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#VintageGirlGang - The Queens Drawers

Here we are again, adding another gorgeous lass to our #VintageGirlGang; Marie aka The Queens Drawers. We've all either bought from her, swooned over her dresses or stumbled upon some glorious genuine 1960's frocks at her vintage fair stalls. It's high time she joined our gang and here she is!

Instagram posts from The Queens Drawers are usually instantly recognisable for the quality of her genuine vintage and retro dresses, with clear measurements (an addition always appreciated by us vintage wearing ladies). Her stock is impeccable and drool-worthy and I wanted to find out more about the lady behind the trader, so I sent her a few questions:

What drew you to the vintage side of life?
"I've always been interested in the past even as a child. My favourite subject at school was history, especially all those amazing fashions they used to wear.
I loved watching old Hollywood musicals with my mum too and Harold Lloyd on a Saturday morning.

I was a child of the 70s, a te…


April has been a real insight for instagram using vintage lovers recently, as we've been witnessing a Spring-like bloom of instagram posts from vintage dealers across the nation and beyond, with users in Millwaukee (@bcmodernmke),Narbonne, France (@mllejoys) and throughout the UK. 

The brainchild of Rebecca, owner of Wish Vintage, a new hashtag is being used by vintage dealers to grow and connect our instagram community.

It's a fast growing trade which can often seem competitive and hard to break. But as highlighted by Rebecca herself, the hashtag is developing a supportive and friendly environment with room for everyone to develop their business and clientele.

I contacted Rebecca to find out more about #aprilget2knowavintagedealer, from its creator. 

I’ve been thinking of doing something like #aprilget2knowavintagedealer for a while now but it was just getting on with it. A few online vintage dealers were really supportive and some of them that weren’t IG savvy took the rest of …

To The Hills

A year ago we were heading for the hills to meet Mr Henry Lowther, a bloody brilliant photographer who was hoping to get a decent couples shoot in Castleton with a *quote* "Trendy Couple". Yes: Trendy. Apparently we fit the bill. 

After picking ourselves up from fits of laughter on the floor, we hit the road and met Henry and his beautiful girlfriend Elizabeth, who is also a bloody brilliant photographer

Elizabeth was pregnant and was a bit swoony over Stanley and his curly locks, so I knew we were in good hands with someone to watch Stan while Mr Pigeon and I attemped to look freshly infatuated with each other through our tired parents faces. 
Below are some of my favourite pictures of our day in the wild winds of Mam Tor and the Blue John caverns. 

We have some of the pictures hanging in our bedroom, in antique frames, now.

To see more of the photos, on a much swankier blog, click here for Henry's website, which features loads of beautiful inspiration for weddings, coupl…