Another stall holder today......
Sara Jane of
Home Front Vintage
“Really lovely vintage stuff, rescued and revived”
Home Front Vintage was born out of my obsession with
rummaging around in junk shops finding vintage
treasures to rescue and revive.
I particularly enjoy rescuing items that are no longer
wanted and turning them into something new.
My ethos is that if we can 'make do and mend'
(or recycle as it is now known)
and stop things going in to landfill we can
continue to fill our homes with beautiful things
whilst doing our bit for the planet and our pocket.
I have recently acquired a rather lovely stack of vintage mangle cloths.
They are made of beautifully hard wearing linen and I am in the
process of making them into aprons, bunting
and cushion covers in time for the Kitsch and Stitch Fair.
I also rescued some fabulous original
silk ‘escape and evasion maps’ from the
1940s, 1950s and Cold War period.
Pilots and Special Forces would keep these maps
inside their uniforms in case they
were shot down over enemy territory.
I have turned them into lovely cushion covers
(as modelled by my darling dog, Ellie, below!),
bunting and notebook covers
My bestseller over Christmas was some amazing
strings of fairy lights made with oyster shells.
The light looks really pretty reflecting in
the pearlescent shells.
I think they would be equally pretty out in the
garden this summer, so Mr Austerity will be busy
making some more for me to bring to the Fair!
I look forward to seeing you in Cranbrook
Austerity Jane of Home Front Vintage