Thursday, 3 October 2013

Autumn's here Lets Celebrate!

I don't know about you but Autumn is probably my favourite season of all....

I LOVE  crisp Autumn days kicking up the leaves as I walk through the park, the shininess of a conker as you unwrap it from it's spiky case. Blackberry-ing along country lanes and buying apples from the roadside. Taking them home and baking blackberry & apple crumbles, pies and cakes!

Apple Days, Halloween & Cider Making, there's a bumper harvest brewing at Lil Vintage!!

Using  Autumn as our muse I've been quite inspired these past weeks....

Zider cider Art Print Somerset Apple  Wurzels

Drink up Thy Zider Print - celebrate all those merry nights!

A pumpkin garland, to add seasonal decoration to your home!

And don't forget this week's #FabFriday offer is Free Delivery so order today!

Un ragazzo chiamato Bi / Foter / CC BY-SA

Monday, 30 September 2013

Airstream Greeting Cards @ Rockhill Rendevous

Ever get jealous of a greeting card? No? Can I tell you a secret? I’m extremely jealous of a few of mine!! A couple of weekends ago one of my wholesale customers took my cards to Rockhill Rendevous.....A get together for UK Airstream owners. 

A friendly informal meet, 27 Airstreams gathered this year from a 1954 Globetrotter to a brand new 5 berth European International. You can wander around everyone's trailers on the Saturday's 'Openhouse' or knit, crochet and sew at the 'Unhitch & Stitch' - whilst secretely drinking tea & eating cake!!  At this annual meet, friendships are forged and travel plans for the next year get hatched too.  This year there was even an opportunity to shop at Little Tin Hut's stall which was laid out throughout the weekend with goodies including our cards!

If you are an UK Airstream owner, head over to the UKAirstream forums and find out more about going along next year!

If you fancy grabbing your own airstream & flamingo cards, art prints & gifts head over to the Lil Vintage Shop 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Fab Friday at Lil Vintage

Psst..... can I let you in on a secret? If you're a facebook fan you'll know this already but if you just read the blog I'm not sure I've mentioned this before? 

Every Friday over at LilVintage website is a "Fab Friday" celebration sale! Each week I choose an item or design to celebrate and offer some great discounts! 

Now in it's 10th week there have been some great savings already with lots more to come so come on over and check it out!!!

This week we are celebrating all things Airstream with our cards AND our brand new Print on offer!!

See this week's Airstream Fab Friday Offer Here 

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

A Sunny Day in Wales!!! {Hot Rods, Busfest & Picking up our Camper}

There can't be many days that you wake up as excited as I did last week when we were due to pick up our new camper....
I bounded out of bed and flung back the curtains .... oh great rain...Well we were headed to Wales later so  pretty expected they said! Luckily those pessimists were wrong and as we drove across the Severn bridge the rain stopped and the sun came out!

There must have been a show on in South Wales because we spotted 4 or 5 Model T Fords on our way across - Fabulous! As well as a few great American Sleds. If I hadn't been on my way to collect Lily, I'd had been tempted to follow them.....

We soon made it to Swansea and as they'd just had a new delivery, we had a good old nose.... well it would be rude not to wouldn't it!?

Lots of lovely new stock...

If we hadn't already chosen Lily, I could easily have been tempted by this split....

 Quite fancied these curtains in another van too...

Not sure where this funny little chap was headed? A new fatface store maybe?

Rummage over we loaded  Lily onto the trailer

On the journey home we passed quite a few buses heading Busfest direction!! Many looking puzzled as to why a renault master was beeping them and waving (until they spied the trailer behind!)

And even formed an unofficial convoy at one point!!

A short stop in Cardiff  caught us watching the reflections in house windows.....

Before finally getting  her home :)

Monday, 9 September 2013

Introducing NEW Personalised Art Prints!

Complimenting our fab range of retro cards we launched a new range of art prints this week. We've started with a classic campervan design and added a fun bug to the mix too! 
Our New Personalised Prints were an instant hit at this weekend's Market, it seems everyone know's someone who loves a camper!

We've popped children's names below these two designs for our samples but if your camper has a name then why not get a picture of them with it below?

This was also a great suggestion from a customer yesterday...
Why not remember a fab holiday or trip with a camper pic and  the location and year below?

If you would like a personalised version of our pictures, to give or to keep, please pop over to buy them here.

If you'd like a custom picture done of your own camper, please email me to discuss your requirements....

Don't forget if you're a campervan fan we've lots more here

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Do you like VW Campervans?

It's no secret that hubby and I are huge VW fans, it is indeed how we met. And even though we've been away from the scene for a few years now, it's still runs through our blood! Can you believe we had 6 between us when we first got together! We've owned t25 vans each, which we both seperatly converted to campers, a mk1 golf , a gorgeous notchback and too many beetles to remember!! So when we realised we needed a vehicle  for the taking to shows with LilVintage its no surprise our minds turned back to Volkswagens!

After a couple of weeks researching on the computer we found a lovely bay in Wales no less! So, after my brother's wedding celebrations in Cardiff we headed down the road to Swansea and viewed a 1975 Panel Van....

Totally bare inside we'll have the fun of designing the interior and transforming her into a day van! (First thoughts are seating and a cocktail bar of course!)

Being a complete VW nut I was in heaven so when hubby was test driving I was admiring the other stock......

Look at all those pretty colours in the parts they have.......

So we put down a deposit and when we go back she'll be coming home with us...

How about you? Campervan fan?

If the answer is Yes then head across to the website and check out our Campervan cards here and Campervan art prints here

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Lil Vintage interview at YayRetro!

Recentely I was asked to do an interview with my lovely friends over at YayRetro! It's now up on their blog so if you'd like to find out a little more about me and what influences my designs pop over to their blog and take a look.

LilVintage Interview

Whilst you're there stay and browse their fab collection of retro china, this fab piece caught my eye ...