Thursday, 16 June 2011

Old world charm

The television and film industry get really busy around this time of year and sure enough June 2011 is no exception. I have been rushed off my feet, the calm and relaxed feeling of my weekend away by the sea a distant memory. However I finally got a moment to give my vintage treasures from that trip a home.

I love antique glass and this beautiful dressing table set just had to come home with me. It was a complete bargain at nine pounds, and is perfect in the bathroom to catch any jewellery I take off before jumping in the shower. These little sets could find so many uses around the house. Two of the pieces are candle sticks so I may end up splitting the set next time I host a dinner as they would look perfect on a pretty set table.

Another antique find was this glass foundation pot from Yardley. I just cant resist vintage make up products, compacts, pots, puffs and perfume bottles. They are just so detailed and feel so much more precious than the products we buy and discard so easily today.

The little bee on the top is such a simple detail that feels very British. This pot is welcome to sit proudly on my bathroom counter amongst its modern day counterparts!

(all images thanks to my friend Kye Corfield)

Do you have any lovely vintage items you simply had to bring home?

A little p.s, If you have a twitter , please do follow @56torivington for on location updates, Its where I put my little doses of make up inspiration when I would much rather be here! Have a great day.


  1. What a gorgeous glass set (I also like your Love sign just above it too, althogh its not vintage!!)
    Hope you stop by my blog sometime xoxo

  2. I love that class set! I am always attracted to old mirrors, pretty mirrored trays, and, of course, vintage perfume bottles. It is rare I leave without one of the above!


  3. this is incredible. thanks for another amazing post. would love if you stopped by to see my latest Fabulous Friday post, as well as my choice for Fash Fave and Fash Fail of the week. xoxo

  4. Hi Adele, you're right the sign isn't vintage! but I really like how it just sort of fits in anyway.

  5. Those glass jars are lovely - they'd look so nice on someone's dressing table.

    Just discovered your blog, would love it if you stopped by mine sometime.

    Andrea x