lifestyle · Nostalgia · Vintage

How was your Friday morning routine?

Many of us are familiar with the slew of perfect morning routines that the social media are awash with, but they pale into insignificance beside the morning spent by "Man About Vogue" in Winter 1972. Does that bowl of overnight oats with chia seeds really seem cool compared to his Alpen cereal with milk (back… Continue reading How was your Friday morning routine?

Fashion · lifestyle · Stationery · Vintage

Proof of the pudding

Ah, just as I thought - eliminating the gapping of the button-band has turned this garment into something I want to wear, at least with skirts and probably with reasonably roomy trousers. It does not look flattering with my jeans, but then that's what my Helsinki jumper is for! So, at last, a photo of… Continue reading Proof of the pudding

Fashion · Nostalgia · Vintage · Wardrobe

Brooches

My jewellery box with box of brooches on the top Do you like brooches? They seem to be the jewellery item most prone to coming in and going out of fashion, but I must admit I like a good brooch. It always seems such an ideal format for displaying gems because little consideration needs to… Continue reading Brooches

Vintage

The more things change

A link between self-portraits and make-up advertising pre-dates the 'selfie' age by fifty years! "You no longer have to ruin your skin to make yourself look beautiful. Make-up can make you look really good. In time, the wrong one can also clog up your pores, dry your skin and ruin your complexion. All the good… Continue reading The more things change

Knitting · Vintage

Lazy music in the rill

"The mornin' dew is blinkin' yonder, there's lazy music in the rill,And all I want to do is wander through the heather on the hill."From the musical Brigadoon The Heather Sweater is underway and I'd say my progress to date is reasonable. I would possibly upgrade that to very reasonable considering that the recent few… Continue reading Lazy music in the rill

Fountain Pens · Knitting · Nostalgia · Planning · Reading · Reflections and Intentions · Stationery · Vintage

Three Hundred

Welcome to the 300th post on my blog, which should by rights be a widescreen epic, but just how epic can a little old lady whittering on about knitting and stationery be? I've been asking myself if I am the same person today as I was when I began to blog and I think largely… Continue reading Three Hundred

Fashion · Knitting · Nostalgia · Vintage

Directions

I mentioned in my previous post how I have been failing to put theory into practice so far as re-stocking my wardrobe goes, and I've been dwelling on that the past couple of days. The new items I ordered will move it partially in the direction I want to go, although the purple skirt sits… Continue reading Directions

Knitting · Vintage

Friday’s Child

This week, the days seem to have been following that old children's verse. Wednesday's child is full of woe... When I wrote on Wednesday, it was the woeful tale of indecision about my Cucumber Vintage Sweater. I found, as I often do, that writing about my doubts gave me a clarity that I didn't have… Continue reading Friday’s Child