Shabby spotlight.

Sew darn pretty vintage home.

Hi everyone so I wanted to do a shabby chic spotlight and spread the love to an adorable independent Irish business. I am a big fan of Aileen from and her store in Borrisokane co. Tipperary. 


February's orders.

Memory bears and frames.

Hi everyone,
Thanks for stopping by, As you know I have been kept busy with my memory bear orders and personalised frames and January and February have kept me busy. 
I just wanted to share some pictures of my recent orders. 

One of the things I love the most about making these memory bears and cushions is the story behind each item, A story of loss but I am so glad that the little bears and cushions give great comfort to people and I am so thankful for all the orders I received this month. 

Have a peep at the pics below and let me know what you think. 
For information on prices and orders you can click here.

Chat soon,


Spring tea dress.


Hi everyone, 
I just wanted to share this adorable tea dress that I got off the guys over at, Spring is on its way and although its not bare leg season just yet I am dreaming of summer and cannot wait to wear this dress out to summer BBQ's and Sunday afternoon pints. 

This dress is an absolute steal at 36 euro, I know you retro tea dress loving ladies will swoon over this one. Its really good quality fabric too. I got a size 8 in this and its just a tiny bit tight on my arms but I think its because I am between sizes at the moment. 

Have a peep below and let me know what you think, You can find this dress here.

Chat soon,

p.s I do wear shoes lol, I just didn't have a cute tan pair to style with this dress, keep a peep on my snapchat and I will share what I find as I know a good few of you are like me with the size 2 feet. 


Romantic Valentine's look.

Happy Valentine's day.

Hi everyone, I just wanted to share this cute look with you. You might of seen this adorable shabby chic dress in my previous post and I just thought it would be a super cute look for Valentine's day.
I just love the little floral print and think its perfect for spring. 
I just the fabric so when I have out grown the dress I can cut it up and sew something cute out of it. 

This dress is from Closet London. and it is £60, I am petite so this length is perfect on me, its also true to size and I got the size 8 in this. It has a fab tie on the back and figure flattering pleats for us curvy girls.
Below I have the products I use for my make up too so have a read below. 

I hope you all have a fab Valentine's weekend and I would love to see your looks so tag me over on instagram @daintydressdiaries or leave a link to your blog in the comments section. 

Chat soon,


Valentine's Day gift guide for the retro shabby chic lady.

Tag the boyfriends, girlfriends and husbands or even treat yourself.

Eeek its almost Valentine's day and even if you love it or loath it you might find it hard to escape from it. 
It falls so soon after my birthday so me and the mister don't buy big gifts, I normally buy him flowers when their really for me or I'l make him something handmade and he will make me dinner, however I see it as another reason (excuse) to treat myself, self love is the best love after all. 

I have tried to include items below that are for all budgets, all items are well under 100 euro and I even have some cute jewellery for only 6 euro. 
If the lady in your life loves her vintage shabby chic inspired items then take a peak below. 

I also have included some small businesses that I have bought from over the last year as I love to show these guys support and try where possible to shop local and small. 

Scroll below and let me know your faves. 
First on the list is this to cute for words retro radio inspired bag from Accessorize. A Roberts radio would be fab but if that's out of your budget then she will definitely love these!
You can get this here at




Hi everyone, 
I have a fun shabby chic home ware haul for you today. 
You may remember me posting before about the #happymail boxes from

So the #happmail is a monthly subscription service and each month there is a new theme. 
For January the theme was shabby chic so you can only imagine my delight when Kate sent me a box. 

There is three pricing options £10, £15, £25 and you can buy one off boxes which is what I done in my last post as the theme was afternoon tea and you can check that post out here.

What I love about these boxes is that they are a fun home ware lucky bag and they are like the home ware version of the glossy box.

Also for my Irish ladies the postage is super quick as you may have seen on my Instagram that I have bought a good few items from this company especially over Christmas. 

Have a peep below at some of the items that was in the January shabby chic theme box. 

Let me know if you too are a subscriber to the happy mail service and as always leave the link to your blog in the comments section below.

Chat soon,


20 Random facts.

Random facts tag. 

So today I have a fun post, I seen during the week that lots of my Insta buddies were doing a 20 random facts tag and I thought it would make a fum post and also share a little nit more about myself. 
So have a little read below for my randomness. 

I have very teeny size 2 feet.

I am 4 feet 11 inches and 3/4 and that 3/4 makes all of the difference. 

I attract cats! yep I can see hoe easy it is to end up a cat lady, I own one however I have 2 others that belong to the neighbour's that visit me daily and their names are Toffee and Pepsi.

I have worked for my current employer for the last 10 years, loyal I know!.

I purchased my home myself when I was 25.
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