Vintage Finds at Oxfam

This post first appeared on the new Oxfam Vintage Blog. Now that Spring is upon us, the weather is just perfect for wandering London’s streets in search of new vintage treasures. This weekend I set out on foot from Kilburn to Hyde Park, ostensibly to make the most of the sunshine, but knowing full well there … Continue reading

The Vintage Inventory’s Inventory

You can’t have an inventory without making a list of the items you purchase! I’m keeping track of every vintage item I buy, and recording it on the marvellous Daytum tool. You’ll find me under the moniker ‘the thinking girl’. This weekend, I purchased: two handpainted teacups (.99p)  one handpainted cake platter (.99p) one woollen … Continue reading

To Wit, To Woo

It may be widely assumed that owls represent wisdom, but I find them compelling for the sense of vulnerability that hangs about them.  They call to mind faded childhoods spent girlishly skipping around Brown Owl in crisp linen uniforms, yet those sorrowful eyes hint at grown-up secrets.   On the bus home this evening, I picked up a copy of Stylist magazine, and Hannah … Continue reading