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Sorry love, you’re getting a christmas jumper!

Oh how we all laughed together with Bridget back in 2001 when we saw Mark Darcy’s christmas jumper which he wore only to please his mother.

Who would have thought that only a decade later, christmas jumpers are going to be considered really trendy and super cute! I wear mine all winter…8))

Here is an awesome selection of vintage and handmade festive knits – still plenty of time to shop online!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/115573742/vintage-oversized-80s-christmas-jumper?ref=sr_gallery_16&ga_search_query=christmas+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingchristmas+jumper

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jumpers/vintage-knitted-reindeer-jumper/621035

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jumpers/vintage-80s-reindeer-christmas-knit-turtleneck-sweater/610424

http://www.etsy.com/listing/116092497/vintage-80s-nashville-christmas?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_query=christmas+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingchristmas+jumper

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jumpers/kitsch-retro-80s-snowman-christmas-jumper—jm1021-red/168105

http://www.etsy.com/listing/87760369/holiday-sale-vintage-sweater-deer-fair?ref=sr_gallery_15&ga_search_query=christmas+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=8&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingchristmas+jumper

Rudolph Reindeer Christmas Sweater with squeaker behind his nose and bells on his antlers

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83423879/rudolph-reindeer-christmas-sweater-with?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_query=christmas+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=handmade%2Fclothingchristmas+jumper

http://www.etsy.com/listing/106200658/penguin-love-raglan-sweatshirt-american?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_query=penguin+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=penguin+jumper

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jumpers/vintage-chunky-knit-wool-norwegian-jumper/583739

Christmas Reindeer Hoodie Shirt "Norwegian X-Mas"

http://www.etsy.com/listing/113903647/christmas-reindeer-hoodie-shirt?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_query=reindeer+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=handmade%2Fclothingreindeer+jumper

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jumpers/unisex-christmas-jumper—santas-reindeer—black/603681

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/sweats/unisex-snowy-penguin-pink-christmas-festive-jumper/615286

Awesome stocking fillers

Etsy is a true online Christmas gift wonderland – and with some of these, you can even pretend you have ‘made it yourself’  ;o)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/105473401/vintage-retro-camera-cigarette-case?ref=sr_gallery_10&ga_search_query=wallet&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto3&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=wallet

Bright Neon Green Merino Roving 4 oz

http://www.etsy.com/listing/113458275/bright-neon-green-merino-roving-4-oz?ref=sr_gallery_14&ga_search_query=neon+wool&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=neon+wool

http://www.etsy.com/listing/104121463/autumn-pearl-hair-pins-mix-3-brown?ref=sr_gallery_20&ga_search_query=hair+pin&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadehair+pin

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98805630/mens-wallet-mustache-vinyl-billfold?ref=sr_gallery_22&ga_search_query=wallet&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=wallet

http://www.etsy.com/listing/108904540/infant-boy-hat-sock-monkey?ref=sr_gallery_17&ga_search_query=socks&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto2&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadesocks

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86252448/vintage-bike-cufflinks-keepsake-gift-for?ref=fp_treasury_2

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74124045/fox-phone-case-iphone-case-fox-iphone-4?ref=sr_gallery_20&ga_search_query=ipod+case&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto5&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=ipod+case

http://www.etsy.com/listing/88276094/beeswax-candle-ganesh-ganesha-ganapati?ref=v1_other_1

Man Gift Set Beard Conditioner Wash Cream Wild Man Gift Basket Box

http://www.etsy.com/listing/80947337/man-gift-set-beard-conditioner-wash?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_query=men+gift&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=men+gift

http://www.etsy.com/listing/113134219/flower-necklace-red-jewelry-bib-necklace

Grey Frost Monster by Stuffed Silly, Plush Toy Collectible, Soft Art Doll Yeti

http://www.etsy.com/listing/115480131/grey-frost-monster-by-stuffed-silly?ref=v1_other_2

Fairytale Tea

http://www.etsy.com/listing/62071953/fairytale-tea?ref=sr_gallery_11&ga_search_query=tea&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=tea

