Thursday, 31 March 2011

A is for....Accessories

Welcome to our first little feature, the A-Z of treasures,
things we love and can't live without!
(We probably could, but why would we want to?)

So, our first, and possibly favourite treasures - Accessories!

We all love clothes, right? But sometimes even your favourite outfit can feel a little blah, and how many times have you screamed that you have 'nothing' to wear? When probably your wardrobe is bursting at the seams. Just us then?! Oops!

Well thats where these little beauties come in,
they can transform an outfit from boring to brilliant!  

Plain t-shirt and jeans? Add a headscarf for retro chic!
Simple dress? slip on your favourite heels and handbag
 and you're good to go!

They can change an outfit from dreary to cheery,
and thats why we love them!

Lots of Love
Laurie & Sarah

Monday, 28 March 2011

Ooh la la!

Hello lovelies! Well, last week we mentioned that we'd took part in our first vintage fair at The New Continental in Preston, which was on 6th March. That long ago? Doesn't time fly when you're having fun?!

A great day was had by all, the sun was shining and the stylish shoppers were out in force. It really is a treat to have something like this organised outside of London, we sometimes feel a bit left out in the North West, reading of all the retro fun our southern friends are having - but not any more!

There were some lovely stalls, with vintage goodies, handmade soaps, cupcakes (they were yummy - trust us!) and leather crafts. We were in shoppers heaven.

All this was organised by Amanda of Not Just Vintage 
and a great job she did too.

We'll leave you with a snippet of what the day had to offer, can't wait for the next one!

and last, but by no means least. Shoes. Ahhh!

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Congratulations Lauren!

A few weeks ago we attended the Vintage & Craft Fair at the New Continental in Preston. It was a great day and we met lots of fellow vintage lovers from the Preston area. We ran a little prize draw while we were there, and our winner is:

Lauren Purdy!

Laurens Prize!
An 80's Vintage dress, vintage lace hair clip, cute hair bow, checked bandana, red button earrings and a caramel egg!

 So, Lauren will be receiving her prize this week!

There are lots more pictures from the event coming soon so keep your eyes peeled!

Lots of Love
Sarah & Laurie xXx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Little Miss LadyBug

Dress Of The Day!
 LadyBug 80s Pleated Dress

Over the next few weeks were hoping to showcase some of our beautiful stock to you our blog followers, and we thought we'd start off with the uber gorgeous 80s number, LadyBug.
Long-sleeved and covered in black polka dots, this red dress is perfect for a day in the office or a fancy meal out on the town. With pleat detailing to the front and complimented with a cute black button at the front - you don't even need a necklace!
The pleated skirt falls just below the knee for sophisticated lady-like glamour. 

For day I'd team it with some black opaques and cute flat black patent pumps (or Vampy high heels), with a swishy ribbon tied ponytail.

For night, cinch in at the waist, add seamed tights or silky smooth bare legs, the highest of heels and matching red lippy.

This beauty is size 10-12, and is available to purchase via our facebook page 

For £26 lovely British Pounds.
Just message us if your interested xXx

That's all for today, enjoy your Sunday!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

One for Sorrow, Two for Joy....

They say that two heads are better than one, so one evening, after one or two glasses of wine (when all the best ideas happen), Two friends discovered we both shared the same dream of being our own boss, selling vintage and handmade goodies to others, rather than just keeping them to ourselves.
This of course was an ever so slightly drunken conversation, a long while ago. Years infact. So after months and months of dreaming, and further hoarding of vintage beauties, we decided it was time to stop being magpies and share these items with others, and Two for Joy Vintage was born.

We both work so we plan to do this as a 'pop up shop' bringing the party to people's homes, vintage fairs and holding our own party nights, as well as our facebook page and now, this blog.

Of course we had to have a party to celebrate, any excuse eh?
The party was at a local ceramics studio owned by a friend (go there!!) and we asked a photographer to stop by to mark the occasion, check him out here! John is also a friend, and was wedding photographer for both of us. It's not what you know, it's who you know!

 Sarah (left) & Laurie (right)

Bunting and Yummy Shoes!

Handmade earrings and hair bows,
vintage brooches and jewellery

Our lovely friends perusing the goodies!
Hi Kat & Debs!

More Bunting, you can never have too much!

Two for Joy!

What better than being your own boss? Starting a business doing something you love, with someone to share it all with!
It's hardly like work at all!

So now we're formally introduced come say hi, 
 and please pop back to see what we've been up to x

Laurie & Sarah xxx