10 January 2013

100th Post!! A huge thank you cuddle to you all!!

I literally can't believe I am writing this post!! It is in fact my 100th!! When I told Mr. Boyfriend this exciting news he said we should go in his little purple car a.k.a Vera and decorate it with Second Hand Rose flags and try out his new trucker horns (don't ask) and chuck out business cards in London.
I on the other hand do not fancy injuring people with cards flying at their face and have decided to celebrate with the box set of Dad's Army, cuddles from my cat Jasper and a pack of Fox biscuits, any excuse.
My blog has consisted of many different topics, from me rambling on about my love of Rock Hudson to looking like a vintage bombshell.
I didn't believe that anyone would take time out of their day to read my writing, but they have. Somehow I have accumulated over 160 followers and over 44,250 views and I haven't even had to bribe them with biscuits, unbelievable.
I cannot tell you how extremely grateful I am to you all for regularly reading my little blog and the comments you leave truly to do brighten my day. I love reading them and reciting them to my family at least 100 times, poor them.
If you follow me on Twitter you will probably have noticed that I've been screaming from the Twitter rooftops that I have been published in Vintage Life Magazine!!!!!! This is so unbelievably exciting for me, yes Second Hand Rose is going up in the writing world!
Vintage Life is an absolutely a-mazing magazine full of fabulous info and tips on how to be a real vintage goddess!
My first article for them was in the November Issue all about a history of coats and keeping warm the vintage way. Now I have been officially added to the Contributors list and had to supply them with a mugshot of me trying not to have a crazy look on my face, trust me this photo took many attempts to do.
For this months issue, seven pages were dedicated to me gushing about the 60's and how to get the look, full of fabulous pictures. Mummy Second Hand Rose has been telling everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, from the postman to the woman on the checkout in Sainsbury's, it seems every person within fifty miles has been hounded by my mother to buy a copy of Vintage Life. That is if they can find one after she has bought all of the magazines available in the South East.
I have written an article for the February's issue about old dating rules and have just submitted one for March on the 1970's. I really wouldn't have been able to do this without your continued support and pluck the courage up to be able to publish my writing, so for that I owe you all a lifetime supply of Cadbury's.
I still have to pinch myself and find it hard to believe that I am writing for my favourite magazine, I have royally clicked my heels three times. Beat that one Dorothy.
Second Hand Rose


  1. That is SO fantastic! Well done! I love reading your posts, they make me feel old and young at the same time -old because some of the vintage stuff you talk about is just part of my actual past (Mother SHR will know what that feels like!) but young because your enthusiasm is so infectious and you talk about things that are a bit different.
    Well done and enjoy your Fox bikkies. We also have Dad's army box set, gosh it is still so laughing out loud funny and fresh isn't it!

  2. Aww yay, huge congratulations lovely! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

  3. congratulations to all the great writers of this fantastic blog!
    a big hug

  4. OMG, that is awesome! How did I miss that feature of yours? Congratulations on your 100th post and on being featured in Vintage Life!
    Is there any link to your articles in the magazine or is it still available on the newsstands?
    Do let me know as I'd love to read them!
    Juneli from Fashionably Yours

  5. I know I tweeted you with hysterical joy but I do feel the need to comment here too, just because this is such amazing news!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 100th post, on all those thousands of pageviews, and of course on being featured in a real-life, actual magazine! Seriously, that is amazing!

    I remember when you first started your little bloggety blog, and I have been a keen follower since. You are definitely one of the loveliest, most intelligent, most interesting bloggers/human folk I've ever come across, and your writing is just brilliant! You always keep me reading until the very end! I'm so glad your talent has now been recognised on a larger scale; I can't think of anybody who deserves it more!

    When you're the editor of your own vintage magazine, I shall be telling everybody that you once baked me cookies for my birthday! Xx

  6. That's pretty! ♥
    Nice blog you have here dear!
    Check out mine sometime if you'd like ♥


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