Novelty niceties

Today is a bit of a sad day for me as I am packing up my stuff ready to go back to uni in A week (I’m in Surrey at the moment, but off back to Hampshire today and off to Leeds next Saturday). Don’t get me wrong, I am looking forward to going back to uni, but there is just always something so sad about packing things away. Maybe it has something to do with the fact I know I am going to have to leave some of my favourite things behind (i.e. a large proportion of mine and my mothers shared vintage jewellery collection).

Anyway, to cheer myself up i started off by getting out all of my novelty printed vintage bits, and i thought to myself there couldn’t be a better opportunity to photgraph them!

These are just a few of the multitude of highlights from my collection.

This wonderful skirt is so me it practically screams “I BELONG TO LIZ TREGENZA” at you.
I have a real thing for paint palettes (the artist screaming to get out inside maybe?)




This little number has a completely loopy print. Rabbits dancing on turtles heads anyone?





This is one of my most recent novelty print purchases. I’m only showing sections of this skirt as it is a very weird barrel shape and doesn’t photograph very well. I have a feeling this is an American design.




This has to be one of the craziest printed skirt i own, its so full and heavy its pretty much unwearable. I tried to wear it once and gave up before i even left the house. It has a typical 50s travel themed print with a selection of motifs calling attention to different countires across the world.

And this has to be one of my all time favourites. This was one of the first pieces of “proper vintage” clothing i bought (or should i say expensive vintage!) I bought this from Hope and Harlequin. I always like to wear this skirt in the spring time as it makes me think of summers sat outside little cafes, and dreaming of  holidays in continetal europe! I reckon this is probably a very early 50s skirt as it has very old looking hooks and eyes and no zip fastening.

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4 thoughts on “Novelty niceties

  1. The associated American artists one was quite a find. If i remember rightly I think i paid under £15 for it. I was so in love with the print I simply couldn't resist it, and it is mint condition too!

  2. I know this is years too late, but rabbits and turtles just made me laugh! I imagine it's meant to be the hare and the tortoise fable (Aesop)? Lovely skirts by the way, thanks for sharing them

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