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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

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 […]

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. Spread the love! x

 

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Friday’s featured item – Autumn/Winter 1960’s MadMen Style Suit

Friday’s featured item – Autumn/Winter 1960’s MadMen Style Suit

  Price £16.00 1960’s French skirt suit. Photos do not do the vibrant, deep colour justice of this gorgeous suit; it’s a real show-stopper. Very Joan Holloway, MadMen, perfect for work, job interview and weddings. Made in France Jacket: Condition: Bottom button of jacket is […]

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 […]

Happy New Year 20% Discount Sale! Dance and Rummage!

Happy New Year 20% Discount Sale! Dance and Rummage!

Merry Christmas and a thrifty New Year!
For a 20% DISCOUNT SALE, use our New Year’s Sale Coupon Code: TINCUP2013DELIGHT
Valid until 6th of January 12am GMT Time, have a dance and have a rummage here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TinCupVintage?ref=si_shop

 

 

A Christmas Present for you…25% off all Items on Christmas Day!

A Christmas Present for you…25% off all Items on Christmas Day!

A Christmas present for you! 25% off all items on Christmas Day ONLY! Starting a minute after midnight GMT, ending the same on the 26th. Coupon Code: 25ONTHE25TH Merry Christmas and a thrifty New Year Tin Cupers! xxxx  

Librarian Lust

Librarian Lust

A friend of mine once told me I that I dress like a librarian. I have never quite known whether she meant this in a positive way or not. Either way, it is probably quite fitting. As a child, I remember the staggering moment when […]

Brigitte Bardot and Golfing.

Brigitte Bardot and Golfing.

Many years ago I started a clothes scrapbook. I filled this with magazine, newspaper and flyer cuttings with images of how I wanted to look. I was 19 and still trying to figure out how to define my way of dressing. I wanted a definite purpose when I entered a charity shop, instead of endless ‘hmmmmmm, that could work…’s, and then walking out with a myriad of Cindy Lauper bin bag fulls. Cindy Lauper was eclectic; I wanted to be streamlined. Days, weeks, years had been spent either trying to be ‘only a hippy’, ‘only a goth’ or ‘only a 1950’s housewife’. It never worked. I couldn’t help blurring my edges with bits of different styles and decades. I wanted to be part of a gang that would define me, so that I could be pinpointed and understood. I wanted to be the ‘alternative’ girl that people would identify because they had seen it in a film. Like in ‘The Faculty’ when Clea DuVall plays the goth girl with a grumpiness to rival James Gandolfini. But she is visible, she is understandable; she wears the black garments, scowls loads and is drowning in black eyeliner. All of this is clear and pigeonhole-able.  I was sick of being a naturally complex human being who could not understand the expression ‘be yourself’. Where on earth did I stand if one week I decided to be Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice, the next, Ricki Lake in John WatersHairspray and the next week the character of Angela from My So Called Life? No-one would ever fancy me; I had the dress sense of a schizophrenic.  At 15 I just wanted to be a normal, identifiable character in an American TV show.

This…never happened.

And here is where my scrapbook came into it’s glorious power. Without the idea of a certain style or fashion, or what I thought would make me more attractive, I compiled an archive of things I liked. There were no parameters of gender or decade or type of man I wanted to target (I dressed like The Strokes for one year when I was 17 and not one of them ever asked me out, all though Nick Valensi DID wink at me. At a gig. From afar. And he might have had sweat in his eye.). This scrapbook was a tool for figuring out how on earth I wanted to dress myself. After much analysis and pritt-stick I found my result: A cross between Brigitte Bardot and a female golfer.

http://fuzzylizzie.com/golfclothing.html
http://www.glamamor.com/2011/07/cinema-file-brigitte-bardots-hair.html
http://emrayfo.tumblr.com/post/25958329459/a-young-brigitte-bardot
http://www.collectorsprints.com/12230/antiqueprint/sportivesgolf

http://www.theretroknittingcompany.co.uk/cricket.html
http://www.clivejames.com/books/fame/five
http://www.polyvore.com/vintage_womens_golf_clothing_history/thing?id=9022917
http://rebeccamcwattie.com/2012/07/
http://www.rubylane.com/item/338449-RL0532/Vintage-Flemish-Art-Pyrography-Pyro
http://www.sfgate.com/style/fashion/hearstmagazines/article/Back-to-Basics-Wardrobe-Must-Haves-Inspired-by-3507171.php
Bonfire discount code released!

Bonfire discount code released!

In celebration of Guy Fawkes night Tin Cup Vintage are offering a 30% discount on all items* when using the following code at the checkout: REMEMBER5THNOVEMBER * discount applies to your order total before shipping