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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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Twitter: @tincupbrewup

Blog: http://tincupbrewup.co.uk/blog/

 

Valentine’s Day Discount Code at Tin Cup Vintage!

Valentine’s Day Discount Code at Tin Cup Vintage!

  Will you be one of Tin Cup Vintage’s Valentines? From now until Monday morning 18th of Feb at 9am GMT, enter the coupon code LOVE14 and receive a 14% discount on your order (excluding postage). Click on ‘shop’ above to see our lovely treasures. […]

How €15 Can Practically Buy You a Garden

How €15 Can Practically Buy You a Garden

Yesterday Jon and I went out on our favourite weekly expedition: first to the post office to send Tin Cup Vintage items to their new owners and then to the local second hand market/junk shop/Aladdin’s Cave of treasures waiting to be found. And here’s what […]

Friday’s featured item – 1970’s Tweed Autumn/Winter Dress Red Brown

Friday’s featured item – 1970’s Tweed Autumn/Winter Dress Red Brown

 

Winter isn’t over just yet, so stretch out the joys of wearing cosy winter clothes until Spring arrives!

This gorgeous 1970’s button down dress is perfect for winter; wear a blouse or jumper beneath and it’d brighten up a work day, an outdoor ramble or digging in the garden. Practical yet stylish, non?

Bought in a French vintage clothes shop.

Condition: Good condition, lining has been ironed yet is slightly rumpled. Belt hole on the left hand side has been split.
Material: 65% Polyester, 25% Acrylic, 10% Viscose
Size: 46 (French), 18 (UK), 16 (US)
Bust: 40 inches
Arm holes: 18 inches
Waist: 40 inches
Hips: 42 inches
Length: 38 inches

Model is a UK size 10/12, dress is pinned to fit.

Belt and black top are not included.

All measurements are taken with garment lying flat and then doubled (except for the length)

Price £16

For more information, please visit the shop! 

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know” Diane Arbus

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know” Diane Arbus

My favourite way of spending a Sunday afternoon, and avoiding homework, used to be to unzip my mum’s tartan suitcase filled with photos collected since her childhood. On the hallway shelves sat large, beautifully presented photo albums, containing what were to be considered the ‘good’ […]

‘“Before the morn ye’ll work mischief:” Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay.’ – Robert Burns, Wha Is That at My Bower Door

‘“Before the morn ye’ll work mischief:” Indeed will I,” quo’ Findlay.’ – Robert Burns, Wha Is That at My Bower Door

Heritage, where do we find our heritage? My mother’s family are Scottish, yet she was born in South Africa. My father’s family are fiercely Welsh (my grandfather Cliff Bere wrote the Welsh Republican Movement Manifesto and had a taste for burning the Union Jack) yet my […]

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goethe

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goethe

IMG_3239Cheers!

IMG_3287Lyon, France

Everyone starts a fresh on January 1st, or early September at the start of the school calendar, or simply every Monday after a debauched or slothful weekend.

Recently Jon and I started a new beginning on December the 18th, 2012. We moved from the beautifully wild and extraordinary land where we were living in the Languedoc area of the South of France to the rolling hills of the Rhone-Alpes . We bade farewell to the one room stone cottage amidst the ruins at Les Seilhols, the wonderful friends we have made and shared so many meals with and our walks around the valley with the George Clooney equivalent of dogs. As we drove towards our new destination with a van filled with colourful stock for Tin Cup Vintage and two very stunned yet silent kittens, Jon and I chewed on marzipan logs and discussed our year ahead.

We have moved to Domaine Carret, a small organic vineyard near Lyon, to live with our friends Vincent and Marie, their dog Bramble, and the Tree Cat Troll Zepin. Vincent is French and makes wine, Marie is from the U.S and is a sublime cook: Their favourite hobby is discussing whether humankind ever landed on the moon, disagreeing and then not talking to each other for 48 hours.

Jon and I will be helping out in the vineyard in the mornings and during the afternoon, renovating the barn area to eventually live in. I am focusing more daily time on Tin Cup Vintage and Jon is obsessively bookmarking websites on how to renovate a barn on zero money. We have our work cut out like a pop up book.

Yet… it is a new year and I am hopeful. We have little money, but we have plenty of energy and resourceful minds. I am thrifty and weep at the prospect of wasting anything; which is possibly the main reason for collecting and selling old objects and clothes. Jon is practical and daydreams about building wooden dry toilets and wagon wheel chandeliers. I do think we have hope.

After many years of making what might as well have been a beautifully written short novel on ‘My New Year’s Resolutions’, this year I am trying to simplify. Building one’s own home, expanding a vintage business, establishing a vegetable garden and writing a play may not appear to be simplifying, but by my standards it is perfectly tame. I have erased: learning to knit, becoming a star of stage and screen and being perfect. I mean, if these things happen by accident, I have no complaints, but I am trying to ease the pressure on my fragile ego.

So here is an idea of where this blog will move towards: Exploring how to look stylish when shovelling horse manure, what happens when your social life is three other people and 4 pets, trying to surround yourself with the things you love when you live in one room and all your stuff is in boxes, building a home out of recycled materials such as hay and tyres without looking like a Mad Max set, rooting through the cobwebs and sledges in Vincent’s grandmother’s attic, and then, how do you keep making films and theatre amidst it all?

We shall find out.  It’s like walking into a cold shower when you’ve just got out of bed. All we can do is shiver and then start.

Weeping into The Biscuit Tin

Weeping into The Biscuit Tin

C’est fini! ‘The Biscuit Tin’ has been filmed. I got to say ‘It’s a wrap’ in the appropriate context for once in my life. The final scenes involved lyig in bed, eating poached eggs and looking a bit miserable. None of these at once, but […]