weeks old and I’ve already discovered the Little Bird range of clothes, designed my Jools Oliver and stocked by Mothercare.

I think I like the range because it reminds me of the kinds of clothes I was wearing when I was teeny. Photos depict me in 70s styles, despite the fact I was born at the beginning of the 80s. My Mum, like most new Mums, took all the hand-me-downs she was offered, knowing that you can never have too many outfits in those early days. This meant I was in my cousin’s 70s outfits for the first few years.

It seems traditional to put babies in pastels, but I think I rather like these 70s inspired rainbow brights.

I particularly love these rainbow cot sheets – how cute!

I think Baby G is going to look cute as a little 1970s rainbow…

It is with a nostalgic nod to childhood I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

It’s only a Vintage Baby but I like it…

I’ve been a little bit busy…

I’d like to introduce my latest homemade creation: Albert Aneurin Grace.

Albert was an early Christmas gift – born on Christmas Eve at midday, weighing a healthy 8lb 5oz.

My little thinker is a delight and we’re enjoying getting to know him. He brings with him – I hope – a whole host of new vintage experiences. Vintage toys, vintage boys clothes, vintage children’s books and lots more. He’s going to fit right in! Can’t wait to add him to my vintage journey and see what new adventures are out there.

It is with excitement for the future I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!