tired but content – the days after our vintage jumble

tired but content - the days after a vintage jumble

What a wonderful day Sunday was. Having never done a vintage jumble sale before, we weren’t quite sure what to expect. The hall had such a lovely atmosphere, and was soon buzzing with the happy sounds of friendly conversation and clinking china. Petal and Feast did such a perfect job with the tea and cake. It was great to see that people made an afternoon of it, and sat down in the hall to re-fuel on some tasty treats, before doing another circuit in case they’d missed some gems first time round.

I am currently feeling very tired, but very content. It warms my heart to have spent the afternoon in good company, and I feel proud of our little vintage jumble. We raised £150 on the door, which we will donate to Save the Children.

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living minimally via a vintage jumble

living minimally on the Geoffrey and Grace blog

Hello and what a lovely break we had last week in Wales. Our holiday concluded with some brilliant outdoor fun at The Good Life Experience, but more on that another day.

Today I wanted to share a few thoughts on living minimally and let you know about a Vintage Jumble that is happening on Sunday October the 4th in Lindfield West Sussex. It’s not as random as it sounds, as these two things are very much related.

Before the summer I spent a lovely day mooching around Hastings as part of Ruth’s Gathered Cheer events. There was talk of organising a vintage jumble sale, where we could sell any of our unwanted props and bits and pieces we had collected over time.

This was such good timing for me as I had just started to de-clutter and sort through our belongings after our move.  On top of this, after my summer of slow living, something I have been thinking about more is how ‘slow living’ will effect our house and the things we have in it.

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being present and making it count

being present and making it count on the Geoffrey & Grace blogWhat a couple of weeks! I haven’t visited London for ages, and last week saw me going up three times. On Wednesday I went to a couple of press days and for lunch with some blogging friends, old and new. Thursday saw the final of the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards (more on that later), and Friday was the start of a whole weekend of everything blog-shaped at Blogtacular (more on this later too). It makes me feel a bit tired just listing it here, and it was a week of go, go, go. I had to work really hard to find any pauses for thought and any moments of stillness.

It just happened to be a week where lots of lovely opportunities came clumped together, and I just tried my best to roll with it. More and more I am learning that there is something beneficial about riding with the momentum, and trusting it’s going to take you somewhere good. Read More

Utility – lovely things for your home

lovely home-ware stuff on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

Sharing one of my favourite home-ware shops this week.shop sign on the Geoffrey & Grace blog

Utility is a fantastic little store, situated in the heart of Brighton. It sells ‘no-nonsense household goods’ made by Utility themselves, and by other independent manufacturers. If you are not Sussex based, do not fear as they also have an online shop. Here are some pictures I took on a recent visit.

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what she wore – vintage gingham dress

what she wore -vintage gingham dress

I haven’t done one of these posts for a while, but we both love doing them and I’m planning to do more. Bought this beautiful vintage blue gingham dress from a lovely shop in a town not far from us (details are at the bottom of the post). They are launching an online shop soon, so no matter where you are you’ll be able to browse and buy their gorgeous wares.

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