Genuine Leather Short Gloves - Black - Sheepskin - Women - Winter Fall - Handmade - Free Shipping

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112093286/genuine-leather-short-gloves-black?ref=sr_gallery_8&ga_search_query=gloves&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadegloves

wool embroidered Meowy Christmas Holiday Elf Hood for cat plus free catnip toy

http://www.etsy.com/listing/85918619/wool-embroidered-meowy-christmas-holiday

Vintage Elgin AMerican Powder Compact Mirror Elgin American

http://www.etsy.com/listing/90070618/vintage-elgin-american-powder-compact?ref=sr_gallery_26&ga_search_query=compact+mirror&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintagecompact+mirror

OMG more cat fashion!

If you have been following my blog for a while you will know that I love cats. A very lucky owner of a gorgeous feline friend, my cat Mickey rather likes  his bow ties when he feels like dressing up!

However it is NOT EASY to take photos of these little creatures.. They fiddle, they jump, they want to sniff your camera, they want treats!

I have recently discovered an amazing boutique on ETSY which not only stocks awesome handmade feline fashion, but the photography is beautiful! Check out these fun fun fun photos and buy a gift for your puss.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CatAtelier

White Felt Beret

Dog 15-16in Twin Cherries tie and round collar

White point collar with flower interchangeable tie

Houndstooth sectioned Beret with Pompom for Cat

Lace edge Baby collar for cat, choose green&white, all white, or red and white

Halloween is upon us

Halloween is the next big thing in social calendar – this is our chance to be silly, wicked and over-the-top before everything goes all White Christmas. If you like to dress up,  maybe you also like to decorate your home with everything and anything from spiderwebs and skulls to pumpkins and zombies. Some like it freaky, some like it funny and some just mix it all up. Etsy is the best place to find your inspiration and to buy one-off handmade bits to make your home special. What I found for you is so cool, you might just want to keep it hanging around for the rest of the year – and why not? Mwahahahahaha 8)

Halloween Flying Bats Vinyl Wall Decal, Flying Bats Halloween Decor for Wall or Window Decorations

http://www.etsy.com/listing/81958798/halloween-flying-bats-vinyl-wall-decal?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_query=halloween&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_mh_hub=europe&ga_mh_eid=2936231736&ga_mh_section=clusters&ga_mh_cid=halloween-decor&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade%2Fhousewares%2Fhome_decorhalloween

Halloween Decorations Bunting Sugar Skull Garland

http://www.etsy.com/listing/87111781/halloween-decorations-bunting-sugar?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_query=halloween&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_mh_hub=europe&ga_mh_eid=2936231736&ga_mh_section=clusters&ga_mh_cid=halloween-decor&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade%2Fhousewares%2Fhome_decorhalloween

OWLS & BATS Halloween Original Painting 8X10 Spooky Tree Crazy Eyed Owl Eerie Orange Sky Birds Nest Demon Eyed Bat Animal Art by K Graham

http://www.etsy.com/listing/95051883/owls-bats-halloween-original-painting?ref=sr_gallery_17&ga_search_query=crazy+halloween&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_mh_hub=europe&ga_mh_eid=2936231736&ga_mh_section=clusters&ga_mh_cid=halloween-decor&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadecrazy+halloween

Zombie Garden Fingers

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83767509/zombie-garden-fingers?ref=sr_gallery_36&ga_search_query=zombie&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto3&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_mh_hub=europe&ga_mh_eid=2936231736&ga_mh_section=header&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadezombie

Marilyn Monroe Zombie Doll Art Print by Carissa Rose 8x10

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67256457/marilyn-monroe-zombie-doll-art-print-by?ref=sr_gallery_10&ga_search_query=zombie&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_mh_hub=europe&ga_mh_eid=2936231736&ga_mh_section=header&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadezombie

