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The World On My Dressing Table

The World On My Dressing Table

My dressing table holds my entire family and the world all in one place. When feeling sad or confused, I will often rearrange the brooches that once belonged to my Welsh grandmother into different patterns, I will wind up the musical jewellery box that my […]

Early 20th Century Spanish Magazines

Early 20th Century Spanish Magazines

In the September of 2012, Jon and I drove the  Les Seilhols black cab from the South of France to the South of Spain. Among many things we enjoyed cramped back seat sleeping/sleepless nights in remote car-parks, a mechanic’s home made wild boar chorizo for […]

Hilary and the Gold Mini Skirt

Hilary and the Gold Mini Skirt


The above photo is from Hilary’s wedding to Lance in London on December 4th 1990. Hilary is a dazzling friend of my mother’s whom, as a child, I held in deep admiration for her astonishing variety of earrings. I remember it as such a fantastic day, highlighted by it being the perfect opportunity to wear my red satin party skirt and then spend a large portion of the wedding party sliding up and down the bath at Hilary’s house.

She emailed me this photo the other night and I simply needed to share it. Things to note:

1) Hilary’s golden mini skirt and boots. Way ahead of Kylie’s hotpants and undoubtedly the future of wedding attire. ~Brief edit: Hilary was wearing a rather fabulous Vivienne Westwood top. She’s like the golden ticket you want to cling onto forever,  just in case wishes come true!~

2) How excited and happy everyone looks.

3) My mum’s floor length silk velvet Victorian coat. Shakespeare’s Sister eat your heart out.

4) My Mexican cape.

Someone get engaged and invite me to your wedding soon please. I haven’t worn a Mexican cape for far too long.

Java x

1930’s French Catalogues

1930’s French Catalogues

Last spring Jon visited a French flea market in Bedarieux while I sat at home and tried to write ‘The Novel’. Needless to say, the novel is not yet written, but I do have two very beautiful 1930’s catalogues found at the flea market that I […]

Crumpet Breakfast

Crumpet Breakfast

One of the best things about the UK is the prominent availability of the common or garden crumpet. Crumpets are one of the finest carbohydrate packages to grace this earth. They are the wondrous cloud of wheat and water that will float your poached egg […]

Procrastination with Biscuits

Procrastination with Biscuits

Am I taking photos of food, eating food, thinking about food, admiring Jon’s wrapping skills and checking my twitter/facebook feed instead of updating postage prices in the Tin Cup Vintage shop? Yes, yes I am.

Back to work… Sigh.

Java x

Spring Forward

Spring Forward

It’s been nearly a month since I last wrote… apologies. March was a month of many unexpected changes, resulting in Jon and I packing up our pieces and spending some time in and around Barcelona with friends before heading to the UK to spend some […]

Friday’s Featured Item – Vintage Cat and Mice Ornaments with Oversized Yellow Glass

Friday’s Featured Item – Vintage Cat and Mice Ornaments with Oversized Yellow Glass

  Price: £16 This is a rather eccentric yet adorable set of ornaments. It has sat by the fireplace for many years but is now the prey of my mother’s real life cat, so it needs a new home. The Glass is in immaculate condition […]

Friday’s featured item – Vintage 1930s Glass Sweet Jar. Green and Clear Glass.

Friday’s featured item – Vintage 1930s Glass Sweet Jar. Green and Clear Glass.

 

Price: £24

A delicate piece, untouched by time. The kind of piece I would like to pass on to people I love and tell them stories about the sweets I stored in it.

Condition: Perfect

Measurements:
Height: Approximately 9 inches
Maximum width: Approximately 5 inches

All item flaws are described as well as possible yet I may miss something. These are vintage items, and I sell as found, doing my best to notice and describe any flaws. No refunds are issued for minor flaws overlooked.

Please refer to the shop’s ‘Policies’ page for further information on refunds and postage.

Please let me know if you would like any more photos or to ask any questions!

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The Green Fairy

The Green Fairy

Recently Jon and I spent an evening with the ferocious Green Fairy, or as absinthe is also often referred to as: ‘Death in the Afternoon’. Yeah, she’s no tinkerbell. The last time I drank absinthe I had to be carried out of  a Barcelona bar, oblivious to […]