Last weekend we went to stay with Craigs Mum and Step Dad in a tiny village close to the city of Lincoln.
Rather than bombarding you with pictures of us galavanting in the country side ( i'll save that for the next post) I thought I would share some lovely vintage with you instead.
There is a very steep and cobbled hill in Lincoln City centre that is lined with beautiful little tearooms, sweet shops, boutiques and antique shops.
It was here that we found the wonderful 'Tasty Vintage'. I am annoyed with myself for not getting a picture of the outside of the building as it is housed in a beautiful old shop with all it's original facade. You can see a picture of it on their website here.
As you can tell from my pictures everything in this shop is so beautifully displayed. They had and amazing selection of clothing, accessories and homewares. If you can't make it to Lincoln you should have a look at their website as they sell things online too.
They very kindly let me have a look at their wedding shop which is usually by appointment only.
This was pretty dangerous for me as I have a huge soft spot for anything to do with vintage weddings. I have a growing collection of veils and accessories and I now have a couple of cheeky dresses stashed away too. One of which I think is probably 'the one' so it has been hidden away from Craig.
I think I probably could have picked about Ten of ' the one' dresses in this shop!
This wax flower tiara should have come home with me but I had run out of money!
:( Craig's mum has very kindly said she will go back and get it for me when I next get paid, then I can fufill my dream of looking like a chorus girl from The Great Ziegfeld.
Lincoln also has a very impressive collection of charity shops. My favourite was The St Barnabus. They have very cleverly created ' The Attic' which is basically a vintage shop within the charity shop. Anything vintage goes upstairs where it is beautifully displayed together for your shopping pleasure.
I met the lovely Rachael Marian who runs 'The Attic' she also has a blog and you can visit it here.
I have photographed some of my Lincoln treasure for you to see.
Victorian star brooch from a small Antique shop on the steep hill. I want to get a selection of these to wear together in my hair.
1930's fire screen ( photographed in my bedroom) from The Attic.
The pictures don't really do the lovely screen lady justice, it makes me want to live in the painting with her. Her dress, the Roses the Moon, her fan and the colours are perfect. She fits right in.
Pearl earrings from the same Antique shop as above.
1950's flower crown from Mr Bojangles Vintage
Both the broach and earrings were a present from Craig's lovely Mum, thank you Jane!
Lincoln is a beautiful City with so much amazing History. The Vintage and Antiques are only really a bonus. I can't wait to visit again, have any of you been before? Any good recommendations for our next visit?