Recently I’ve picked up a few new vintage accessories. I’m trying not to buy any more dresses as my wardrobe is now officially full, so I’ve been turning to bags and jewellery to get my vintage fix!
First up is a lovely birthday present from Rob. I’d spotted this gorgeous wooden box bag at an antiques shop while out shopping with my mum. I absolutely loved it, but as it was out of my budget I decided to leave it there. Only I got that thing where you spot something and can’t stop thinking about it. I imagined all the outfits that I would wear it with and how much stuff I could fit in it. So I was delighted when Rob took me back to the shop to show him the by now infamous bag.
I’m planning on doing a bit of repair and restoration on it as it’s looking a little worn. I’ll obviously be very careful not to scratch away any of the hand painted design.
I fell in love with the bag because it’s hand painted which makes it beautifully unique. I also love anything which gives a hint of the identity of the original owner, so seeing the initials painted inside sealed the deal for me.
As I mentioned the bag came from a local antiques shop. I’ve recently turned to antique shops to do most of my vintage shopping. They’re not quite as over-proses as exclusively vintage stores, they tend to have older pieces and a really eclectic mix as well. Perfect for picking up beautiful things like my lovely new bag.
Next up is another vintage handbag. We recently went to a vintage and craft fair in Surbiton and I was looking for a bargain handbag. I love this tapestry bag as it’s a pretty good size and despite showing it’s age a little it’s strong enough to hold all my handbag essentials. It also only cost £8 so it would have been rude to say no!
This one definitely needs a little cleaning and I’m planning to gently hand wash it when I get the time. I’m sure it will look much brighter once decades of dirt are washed out of it.
Lastly I picked up three new pairs of clip on earrings. I had met up with my mum at her church’s christmas fair and obviously I had a huge rummage through the bric-a-brac stall. I picked out these straight away as they have a good age to them and I really love big earrings to brighten up dull outfits.
I was delighted to get all three pairs for just £1! They have now taken pride of place in my jewellery box, I am especially in love with the fruit cluster set as they’re a real showstopper.
What do you think of my new treasures? Have you bought any nice vintage accessories lately?