Wednesday, 15 June 2011

This week I'm Loving....

So far this week I've been loving....

...Shopper stopping window displays:


Allsaints Spitalfields use vintage singer sewing machines in their window displays - this is their Brighton store.


A boutique in Brighton using vintage tea pots and wine glasses to display jewellery in the window :o)

...Buying pretty new fabric at cheaper prices:




All £2.99 a meter - love it! Time to get my craft back on!

...Finding another compact for the collection:

This was a bargain find at a summer fete I popped into on Saturday. Hidden on the bric a brac table and a steal for 50p :o)

...Rehoming some vintage tea cups:


Found these Grosvenor China 'Windsor' cups and side plates at the same summer fete - £1 for the bundle.
...Winning a giveaway...

I was lucky to be picked as the winner of a giveaway hosted by artsy ants. The prize was a custom illustration depicting a child doing their favorite activity. I of course had to have a pirate themed one for my little boys nautical nursery.  What a joy when this arrived in my email inbox! I love it thank you Simona :o)

...Badly taken photos:

I have been asked not to be so shy about photos of me so when finally relented at a friends to having a photo done for the 'profile' pic - the camera was in shock and decided to do it a bit more "soft focus" lol! Cheers camera buddy! Do I get a sticker for being brave? ;o)

Happy Days!

Scarlett x

Linking to: thrilling-thursday

46 comments:

  1. Where did you find that amazing fabric??

    Love the teacups too.

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  2. Hi Scarlett, great minds think alike :) Lovely photo, you needn't be so shy. Now people will know what we look like when we are treasure hunting..hahaha.

    Congratulations on the giveaway, I am sure your little boy will love it, so cute. Tam x

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  3. glad you like the illustration!
    that's a nice looking picture of you, by the way. i love how your lipstick matches your flower. i wish i was brave enough for bright lipstick like that.

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  4. Ooh Scarlett that's a lovely photo, you glamour puss!

    The Allsaints shop in Bath has exactly the same display too. I bet the dealers had a field time once word spread that a sylist was buying lots of vintage sewing machines!

    Gorgeous cups, plates and compact, and where are they selling that material at such a bargain price?

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  5. Congratulations on the giveaway. You managed to get yet more steals, I really don't know how you do it, I think I would collapse to find things so cheap around here. I am too LOVING that fabric, it is gorgeous, and at such a good price xxx

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  6. You are so gorgeous amor, love your eyes and cheek bones.I see your taking baby steps,next is an outfit post.:)
    such a elegant tea pot,that fabric is amazing, would make good hair bows or hair ties. tea cups are so pretty.wow, another shiny gold compact.

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  7. Hi Scarlett, lovely to "see" you at last. VK is right you do look v. glamourous. Adore the fabric and the cups. I do like a good bric a brac stall at a fete, I do!

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  8. You look like you stepped out of a vintage modeling shoot Scarlett why you hiding for?I already lectured Tam for hiding lol
    Not another compact ! I shall never catch up now lol.
    Congrats on another win yours is near ready to send expect it when you aint expecting it lol.
    I also love the tea cups makes my one I got today look sad.Will be on tomorrows post xxx

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  9. Love the nautical fabric. Lovely things, lovely photographs and an exceptionally pretty (and very young-looking) Scarlett. Red lipstick looks so right on you, the opposite to how it looks on me!
    Can't wait to see what you have planned for the fabric.x

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  10. Oh wow ~ such a lovely face for such a lovely name ~ what a great photo of you! What terrific finds too - love the pretty china and fabric - and that window display is just incredible! Thank you for sharing them (and the lovely photo of you ~ brave girl!) Love Brenda

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  11. Yes you get a sticker!! A lovely big gold star :-)

    I absolutely love the All Saints window display - just gorgeous and so striking too, I wonder where they'll rehome all those beautiful Singers too if they ever do!!

    Super bargains on the teacup bundle as it's a gorgeous pattern and of course I love the compact too!

    Jem xXx

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  12. Gorgeous! (yes you and the finds!) You are very glam - even when you're not in a wedding dress -and quite evidently don't need the soft focus.

    It's a shame AllSaints clothes aren't as nice as their window displays.

