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    • Spring is about to Spring

      Hello to all my new subscribers, you are very welcome, how we all doing? With a bit of light at the end of a very dark tunnel I hope you are really feeling positive. Are you ready, have you made plans, written down your goals? the future is on its way. Transferring all the stock from a two floors of a shop filled to the rafters with gorgeous vintage to the website is going well, really well actually. The thought of doing it, was to be perfectly honest quiet daunting l, so I set myself an achievable goal when you have a mountain to climb it’s quite hard to see the top from where you are standing. I dug deep and remembered that old saying “How do you eat an elephant?” Answer “one bite at a time” (obviously not really) and that is what I am doing adding a minimum of 5 items a day that 35 a week that’s 140 a month that’s 1680 per year. So I will have eaten a couple of virtual elephant legs by the end of the year! Accessory Gift Packs I always enjoyed putting together accessories for my displays in the shop or of course for my customers when they tried on a dress or a suit I would get them to try on scarf, gloves necklace, and bag or cravat, cuff link, pocket square and braces, they then saw how the look was pulled together. With this in mind I am putting together ‘Accessory Packs’ for both men and women to give a one stop shop. I have spent a lot of time dipping into this large collection and curating items that work together so you don’t have to, I am delighted with the results they are beautiful, expect to discover hidden treasure of a vintage Merino necklace or a thirties silk scarf amongst the treasures. The packs will come carefully boxed up so lovely for you to open or indeed for you to gift to lover of vintage. They have a theme name to help you pick the right pack for example ‘A Day at the races’ ‘A night at the Opera’ “Tea at the Ritz” “A Weekend in Paris” “A weekend at Goodwood” or of course Mothers Day themed, Just let us know in the comments if you want us to add a personal message to the recipient. So to carry on with my theme of curating the stock I will be adding items that go together perfectly like a “Lace linen tablecloth and bone China tea set.” “A Cotton nightdress with a nightdress case” If I can add value then I certainly will, it’s a great way of buying vintage as the packs and bundles are for sale at a discount. I hope you are keeping safe setting your goals and remember when you are looking at the top of the mountain you just have to take that first little step. Take care and do have a look at the 'Accessory Pack' for him and for her on the website, they are a limited edition and of course all unique.

    • New Feature Display & Valentine Dinner Ideas! (including a Cocktail recipe)

      When I had the shop I really enjoyed putting in a new window display, and was always amazed at what ever time of day it was there were always people looking in smiling and pointing at various displays I had put together. So I will carry on with this on the website and instead of a window display it will be called a Feature Display ! I will be walking around my studio and picking out select pieces and putting them together for a grouped themed display ! The shop window has gone from the home page, and you will now see the latest display with a link to is a special page called "Feature Display" click and you will be taken to all the items listed for sale in the display along with some extras! The first Feature Display is all about Valentines with soft pinks and greens being my inspiration. I have loads of ideas for future Displays and look forward to curating some interesting and engaging displays. Now talking of Valentines day there are some perfect gifts for yourself or for your partner to pick from on the website, but how about some ideas to spend valentines day at home this year. PLAN A VALENTINES DINNER Ask your partner formally to join you for dinner date night you send them a virtual invite if it has to be over Zoom suggesting the same three course meal that you both prepare in advance, or a handwritten note popped in the post or left on the pillow if you live together. If you have family and other generations living with you in lock down, either have a joined dinner or get the kids tea early. The key here is to be organised and get them to make some valentine themed treats. Plan the menu work out what you need to buy in advance. You don't have to cook every thing, lots of supermarkets do a special Valentines Dinner deal. Decorate your table in a Valentine theme this could be using reds and pinks using a table runner, napkins, candles and best china. Have you got any pink or cranberry vintage glass that you could put on the table, if not tie some ribbon around your wine glasses. Sort out a playlist there are some beautiful romantic vintage tunes that you can find. Dress up put on an outfit as if you were going out for dinner yes even shoes, as come on slippers are just not making it. Light a fire or create a cosy ambiance with candles and soft light and have a glass of something fizzy, and after dinner find a good Rom Com Movie or Bridgerton ! Have fun make sure you laugh together and if you are reading this and you don't have a partner then do all of the above for yourself, yes you are absolutely worth it, or with a family member or friend. Finally here is a little Cocktail Recipe that you start the evening it is taken from a lovely little book called 'Gone With the Gin' - Cocktails with a Holywood Twist. by Tim Federle not an ad but a gift from my gorgeous daughter (she knows me so well) Gone With The Gin You will need: 2 whole jalapeños, 1/2 peach pitted and sliced, 2 rosemary sprigs, 3/4 oz simple sugar syrup, 1 1/2 oz gin, 1/2 oz Campari, 1/2 oz lemon juice, club soda to fill. Method: Muddle the jalapeños, peach,1 rosemary sprig, and syrup in a shaker. Add gin, Campari, lemon juice and handful of ice to shaker and shake well. Double-strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass (low ball) garnish with rotary sprig. Sip slow - about three hours !

