I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I’m a sucker for a good fabric print. This summer I’ve found myself longing for the cute, whimsical, vintage style prints of the 1950s, but I’ve struggled to find anything that is quite what I had in mind.

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Last night whilst unable to sleep (summer holidays play havoc with my sleep routine!) it suddenly occurred to me that one of my favourite brands Mantaray (http://www.debenhams.com/women/mantaray) didn’t have much of an online presence. It is a subsidiary of Debenhams so it has a section on their website but it doesn’t have a Twitter or Facebook page as many other stores would. This led me to the site and I was delighted to find a host of lovely prints!

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This is the kind of print I go gaga  for! It feels very homely and almost hand drawn. I love the detail in this top – especially the little hot air balloons.

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I’m not a festival goer but this print would be perfect if I were. Again it’s the attention to detail – those little wellies!

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This lovely beach print dress was one of my purchases. The Dr and I are off to Cornwall in a week’s time and I think it’ll be perfect for wandering around little harbour towns and stopping for a cream tea.

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I adore this blue and yellow boat print dress, but unfortunately it was sold out in my size. It would have been equally perfect for supping cider by the harbour. *sigh*

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There’s a sale on at the moment, so unfortunately this beauty was sold out in my size too. Isn’t that fairground print just to die for? I’m going to have to keep an eye out on eBay for some of the ones I’ve missed. I shall pop into store tomorrow too, to see if they have the odd errant size 14 hanging around (as if!). Until then, I’ll eagerly await my beach print dress and make sure the Dr takes lots of photos when we’re out and about. Make sure you head over to Mantaray and see what you can discover!

It is with a longing for the coast I say:

It’s only vintage but I like it!

*This vintage adventure was all my own and I paid for all the items reviewed…*

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