Huge Zombie Halloween Decoration Vinyl Wall Decal Photo Backdrop

http://www.etsy.com/listing/108910327/huge-zombie-halloween-decoration-vinyl?ref=sr_gallery_6&ga_search_query=zombie+halloween&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=zombie+halloween

Vintage Beistle Halloween Bunting, DIY Printable

http://www.etsy.com/listing/111476223/vintage-beistle-halloween-bunting-diy?ref=sr_gallery_41&ga_search_query=halloween+bunting&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=halloween+bunting

Black Cat Ornaments - Halloween Decor - Black Cats in Witch Hats

http://www.etsy.com/listing/104233172/black-cat-ornaments-halloween-decor?ref=sr_gallery_36&ga_search_query=halloween+decor&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto3&ga_explicit_scope=1&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmadehalloween+decor

Halloween Decor Raven Porcelain Plate - Crawford

http://www.etsy.com/listing/107655915/halloween-decor-raven-porcelain-plate?ref=v1_other_2

Get Cape.Wear Cape.Fly.

Yes the Autumn is most definitely here. Sigh. So unless you are lucky enough to live in Australia or somewhere forever hot and sunny, you better make a list of things you love about autumn. Trust me, you will be surprised how many you shall find! Number one? A CAPE! You don’t even have to go very far to find an awesome, cuddly and stylish vintage cape: Etsy.com is here to help. Take your pick:

Vintage 60's Long Camel Cape with Belt

http://www.etsy.com/listing/109264259/vintage-60s-long-camel-cape-with-belt?ref=sr_gallery_43&ga_search_query=cape&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingcape

AUTUMN SALE  Vintage 1960's-70's Plaid Wool Mod Blue and Green Cape

http://www.etsy.com/listing/109743423/autumn-sale-vintage-1960s-70s-plaid-wool?ref=sr_gallery_4&sref=sr_50eb80bc3952df8bbd861672926c27fa8dc81b1fcc5662419af0088c31ec05dd_1349295787_14435814_cape&ga_search_query=cape&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all

Vintage 60s 70s Cape Poncho

http://www.etsy.com/listing/87570845/vintage-60s-70s-cape-poncho?ref=sr_gallery_23&ga_search_query=cape&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingcape

Lil Red Riding -EPIC Vintage Raspberry Cape Coat

http://www.etsy.com/listing/97253151/lil-red-riding-epic-vintage-raspberry?ref=sr_gallery_36&ga_search_query=cape&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=6&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingcape

60s Vintage Green Wool Cape

http://www.etsy.com/listing/108949603/60s-vintage-green-wool-cape?ref=sr_gallery_10&ga_search_query=cape&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingcape

Vintage military style navy cape with matching mini-dress

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99598050/vintage-military-style-navy-cape-with?ref=sr_gallery_40&ga_search_query=cape&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingcape

Vintage 1970s Pendleton Wool Cape

http://www.etsy.com/listing/109785082/vintage-1970s-pendleton-wool-cape?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=cape&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingcape

Vintage 60's 70's Ethnic Cape Coat // Native American Poncho Sweater

http://www.etsy.com/listing/109727539/vintage-60s-70s-ethnic-cape-coat-native?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_query=cape&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingcape

The truth behind the feather headdress

Will you be wearing a feather headdress of sort to a festival or a party this summer? Then let me tell you about where these originally come from..

War bonnets are the impressive feather headdresses commonly seen in Western movies and TV shows. Although warbonnets are the best-known type of Indian headdress today, they were actually only worn by a dozen or so Indian tribes in the Great Plains region, such as the Sioux, Crow, Blackfeet, Cheyenne, and Plains Cree. Most types of warbonnets were made from the tail feathers of the golden eagle, and each feather had to be earned by an act of bravery. Sometimes a feather might be painted with red dye to commemorate a particular deed. Besides the feathers, Plains Indian warbonnets were often decorated with ermine skins and fancy beadwork. Warbonnets were important ceremonial regalia worn only by chiefs and warriors. Also, only men wore warbonnets. (Women sometimes went to war in some Plains Indian tribes, and there were even some female chiefs, but they never wore these masculine headdresses.) Plains Indian men occasionally wore warbonnet headdresses while they were fighting, but more often saved their war bonnets for formal occasions. In particular, long feather trailers were never worn on the battlefield. It would be impossible to fight while wearing them!