    • When the music stops sit down !!!

      The Move…….. People used to come into my shop and say, “I wouldn’t like to do a stock take in here” Well imagine packing it all up to move, it was indeed a challenge that finally happened third time lucky as it had snowed heavily on my first and second moving dates. So, with the snow still on the ground and a new light dusting of snow falling the night before the move, the contents were moved out of the shop and into the studio. You know when you move to a new house you are surrounded by boxes, well my Studio was literally clothing rails and suitcases piled higher than me, without an inch to spare, I could just about close the door. The next day I sold a hat on the website and was relieved to find it in the second hat box I looked in! So, it has taken me two weeks to unpack and sort out all my stock into eras and decades and to sort all the jewellery, accessories, bags and hats into colours and types. The ‘Home Edit’ on Netflix, would approve, as now each hat box and suitcase has been labelled with my handy Dymo label maker, everything is either on rails or packed and stored in vintage hat boxes, trunks and suitcases. I have vintage rugs on the floors and vintage linen curtains hanging at the windows, managed to fit in the mid centary sideboard and dressing table and yes, the bunting is up. I can say now with a big sigh of relief that I am sorted and can really start planning the next phase of Rock Follies Vintage, my new diary planner arrived today and am so pleased that my glorious vintage stock is here with me ready to pack up and send out ! Warrens Removals & Storage were the local removal firm that moved the contents of the shop, they are fantastic. Warren took a photo of all the empty shops around mine and posted it online, he was then contacted by BBC Hereford & Worcester and asked if they could talk to me about closing my shop? I agreed the next morning I did a live interview on the breakfast show about pivoting the business from a bricks and mortar shop to purely online business (you can catch it on Rock Follies Vintage Facebook post.) I was keen to make the interview a positive one as I really do feel that we need to find the positive in the times we find ourselves in. I have so many ideas for the website and cannot wait to load more of the lovely pieces on. It has taken longer than I had hoped however that seems to be the norm these days when nothing goes quiet as planned but that is ok for tomorrow is another day …. Keep safe keep browsing !

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    • Vintage Clothing & Accessories store | Rock Follies Vintage | England

      Rock Follies Vintage Displays Some the displays we at Rock Follies Vintage have put together from way back to current displays of vintage clothing and accessories. Window Display Valentines Feature Display Summer Frocks Retro Styled Sunnies Autumn Window Display Vintage Brooches Suffragette Christmas Tree Wintage Bridal Gowns Remembrance Day Window Summer Window Worcester Cathedral Christmas Tree Festival Mens Wear Valentines Display Winter Whites Feature Display

    • Rock Follies Vintage Clothing & Accessories store in Worcester England

      Shop Vintage Now Sustainable Vintage Fashion, Jewellery & Homeware & More Free Post & Packing in the UK We Now Ship Internationally ! "Wear For Ever " is our Mantra Stock is being added daily so do check in regularly. ​ Shop Mothers Day Feature Display C ontact us here & sign up for our monthly news letter Submit Thanks for submitting!

    • Our Story | Rock Follies Vintage

      My Story Rock Follies Vintage was established in 2009.... Rock Follies Vintage has grown from a love of history and fashion, inspired by yesterday’s beautiful fabrics, designs ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Each item that makes up the Vintage Collection has been individually and lovingly sourced. I like to think that I am re-homing pieces from the collection to those that will love and cherish them. So who am I ? my name is Lynda Case, I am the Owner and Founder of Rock Follies Vintage, I trained at Wimbledon School of Art in Theatre Costume, and worked in the production wardrobe of The English National Opera. In the 1980's and went on to run the Wardrobe department at the Redgrave Theatre in Farnham Surrey, I worked free-lance and for the BBC, the Royal Opera House and have had many private commissions. With a real passion for fabrics I now really enjoying the hunt for the treasured vintage items that make up the Rock Follies Vintage Collection. ​ After taking our Vintage Collection successfully around the UK to various Vintage Fairs for a number of years, I opened a shop in Worcester in December 2012, where I could display a lot more stock and provide a really professional and friendly service, my aim was to make each person that visited the shop feel welcome and at ease. When the pandemic hit I was determined not to see my lovely business disappear, so I launched this website and closed the bricks and mortar shop and pivoted to my new Studio and this Online Shop, with the aim to offer the same service to each of my online customers. I am just as passionate about my stock and my fabulous customers ​ Have a look at our Awards page in the footer for more information ! ​ I have also written a selection of Follies Fact Sheets, covering different topics including, How to Tie a Vintage Scarf and How to build a 1940’s Capsule Wardrobe. Intrigued? ​ Then do have a browse through my online shop and don't hesitate to contact me if you require any i nformation! Shop Now

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