Monday, 26 July 2010

11 Updates From The Last Week

Haven't updated the blog in a whole week so here are some snippets from the last week :)

1. Chris dropped the Polaroid camera today and took a photo of NOTHING. Bummer that's £3.50 down the drain lol.

2. I bought some yummy Oreos earlier and I think I might have to have some in a minute.

3. The Brexton picnic set arrived only the woman did not wrap the plates and they arrived smashed. Useless.

4. I have got back to doing more knitting/sewing :)

5. I sold my 1971 Beetle at last hopefully she went to a lovely new home.

6. We went for a picnic it was lovely especially with our new blanket and delicious Waitrose food!

7. We did not go to BugJam and were very glad about it!

8. I ordered Chris a Dr. Pepper t-shirt as a surprise and it arrived finally which he was super pleased with! I bought it from Amazon here

9. We never went camping either, but have set another weekend date to go and also a whole week!

10. I have been watching loads of Chris's films which I haven't seem before so will have to do a post on that soon.

11. Me and Chris have found a wedding venue, both very excited! 

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Wonder Woman Shock

I have already posted today but came across something on a retro topic that shocked me and felt the need to write a post. I was reading an article in a magazine on DC Comic's Wonder Woman. She is the world's most famous female super-hero and she is getting an all new makeover to mark the landmark 600th issue of her comic book. This is fair enough. She has had makeovers before, only before they just brought the same outfit a bit more up to date. This time they are completely giving her a whole new look she doesn't even look like the same character any more! She is going to be a lot more covered up now in leggings instead of hotpants and a jacket over her strapless top and they think that is modern!

Here she is currently:

And her new outfit is due to look like this:

I mean, seriously?? 
Her original look in 1941 was more sexy and modern than this!

What akso annoys me is that this is down to DC Comics hiring a new writer to apparently bring Wonder Woman into the 21st Century and he was quoted saying
"...She's been locked into pretty much the exact same outfit since her debut in 1941. What woman only wears only one outfit for 60-plus years?..." A fair point, but that said does that mean they're going to re-design Superman? I think not. 
Plus does he not know vintage is big right now??

Retro camping

I love this camping photo from the 70s! Me and my boyfriend Chris really love to go camping in a tent and are really excited to be going this weekend. We are thinking of going to the Cotswolds as it is so beautiful there. I also love how not many people enjoy going camping these days and if they do go they cheat and go in a caravan! There is even a whole new craze now of 'glamping' which in my opinion isn't even camping at all! At least festivals are keeping the spirit up though!

I am really excited about planning this trip especially as Chris has just bought us a gorgeous retro picnic set by Brexton off ebay! 

I love the colour scheme of this so much as I have never seen a grey set before and we both loved the polka dot cups and plates so much! Can't wait to use it.

If you are not into Brexton style picnic sets you can get some lovely picnic hampers and a delightful modern version is Cath Kidston's 2 person cherry picnic hamper.

I love the 50s inspired design. Isn't Cath Kidston just great! You can buy this one here

A really fun DIY picnic set I came across was on another website Design Sponge 

There's a guide on how to make the set on this page I just love how crazy and fun it is! :) And yes that is real grass too! I also adore the wooden cutlery, so cute!

Another addition to our camping and picnic gear is a lovely picnic blanket, which I first spotted in Country Living magazine made by Barefoot Kitchen. They are made from 'shoddy wool' which is the scraps of wool that would usually get thrown away and Barefoot have made them into gorgeous blankets! I love the thought of this! 

We have not received it yet, but we can't wait to use it! You can buy one here.
I also love the fact that it's a tiny company in Cornwall, me and Chris are both big on supporting small businesses :) They usually sell the nicest things anyway!

Next on the list is to decide on a campsite and the food to take which I have been planning already although I'm not going to write about that as it's a surprise for Chris! 

I can tell you though that we'll most definitely be listening to some retro music while we are away as we always do like the Kinks, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Specials, Madness, The Clash and much more!

Monday, 19 July 2010

Hello :)

Hello to all!
Welcome to my new blog about retro stuff me and my boyfriend love :)

So at the moment I still live at home (separated from my beloved), but that has never stopped me daydreaming of the house I will own some day and what it will be like. I like a mixture of retro, kitsch, vintage, country, coastal, hand-made and the odd bit of modern. I'd love a peek into the future at what it might look like!

Me and my boyfriend are always talking about things we have seen and want for our house like these flamingo fairy lights which are way cool! You can buy them here

Also something I saw today that we both loved is this union flag throw which is so gorgeous! And you can buy one here

Another thing we talked about having in our house is a massive shelf for displaying all our retro cameras on, like the polaroid in the title banner. I will do a post on the cameras sometime as they are amazing! We thought it would be cool to just grab a camera off the shelf on the way out somewhere! We also want our own dark room too :)

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