Friday, March 18, 2011

Fashion Finds Friday - Vintage Kid

Vintage Kid Bib and Pants

I have often thought that I was born in the wrong era.  The fashion of the bygone days of roses, frills, and cutesy patterned fabric has so hastily been replaced by licensed "cartoon and movie" products that lack individuality and innocence.  Whilst searching for some "vintage" fabric outfits for my pigeon pair, I unearthed a treasure trove of goodies at "Vintage Kid".  These gorgeous fabrics are reminiscent of a time when boys played cowboys and indians and not Buzz Light Year vs Ben Ten.  Roses and ice creams for our little pink pretties, which now at most department stores, you will struggle to find, amidst the Hannah Montanna and Hello Kitty.  

Boys Apron

Girls Apron and Ruffle Pant

 Owner of Vintage Kids, Bernice is a mother of 2 kids (Eli 4 and Eva 2). Bernice and her husband  Sean are both educators. He still works full time and Bernice (who was an Early Childhood teacher!) is fortunate enough to stay at home and follow another passion of hers Children's clothing!   

After searching for unique products for her own children (sound familiar!) she stumbled upon Vintage Kid.
"Vintage Kid was actually started in 2006 and we bought the business in 2008 after starting our own online I wanted to stock Vintage Kid products as I just loved how different and unique everything was. At that stage Vintage Kid mostly stocked hats, nappy covers, bibs and 2 styles of dresses. I have really enjoyed growing and expanding the range to include many more gorgeous designs in fabrics. We have also expanded our range of dresses have now included pajamas, library bags, long ruffle pants and so much more!"

Ruffle Pants

Vintage Kid and The Bees Knees Kids are located in the Northern Suburbs of Perth where Bernice operates the business from their family home. " I have our games room set up as our stock room. I manage everything from the selections of fabrics and trims, labels to marketing, promotions, sales, customer service, postage everything even maintaining our Facebook pages!"

A creative Mum, Bernice loves to be involved in the design process, especially shopping for new fabrics and viewing the completed products.
"I really like our Long Ruffle Pants and Swing tops. My daughter has so many of these as they mix and match so well, as well as attracting many compliments about how great they look!  Our pyjamas are a newer product that have just passed through all the Australian and New Zealand safety testing.  My kids love their pyjamas!"

Winter Pyjamas

So what does a typical day look like for this clever Mum?
"Busy!! Usually I am multitasking as any other Mum with school runs, washing, cleaning and running 2 businesses from home. Some days it can be a real juggling act trying to fit everything in especially when we get lots of wholesale orders as well as retail orders that need to go out the same day! We also offer exceptional service.   The great customer service we expect to recieve ourselves, which is really lacking these days!" 

So what does the future hold for Vintage Kids? 
We would like to expand our range to include manchester and bedding so that is something to look foward to in the near future!

Vintage Kids is stocked in store and online throughout Australia and even in South Africa!  For stockists visit


But wait.......there's more

 "Vintage Kid" are generously going to giveaway a pair of their
 divine winter Pyjama's!!!
Valued at $44.95
Girl's Pyjama's


1. Like the "My Pigeon Pair" Facebook page.
2. Like the "Vintage Kid" Facebook page. (Tell them who sent you!)
3. Visit the "Vintage Kid" website and find your favourite product!
4. Leave a comment on this blog post telling us which product you love 
5. Tag Vintage Kid AND My Pigeon Pair in your Facebook Status Update and then let us know you have done so on the My Pigeon Pair- Facebook Page.

Sign up as a follower on the "My Pigeon Pair" Blog
- Leave an additional comment on the blog when you have done so!

Only open to Australian residents due to postage.
Winner chosen via
Competition opens 11am Friday 18th March
Competition closes 7pm Tuesday 22nd March

Happy Entering!



  1. Hi ! I love the Pink Dot Halter Neck dress what a gorgeous style.

  2. Entry for Nikki Lysaght - Thanks for following the blog!

  3. Entry for Nikki Lysaght - Thanks for tagging us!

  4. oh I'm also following your blog now!

  5. Great competition and blog! It's a hard call but i love the long pink ruffle pants and the cowboy pj's. So cute!

  6. So in love with the vintage dot pj's...but can't go past the china doll ruffle pants ADORABLE! New follower here too :D

  7. I am following now too!! And how gorgeous is the cherry ruffle long sleeved top! Def love that onne.

  8. OMG im in love
    i love the dreses yes all of them youngest daughter would look disgustingly gorgeous in them

    and of course im a follower ;)

  9. I was a liker of both FB pages already :) and I love the Cupcake Summer PJ's they are so cute!!


  10. I am also a follower of this lovely blog :)

  11. I am so in love with the Paper Doll Hankie Dress. One of the most stunning dresses i have seen for a little girl in a very long time

  12. Oh and I forgot to mention I am a follower of your blog :)

  13. Now facebook fans of both pages!

    I have just discovered my 2 loves- hats and the lil cowpoke fabric!! How amazing does that hat look!!


  14. and now an offical blog follower :)

  15. Entry for Jenny! Welcome to the flock!!!

  16. Entry for Tammy! Who has liked us on Facebook!!! Welcome!

  17. Have liked both pages and my fave item - which was too hard to choose - is the Cowboy PJs love them and so did my boy!

  18. Also Follow your Blog now - So jealous of your Pigeon Pair!

  19. Entry for Simone!!! Thanks for following My Pigeon Pair!

  20. Entry for Marsha Bennett! Thanks for tagging us Marsha!

  21. Howdy! Thiѕ article could not bе writtеn much better!
    Looking at this аrticle reminԁs mе оf my ρreviοuѕ roommate!
    He alwауs keрt preaching about this.
    Ι аm going to send this article to him. Pretty sure he will havе a veгy
    good reaԁ. Many thankѕ for shаring!

    Feel fгeе to surf tο my web site: anaheim hcg diet

  22. I am eхtremely imρresѕed with your writing skills as well аs wіth the laуout οn yοur blog.
    Is this a paid thеme or dіd you modify it yourself?

    Anyway keeр up the excellent quality writing,
    it's rare to see a great blog like this one today.

    Also visit my page ... what is hcg injections for weight loss