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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 …

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Pallet hi!

  Hello from the end of a sunny national holiday in Northern Ireland. I don’t hold a lot of sentiment for the spirit behind the 12th of July Jubilations, instead I enjoy the eerily quiet roads and streets (as long as you avoid any band parades!) as the annual mass exodus of our wee country …

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Knit and Knatter

I have made a discovery.. what with our world of social networking and virtual time passing, it fits that to get anything done you need background company! On reflection, perhaps this is a personal character flaw, I always studied best with company and over the years at school and uni came up with many study …

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Meadows Festival 2011

Last weekend was the wonderful meadows festival, a veritable selection of bric-a-brac, vintage, antique and hippy stalls, plus some great music and eateries. Running since 1972, it achieves a real community vibe every year, and seems to be developing and growing each year alongside the current trend towards thrifting, up-cycling and ‘make-do-and-mend’ culture. The vintage …

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Before and Afters.. At the Souk

Had a lovely day today surrounded by inspiring, talented and eco conscious stylers at the Home Souk and Rethink, Revamp, Restyle event. I was demonstrating furniture painting techniques all day.. and transformed this dowdy little chair into a french bistro styled monsieur! I absolutely adore french style, and especially that romantic yet battered chippy paint …

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Showcase – Rethink, Revamp, Restyle

Hi Blog, missing you. I’ve been enjoying the devotion of  three hours of a thursday evening to “Rethink, Revamp, Restyle” so much, I havent had time to pop in and tell you about it. However you can catch up on all the happenings at the Europa Hotel, Belfast this Saturday from 11am – 5pm where …

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Rethink, Revamp, Restyle.. all after work!

Sigh – I’m high and drunk on my three blissful hours spent this evening at the first workshop in Ballynafeigh community centre by Rethink, Revamp, Restyle – an amazing collaboration by SS favourite ‘The Fashion Souk’ and Belfast Council. The ethos is on creating and ‘repurposing’ items to prevent waste and give them a new …

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It’s yours..take it!

You must look out out for this little treat of an event, which popped up in our city in February this year. This one in February was held in the delightful venue, of the recently opened Belfast Barge near the Waterfront, and run by Portavogie artist, Alice Burns. It’s an artists collective, which was conceptualized …

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Revamp…. for free!

Hi readers, Just popping up to share a little treat for all our Belfast Salvagers.. The Belfast council have collaborated with our favourite Fashion Soukers, to create a series of free workshops to guide you on your merry way to a greener, revamped facelift to your life, wardrobe and home.. wow! All our favourite stations …

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So my glee in Belfast’s sources continued on Sunday in the most excellent collaborative of iconic, collectible vintage and retro pieces I have ever seen under one roof, at the Retro Rooms. There are lots of great photos at this link, but here are my most covetable, jaw dropping, stamp-my-feet-i-want-it items. I have a chair …