So, for Take a Look Tuesday this week I decided to have a wee pre Christmas sale and for one week only, everything in my shop on Etsy will have 15% discount with code TALKT15. Don’t forget that as all of my items have free UK & Ireland postage this means there are some real bargains to be had!
I’ve also got some lovely items left over from the market at the weekend to add tonight.
Just a quick one for today but I wanted to share this photographer with you all. Rachel Keenan is a young photographer based in Glasgow and her pictures are absolutely stunning. Please check her out here.
This week I’m recommending an all round great website called Glasgow PodcArt. This website celebrates all of the creative industries. However their main focus is the local music scene. What I have been loving about this site this week is the shop local at Christmas campaign they have been supporting. This is something you may have seen doing the rounds on social media but essentially it is a campaign to encourage people to buy their Christmas gifts from local businesses and sole traders online rather than the massive global companies it’s all so easy to buy form. The idea is that if we buy from small traders everyone will have a great Christmas this year.
So this week, I am excited to have signed up for my first craft market with the lovely people at Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea so be sure to check them out. They run regular craft/vintage markets called Gin in Teacups. If you’re in Edinburgh on 25th November be sure to pop in and say hi!
Here are a couple of things I think people should be checking out this week. It’s been so lovely to think about what I want to share with people each week.
First up is Aero Leather Clothing. Aero design and make leather jackets of unbelievable quality. This is a fantastic family company and they are all incredibly passionate about the jackets that they produce. You can also source a great selection of Levis, Wrangler, vintage and military goods. If you’re interested in these jackets you are in good company, they are favoured by many a discerning celebrity, including BRMC, Jack White and Mr Bond himself- Daniel Craig
Sticking with the vintage theme I have a lovely blog, We Heart Vintage. This blog is overflowing with beautiful vintage pictures and is regularly updated with new ones.
Today I want to show you some of my favourite Edinburgh things.
First up is Edinburgh vintage institution, Armstrongs. This is a goldmine of vintage fashion throughout the years. They have rails upon rails of beautiful items for women and a great men’s section (something lacking in a lot of vintage shops). If you can’t make it to Edinburgh they do sell online.
Next up is The Roseleaf. This is a fantastic bar which serves great food and best of all, a great selection of cocktails all served in vintage teacups and teapots.
Finally, an Edinburgh blog I’ve been flicking through a lot is Edinburgh Cycle Chic. I love cycling around Edinburgh, it’s such a beautiful city an a great way to see it is on your bike, it has a fantastic cycle network and the roadways are slowly getting better and safer.
I’ll never make it onto the pages of this blog as generally speaking I look extremely un-chic on my bike(huffing and puffing up the hills), but the people on this blog make cycling around hilly Edinburgh look effortless! One day I hope to look the same. Another lovely thing about this blog is it captures some of Edinburgh’s best features.
Take a Look Tuesday
This is a new concept to me. As far as I can tell, it is to promote your own blog/website/shop on Twitter with the hashtag, #TALKT. That’s all very good and I am sure a great promotional tool. However, I want to share what I’ve been looking at too. Some of my favourite blogs, shops, websites, anything really. So, here’s today’s TALKT choices;
Image from Modflowers
A blog I read a lot is Modflowers I love the style of the blog. The photographs are great and it’s written with a lovely mixture of humour and information. Not to mention, the items she showcases (and sells) are beautiful. I am such a sucker for vintage fabric and she finds creative ways to refashion old fabric into new pieces which retain the original vintage charm.
Image from K1 Yarns Knitting Boutique
If you’re ever in Edinburgh, do yourselves a favour and pay a wee visit to K1 Yarns Knitting Boutique on Victoria Street. It’s a very lovely little shop, choc full of the most delicious yarns. They also offer classes, though I’ve yet to attend one (shame on me). If you can’t make it to Edinburgh they do have an online store and when you are in the shop they are super friendly and helpful, I’m sure they would be just the same online.
So there we have it. Two to take a look at this Tuesday.