Saturday, 31 December 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A look back at 2011


























2011 has been a busy, busy year for us. So before I get to trying to choose my outfit for tonight (decisions, decisions!) I thought I would have a little reminisce about the adventures, challenges and good times of the last 12 months...

This year we have done more travelling than ever before. We used to do one or two vintage fairs a month, and usually not travel too far from our Birmingham base, but this year we have been all over, calling in at Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, Leicester, Macclesfield, Norwich, Nottingham, Sheffield, Shoreditch, Solihull, Sutton Coldfield, Stratford Upon Avon, Stoke On Trent, Torquay and Winchester.

Me looking cheery in Bristol
A trip down the pier in Brighton
Beautiful Leicester Cathedral
Crazy crowds at Harborne Carnival
When the morris dancers joined us at The Prince Of Wales, Moseley
Anna Fur Laxis at Ruby Slipper's Retro Romp, Torquay


We also hit the festivals full force this year, taking in Friends of Mine Festival, Beach Break Live, Hop Farm and Strawberry Fields Festival. Camping is still not my favourite thing, but there were good times a-plenty!

Bargains-a-plenty at Friends of Mine festival

It's a big yes to Beach Break Live
Prince performing at Hop Farm Festival
The most glamourous place to be at Strawberry Fields Festival


We finished up the year at Clothes Show Live, the biggest event we have done yet! It was exhausting and exhilarating in equal measure and we were definately in need of a rest by the time Christmas came around! Here is a picture the photographer Jemma Dodd took of our stand...


































So that's been our year. Of course the real stars of the show have been you, the customers who have met us along the way and picked up some vintage goodies. We have seen so many great items of clothing pass through our doors this year and make their way on to a new home. Here are some of our favourites (well ones that I could find on my computer!)...



As well as our eBay shop and website, we started selling on ASOS Marketplace this year, so our fab model Aly came to work her magic. We're hoping to do a lot more of this in the new year!


And finally, we worked with some amazing photographers, models and make up artists on some photoshoots. Here are a couple of my favourites...



























So all that is left to say now is a big thank you to everyone that has helped make 2011 such a great year for us. We'd be nothing without all the people who host fairs, come and shop, buy from us online, read our blog,  like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and generally keep us going on this road. We have big plans for 2012 - we're turning 5! So watch this space for all the new developments. We hope you all have a super duper New Year and wish that 2012 is everything you hope it will be! Happy New Year xxx


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