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My Vintage Favourites by Leah Loverich

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hello wonderful readers of Va-Voom Vintage, my name is Leah and I can most often be found blogging over at leahloverich.blogspot.co.uk or sharing the occasional photo over at instagram.com/leahloverich, though today I am feeling very lucky to be publishing to Brittany's fabulous blog, so before I begin I must say a huge thank you to Brittany for allowing me this opportunity!  

Over at leahloverich.blogspot.co.uk I like to use my blog as a place to document my collecting of vintage and antiques, and will often make posts dedicated to sharing photographs of my collected items along with a few details or facts on them. Today I will be doing very similar and will be sharing a selected few of my very favourite pieces from within my collection, I do hope you enjoy!   

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HEART SHAPED LOCKET - 1960s 

Out of all the items I will be sharing within this post today, this heart locket necklace is the item of vintage which is most dearest to me as this was originally gifted to my Grandmother by my Grandfather when they first started courting, it even still has a photo of my young Grandfather inside. This is one item of vintage that I do not wear for fear of losing it! Have any of you lovelies been fortunate enough to be a gifted a heart shaped locket from a loved one? 

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WHERE TO FIND

If you are without a lover to spoil you, then spoil yourself! Online sites such as Etsy.com always offer a large range of beautiful engraved lockets, though if you prefer to purchase in person, I'm sure your local antique or jewellery store will have something similar. 


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EDWARDIAN EMBROIDERED BLOUSE - 1900s 
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This Edwardian blouse may not have the same sentimental value as my heart shaped locket but it has soon became a favourite within my collection due to the history that can be discovered from its one single embroidered label "Peter Robinson, Blouse Department, Regent Street, London". Peter Robinson had started life as a draper’s shop in 1833, but by the 1960s it had grown to become a chain of stores across the UK, it however is now 'Nike Town'. - I just love being able to find out the history of a brand and where an item came from just by it having a little label!

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WHERE TO FIND

Edwardian blouses can be quite tricky to pick up in person though I do always see a few at local antique fairs here in the UK, and once again Etsy.com is great place to come by beautiful items of this era. 


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DIAMANTÉ PURSE - 1950s 
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Though I adore some of the most "glitzy" of eras (the 1920s, 30s...) and I do admire full on glamour, I've never been one for owning or wearing too much glitz, its seems to suit others perfectly but just not me unfortunately, so I do like to add just touches of vintage sparkle to my outfits and I've always found this diamanté purse/dainty clutch to be the perfect accessory for such! I also find dainty gem necklaces or brooches to be the perfect sparkly finish to a vintage outfit too. 

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WHERE TO FIND

This is the only purse like this that I have come by in person, and I have come by just one other online, so I'd recommend keeping an eye out online and at your local vintage and antique stores. Though I do feel this purse could make good DIY inspiration, should you wish to turn a not so pretty 1950s purse into something a little more special and unusual! 

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ART DECO SHELL HAIR COMBS - 1930s 

These hair slides/combs also have some sentimental value to them for me as they were gifted to me by my Great-Aunt who was gifted them by the original owner, my Great-Grandmother! I have suspicions that the plastic comb part was added much later or was most likely replacement for original broken combs, the shell area however appears to be very original. I think out of all the vintage I own, these slides are worn the most, they are so simple yet make a lovely extra touch to any outfit as they reflect all colours. 

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WHERE TO FIND

Once again I am going to recommend Etsy.com, so many beautiful hair accessories from all eras can always be found on Etsy.com, and often at a very reasonable price!


Thank you for reading/viewing, I do hope you have enjoyed this little look into my personal collection. If you are a fellow blogger and vintage collector please do link your blogs as I love to have a little nosey look into other peoples vintage collections too! 

Leah Loverich
xx

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4 Responses to “My Vintage Favourites by Leah Loverich ”

  1. That necklace looks awesome :)

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  2. Lovely things you shared with us. :)

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  3. What a lovely collection of vintage things. My oldest piece is a dress from the 20's. The Edwardian blouse is amazing.

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  4. How lovely to have family connections to some of those pieces, that makes them extra special.

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