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The Vintage Valley: December 2014

The Vintage Valley

The personal blog of a vintage & goodwill shopper

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Birthday Bliss....



So where do i even begin to tell you all about my birthday(week)! I dont even have enough photos to do it all justice, but i will attempt to describe it to you all anyhow!

Last weekend my love surprised me with an afternoon of coffee tasting, eating, antique browsing, port drinking & SUPA GOLF!!!!!! (i write this in capitals to inform you of its amazingness) we spent the next few hours whacking large golf balls around a course shaded by the most amazing trees, i have never laughed so much before and i am so glad i have found a man who always finds the fun surprises, we then ventured out for a few drinks with friends to celebrate my impending 28th year!

My actual birthday was a whole day of surprises(and happy tears)and more surprises! I really was spoiled..flowers, vintage dresses, books, special notes and cake...all of the cake!!! But my favourite gift was from my love (one of many amazing ones), the brooch pictured above of the two lovebirds in marcasite! So incredibly beautiful and i will always cherish it!

I cant wait to start a whole new chapter in the New Year, turning 28 means i have lots of things to plan and achieve and i am excited to share it all with you along the way!

I hope your all getting ready for the Christmas crazy, we are jet-setting over to Melbourne next week so i will be spamming your Instagram feed with photos from the trip im sure. Xx

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Sunday, December 7, 2014

28...






As the year draws nearer to a close and just before the Christmas craziness i also get to celebrate my birthday! Being a week before Christmas i dont usually celebrate in a big big way but a few champagnes and groans about my innability to get up off the couch quickly anymore or handle a night with too many Gin & Tonics is usually reflected on.

I was lucky enough to have my love take a few birthday photos for me on Saturday, i am so grateful he thinks me dressing up in a ball dress and blowing confetti all over the street is just as fun as i do!

I have already started thinking about my 27th year, how much i have grown and learned both in life and in love. I feel as if i have so much to see and many goals to tick off my "list" its such an exciting thing to feel as if there are endless possibilities and adventures just around the corner.

A few years ago i donated my birthday to Charity Water, an organisation i truly feel very connected to, after amazing support from my friends and family we contributed to the planning and development of a well in Ethiopia. This year i have decided to do the same again, if you feel so inclined you can read all about Charity Water and the amazing work they do or even make a small donation too!

Happy Monday! Xx

(Wearing: 1950's ball dress, vintage shoes, 1960's brooch)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Rolled and Ready...





I thought i would do a small post today about one of my favourite hairstyles this week, i knew i was going to be heading out on a boat all day for my work christmas party so i made sure it was up and solidly hairsprayed, just so you know it was even still in place enough to teach a lindy class afterwards so..huzzah!!

Just a slight description would be a vintage fringe roll and Lucy rolls, its such an easy style i think i even may have to do a video tutorial for you all! I also wanted to show off my amazing magazines my love came home from Melbourne with, they are so hilarious to read i just love vintage articles!!

I hope you all have amazing plans for this weekend, i have lots of dinners and dancing and im sure lots of gin to be drinking too!!

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