Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

RUSTIC INTERIOR – DEPERO CLUB

RUSTIC INTERIOR – DEPERO CLUB

For the interior design of the Depero Club in Rieti, Italian designer Tommaso Guerra used almost exclusively salvaged materials, clearly having fun mixing up recycled and repurposed furniture and fittings.The walls are covered with old doors that have been stripped and sanded, then adorned with a mixture of arms from six different antique chandeliers, their […]


GIFT WRAP IDEAS WITH PAPERMASH

GIFT WRAP IDEAS WITH PAPERMASH

Just enough time for one more gift wrap idea, Autumn colours with lace and recycled papers. Add dried twigs and berries for birthdays and a sprinkling of gold leaves for Christmas. I used Place cards and Alphabet index tabs for labelling, both available from Papermash.


BEST LAID PLANS

BEST LAID PLANS

So this year has completely run away with me, leaving me standing in a cloud of dust wondering what happened. Good, bad, fun, scary, exciting, a ton of things keeping me away from my blogging world. Carrying on with the whirlwind I am leaving for Ireland tomorrow to spend a week with my mum and […]


VINTAGE FASHION FRIDAY

VINTAGE FASHION FRIDAY

  WHAT? It’s Saturday you say? Well you know me. Way out west, simple 1970′s cotton dress and leather boots dolled up with, colourful accessories. Cotton Crochet Dress – Vacation Vintage, turquoise necklace – Mr Upcycled, Coral Necklace – Zephyr Vintage, Bucket Bag – Thrush, Sequin Purse – Strawberry Koi, Southwestern Belt Squash Blossom Vintage, Grey […]


VINTAGE FASHION FRIDAY

VINTAGE FASHION FRIDAY

Is it Sunday already? oops. This weeks Etsy vintage outfit has a twinkle of yellow for dark days and evenings, with Long sleeved warming layers and simple accessories. Mustard Cardigan – Alacloth , Blouse – Decades, Coat – Dear Golden , Lion Necklace – Capri Oui, Belt, Shoes and Bag – Thrush, Skirt – Pretty […]


WINTER PINK

WINTER PINK

Hello you, the wanderer returns, in between crazy busy days and nights we have been staying with family out of town, so when I have been able to pop home an explosion of pink and glitter has happened. My spell of not being able to create has been broken and I have been getting back to […]


VINTAGE FASHION FRIDAY

VINTAGE FASHION FRIDAY

Make then stare! Wearing jewels on the bus to the department store or tottering from the car to meet with friends for lunch, a sweet little outfit with bright accessories to cheer up Autumn days. Fur Coat-Hollie Point, Gold and Turquoise Bracelet-Rebstuff1, Beaded Earrings and Milk Glass Rhinestone Necklace-Kiamichi7, Lace Slip and Floral Pencil Skirt-Gypsy Plunder, […]


THE ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH

THE ROUGH WITH THE SMOOTH

Hello, Friday folk, I know, that you know my time keeping is not the best, but I’m here! Todays Vintage fashion Friday is all pulled together from UK based Vintage Etsy shops. Dressing up for daytime, with over the top jewellery and a scruffy edge, lets say Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets Sid and Nancy. I would also […]


VINTAGE FASHION FRIDAY

VINTAGE FASHION FRIDAY

As the seasons change I find my wardrobe wish list goes through the roof! With inspiration everywhere and the high street all looking a little same-y I need to get back into mixing up old and new, so I thought it would be fun to try a new weekly feature, Vintage fashion Fridays. I hope […]


RAINY DAY JOY

RAINY DAY JOY

Back home from a crazy weekend where my feet barely touched the ground, relaxing with some rainy day joy from Emma Cassi’s new collection. Hand stitched pink and turquoise embellished lace jewellery. Displayed beautifully over paintings by Kate Kelleher.


