First off, some footage of the Lovely Parlour Trio and Patricia Hammond at the Vintage Fair! Filmed by Debee Calveche! Featuring Jon Butterfield on piano! Matt Redman on guitar! Nick Ball on spoons, washboard, bits of tappy things!
Now it's hints-and-tips time: I'm going to come over all 30s-magazine on you all. Like any female vintage-lover (or transvestite/fancy-dress/pantomime artiste vintage-lover), I have a lot of costume jewellery. And I HATE throwing it into a box, and having it all jostle, chip, tangle, become invisible at the bottom. I also hate having a whole load of boxes cluttering up the place.
In my new abode I've come up with a few solutions which I thought I'd share! They're all extremely easy!
For necklaces, I strung a length of suede (a design feature on a pair of boots that was just one fashiony step too far) with two thumbtacks. Minimal damage to wall, plenty sturdy. Then I hung the necklaces! Look! A festoon! A rope of ropes!
I looped all the glittery glassy necklaces up together through a gap in the side of a bookshelf. Note that said bookshelf is also where I store my silk flowers. I suppose you could say that the flowers could get dusty here, but as they almost all came from Accessorize, they could do with a bit of dust to make them look more venerable.
Brooches are pinned to a rope. I wish the rope was plain black, and then the brooches would stand out more. But actually this bright red, white and blue pattern makes the result extremely festive. You can put your brooches on all sides of the rope. So your display is circular as well as long. The image above is only a small section of said rope. It goes from ceiling to floor. I'm silly with brooches. Must wear them more or it's just weirdness on my part.
My stud-earrings arrangement is what I'm most proud of. The frame was from Help The Aged in Slough, and it had a cheap and nasty Balinese leather painting in it. I threw that away (thus undoubtedly helping Balinese leather paintings become valuable in future), stapled this stretchy velvet to it, and because it's rubbish velvet, the earrings poke easily through it. I can't buy many more earrings though. Running out of space.