snapshot shopping

After my post yesterday sharing with you what I wore vintage shopping. Here are some snapshots from my day out shopping with mum and one of my vintage purchases was a lovely red and beige suitcase that will take pride of place in my newly decorated studio. There were so many lovely items that I wanted to purchase but I limited myself to something that I really fell in love with. I bought the Vintage make-up set that I featured in the Dior post which I fell in love with, I am often an impulse buyer but I made sure that I really wanted it and I didn’t purchase it until I had gone around all the other stores before I bought either the suitcase or the make-up set.
I think if I didn’t live at home with my family and had a lot more space I would fill it with so much tat it would be crazy…I would be like one of those hoarders on channel four, I am trying hard not to hoard so much.
So my suitcase once I got home was a lot bigger then I realised when I purchased it in the shop, but it just makes it more practical for all my trinkets and things that i need to hide away, the inside is lined with a silk style fabric in pink. It is in a lovely condition. You should of seen me on the underground lugging the suitcase about i could of probably fitted inside the suitcase myself. I do think I have a bit of an obsession with vintage suitcases, I think if we had driven I would of bought the place out of all the wonderful suitcases they had! Mum bought an amazing enamelled biscuit barrel, she has been after the perfect one for believe it or not twenty six years….and she finally found it, so was very happy with her long awaited purchase.
Have you found anything lovely on a recent shopping trip? 




  1. November 10, 2012 / 7:56 pm

    That's a beautiful suitcase Ella! Such a great find 😀

  2. November 11, 2012 / 11:09 am

    Gorgeous photos! I love that special something you bring in your posts :)x

  3. November 11, 2012 / 1:10 pm

    I love days like this!
    Everything about this post is so lovely 🙂

  4. November 11, 2012 / 2:17 pm

    I can't express how much I appriciate your beautiful posts like this one Ella, they are so inspiring and I'm always on the hunt for beautiful little trinkets like the ones you feature 🙂

  5. November 11, 2012 / 4:16 pm

    That suitcase is the lovelies loveliest thing ever!!! What a fab find, lucky duck!! xxxx

  6. November 12, 2012 / 11:20 am

    You look so gorgeous and cozy! I love vintage shopping and that suitcase is so lovely. I have a little bit of an obsession with them too – I won't let my mum throw out any of hers from when she was little :') xoxo

  7. November 12, 2012 / 6:39 pm

    I am partial to a good vintage suitcase, my best ones have been about £3 from a car boot- bargain. I'm collecting vintage pyrex and arcopal at the moment as we are just doing up our kitchen!

  8. November 14, 2012 / 4:06 pm

    This is a fabulous post! I too manage to scout out a nice case recently, I'm using it for all my art supplies. Very handy and way more fun than boring storage boxes.


  9. November 14, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    I adore your fur-collared coat! I've been meaning to go vintage shopping for a really long time now. The cutest vintage shopping store in my area has a student discount on Tuesday's where everything is half price – sadly, I've been crazy busy these few weeks and I have a camp this coming week so I won't be able to visit it yet again.

    But I can't wait until I do! You take the prettiest photographs. I have followed your lovely blog, can't wait for updates (:

    Love, Fatima (fashionpilgrim)
    Twitter: @fashpilgrim
    Instagram: @fashionpilgrim

  10. November 19, 2012 / 12:42 pm

    These are gorgeous photos, everything looks so lovely! Well done on having self control and congrats to your mum for her perfect biscuit barrel find after all these years haha! xxx

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