Wednesday 21 July 2010

Vintage at Goodwood..owww I want to go

I've recently entered a competition on the B&Q website to win tickets for Vintage at Goodwood; Celebrating 5 Decades of British Cool. It looks a-mazing, but although the tickets are pretty bargainous for who and what is going to be there, I still can't justify the money. Of course if I were to win the tickets then the money for a hotel and travel would be totally justifiable! There are some really good entries on there, much better than mine, so I'm not holding out much hope, but hey you've got to be in it to win it.

Below is my entry, along with the pics I submitted.

Vintage Loveliness

For as long as I can remember I have been ‘rescuing’ unloved vintage furniture and miscellaneous from carboot sales, tips shops and Freecycle and squirreling it all away in various family members lofts and garages until I had my own home. Well as of last week I finally have my own home, and every corner of it is filled with vintage loveliness! I’ve mixed the old with the new to create a functional yet, hopefully, interesting home.

One thing that I’ve always struggled with is how to display my many vintage, retro and just plain modern items. Having Aspergers (a form of autism) means that I crave order and organisation, but certainly not at the cost of style. Over the years I’ve found ways to mix my love of vintage with functionality; My jewellery is kept in a vintage key cabinet, shoes in an old wire gym-shoe unit, craft items in a 50s kitchen utility cabinet, complete with a pull out table, and a old travel trunk serves as my coffee table. A small portion of my vintage china collection is kept in a 50’s china cabinet, with my vintage sewing box sitting close by, and a collection of tins and vintage children’s annuals nestling next to the modern(DVDs), on made to measure book shelves. But my favourite, my absolute favourite, has to be my 50s light up cocktail cabinet, where on opening, multicoloured shot , lemonade and Babycham glasses are illuminated and ice is ready to be dispensed from the obligatory pineapple ice bucket. Del Boy would be proud


  1. Good Luck Amy, hope you win the tickets. I would love to go too but have other things happening that weekend. Your shoe storage is fab.
    Ann x

  2. Best of luck with the competition - it sounds like great event.

  3. Hi Amy, thanks for the comment on my hexagons. I LOVE your storage display oooh the bags and shoes! Gorgeous! Fab storage solutions x Gemma

  4. Hi Amy! You really should win those tickets, your home and answers are just fantastic. I thought I had a lot of stuff and I'm delighted to meet a fellow collector.
    Good luck!
    Vix xxx

  5. Love your entry, I hope you win.
    I am going to the Vintage festival with work as we are having a shop, So I will be taking lots of photos. Love your shoe rack it is brilliant.
    Good Luck.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  6. I've got a pineapple ice bucket too! Love your shoe storage! Goodwood sounds fab but you're right the tickets are expensive. Hope you win.



  8. wow what a great entry - and blog! x


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