January – You start the year off fine…

We’ve made it through January! I’m sure lots of people are breathing a sigh of relief now we’ve hit February and I’ve definitely been there; bemoaning the long, cold, dark, skint month that never ends but I have to say that I’m really pleased with how I’ve tackled January 2016! After a year full of […] Continue reading →

My 2015 – Highlights & Achievements!

I only started to write blogs this year so this is my first year end as a ‘blogger’ and more importantly, it is the end of one of the most challenging years of my life which makes it very important for me to take a look back, and remind myself of all the good things […] Continue reading →

My Christmas Tree!

Let me just start by saying that until a couple of years ago, we have ALWAYS had a real Christmas tree and I would NEVER have entertained the idea of an artificial one at all, in fact we even have 3 lovely (& now very tall..) ex-Christmas trees growing outside when at odd times we’ve […] Continue reading →

Fly Me To The Moon! Our Vintage Fashion Showcase Part 2.

You will have read Fly Me To The Moon – Our Vintage Fashion Showcase Part 1. and here I am again to tell you all what happened next when Sarah from The Wedding Shed and Susie (that’s me!) from Wake Up Little Susie got together to put their vintage businesses on the map.   After deciding to bravely organise a fashion […] Continue reading →

Twilight Time – A Vintage Nightwear Party!

Today I will explain how to get six of your best friends to come out for the evening in their pyjamas to serve cakes, hand out goody bags, drink cocktails & much more… So, five years ago I decided to set up my own business selling vintage clothing and when I got my first set […] Continue reading →

Not just jackets to wear in bed…

  While sorting out some vintage bed-jackets for my nightwear & lingerie only stall at the Godwick Great Barn Most Unusual Wedding Fair this weekend, I got to thinking as usual about how pretty, delicate & colourful they all are, especially displayed together, & isn’t it a bit of a shame that they could easily be […] Continue reading →

Let’s Get Married at Graceland!

It was our wedding anniversary earlier this month & I usually mark the occasion by sharing some of my fave pics on my Facebook page, and I generally get comments about my ‘vintage’ outfit and always smile to myself because, in fact very little of it actually was vintage so, as we celebrate 8 years ‘together’, […] Continue reading →

1950s Cheesecake with Roxie Roulette

  Model Roxie Roulette, image by Luminoso Studios When I started to deal in vintage clothing (as opposed to just collecting it!), I decided to specialise in vintage nightwear as I’ve always loved cute PJs and floaty nightdresses myself, and probably because I’ve always immersed myself in 1950s popular culture which is full of pin-up & ‘cheesecake’ […] Continue reading →

We all need a Little Vintage Lover Fair in our lives…

All images used in this article were taken at the Little Vintage Lover Fair in the village of Heydon in Norfolk, by G. D. Yallop Photographer.  The Wake Up Little Susie stall looking colourful & busy in 2015! A couple of weeks ago I was busy sorting out all my very best stock & crossing everything for nice weather, as the […] Continue reading →