The Christmas Post

Just a quickie to let you all know today is the last day for anything brought from Vintage Norah , to get to you before Christmas…miseltoe crossed!!!

Anything after today over the Christmas period , will still be sent but please understand if they dont get to you as quick as normal.

(May look into the Santa Post service…he manages it all in one night! What a guy!

 

Happy Birthday Our Norah

11th December is a very special day. Its Norahs birthday

Had she still been with us she would’ve been 98.

‘Vintage Norah’ is for her and quite simply because of her…my Nan.

newborderThe items you come across in the shop have mostly belonged to her with  additional items from other loved ones within our family.

This is what it is all about…

Vintage Norah….a lifetime of gathering.

In the beginning around 1918 in the suburbs of Birmingham, England, a little girl came into the world. Her father was a cooper, her mother helped out and raised the family.

When Norah was six, her mother died and in diaries left by Norah which were found later, she recalls her mothers funeral with great detail. A sadness she carried with her through out her life.

Norah loved to rummage, to find a bargain and over the years she was able to ‘store’ many, many, many things!!!!

She had a soft spot for hats….we came across nearly 230! Bags, gloves, oh my it goes on!!
Many of her ‘gatherings’ have been spread around to help with fundraising and even for others to earn a ‘bob or two’.

Some of her jewellery have been recrafted into new pieces. You will find them among the listings here. (She sure knows how to keep me busy!)

For me, a grand daughter, she has given me a chance to enjoy ‘being a little girl again’ sorting through all of what you see here in the shop…it is an ongoing process.

All what you see have a story to tell, like all vintage, but on this occasion I know where and who they came from.

Please enjoy as much as I enjoy bringing this all together.

(Nan, 93 years to gather,another 93 to sort out!!!!) x

Update 2016: Since the opening of Vintage Norah, you will be glad to know her items are spreading worldwide…yep she is everywhere, right down to New Zealand. Some items have gone to museums, TV studios, galleries or revivals.
Some have been the finishing touch for a wedding oufit,a birthday gift and even a ‘must have a go with these’ gift!!!(Hair grips.) xxx ~VINTAGE NORAH on Etsy

Fresh face and ready for Spring!

Fresh face and ready for Spring!

Norah loved Christmas Time. Special for her because of her own strong faith and special for us , as small grandchildren, having the presents in a black bin liner…more on that HERE along with a few more memories.

One of the many things she enjoyed ( apart from singing really LOUD and wearing a hat ) was writing her poems.

Many keep turning up, even now. I’ve mentioned before about keeping one of them in my purse and thank fully, just a couple of days before she passed, I knealt beside her and we read it together. It was one of those moments  you know you will keep tucked away.

Her poems , often reflected her faith and here I would like to share with you , a beautiful poem she wrote called ‘Step inside’.

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With much love Nan from me

xxx

AUTUMN DREAMS ~ ETSY TREASURY

A beautiful treasury curated by rosenlovestore .

It always feel special when inlcuded in anothers treasury. Vintage Norah’s rhinestone faceted brooch has been included here.
Gorgeous creations and inspiration by all those involved.
Enjoyxxx

‘❧ ❋☂ Autumn Dreams ☂❋❧ ‘ by rosenlovestore

Come on, greet autumn


Trench coat / cotton coat in…

£350

Paper earrings, book paper …

£19

White wool socks Knit socks …

$33

Men’s Anchor Bracelet, B…

£115

vintage 1960’s O R I G I…

£44

Fall Duvet Cover – Hello Aut…

£110

Gifts For Her, Gifts For Him…

£40

Vintage Tapestry Handbag, Vi…

£48

Vintage Brooch. Topaz rhines…

£7

Thanksgiving Decoration-Prin…

£5

Lace Headband,Art Deco Brown…

£23

heart pendant, gold coffee b…

£5.9

LapDesk, Macbook and iPad St…

£59

custom portrait, painting, a…

£300

Morocco coin bracelet antiqu…

£53

Minimalist necklace Handmade…

£10

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Fall In Love ~ Autumn Wedding

 

‘Fall in love – Autumn wedding’ by vintagenorah

A beautiful collection for an Autumn wedding theme.Enjoyxx

 

 

A beautiful selection of Autumn inspiration for your special day. All available on Etsy.

 


FALL IN LOVE banner bunting …

£14

Edible Cupcake Wrappers Autu…

£8.9

Personalised Leaf Drop Top G…

£265

Autumn Fall Wedding Decor, 6…

£41.4

Custom Wedding Welcome Sign

£19.99

Set of 3 Tan Hand-Painted Di…

£20

Rose Petals/Autumn Wedding D…

£14

Paper Flower Bouquet wedding…

£85

Mr & Mrs Cake Topper, Weddin…

£14.5

Fall wedding table numbers, …

£2.5

Wedding bouquet Bridal bouqu…

£150

Copper Wedding / Autumn Wedd…

£35.99

Every LOVE STORY is Beautifu…

£29.95

Set of 3 Rustic Wooden Tea L…

£9

Falling In Love Wedding Favo…

£2.6

Fall wedding/autumn wedding/…

£19.95

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