By coincidence, almost everything I bought in Brighton fit into two themes-mushrooms and mermaids! To kick off the mermaid theme, my very first purchase in Brighton was this AMAZING holographic scale print fabric and shimmery, pastel oil slick effect fabric. I have lots of plans for these and I am slightly in love with the oil slick fabric. I want to cover everything in it.
Next I purchased some very mermaid-y underwear, from H&M. I thought the netting looked like both fishing nets and scales, and the colours are perfect for a winter mermaid.
In Tiger I picked up some mini notebooks and perfume bottles in pretty, mermaid-y colours. The perfume bottles are really handy as they have little roll on applicators.
I found more perfume bottles, this time vintage and SEASHELL SHAPED in the Martlets Vintage Shop. It was a lovely shop full of vintage treasures and I would have bought a lot more if I could have carried it home-I had my eye on a gorgeous Japonisme end table. I am so happy with these, especially as they are iridescent. I love anything iridescent!
Speaking of iridescent things, I bought these beautiful star shaped glass beads in The Brighton Bead Shop.
I got some cream yarn with sparkly holographic sequins in Oxfam. I kind of wish I had bought more than two skeins, but I think it will still be enough to knit something with. I'm not usually a fan of sequins, but this yarn was subtle enough for my liking. It made me think of sunlight on sea foam.
My final purchase of my time in Brighton was this ring, which I bought just before going to the train station to come home. I'd wanted a ring for ages, and I'd been back to look at this silver and moonstone ring a few times and kept thinking about it, so I decided to just go for it and buy it. I also wanted a visual reminder of my time in Brighton and all the things I wanted to remember-not only the lovely experiences I'd had, but the things the time away had taught me about myself and my life. So this was quite a symbolic purchase! I like it because it's not completely plain, but it's not flashy and in your face either.
The paper I used as a background for these photos was also bought in Brighton-it's from the Royal Pavilion shop, and is a copy of the fish wallpaper in the Pavilion.