Monthly Archives: August 2009

Happy Monday

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Has everyone had a lovely bank holiday weekend?

This weekend I spent some time at Cardiff Mardi Gras admiring all the drag queens in their fabulous sparkly gowns and took a boat to Cardiff Bay. This week will be spent putting the final touches to our 1940’s party on Saturday! We’re excited for it!

We hope you spent your long weekend in a happy and thrifty way and enjoy your week! (Oh, and keep clicking on us!)

– Kate x

Vases

No one needs fancy crystal or vintage cut glass vases. These photos  a) are lovely and b) show you that using bits you find around your house can be equally as effective, cheaper and, in my opinion, look a whole lot cooler  than buying new fancy shmancy pots to put your wedding or party flowers in…..

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Get saving your jars, pots and milk bottles to use in your next flowery party!

(Photos by Max Wagner, via 100layercake)

Cake of the week #11 – Paint it black

V is for...um...very black?

V is for...um...very black?

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Seek and Find

My house isn’t decorated with tonnes of antique furniture or vintage finds. Most of it is brand spanking new which, you may think, makes it difficult to find some lovely 1940s-esque pieces to use for your lovely 1940s party. Think again dear readers as I went scouting around my house for some props and came across these bad boys (perhaps not all from the 1940s but looks as close as damn it, and thus will do nicely):

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Of course, just putting these on a table and calling it a party is not how we do it here at Three, but small touches like some of these props will really take your party back to the era, and make it all the more authentic. You’ll be surpised at all the oldy looking things you can find at the back of cupboards, or that you’ve inherited from grandparents. And if you really dont have anything, charity shops are filled with stuff grannys no longer want, and, as we’ve already pointed out, the supermarket is still filled with nostalgia / lazy companys that haven’t changed their packaging in a thousand years.

Get searching!!

Set Dress for less – Leo Peas and Pals!

These are ridiculous:

They really still look like that

They really still look like that

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Car Boot Karma – top tips!

Hey kids. What’s cooler than shopping? How about shopping, helping to recycle and making someone else a little bit of extra moolah for their troubles? I know. Karmatastic.

A British Institution

A British Institution

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Need an excuse to party? #7

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On this day in 2006, the Universe got a little smaller…

Well, it looks like a bloody planet to me, mate!

Well, it looks like a bloody planet to me, mate!

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