Remembering Frances

Its mother’s day today and also the anniversary of our mama’s death in March 1997. She was the first and foremost dalzell salvage sister and the inspiration for much of our activity on this blog. Our first ever blog post in May 2010 was this newspaper¬†article below from the 1970’s, detailing some of her projects …

Pleated skirt

Get skirty

I’ve mentioned one of my blog crushes, Miss James at Bleubird vintage before. She does a thread called Mama style which is worth checking out for those uninspired dressing days! I find if I keep an inspiring pic in my head, it spurs me on to make an effort in the morning! Check her out …

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Toot Toot Car Boot

This weekend saw the salvage sisters bleary-eyed at St. Donards car boot sale after our 6am start to beat the queues and secure a space to sell our treasures. Our loot had been gathered up at another episode of Tullyroan family house clearance, to include some antique finds by the original salvager, our mother, and …

Back to our roots

Many moons ago, Gemma and i undoubtedly committed a multitude of style sins during our 2-year experiment on Dad’s old farmhouse during our last years at school. Take, for example, the lime green conservatory. Or the ‘Mexican’ theme sitting room – orange brush-effect walls, red velvet curtains adorned with multi-colour beads , blue window and …

Our moment of fame

The salvage sisters were live on The Saturday Morning Show in July, and for those unlucky people who were otherwise engaged, here’s a recording. Enjoy!

Saturday Morning showdown

We had an exciting time on ‘The Saturday Morning Show‘ hosted by the lovely Alyson McElroy Jones. Admittedly, as much as the sisters tried to appear nonchalant, a close up microphone earlyish on a Saturday morning did rattle our nerves ever so slightly! Alyson and her other guest for the day, Jennie Wallace skilfully made …

Salvage Wedding

Take an engagement, a fleeting hilarious idea, a barn (well you could say shed), a family heirloom tractor, and quite a lot of enthusiasm, exertion and amazing friends and family and all their creativity, and you’ve got our Barn wedding. It’s making me tired just browsing through all the photos of the whole process! But …

Organisation station appreciation

I am a grateful recipient of the amazing ‘Organisation stations’ of the previous post by Lucy. Here it is in action.. along with a peak at my nursery which with a little fighting some old furniture into a metrically challenged space, and a tin of paint with a lot of masking tape, I was able …