ESTATE SALE

ESTATE SALE

Hello weekend peeps. Back in 2008 I put together some sweet little boxes of colour themed supplies. Collections of things to inspire, vintage and new, useful and decorative. These pictures are some that sold, today I have decided to put together some jars in a similar way. I need to edit my work room and […]


A LIFE BUILT WITH FLOWERS

A LIFE BUILT WITH FLOWERS

Blog of the week, fortnight, month? Sorry about me. I hope some of you are still there, my schedule is crazy internet not always available and time fleeting. But I am happy to share a new blog of the week today. The amazing, lovely and witty Miss Pickering, we met so long ago on twitter, […]


RAINY SUNDAYS ARE SOMETIMES BEST

RAINY SUNDAYS ARE SOMETIMES BEST

Haven’t found much time to be creative lately, but did managed to put a few pages together in my record the day binder for 2012 this week. x Images old and current collected from Red, Vogue, Elle, Elle Decoration, Oh Comely, Country Living UK, World of Interiors, Country homes and interiors, Coast, Living Etc magazines, […]


BIRDS WITH POM POM HATS

BIRDS WITH POM POM HATS

This week I have fallen in love with the wonderful world of Barbara Berrada, French free-lance artist, photographer, fashion designer, and creator of online boutique “les zigouis”.How sweet is this branch of birdswearing painted pom pom hats, I am just crazy about these beautiful black and white prints with added coloursand fun elements. Everything Barbara creates seems to have […]


BOOT FAIR BEAUTY

BOOT FAIR BEAUTY

 The next blog you visit should be  Foxtail + Fern, where Edinburgh based Zoology girl Hannah shares her passions for vintage fashion, thrifting, puppies, collecting and more. Hannah has a real eye for boot fair treasure and putting together gorgeous outfits. All images Foxtail + Fern


PAPER AND CANDY FUN

PAPER AND CANDY FUN

Up early and listening to the sound of the husband in the kitchen preparing for a half marathon this morning, blender whirring, cats tearing around, the sun is out and I can only hope today is as lovely as yesterday. Now I have less time in the week, I love to make things on the […]


DAY 29 THE EXTRA ONE-CABINET OF CURIOSITIES #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 29 THE EXTRA ONE-CABINET OF CURIOSITIES #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 29, the extra one, for my last box of the challenge I have chosen the theme ‘cabinet of curiosities’. The outside of the box is decorated with a collage of paper prints, labels and ink stamping. Made to look like an old specimen box, inspired by the tales of Gerald Durrell in his book-My […]


DAY 28 THE ROMANTIC ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 28 THE ROMANTIC ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 28 The Romantic One, a declaration of lasting love, that will fit into the pocket of someone special. A collage of vintage roses and stamp marks decorates the outside of the matchbox with a victorian style paper scrap, the words ‘Ever True’ and a twinkling treasured jewel. The inner drawer opens to reveal two […]


DAY 27 THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 27 THE LAST DAYS OF WINTER ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 27, the Last Days of Winter One, a tiny winter scene of swallows returning after a long cold winter, swooping through twigs and spring buds in a swirl of vintage sequins and beads.The outside of this matchbox is wrapped in a precious page from a vintage bird book, the printed words telling the story […]


SIX OF THE BEST

SIX OF THE BEST

Just popping in with six of my favourite boxes from the challenge Flickr photo pool so far. Made with love by . . . . Secrets of a butterfly, Miss Herzfrisch, Mimi_bcn, Ans A, Frauheuberg and HB Thepencil. But this is not all, there are so many amazing little art works to be seen by […]


DAY 26 THE SPARKLING ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 26 THE SPARKLING ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Well, today really has been sparkling, the sun has been shining from sunrise to sunset. Warm enough to walk in to town in just a cosy jumper and sheepskin boots to gather lunch things. This makes me really happy, so pleased to be peeling off some layers, I am so over bundling up to stay […]


COFFEE AND CAMERAS

COFFEE AND CAMERAS

Last Tuesday the lovely local photographer and blogger Daniela Exley came by for coffee, and to photograph our home for her beautiful ‘Inside Hastings and St Leonards‘ Project, a collection of photographs sharing the interior details and home style of people that live in our coastal town. I really love the pictures taken, Daniela has really […]


DAY 25 THE JAPANESE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 25 THE JAPANESE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Hello, I hope you have had a good day? We have been to Rye, found the perfect mirror and searched through the lovely perfume collection at Violetta for ‘The One’. Drank some coffee, grabbed a cupcake then back on the road to visit family, leaving them just in time for a sunset drive along the […]


DAY 24 THE FORGET ME NOT ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 24 THE FORGET ME NOT ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 24 The Forget me not one, decorated with delicate paper printed with vintage images of forget me not’s, wrapped in pale blue lace, with a velvet flower the outside of this vintage matchbox glitters in the light.The gold painted inner drawer is lined with brown paper and a hand typed message, decorated with a […]