Saturday, 25 June 2011

A Secret Garden Market

We were trying to escape the crush at Columbia Road flower market last Sunday and stumbled upon a tiny walled garden just off the main drag bedecked in a gorgeous display of vintage and handmade goodies by designer Charlotte Denn

Her pretty smocks for girls and babies were hung out in the sunshine on old wooden laundry stands, or pegged along washing lines next to old-fashioned lamps, while dressers displayed antique china, lace and vintage fabrics. 

Secret Garden Market, Sundays 10-3, Ezra Street

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Vintage(ish) gifts

I must apologise for my quietness of late - motherhood seems to have taken over and my days get sucked away in a pile of nappies! Posts may be a little haphazard for a while but I will try and get back on track - please bear with me...

Anyway, I’ve been meaning to post up some of the lovely vintagey baby gifts that friends have found - starting with some sent from Milo’s godmother (and new blogger) in NYC - a super cute first drinking cup and a retro cowboys and indians book with some gorgeous illustrations. 

Also love these vintage Disney characters from Catrin (who was a little concerned they might be doggie toys - I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt). 

Owly, as we like to call him, isn’t vintage but he’s recycled from an old hairband and can be found on Etsy - hands-down Milo’s favourite toy so far and really his first best friend. And this cute vest from Powell Craft reminds me of my childhood and primary school boys and their toys...