May 192014
 

Pretty Nostalgic is one of the most beautiful magazines I have ever bought. And no, I am not being paid to say that. I just adore it.

Back in 2012 we started stocking this handsome independent vintage lifestyle magazine. Founded in South Wales by vintage dealer Nicole Burnett this square perfect bound patterned magazine set out to celebrate, inform and inspire on the subject of vintage lifestyle and all things British. In each issue the tactile matt pages are laden with beautiful images of things handmade and from bygone eras and tips for homemaking, thrifting, reusing, upcycling and buying British.

Unfortunately at present we don’t stock the current issue (maybe that will change in the future), however we still love the magazine and continue to sell back-issues (they’re not currently live on the site, get in touch if you’d like one).

I don’t know about you but I’d rather read this than some shiny, stapled rush-to-get-it-out rag full of ‘this celeb is fat, that celeb cheated on her fella’  tripe any day.

Pretty Nostalgic Magazines all in a row

Pretty Nostalgic Magazines all in a row

Pretty Nostalgic Brilliantly British Directory

Pretty Nostalgic Brilliantly British Directory

Pretty Nostalgic Makes A Lovely Gift

Pretty Nostalgic Makes A Lovely Gift

With their latest issue (12) Pretty Nostalgic celebrate their second birthday, hurrah! But life isn’t as peachy as could be and sadly the future of the magazine lies in your hands.

How can you help? Simply subscribe to the magazine and tell your friends. Just 150 more subscribers per issue would save the magazine so they could go on to support and celebrate independent vintage businesses like Rag and Magpie.

 

Apr 162014
 
How To Use A 1940s "Speed weve" Darner

Introducing Lancashire’s Smallest Loom (at least it was in the 1940s), the “Speed Weve”. Model one was released circa 1940s for darning socks and clothes to prolong your wardrobe during the war. It’s a tool from the original ‘make do and mend’ movement. Our model comes with an additional filament for darning silk or linen. [read full post]

Vintage Gazing

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Mar 282014
 
Vintage Gazing

If like me you’re a little addicted to Pinterest you may have also heard of similar image sharing sites such as craftgawker, dwellinggawker, stylegawker and their sister sites. Until recently, (to my knowledge) there hasn’t been a pin board style image sharing resource dedicated solely to vintage. As such When hunting for inspiration I have found [read full post]

Who is Little Lulu?

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Mar 262014
 
Who is Little Lulu?

The other day I wrote about the new retro TFL advertisements. Today Miss Bob recalled that the oval eyed characters behaving less than thoughtfully in the new ads reminded her of watching Little Lulu as a child. No idea? Me either, but she showed me and then I watched another, and another… Little Lulu, as [read full post]