Wednesday, 25 February 2009


My first ever blog post! I have plans to launch a website at the end of this year, beginning of the next. I will be making and selling hand made items out of vintage fabrics etc. and various other lovely vintage finds. Until that day, I thought it would be a good idea to get started on a blog first.
Suzy's Vintage Attic, the name of my Blog & future website is inspired by my late Aunt & Godmother Suzy Hella. She lived with my late Grandmother in a big old house in Belgium and at the top of the house was an attic which my sister and I loved going in to explore.
It was a large room with a fireplace, a little bed, little kitchenette with blue & white delft tiles and a working table where my Aunt did her sewing. The windows had old crackled glaze glass with sweeping views of the village, church and Meuse Canal below.

The moment you walked into that house, you stepped back in time. I have very fond memories of my childhood holidays there.
My Aunt made a lot of her creations in that old house, she was very talented. She saved everything, knowing that at some point she'd be able to transform it into something interesting and she invariably did.
I wish I had paid more attention and shown more interest when I was younger, she could have taught me so much! When I go to various fairs, I often think of her when I see something I know she would have been drawn to or would have bought.
The picture above is of my Aunt carrying her sister Arlette (My Mother)

Isabelle x