Wednesday, 28 September 2011

lamp loveliness....

Look at this beauty from John Lewis - what a fabulous colour. Is it too early to write a Christmas list?

Monday, 26 September 2011

Beautiful Horrockses Dress in our Etsy Shop now!

We just had to share this beauty with you! Found on a recent vintage adventure it's a beautiful Horrockses dress from the 1950s.

It's so lovely we can hardly bear part with it but we must!

Find it here! For more information on the iconic Horrockses brand check this out....

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Etsy Update...

A quick peak at the vintage delights we have on Etsy right now...

Vintage Revival...

What a fantastic weekend.... We took a trip back in time and boy was it amazing!

Saturday found us dressed in our 40's, 50's and 60's best at the brilliant Goodwood Revival Festival. A riot of colour, pure elegance, style and ever so slightly uncomfortable shoes met the body shaking noise, raw power and sleek lines of a bygone time as we soaked up the splendour of a true vintage festival of speed.

The costumes were amazing, (my father-in-law was particularly taken with the number of ladies in high heels and dresses) and the hairstyles, spectacular. There were many fabulous stalls selling some of the most beautiful vintage clothes I have seen and splendid displays depicting post and pre war times.

There was a true feeling of community spirit in the fabulous mess tent, strung with bunting and flags with long bench tables, you just had to talk to your neighbour - my overwhelming feeling being that we miss out today on something quite special sat at our insular tables in so many eating places.

While I should have been concentrating on photographing the amazing clothes I'm afraid that they totally passed me by when presented with the magnificence of the vehicles. Passionate about classic cars since I was big enough to sit on my Dad's lap and help him drive, it was a nostalgic trip for me back to Glorious Goodwood and the track he had raced on before I was born.

So stood on the bank between the first and second turn with my family in front of me, airmen, naval officers, chaps from the pits, girls with drawn on stocking seams, elegant ladies in fur and small round eyed evacuees in huddles, the growling hum of the '67 Jaguars raced through my body, white clouds raced across the oh so blue sky chasing spitfires and bombers and I'm sure as I stood there I had my Dad beside me...

Thursday, 15 September 2011


Kate is off to the Goodwood Revival - I am very jealous so am trying to cheer myself up with looking at pretty things. How's this dress of 50s loveliness from Clothkits?

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Hello Autumn!

Ok, so it's getting a bit colder and the summer is over. Thus the perfect excuse to treat yourself to something vintage and yummy from the world of Daisy & Jess....

Check out some of these beauties from our Etsy store

Great 70s puffed sleeved shirt / blouse (does anyone say 'blouse' anymore?) Kate thinks the pattern is somewhat reminiscent of chocolate buttons

1970s flowery loveliness - kinda reminding us of a Multi-Coloured Swap Shop vibe....

More vintage beauties coming soon so keep checking our store....

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Vintage Sewing Patterns

We both love vintage clothes and sewing - sometimes we can't get the clothes we love, so we make them. We're guessing that lots of people out there do the same. So for all of you funky 70s chicks who like to make your own fabulous retro clothes out there we've just added a new vintage sewing pattern section to our Etsy shop. Tell us what clothes you like to make!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

website redesign

Kate's been working very hard on redesigning the website and it is beautiful!!!!

Let us know what you think!!!!!

Friday, 20 May 2011

Etsy Shop Update:

There are some beautiful examples of 70s chic in the etsy shop today. 
Indulge your inner Margo Leadbetter in classic 70s retro fashion!

Glorious 1970s Laura Ashley Cord dress in all it's purple glory - Quality Street anyone?

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Pretty new spring things

We've been quiet for a bit though it doesn't mean we haven't been working hard!

We're working on a big spring-time restock of our shops and when we've finished we'll let you know. We've got some beautiful pre-loved items to sell (some we're having a hard time letting go) 
so keep in touch

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Vintage Delights...

We've just picked up some lovely vintage fabric - ready to be made into something spectacular... watch this space!!!

The treasure bags are in process and almost ready for those little seaside finds - sea glass, shells, driftwood and pebbles...

The seaside beckons and I can't wait for the weekend and that fantastic salty loveliness that a day by the surf brings. Planning to picnic on hand embroidered tablecloths with the sun on our faces and our free reange children running wild - what more can you ask for?

Oh and do please check out the catalogue for Daisy and Jess - we're finally live!!!

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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Exciting Times...

Busy busy busy...

Emma has just finished the first of our lovely handmade Treasure bags.

It's lined with pretty vintage fabric, with a sturdy handle that's just the right length for little adventurers or beach-combers. This is the first of many to come, all will be unique and made from recycled or vintage fabric.

I've been happy making square bunting, we will be making this with any word or name, different motifs at each end and will use recycled or vintage fabric for most of it in a selection of colours - again, no two will be the same... the joys of handmade... loving it!!!

Finally and by no means least and then I'll leave you in peace... I promise!

How often have you looked at one of your little angels (and I use the endearment reservedly!) and their latest masterpiece and wished that the edges of their creation wouldn't crinkle, juice wouldn't get spilt on it and that it would last past tea time? In answer to this, I've had a lovely time today turning Daisy's latest self-portrait into an embroidered creation, ready for framing and giving to Granny for her birthday...

So... coming very soon to Daisy and Jess will be the option to order from us your little artist's masterpiece, ready to frame, to keep or to give... watch this space...

Off now to wrangle the three little horrors into some water in the desperate hope that it will soon be bedtime... well you can but hope!

Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Well, here we are, about to start off on an exciting adventure in the world of making, repurposing, recycling and sharing it with you guys! In this space we'll share our making adventures, our inspirations and give you the heads up on our most exciting vintage finds. The future looks fun!