Hello to my new Etsy shop and other Itsy adventures..

Seaside inspired Retro homewares for sale.

If you have been a  follower of my facebook page you will already know that I launched a new Etsy shop a few months ago. It's been a great success and I've loved every minute of it! Many moons ago I worked in the antiquarian trade in design and print shops on Cecil Court, just off Charing Cross Road in London. My husband too was a Modern First Edition collector and bookseller, so I'm no stranger to researching the values and scarcity of collectable items and detailed cataloguing. So it's much like old times for me although we actually used to produce printed catalogues back in the day - no fancy computers. social media or imaging apps back then!

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Kitsch and vintage homewares for sale

My shop contains a mixture of china from my Itsy Bitsy hire collection and other homewares and items I'm picking up on my travels. Please follow my shop (click on my Etsy Logo) or find me on Etsy by searching Itsy Bitsy by the Sea. I'm posting new items weekly. I also have  a new Instagram account 'itsybitsybythesea' where I will be posting images of items for sale and curating images from my life in a seaside town and as I style my Retro and vintage inspired home.

I no longer style weddings but hope that the beautiful images on this site capturing the work I have done over the years, will inspire you in creating your own vintage weddings and parties.

Hope you will find something of interest on this site and thank you for dropping by. Visit again soon!


Duck egg blue 26 piece mismatched bone china teaset.

Green and pink 26 piece mismatched bone china teaset.

Pink and blue 26 piece mismatched bone china teaset.

Pink 26 piece mismatched bone china teaset with Sadler teapot.


Spring styling

Spring has finally arrived! After a short bout of the lurgy, I was able to exit my sick room to sunshine and daffodils, how lovely. I love Spring time and the potential for stying your home and parties, all that Easter inspiration and bundles of colour. My favourite flowers Rununculus start to make an appearance, and we all just start to feel invigorated by sunny days. So many things to feel grateful for..

There's still time to book my styling services and hire props for your summer weddings and celebrations. Pop on over to have a look at my Vintage Wedding Board on Pinterest for oodles of inspiration to enjoy.

PLEASE NOTE: China hire is no longer available (I've just worked my last china hire job). All china shown, with the exception of the Homes and Antiques feature, is now available to buy from my Etsy shop, ItsyBitsyBytheSea.


2017 Winter Offer

20% of all china hire bookings made in January and February!

Plus a further 10% off all hires returned to me washed up. That's a possible reduction from £4 to £2.80 a head for a generous table setting package and the prettiest vintage china in town! Simply put down a 50% deposit for your summer parties* and weddings to secure your date.(*china hire available for up to 70 people and until July 31st)