Thursday, 11 April 2013

The great bloggy meet up

We came from the North, South and East and converged on the West. The West Midlands to be specific, courtesy of our lovely Vix! 

Our host was beautiful, warm and vivacious, just like on her blog. And people really do randomly talk to her. As we were crossing the road a lady shouted out, 'I love your trousers'.
The girls. I love this picmonkey poncho shot by Curtise of us all, which I have 'borrowed'. Permission is pending. Sorry Curtise, so cheeky of me :D
Just like the three Kings, we came bearing gifts.
Alpine dishes for the wall from Clare and a picture from the 50p stall. Vix thinks it might be St Patrick.
The other 'Kings' were Clare, who is so sweet and friendly with a great eye for finding treasure and Curtise who arrived late but brought bags of energy and fun to the proceedings.
Poinsettia dishes and neon bright gloves from Curtise. Bavarian kissing couple bottle stopper from Vix.
He man brooch from Clare

The agenda read as follows:

1 coffee at the art gallery

2 mooch round the market, fighting off the competition to find cheap treasures at the 20p stall
The trim stall, and my rainbow buys

3 meet Curtise and go for lunch
Crinoline lady bookend and Irish pixie from the 20p stall, kitsch book and baby doll nightie from naughty Vix!


4 go to Second to None
Apron and silky top, love the prints

June, the owner, Curtise, Clare, Vix in the Aladdin's cave which is Second to None.
5 Have as much fun as possible doing all the aforementioned.

6 Try to stop talking long enough to take some pictures.

We stormed it!

Thank you so much to these lovely ladies for inviting me to join in the fun. I had a blast! I ended up with sore cheekbones from laughing so much. Always a good sign. xx

25 comments:

Claire Justine said...

Hi just stopping over from Vix's blog and wow I found a blogger from Nottingham same as me :) Looking forward to following your blog, for some good tips on where to shop? hehe going to have a read of you blog now...

Vix said...

Wonderful to read all about our day, it's like reliving it all over again! I had a wonderful time, I knew you'd be brilliant fun and you didn't disappoint!
Loved my pressies and your finds from Second To None. I'm drinking tea from my freckleface mug as we speak!
Can't wait to see you again! xxxxxx

Patsy said...

You girls! What a wonferfully last century thing to do, actually meet up, but what fun you had. Proves my point you can make some great new pals via your blog. X

joyatri said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Vix's blog. You can't not have a fabulous time with Vix! Great finds for all of you. And I'm glad you got to experience Second to None. I'll be spending May and June in London and hope to meet up with some bloggers while I'm there.

Ivy Black said...

Fab! It's impossible not to laugh all day with that lot isn't it? I love all the Second to None finds and the dress you were wearing on the day is knockout! I'm coming next time for sure.
xxxxx

pastcaring said...

Wasn't it fun? You are such a sweetheart, Tania, it was a pleasure to meet you.
Bloody trains, how dare they make me miss some of the chat?
I loved every minute, and have been grinning madly while reading this post and looking at the great pics. Sorting mine out now, everyone will be fed up of us going on about having such a lovely time!
Let's sort another get-together soon! xxxxx

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Hello! Yesterday was amazing, it was so nice to meet you. I loved every minute of it, I don't think we stopped talking the whole time. Thank you again for my wonderful presents! We all did amazingly, I love the crinoline lady book even you found! and that really cute little top! xxx

Krista Gassib said...

Ah Tania I am jealous I wasn't there. What a fun fun day you had! It looks like you fit right in and everyone loved ya, can you blame them really:) I too loved the trim stall and your rainbow ribbons are scrumptious! I'm happy you met all these gals they are wonderful women aren't they! Here is to more adventures and more frocks!!!
XXOO

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This sounds like it was so much fun!!

Helga! said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!
You BIATCHES! Sooooo jealous!
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Kylie said...

Glad you and the girls had such a lovely day Tania, pity there's an ocean between us eh?

Misfits Vintage said...

Ermahgerd, I am MENTAL with envy! I do love when the girls get together for a day at Second to None. You all look so GORGEOUS!!!

Sarah xxx

two squirrels said...

Oh oh my gosh what fun!!!!!! You must have been beside yourself with excitement!!!!!! You all looks so gorgeous........so many of us would love to have been part of the day.
YAY to fabulous blog buddies.
love V

Annie said...

Hi Tania, You all look so happy! What a great day. I am definitely down for the next one!

ric-rac said...

LOL - looks like great fun S x

CityScape Skybaby said...

Hi Tania, I had to come have a nosy and say hello after reading so much about you! Your day in Walsall looks such fabulous fun. I'm off to read some more of your posts now. xx

Lyosha said...

I wish I was there with all of you! all photos from this meet up are amazing!

have a great weekend!

xx
Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Sacramento Amate said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh so jealous, my dear Tania.
I want to be with all of you, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Much love and sunshine.
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lucy joy said...

I was really hoping to meet you, and I can tell I'd have had a great day.
I must apologise for neglecting your blog. As I don#t have a laptop it is hard to do the more fiddly bits - like add blogs to my sidebar - and that's how I keep up. I will remedy that today!

Hopefully you'll make the next meet up too, and I will ensure I don't miss any more fun. It's a great way to meet like-minded people isn't it?

Lucy x

Ofelia said...

I would love to be there; thrifting, exchanging presents and getting to know each other a bit more!
You all look fabulous!

Delia Ryder said...

It all looks like you had an amazing time I hope I can meet up with you again next time. Just to let you know that I have started up a new blog be lovely to see you there, dee xx

Pull Your Socks Up! said...

What gorgeous, gorgeous photos of an amazing day!! I'm green with envy ... in fact, green like all the loot Curtise snapped up on the day! What incredible gifts, it's so lovely to see all of your pics and pressies on the blogs of you Fab Four! I wish I could have been there, ahhhhhh one day ... I've popped you on my blogroll coz I have a brain like a sieve and need constant reminders of new postings;) xoxo

Bohemian vanity said...

Looks like you dolls had a fab and funny time !!! Guess it was a wonderful day. You all look great! XX Tani

Milex said...

I am definitely loving it

Wendy said...

This looks like it was so much fun and you look beautiful as always! :)