My boyfriend Jay, his Mum and I went shopping on Saturday round a few of the antique and shabby chic furniture shops in Stockport for new bits and pieces for the flat.
Originally we were looking for a light for the bedroom and I had seen one which was like a white lantern that hung from the celling which I really loved. It turned out that it was very big and hung down from a chain so I think me and jay would have ended up getting injured if we jumped up in bed a bit too quick.
There is this one shop that sells loads of antique bric-a-brac and everything is unbelievably cheap. My Mum drove past it once and mentioned it to me and I've been popping in ever since. It's only a small shop and is crammed front to back with furniture so you need to shuffle round everything to even get through the shop. There's everything from vintage suitcases and antique tea sets to sets of drawers and side cabinets. Everything is really reasonable and they are happy to barter.
We ended up getting a chair for my dressing table for £25 and an antique lamp which just needs re-wiring for £10. All in all it was a lovely trip and a very enjoyable afternoon.
Dressing table stool which just needs re-painting to match
Antique 1930's lamp
Now that I've got all the furniture for the bedroom I've just been thinking about how we can decorate the walls. I saw this photograph on blood milk and I love the idea of loads of little picture frames, mini shelves and objects hanging on the wall. I'd love to collect some of my favourite pictures from tumblr and create a wall collage similar to this.
I've taken lots of pictures of the flat with my film camera to post on my blog, I'm just waiting to get the film developed so that I can share them.
I once again had an ace weekend, it's a shame weekends aren't just back to back and then we could go out and have fun days all the time! I really enjoyed catching up with friends old and new. Dark lipstick and emerald green nails are my new thing <3.
Emerald green nails (yup these are real)