Vintage Seaside Styling for Reclaim Magazine

Hello everyone, I hope you have a had a lovely week!

We have come to the end of our little East Sussex holiday.  But my goodness have we crammed it in – we’ve had such a wonderful time, and the children have swum at three different beaches, which I think is pretty good going.  I will edit the photos I have taken and will put together a post with what we got up to.  I always find posts like that helpful when I’m visiting a particular area, some places are well kept secrets so it’s nice to share if you come across a gem!

Being beside the seaside a lot has reminded me to share this feature that I styled and shot for Reclaim Magazine a few issues back.  I have a huge soft spot for the faded grandeur and sunbaked pastel colours of old seaside holiday destinations.  I’m a sucker for fairgrounds, retro ice cream signs and anything neon too.  So as the theme for this issue was Seaside Bygones, this was a particularly fun feature for me to put together.

I have to say a big thank you to Jay at Smith & Co Vintage, for loaning me the amazing neon sign, gumball machine and old shop lettering.  Jay’s incredible shop is in Gorleston, which a stone’s throw from Great Yarmouth, and you can find him here on Instagram.

This feature also meant I could go to my favourite colourful seaside town, Great Yarmouth, to take some snaps.  I’ve never really noticed this amazing cafe I spotted on the pier.  I guess because it’s usually full of people and it looks like it’s had a repaint, but I love how the pink exterior pops with the blue chairs.  And I never need an excuse to snap my favourite pink flamingo frontage!

Do you know any seaside towns with some fabulous shop frontage or signage?  Do let me know your favourites!

I have a couple of days to catch up at home before I’m on the road next week, doing some interior styling on various shoots for a client on the south coast.  I’ll be back on Sunday with a post though, so please do pop back!

Tamsyn x

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