Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung

Spring has well and truly arrived here at Vintage HQ - there’s frogspawn in the pond, daffodils in the garden and blossom on the trees. And it all looks beautiful (if you ignore the weeding that needs to be done!).  Spring marks the start of the wedding ‘season’ too, although I really don’t like calling it ‘wedding season’ - it makes it sound as though it is THE time to get married. And of course anyone can get married at any point during the year. Nevertheless, more weddings happen at this time of year, and I was wondering if the reason for this is more than just the better weather.  One thing that is easier to source at this time of year is wedding flowers. There is so much choice now spring is here, and so much colour. In a spring wedding, flowers take on a leading role - not only in the look of the bride / groom, but also in...
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Usually Unusual

Usually Unusual

While out shopping this weekend, I couldn’t resist and bought a few new items. As usual, these were unusual! Vintage Partyware can now offer a swan ice sculpture (yes that’s what I bought; well a mould) and two large glass lanterns. I don’t know where my love of all things ‘different’ comes from, but I can honestly say that I’ve never liked the ‘norm’! And this got me thinking - why do we have a ‘norm’? Every single person who has ever lived, or ever will live, is unique. Even identical twins. You are truly ‘one of a kind’. So am I. Everyone knows that we share the usual bits and pieces that most of us have in common, such as certain essential body parts, but the similarity ends there. Everything you have experienced in life has made you what and who you are. You learned things others did not while they were learning things that you did not. Yet we...
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A New Start

A New Start

As you may have (but probably not) read in the Lynn News, Vintage Partyware is somewhat of a new start for me. The future seemed bleak after dislocating two vertebrae and trapping a nerve (the sheathes of my vertebrae are still embedded in the nerve and I can tell you, that’s painful). It’s been nearly two years since I first did this and nearly a year since I left work. Despite all the pain killers and hospital visits, my little business is on the up. The idea for the business really did come about because of a wedding I attended and the fact that I’ve been collecting vintage items for many years. I love vintage items and I’ve never been able to resist buying something I like. That’s also the reason why we have so much to offer! All items are in top notch condition because I wouldn’t have liked them otherwise and therefore wouldn’t have bought them. And it’s good...
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