Wednesday, 29 August 2012

A new chapter begins...

Hello all, thanks for dropping by to read my ramblings! Some of you follow me on Twitter and Facebook, others may not know me very well at all, but I wanted to share a few things with you as I take my blog in a new direction. I hope you enjoy!

For a while now I have wanted to get into blogging properly, I've always had a bit something to say but have never really got my teeth into it. Today I embark on my proper bona fide real actual blogging journey!

I will of course still be featuring lots of delightful vintage treasures from but I will also be bringing you finds from further afield, including my favourite fashion, beauty and home decor from around the world. Plus sizes will have a say too! I will also be collaborating with other bloggers to bring you interesting and witty guest posts on a myriad of different topics. And you might get a bit of everyday mutterings thrown in for good measure!

The story so far...
So, as you know, my baby (apart from the rather handsome young boy who lives in my house) is my vintage clothing website which was born about 4 years ago. Since then we have grown from selling a couple of vintage frocks from our back room, to having literally one of the largest ranges of vintage clothing, vintage accessories, vintage jewellery, retro clothing, retro and kitsch jewellery and vintage homeware in the UK! 2012 began with a few troubles, between illness and technical issues things were a little too stressful for a while! However, things were sorted and then a couple of months ago, purely by chance, we were presented with the opportunity to take on our first ever retail shop. Things happened very quickly and we had some VERY long days, but all the pieces of the jigsaw came together and we opened My Vintage at 2 The Circus in Darwen, Lancashire, about 4 weeks ago! The response has been brilliant, I've already met lots and lots of wonderful people from a real diverse mix of ages and backgrounds. The reaction has been very positive and the overall opinion of local community is relief that there is finally something fresh and vibrant in the area. I for one am very proud of what we have achieved, and we have only scratched the surface. The next phase is to take the website to the next level and continue to grow our customer base both locally and all over the world. It would be great if you could connect via Twitter and Facebook too, here are the links incase you don't have them...

My Vintage on Facebook:
Emma on Twitter:

Ooooh, I nearly forgot, to mark this milestone and fresh beginning I thought I would give you 5 (possibly not so) interesting facts about me! Feel free to reciprocate as I would love to hear more about you!

1. I have 3 cats and one very big dog. I think animals are nothing short of brilliant.
2. When I was 4, my dad died suddenly. He was live on BBC Radio Lancashire at the time doing an interview about his charity. He always said he'd go out with a bang!
3. I adore all things vintage but I do have a penchant for the 1960's and think I might have been a mod in a previous life.
4. I like love cake. A bit too much!
5. If I do say so myself, I am a darned good cook, skills which have been passed down to me by my (very clever) mummy.

So there we have it - Chapter 1 complete! I'd love for you to drop me a comment and spread the word to your friends.

Emma x


  1. YOU ROCK!!!!!


    PS so sorry to hear about your daddy


  2. Can't wait to read more! Welcome to your new direction lovely xx

  3. Lovely to hear more about you & a bit of background behind your great website. Happy blogging! xx

  4. I'm looking forward to reading more and one day I will come and visit the shop seeing as i'm only down the motorway :)

  5. Thanks guys, your support means a lot and I look forward to following you all more closely too! Em x

  6. welcome to the wonderful addictive world of bloging -keep it up - and the very best of british to you Em :-)

  7. What a lovely post, i can't wait to read more!


I read all your comments and love to receive them. Thanks so much for getting involved with the blog! Emma x