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Car Booty

With the flat now operating at a ‘one in one out’ policy for furniture, focus has necessarily, but pleasantly, turned to smaller delicacies. For such things, a car boot sale is the magnum opus. There used to be a boot sale at New Street in Edinburgh, which was wonderful as i recall. This closed and the …

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Savvy fashion finds

Its usually gemma that sets the tone for salvage fashion on the blog, but i have recently picked up a few great items and thought i’d share. It was also a welcome excuse to try and take nice pictures of clothes without having a model – not sure if i’ve quite achieved it though! May …

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Vignettes 4

Every thursday there’s a secret place one can go in Edinburgh to buy wonderful things. This place is not well publicised and for good reason. I once wrote about it here on the blog and was berated for ‘spreading the word’ with abandon. Suffice it to say that you need cash, time, and a good …

You'll find them in an old church hall..

Antiquing in the rain – Drummond Reid Antiques

This weekend I took a delightful little tour around some spots I’ve recently found or heard about with my friend Cassie of Olive Owl Art. If it’s a rainy Saturday afternoon- antiquing-snoop around in NI you’re after, this is your guide! First up, a real treat, recently popped up in Belfast City centre – Drummond …

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Vintage Homebird

The Salvage sisters have had the delight of a few days on the same side of the shuck with Lucy being in Northern Ireland for a few days. After the trauma of actually having to clear some things out that we couldnt possibly salvage or find room for, at the car boot, we undertook a …

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Anthropologie edinburgh

I am very excited about next week’s grand opening of Anthropologie on George St, its only shop out-with London in the UK. Originally from Philadelphia, it showcases a wonderful treasure-trove of beautiful fashion and interior pieces. Each store is independently run, with unique styling and window displays to really make you linger… Their range is vast and eclectic. …

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Retropolis

I had to get straight onto the blog to share my latest delightful furniture purchase from my latest salvage venue. I occasionally pop in to Drum Farm Antiques near the city bypass, and was pleasantly surprised during yesterday’s visit to find a new business adjoining the warehouse called Retropolis Antique and Vintage Emporium. Only 4 weeks old, …

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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 …

Vintage in the Country!

I was ever so excited to hear about the ‘All things vintage’ fair being held at Derry’s in Annaghmore, on Feile FMs ‘Saturday morning show’ with ‘Frock around the Clock’ interviewee Becky Moore. Being a local girl I endeavoured to visit my Granny and then get on down there, and I did! It really was …

A Belfast favourite for useful finds..

Here are my recent ‘practical’ purchases from an amazing church based project that I love,East Belfast mission. The first for a fiver, the second fifteen. I love anything to do with round/ oval mirrors or frames. I can see this little bland guy as my new bathroom book stand and cabinet.. mags in a bathroom, …