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  13. You look gorgeous, no soft focus required!
    I agree with Lakota, I don't like AllSaints clothing, the stuff I find second-hand is tattier than Primarni but the window displays are fab (my antique dealer friend sold them loads of his knackered sewing machines and made a mint). xxx

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  14. Fabric is lovely - wonder what you are going to make ...! Love the All Saints window display. Being an "oldie" I go into the shop just to look at how they have displayed things!
    Liz

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  15. You're such a lovely cheerful girl Scarlett!
    x

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  16. Fab post - You look amazing! had to share this on my facebook with my DD who would love this collection of sewing machines xx

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  17. You look gorgeous you shouldn't be camera shy. The fabric is lush have just purchased some similar today for my next projectxx

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  18. Your such a cutie....and you have such a Glamorous style!
    Love the wall of sewing machines...

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  19. Scarlett, you're gorgeous!

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  20. awww Scarlett! you look so gorgeous and glamorousss....*whistles* hehehe...love the teacups sooo much!! adorable!!! i wish they sell those beautiful fabrics for £2.99 a metre here in my town *envious*, i love the singers sewing machine as window stopping display, drooling over the teapot with the jewellery, inspiring! and congrats to your winning a giveaway, what a cute pirate boy, perfect for your son! xx Susan

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  21. Scarlett you look amazing - your name really suits you. Great finds too xx

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  22. You really don't need the soft focus at all!
    I love the fabrics,they are at a great price too
    xx

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  23. Yes you do get a sticker! In fact take two my lovely ;o)

    Great photos! And I bought some of that exact same fabric yesterday in Fabricland!

    Have a great week. x

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  24. Scarlett you are a gorgeous girl! Nice to see a pic of you! Love your new finds. The compact of course and those sweet teacups! Oh the pirate illustration is sooooo cute! hugs, Linda

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  25. Yes - a happy face sticker - just like yours!
    Where did you get that pretty pretty fabric from at such a bargain price?? Come on - reveal all!
    -x-

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  26. Gorgeous photo of you!

    Victoria xxx

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  27. Gorgeous pretty things!

    Also, no need to apologize for soft-focus. Joan Collins would approve.

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  28. What a fantastic window display. Love your profile pic...gorgeous !! x

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  29. can't believe how cheap that fabric is! and great tea cups. and you look devine - Elvis would have sang to you in a crowd. xx

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  30. I've noticed all the All Saints shops are full of Singers, I had wondered whether they were real or pretendy, and where they had all come from ... Vix's friend clearly!

    And look at you, I didn't expect you to be blonde, isn't it strange, the perceptions we have?! xxx

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  31. Lovely photo of yourself and the fabric and teacups are wonderful.

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  32. awwww you are so lovely and beautiful you should take more photo's of yourself. Love your hair and the flower looks so cute. Wow where did you find that fabric? that is so pretty and so cheap lucky you. Those singer sewing machines look a amazing what a fab idea. dee x

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  33. SCORE!! As always *winks* What cool window displays! And you have the midas touch with the compacts my friend! I keep on trying but I wonder if the peeps in England are just more glam?....Actually I know they are! LOL! And you're beautiful Scarlett so you shouldn't be shy *winks* Now I could use some of that "soft focus!" Vanna

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  34. I love the FABRIC! I bet you look even cuter without the blurrrrr!

    Carol

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  35. Love those teacups!

    You look very pretty! :)

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  36. Firstly you look gorgeous and you should have more photos of yourself up. Secondly. Those teacups! How pretty and gorgeous!

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  37. The teacups are so wonderful and cheap and where was that cheap lovely fabric from?

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  38. love the anchor fabric and the prettiest tea cups. x

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  39. Scarlett, wonderful finds! And you shouldn't be shy. You are a doll!

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  40. I now want to go to that Brighton boutique!!

    the All saints windows are amazing aren't they - all over the country. It does make me wonder where all those lovely sewing machines came from and hope they will one day go to good homes *serious face*

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  41. Scarlett, I LOVE the teacups. I'm a compact collector too and that's a pretty neat one. The Allsaints near me doesn't have sewing machines in the window but I did notice that the one on Portobello Road does. Oh, and what a gorgeous gal you are!!!

    K xx

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  42. Lovin' the anchor fabric!!
    Have a great Friday :)
    Joy x

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  43. Oh that shop window warms the cockles of my heart. What a brilliant display. And by the comments of everyone, they have them all over the country! Amazing.
    Lovely little compact and great crockery. You would pay a motza for those down here.

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  44. Loving that Singer display!!For sexy photos-just download a cheap airbrushing program, Photoinstrument is pretty basic and easy to use. I am always so bruised and bashed from my tomboyish job I would look ridiculous as a model otherwise :)

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