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Let’s Do Vintage in Spring Fair – success report!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Let’s Do Vintage in Spring Fair – success report!

Let’s Do Vintage in Spring Fair – success report!

I had a great day, yesterday at the Let’s Do Vintage in Spring Fair at St Mary’s Art Centre, Sandwich. Along with an increased number of sales relative to November’s Christmas fair, I also met some great sellers and vintage enthusiasts among those browsing the stalls. 

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Stuff I’ve been reading!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Stuff I’ve been reading!

Stuff I’ve been reading!

How progress against a New Year’s Resolution has me living, learning and lighting up! Those of you who read my New Year’s blog will recall that I was looking for a magazine that I might subscribe to and had picked up the January/February edition of Landscape magazine to give it a try. Filled with stunning photography and articles about gardening, cooking and crafting, as well as features about pottery, collecting, architecture and old industry, it seemed right up my street!

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Life’s a beach – do what you love!

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Life’s a beach – do what you love!

Are you living the life you love? A number of events have converged over the first three weeks of this new year to bring about an opportunity for taking stock and stopping doing something that I don’t enjoy and which has been causing me stress for some time now. The first was the death of David Bowie, followed in quick succession by those of Alan Rickman and Glenn Frey.

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Countdown to the Festive Top Ten!

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Countdown to the Festive Top Ten!

Of an evening you will often find my whole family sitting in the kitchen with the TV turned on to sport with the sound off whilst we play our favourite music. I’ll be listing or updating things in the shops, my sons will be on their laptops and smart phones, and hubby will be cooking the dinner (tip: for a happy home life, marry a chef!).

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From bang out of order to bang on trend in a few easy steps!

Posted by on Dec 30, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on From bang out of order to bang on trend in a few easy steps!

From bang out of order to bang on trend in a few easy steps!

I had been on the lookout for an upcycling project for some time when I came across this mini wardrobe jewellery box at a Boot Fair last summer. As you can see it was rather an unattractive shade of orange with a faux wood-grain effect and, to top it all, it originally had a green and pink embossed floral design on the glass panels which really clashed with the wood!

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Let’s Do Vintage at Christmas Fair Success Report!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Let’s Do Vintage at Christmas Fair Success Report!

Let’s Do Vintage at Christmas Fair Success Report!

I had a great day at the Let’s Do Vintage at Christmas Fair at Sandwich on Sunday. There was a real festive atmosphere with carols and Christmas songs playing and home-made mince pies on sale…

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Let’s Do Vintage at Christmas Fair Sandwich 7 November 2015

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Let’s Do Vintage at Christmas Fair Sandwich 7 November 2015

Just a quick note to let you all know that the Let’s Do Vintage at Christmas Fair will take place at St Mary’s Art Centre, Strand Street, Sandwich CT13 9HN this Sunday, 8th November, between 10.30 and 4.00. I’m thrilled to say I’m having a stall there and would love to see you all!

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Autumn Beginnings!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Autumn Beginnings!

Autumn Beginnings!

I love this time of year with its feeling of beginning again! There’s a definite back-to-the-new-term feeling at Believe To Be Beautiful today. So far this morning I’ve prepped the weekend’s sales to post off, read an article in a magazine which set me off on research about a recent acquisition which may be quite valuable, and posted on Instagram!

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A lying down cow…

Posted by on Jul 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A lying down cow…

A lying down cow…

I came across this vintage ceramic farm animal in a local shop the other day and couldn’t resist bringing her home with me. When I was little my parents both worked full time Monday to Friday so our Saturdays had a pretty routine format…

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Desperately Seeking a Sale – a Boot Fair Diary

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Desperately Seeking a Sale – a Boot Fair Diary

All in a morning’s work! 05.00 Up and shower, fill the flask with hot water for tea, put the last few items into the car and check I’ve got my float. 05.45 Set off on the deserted roads with only the company of magpies, rabbits and a rather straggly fox that is walking down the centre of the dual carriageway! 06.20 Arrive and join the queue outside the gates but before long I’m in and see that the field is already full of shoppers…

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