Sunday, 26 January 2014


I cant believe that its been a week already since my last post!. It has been a busy but happy week. We have added a few more bits to our shop Olive and Edna's Vintage Emporium and had a few sales. But as with any new venture promotion is all important and though we know that all you lovely bloggers are worth a giveaway at any time, I hope you will forgive us on this occasion if we are doing it with a purpose!

We are offering this lovely handmade vintage style knitting/crochet/craft bag made from vintage and new materials. It is embellished with a hand crocheted doily and as you can see from the picture is plenty big enough to hold your next knitting project. Of course it can also be used as a tote to carry your every day necessities. The uses are endless. We will be adding these to our shop very shortly.

Of course this wont be the only little treasure we will be sending to the lucky winner. There will be other delights including a French copy of Modes& Travaux from November 1955. This wonderful blast from the chic French past is full of amazing fashion, awesome knitting patterns and brilliant advertisements of the time. I mean girls don't you all long to have 'un poli brillant' on your saucepans!! There will also be one or two other little surprises which we hope to match the personal style of the winner.

And so how to enter....  

Just click on the link on my sidebar for Olive and Edna's Vintage Emporium, have a browse and then 'like' us if you do. Then pop back here to tell us and you will be entered into a draw which will take place in two weeks time on Sunday 9th February 2014. If you want to follow us on Twitter too we are @oliveandedna  so let us know in a separate comment that you have done so and we will enter your name for both in the draw.

Have a lovely week and I will be back soon with a round up of some of my makes since Christmas, ( just to show that I havn't abandoned my crafting altogether)

Jenny (and Heidi too) xx

Sunday, 19 January 2014


Well we've finally gone and done it!
My DD Heidi and I have taken the plunge and opened up a little shop which we hope to fill with all manner of vintage loveliness, re purposed finds and anything else that we think other lovers of a bygone age will covet as we do.

Olive and Edna's Emporium has just been launched and we are busily adding stock at the moment.
As you will know if you have visited me before I am a bit of a collector, and although I am still finding treasures wherever I go I am running out of space (and the dusting takes too long) and so I needed to find another outlet.

It would be both a fib and an impossibility for me to say I will curtail my hunting and so what better than to hope I can find a treasure or two for someone else.
Neither Heidi nor I profess to be vintage experts, but we will research our finds to give you the most information we can. We approach our buying as much from a style point of view as a need to uncover some priceless treasure. That's not what we are about.. Its nostalgia, make do and mend and a feeling of living life at a slower pace that drives us.
So if you are looking for a blast from the past, kitchenalia, utility pottery, vintage and vintage style jewellery, sewing ephemera or like the idea of something new created from something discarded then keep popping by.

If you spot something you would like just post 'RESERVE' under any of the main item photos and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Well off to take a few more photos, I hope we will see you there soon.

Jenny xx
(the really vintage part of the duo)