In the 1800’s, Native American men from other tribes sometimes began to wear Plains-style warbonnets. Partially this was because of the American tourist industry, which expected Native Americans to look a certain way. Partially it was because many Native American tribes were forced to move to Oklahoma and other Indian territories during this time in history, so tribes that used to live far apart began adopting customs from their new neighbors. In most cases, the feather warbonnet did not have the same significance among the new tribes that adopted it. For them, it was a matter of fashion or a general symbol of authority. But for the Plains Indian tribes, feather warbonnets were a sacred display of a man’s honor and courage, and each feather told a story. Eagle feathers are still sometimes awarded to Plains Indians who serve in the military or do other brave deeds today.

The Indian headband is also well-known from movies and other popular images of Native Americans. However, this style of headband was typically only used by a few tribes of the northeast Woodlands. Usually the headband consisted of a finger-woven or beaded deerskin strip with tribal designs on it. This band was then tied around the brow with a feather or two tucked through the back. Not only eagle feathers but turkey, hawk, egret, and crane feathers were also used for Woodland Indian headbands. Both men and women wore headbands and these were not associated with war. The number and type of feather did not usually have special symbolic meaning, though in a few tribes that bordered the Plains eagle feathers were reserved for warriors. For the most part, Woodland Indian headbands were worn for their beauty, and were often decorated with intricate patterns and  beads.

http://www.native-languages.org/headdresses.htm

You can find many beautiful headdresses on Etsy.com so if you like this style, wear it with pride, but do not fight!8)

FROST DANCE Feather Headdress

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98682319/frost-dance-feather-headdress?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=feather+headdress&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=handmadefeather+headdress

Feather Headdress - The Flame Feather Headdress

http://www.etsy.com/listing/98201824/feather-headdress-the-flame-feather?ref=v1_other_2

Customizable Feather Mohawk / Headdress - "Rainbow Brite"

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82254741/customizable-feather-mohawk-headdress

Feather Headpiece

http://www.etsy.com/listing/100301594/feather-headpiece

Athena

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92152443/athena?ref=v1_other_2

Xochitquetzal

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92151227/xochitquetzal?ref=v1_other_2

Luna

http://www.etsy.com/listing/82191456/luna?ref=sr_gallery_16&ga_search_query=feather+headdress&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=6&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=handmadefeather+headdress

Lets go swimming

Swimsuits are back in the spotlight whether you like it or not. There is plenty to chose from in shops but if you fancy something different, there is always Etsy. Whether you prefer sporty, retro or monokini, there is something for everyone. Lets hope we will get enough sunshine to show them off!

Bright Delight Swimsuit L

http://www.etsy.com/listing/100332745/bright-delight-swimsuit-l

FREE SHIPPING Swimsuit One Piece "Battle Mixer"

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99466936/free-shipping-swimsuit-one-piece-battle

The Piccadilly Lilly  is a Vintage Inspired Swimsuit

http://www.etsy.com/listing/97446559/the-piccadilly-lilly-is-a-vintage

Vintage Inspired Color Pop Halter Swimsuit

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76373878/vintage-inspired-color-pop-halter?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_query=swimsuit&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=handmade%2Fclothingswimsuit

Sale One pice tuxedo swimsuit xs-xL made to order

http://www.etsy.com/listing/78693503/sale-one-pice-tuxedo-swimsuit-xs-xl-made?ref=sr_gallery_12&ga_search_query=swimsuit&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_min=0&ga_max=0&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=handmade%2Fclothingswimsuit

gennia maillot... one-piece swimsuit

http://www.etsy.com/listing/99692220/gennia-maillot-one-piece-swimsuit

Duotone body

http://www.etsy.com/listing/96258232/duotone-body

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