Girl’s Own Store Facebook Prize Draw

Despite a love for all things vintage and retro, the 21st century does have its upsides. Girl’s Own Store has, somewhat belatedly, acknowledged the power, joy and sheer usefulness of social media. Find out all the latest goings on, including latest arrivals, more general news and information and lots of photos on the new Girl’s Own Store Facebook page. And…

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Animal Hospital

There were a couple of  vintage toys lingering about the place and in need of some attention. It was time for the animal hospital: Firstly this little lamb was in a poorly way. He was already threadbare in places, his tail had obviously received attention in the past. Eyes missing and almost no nose left. But his…

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Opening up the Summerhouse

  With longer days now here and the the hope of sunnier skies to come it is time to open up the summerhouse and give it a spring clean. Cobwebs are banished, surfaces wiped down, windows cleaned, floor swept and blankets shaken out and aired.    And since the garden is detached from the house a place to…

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Pyrex Pleasures

In the last year or so more and more vintage Pyrex has been coming in and out of the shop. The facts according to Wikipedia:  Pyrex (trademarked as PYREX) is a brand which was introduced by Corning Incorporated in 1915 for a line of clear, low-thermal-expansion borosilicate glass used for laboratory glassware and kitchenware. It’s heyday…

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A Tale of Two Childrens’ Books

  These two books were found together, and probably came from the same house. Both beautifully illustrated tales for children, but an interesting contrast in styles. Firstly – The Mudlarks (sadly missing its dust jacket), by Vernon Stokes and Cynthia Harnett and published in 1941. It is a tale of hard times on the banks of the river…

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Vintage Embroidery – a curious find

  This appeared to be a rather grubby, vintage linen tablecloth with unfinished embroidery snaffled up in haste at a boot fair. It was a curious thing, although it featured floral details, the embroidery transfer pattern was a mix of grid and floral motifs, stopping and starting in a peculiar arrangement if intended for the tea table. On closer inspection…

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Who lives in a House like this?

   New into the shop, this little cottage night light is the sweetest thing. The clever LED light just goes to show that sometimes modern technology does have its uses. And it changes colour too…. although when green it is perhaps a little spooky.  http://www.girlsownstore.co.uk/acatalog/Childrens.html for more details. Along with the best selling Rabbit version.

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