Celebrating my First Blogiversary with a Kiss Me Deadly Giveaway!

Blogiversary Giveaway

I cannot believe it’s been a whole year since I decided to start the Vintage Gal blog and, even more so, I cannot believe I have stuck with it. When I made the decision to write about my vintage life I honestly doubted I would last any longer than a few weeks, thinking I would get fed up and bored very quickly. Boy was I wrong!

Writing a blog has always appealed to me as I love writing (I’m trying to write a novel too!) but I’d never really settled on a subject before. However, this time last year, after a horrible three months of having some strange heart condition that the doctors couldn’t diagnose I decided the best therapy for me was to stop worrying about being ill and focus on something I truly loved. So I thought to myself, I love writing and I love vintage so why not combine the two? Oddly this was the best medicine and within a few weeks I was back to my normal self (with the help of a very healthy diet, I must add!).

It has been a wonderful rollercoaster ride of highs and lows and I have enjoyed every single minute of it. I’ve learnt a lot, made mistakes, nearly had a heart attack very early on when my views went way over 600 on one day when a particular brand added a link to their Facebook page, made some fabulous friends, been to some amazing places, been asked to write for the lingerie shop Fox and Rose, and have truly had a wonderful time.

I am so grateful to each and every person who has actually taken the time to come and read any of the posts here. It has amazed me every single time I see a new visitor on the site or when someone new signs up as a subscriber and I get all the more enthused to write and write and write. You are all stars!

Blogiversary Giveaway!

As a special thank you I am doing a blogiversary giveaway for one lucky person to win my favourite piece of vintage inspired nightwear, the Kiss Me Deadly Claret Cherie Teddy. This beautiful teddy is available exclusively from Joanna’s Wardrobe (Fox and Rose’s sister site) and is very kindly being supplied by their owner Karen who has been a great supporter of this blog.

Kiss Me Deadly Claret Cherie Teddy

You can read all about the Cherie Teddy, which comes in S, M, L and XL, in my review or have a look at it on Joanna’s Wardrobe. I highly recommend you also spend a bit of time having a look through everything else they do as they have an amazing range of vintage inspired lingerie and nightwear. Trust me, I love their stuff!

And here’s what you need to do:

  1. Share your favourite Joanna’s Wardrobe item in the comments section below (This is the only required entry)
  2. Follow Vintage Gal on Twitter
  3. Follow Joanna’s Wardrobe on Twitter
  4. Tweet about the giveaway (This can be done once a day for more entries)
  5. Visit Vintage Gal on Facebook
  6. Visit Joanna’s Wardrobe on Facebook

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Terms and Conditions: The giveaway runs from 12:00am (GMT) on Wednesday 11th March 2015 to 12:00am (GMT) on Wednesday 18th March 2015. The giveaway winner will be chosen at random and posted publicly to the Vintage Gal blog by Friday 20th March 2015. In addition, the winner will be contacted privately via Twitter. The giveaway winner must respond by Friday 27th March 2015 to claim their prize or a new winner will be chosen.

And that’s it! Thank you all for reading the Vintage Gal blog, there will be much more to come over the next few months. Best of luck!


Just a vintage gal suffering from the Golden Age syndrome. A lover of all things old, especially the 1930s, seamstress, crocheter, maker of hats and enjoys rummaging at flea markets.


  1. Congratulations on the blogoversary! Here’s to many more years of your excellent blog, which has become one of my favourites.

    I won’t enter the giveaway as they don’t do my size…

    • Aw, thank you! It’s a shame it doesn’t come in your size 🙁 Will try and choose something non-size related next time.

      • Hehehe, not a problem! I am resigned to never buying repro underwear!

  2. Ah, there are far too many beautiful pieces for me to pick a favourite! I’ll just pick one for now though, the Kiss Me Deadly Blue Tempest Cincher – gorgeous!

    • Oh, I’m glad you’ve been introduced to these two lovely brands. I’m a big fan of both. The Les Extravagantes briefs are just beautiful.

  3. Love the what katie did hollywood – happy blog birthday xx

  4. I think this teddy is actually my favourite piece on the website. I have the pink version, and it’s lovely!

  5. From their in-house brand, I love the cherry suspender belt, it’s so cute! And KMD’s purple Elle knicker is perfection.

  6. Ohhh I adore the Les Extravagantes Chemise by Les Jupons de Tess! Just need a rich man to buy me one!

  7. WOW Been reading through your blog and it is fab! Well done and happy blogiversary! So glad I found you!

    • Oh thank you! I’m glad you found me too. (I could do with a rich man myself!)

  8. I adore the Purple Elle Robe by Kiss Me Deadly!

  9. I still lust over the Kiss Me Deadly Purple Elle Robe even though it is highly impractical with my kitties who like to claw everything and my kiddies who would run away screaming comically unless I was wearing flannel pj’s underneath. On a more practical note, Joanna’s Retro Ella Satin Deep knickers look wonderful! I love big pants!

    • I have the KMD robe in black and only ever wear it when I’m away from home. I too have a cat and he’s already ruined a vintage babydoll peignoir with his claws so I’m not going to risk it with this!

  10. CONGRATS on your anniversary!! that is so exciting 🙂 I’m glad that in the face of uncertainty that you found something that has helped get your mind off it and all your readers (including myself) are happy you do blog. I look forward to many more wonderful posts.

    Liz 🙂

  11. OPPS Forgot my entry requirement. LOVE the Hollywood Camiknicker

  12. love the Peachy Keen Longline Girdle !

    • Did you know that Kiss Me Deadly have an ebay shop where they sell of end of lines every so often? Granted, this particular bra might not make it in there, I suspect it’ll be a sell out… but it’s worth keeping an eye on if you’re keen on their stuff but short of cash. Oh, and also worth saving up for is their easter egg hunt, there are often 20% and 30% discounts on specific ranges through their website during that time.

      • I’ve bought from their eBay store before. You can get some real bargains, particularly the end of line stuff. It’s well worth bookmarking it.

  13. Rosy slipdress on Joanna’s Wardrobe is gorgeous 🙂 xx

  14. I love Kiss Me Deadly’s purple Elle knickers :). But most of their stuff is awsome so hard to choose.

  15. Congratulations. You can never go wrong with a black 6 strap garter belt. From Kiss me deadly I love my Blue Tempest bra.

    • Thank you! Yes, I love the KMD 6 strap suspender. It’s a real staple.

  16. Everything on the site is beautiful, but I would love to own the Hollywood Robe by What Katie Did!

  17. The roll-on girdle from Kiss me Deadly, it seems really neat.

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