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Ballet pink vintage ribbon garter

The lovely Anna from A Alicia Handmade got in touch to tell me about a great offer she’s running, but only until the end of the month – 31st July 2012 – so that’s less than a week!  If you’d love to purchase one of Anna’s beautiful garters, which are made with organic, fair trade and vintage textiles and ribbons, and you quite fancy a 25% discount, then click on this link and use the code LOVE25 at the checkout.

Navy blue vintage ribbon garter with button

A Alicia Handmade has been part of The Natural Wedding Company directory for before I can even remember, I bought one of her blue ribbon garters for my own wedding last May and can testify to not only how pretty it was (even the box it came in was beautiful) but how comfy it was.

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I thought this was a pretty neat idea for an alternative buttonhole – whether you fancied buying it or having a go at making something similar yourself.  It uses a vintage key, which you can find at carboot sales, antique and junk shops, or online (try Etsy or Ebay).

I’m sure with not too much fiddling you could figure out a way to secure the key to the ribbon.  But if not, this is a steal at just over £10 from the talented WhichGoose.

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A Alicia Handmade is one of those websites I could spend hours looking around at all the pretty handmade goodness.  So when I spotted this new addition to her collection I couldn’t resist sharing it.

Sky Blue Vintage Swallow Bridal Fascinator

Handmade in London from vintage materials, including a gorgeous swallow brooch, ruffles of vintage ribbon and clouds of blue net.

This adorable fascinator would look great on a bride, bridesmaid, or even a mother-of-the-bride – in fact, anyone!  Sometimes items just come along that you fall in love with, and this is one of them.

All that combined with a price tag of £42 I don’t think this will be around long – so if, like me, you’ve fallen in love with it – go snap it up now!

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