Saturday, May 29, 2010

little things







































went with a friend to a shop
it was the shop where she got her wedding gown,
and it wasn't just any wedding gown....
it was vintage and with lots of lace.... 
it was a very pretty dress
if i had known this shop, i would have gotten mine from there too....


she wanted to visit the shop again so i accompanied her....
it's been awhile since i last went there
they have moved to a new address
as soon as i got to the entrance, i fell in love with the place.
it is full of all the things i love and fancy...
lots and lots of dried hydrangea here and there, feathers, little bird cages,
pearls, vintage looking wooden furnishings, zakka....
and of course, lots and lots and lots and lots of lace!


while my friend was going through the racks full of blouses, skirts, dresses....
i was engaged at going through the tables on which there were vintage watches, accessories, etc
and bits and pieces of lace.....
there was one particular piece of lace which was extremely pretty. 
it looked as if it was trimmed off from some dress.
so i asked the shop owner what was that and whether it was for sale....


she must be able to read my mind.
"are you looking for trimmings and scraps?"
ah-ha!
"yes yes yes"


then she went off to one end of the shop, digged out a big bag and handed it over to me.

it was a big plastic bag full of scraps of lace....


so for the rest of the visit, my friend and i sat down on the sofa and went through the bags.
we took out each piece of scrap.... and went "oooohh! ahh!!!!"
actually my friend thought i was over reacting a bit too....
but i couldn't help myself when i saw such delicate, fine and dainty vintage lace
the other customers must thought we were crazy ~ crazy people going through "unwanted" cut-offs.... 

as seen in the pictures above, i ended up getting an armful of them....
of course they were not for free.....  i did pay quite a bit for them
but i think it was worth it

i have many ideas for them
like cutting off some of the flowery patterns to make pendants, brooches,
sewing some of them onto tee-shirts, tote bags, etc....
or just having them rest on tables and books....

another great find that day was the magazine called *little thing magazine*
i have seen it before but didn't know where to get it.
the shop owner showed her own copies to me (seeing that i am crazy about *little dainty things*, i guess)...
and yes, i went "oohhh" and "ahhhh" again
she was kind enough to let me have the extra copy she has

i am very happy
and i love this magazine
but i don't know where to get it other than at taobao

does anyone know where to get it?????  thanks in advance!

14 comments:

Red Rainbow said...

Hi~ I'm also one of this magazine fans. It's a really good magazine and I love it so so much~

You can find them in Circle K or 7-11 and it's issue every 2 to 3 months. Enjoy!

金莎 said...

Aileen, just send you a email~~ please check ^_^!!!

aileen ♥ motu said...

hihi red rainbow ~ thanks alot! will check them out!! thanks for dropping me the note too ^_^

hihi sally ~ will check now....

vanilla said...

7-11

but they only have 1 or 2 copy in each store

kat said...

Aileen I would have been ohh and ahh-ing too!
It sounds a perfect shop!
The lace is heavenly. I look forward to seeing your creations from it.
Share some pages from inside the magazine with us in a post....love kat xx

aileen ♥ motu said...

thx jenny ^_^

yes, kat.... i would you love that shop too! next time, i will ask if i can take pictures of it so that you can see what's it is like.... sure sure, i will take some pics of the magazine for you ^_^

sabe said...

who's the friend - is it BILL?!

aileen ♥ motu said...

yes bill

sabe said...

hahhahahaha!!! i guessed it right!

aileen ♥ motu said...

haha who else will sit down and go thru scraps with me! hhaha

Ciyou said...

u are such a lucky girl

aileen ♥ motu said...

hihi ciyou ~ i have sent an email to your hotmail account. pls check ^_^

Mi* said...

May I know where is this shop? I really wish to visit it! Thank you=]

aileen ♥ motu said...

ah Mi,
this shop is called Satisfactory. it is located in causeway bay. i don't remember the name of the exact street, but it is along one of the little streets in between sogo and times square. it is on the 1st floor of a commercial building. the shop mainly sells vintage wedding gowns, outfits etc. a very nice shop.