East Bridgford Hill Wedding Fair

On Sunday we attended our first ever wedding fair at East Bridgford Hill. East Bridgford is not very far away from Lincoln, about 40 minutes, and yet we have never been over that way. When we saw the fair advertised it said the fair had a vintage twist so we were very interested to see what there was on offer. When we arrived we were greeted and immediately directed towards the mulled wine, off to a good start! Everyone was so friendly and there were stalls in all the rooms which was fun to wander around and explore though I did feel like I was nosing around someone's home and thought we might get caught at any time. 

 We loved seeing the flowers made by the lovely and very talented Bryony at Ledger's Florals and I got all giddy holding the bouquets. I think it still hasn't quite sunk in so when we do things like look at wedding rings or look at flowers it gradually becomes more real and "this is happening" and then I get all goofy as my Dad would say. We really loved the orchid buttonhole flower because orchids are special to us since we went to see the orchid exhibition at Kew Gardens for one of our first dates.
Like I said we had a really wonderful time and everyone was so helpful and nice but my only slight bugbear was that it didn't seem all that vintage to me. Maybe it's because we are very interested in the 1940s and 1950s and have been for so long but even then we have never been too particular about everything being period accurate so long as we are happy. But more and more these days I really wonder just what constitutes as vintage. Oh dear that sounds like a right moan and it wasn't meant to be; perhaps it is a ponder for another blog post one day!


Exciting Announcement!

Dear Readers,

Something very exciting happened in our little house after we got back from Whitby. We were sitting on the sofa discussing the weekend and had just finished watching Doctor Who; well when I say discussing I was actually giving Indi a ticking off for not having proposed to me while we were away. "Do you know how freezing cold I got walking up and down that pier thinking you were going to propose?" I demanded. He looked down and then to my actual surprise pulled out a ring from his pocket. I frantically waved my hands over it saying "no no no!" but only because I then felt that I had forced him into the situation when it might not be right. He repeated said will you marry me until I realised that this was it, he was determined to propose and as it happened it was the right time; for us anyway. On the sofa watching nerdy telly is something we really love and I have such wonderful times with him laughing and being dorky. Well once I had realised that I promptly stopped saying no, said yes and popped that ring on my finger.

And that ring! Oh it's only 1920's sapphire and diamond set in white gold with a yellow gold band. It is my most prized possession and I love everything about it. It's vintage, romantic, and not too flashy. I like that the diamonds are small as I've never been a big diamond kind of girl. I like the arrangement too and it reminds me of two stars and the night sky. Anyway I really am getting soppy now, aren't I!

Anyway there is it folks; sorry about the photograph but it was taken just after he had proposed, and yes those are my pyjama's in the background!


Lincoln Bloggers Club 2014

Dear Readers,

Yesterday I attended my first ever blogger meet up which was amazing! I have to admit that beforehand I was pretty nervous and even unsure about going as I was worried it would be purely beauty bloggers there and that my blog wouldn't really fit in with that. How wrong I was as there were all sorts of bloggers there including a human rights activist blogger! Still this post is a shift away from the vintage and is more in the lifestyle direction of my blog.

The first part of the afternoon was spent at Lush who did lots of demonstrations of their products for us and even some exclusives on products which are not yet out in the shops. What really caught my eye was the lipsticks though; this is no surprise as I'm a massive lipstick addict. They had quite a large range of colours were actually a liquid applied with a doe foot applicator. Like the Velvetines by Limecrime and their corresponding dupe Luxe Lip Lacquer by MUA they dry matt and are highly pigmented. I was very taken with these products but so close to Christmas I refrained as Velvetines are actually on my Christmas list already. I did, however, treat myself to a bath bomb and I also bought a Christmas present for someone else.

After that we headed over to Rock, Paper, Scissors for afternoon tea and also a demonstration by Suzie at Xenica products. They have a great range of organic and cruelty free skincare and make up products. They also do nutritional products and she kindly swapped the eye shadow gifts she had given us all for a pot of their Five a Day +V as I really never wear colourful eyeshadow. I'm really looking forward to trying this product out as it provides the same nutritional content as 5 fruit and veg. Being a pescetarian I feel I already have a relatively healthy diet but I occasionally take supplements when I feel I need it.

The demonstration took place while we helped ourselves to a lovely afternoon tea which was put on for us by Rock, Paper, Scissors. I already love this place and if you have never been then I highly recommend you do! I have done three classes with her now and have made a shift dress, half circle skirt, and a tea dress. I love them all plus you get a slice of cake at the end; or very close to the end when you start to get a little grumpy and need a little pick me up!

All in all it as a great afternoon but what I loved the most was meeting other bloggers in the area who I had no idea were out there. Finding out about them, their style, and what they enjoy writing about was really interesting. Thank you so much to Aimee over at aimee belle blog for organising such an interesting and friendly event.