Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business.
So this Monday, I introduce to you the gorgeous notebooks from Retro from Scratch.
I first saw these amazing notebooks through following a link on Twitter. When I caught sight I straight away was shouting WANT, WANT, WANT! Then I remembered I didn’t need a notebook but I did need a diary. I casually tweeted to the owner and creator Becky, asking if she did diaries. She didn’t. But she would!
So then started the best customer service I have received in ages. She painstakingly designed the inserts taking time to get it just how I wanted it. She added special pages such as vintage conversion charts such as shillings to pounds which was a nice touch.
The just before Christmas it arrived. And this is it……
Gorgeous huh? Becky scours charity shops, car boots etc for old children’s books that are in need of a little tlc. She removed the spine (which is usually broken anyway) and adds rings. Hey presto….gorgeous individual notebooks.
I bought this one too!
By day Becky is a trained archeologist who now works in a museum. So she clearly likes old stuff!
She sells on etsy and at fairs around London and Essex. For more details why not follow her on Twitter and Facebook.
The Pop Up Vintage fair
I love the old Ladybird books. We read them to our children and know there are a lot of battered versions out there. These make such a lovely gift..infact I ended up buying more this Christmas. (If you are a friend of mine expect some this year!). They are beautifully made and well packaged.
One of Herbies favourites
The good pages within are not wasted either as Becky makes them into bunting. I have some too but am not sure whether to give it up to the kids or store it away for when I eventually get an office! I love the nostalgic feel to it and lets face it…no one else will have it!
Vintage beer mat notebooks are also available. Perfect for the boys!
Here are some of my favourites.