Monday, July 15, 2013

Joining Forces and Exciting New Ventures

I am a firm believer in everything happening for a reason and that is certainly the case when it comes to my new and exciting venture! And it all began with this tea set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was doing a random search on eBay for local vintage items and happened to see this amazing tea set for sale and in the same town as me, which was a complete fluke! The lady selling the item (Storm) delivered it to my house and we had a quick introduction chat and I discovered she also had kids around the same age as mine and we left it at that. The following weekend I was at a swap meet in the next town over and we ended up literally bumping into each other and having to fight for items at the crockery table, we decided we definitely had to meet up properly for a cuppa and a chat........ We hit it off instantly! 

Over the next few weeks I continued to buy a few bits and pieces from Storm and out of the blue she asked me to spend a day with her out and about stocking up her eBay store. So off we went for a drive and stopped at all the op shops on the way, it was such good fun and we found some amazing items, mainly for her store but a few things for me too including this wicked hat!

So after an incredible day of bargain hunting the decision was made that we should team up and become vintage ninjas to find amazing vintage items at great prices to share with you all! I would like to introduce you now to Retro Respection our eBay store! We will be starting a Facebook page over the next few weeks and once a week I will be featuring my favourite items in store on my blog and hopefully giving you a little bit of history on each item. 

This week I want to share with you an item we found at out first stop, a yellow 1970's Remington Riviera typewriter.

How hot is it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It still has its carry case and is such a bright yellow! It feels great to use and still has a strong "ding" at the end of a row. All it needs is a new tape (ink) which is easy enough to find online and you are ready to start typing up your own letters! 

Click here to buy this amazingly retro typewriter online! This one is up for auction on eBay and finishes on the 21st July 2013. A great functional display piece! 

Monday, July 8, 2013

My Wish List And The Power Of Positive Thinking

there is nothing good or bad, only thinking makes it so. ~ Hamlet

If you are going to be sulking around all day thinking "I'm never going to have the money to buy that" or "I'm never going to be able to fit into that dress", than more than likely you never will! Positive thinking is an amazing power to own and so many things can be achieved just by changing your perspective on life. 

There is a movie and book out called The Secret and if you are interested to look into the power of positive thinking than I highly recommend you check it out! I have achieved many things in my life which I put down to positive thought, it may just be a coincidence but hey I would much rather walk around holding my head high and being happy/hopeful than moping around being sad about all the things I do not have. I know a few people who have a negative outlook on life and bad things always come to them, they only see and focus on the bad so that's exactly what occurs. Focus on the good and good things will happen. 

I find it helpful to make an inspiration/dream board of the things that you want in life. Whether it be a healthier you, a dream home, abundance or a holiday it always helps to see what you want everyday in a positive way and to imagine yourself with that object in your life. So I am putting together a wish list of all the things I would like to have so I can see it everyday and be positive that they will come to fruition. 

1: A laminate table and chairs in blue and cream.

2: A kitchenette, again in cream and blue.

3: A vintage caravan in blue and cream hahahaha are we seeing a recurring theme here????

4: Some blue Pyrex.

5: My ultimate dream is to live on a farm again

So you may be wondering why my wish list is all "things" and not wealth or fame. To be honest I am quite happy with my life at the moment, I have an amazing husband and children, we may not be rich but we are never without. I could lose a few kilos to be healthier but I love my curves and I love how my vintage style makes me feel, I finally feel beautiful after so many years of trying to "perfect" and change myself. I don't need to be a size 8 to feel beautiful and I don't need to be rich to feel fulfilled. I certainly do not want to be famous because I do things to please me and no one else. If you do things to please others than you are not living your own life, you are living everyone elses. Take the time out to discover what you want in life and who you want to be and start striving towards it! Be happy and be positive and good things will happen!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

We Have Ourselves A Winner...Or Two!

I had so much fun hosting this little giveaway as a thank you to all of my followers and here is the link to the giveaway post if you would like to see what I was giving away.

So here we go!

Prize Draw Number One : 1960s magazines and coffee cup

Lucky number 10 belongs to CAROLINE JAMES! Congratulations!

Prize Draw Number Two : 1960s nightie and 1950s framed advert

Again! Lucky number 10! Which belongs to EMILY! Congratulations!

So that's it! I hope you have all enjoyed this little giveaway and I hope to do another in the future!

Could Caroline and Emily (I have your email address)  please contact me so I can organise postage!