Ok, so last week I finally took the plunge and bought an iphone! Can you believe it’s the first Apple product I’ve ever owned?! I finally feel like I’ve been initiated into the world of great design.
First on the app-download list was Instagram! I’ve been missing out for months while the rest of you have been having lots of fun with your dreamy instant photography. But no more! I am finally in on the action.
I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been up to in the last week through Instagrams …
1. This little lost duckling turned up in the bushes outside our office. We soon returned her to her mummy.
2. I went home to see my family for Father’s Day and popped into The Belle Isle – this lovely little display was on an old industrial cart.
3. A quick healthy snack – blueberries from Riverford Organic.
4. Pink Gin and Tonic! Need I say more?!
5. Trying out an Instagram self-portrait.
6. Window display for Liscious Interiors, Oxford.
7. A bunch of pretty summer blooms put together by our lovely gardener at work.
8. A wall of vintage suitcases – also at The Belle Isle.
9. A totally indulgent sunday brunch of fried eggs and beans on toast – yum!
So i’m hooked, and I hope to show you more of my adventures through Instagram soon. If you fancy following me, it’s the same name I use for twitter, facebook, pinterest and flickr – ahiddenblossom.
Welcome to the new week folks! This Monday I thought I’d share with you a few photos I took during my recent visit to Windsor & Eton. All the pics below were ones I took along Eton highstreet. It was a gloriously sunny day and the flags were flying high in anticipation of the Jubilee celebrations.
I recently stumbled upon the chic little boutique Roost Interiors on Eton highstreet and had to share with you some photos of the the store. Co-owner Helen very kindly showed me around …
Roost is full pretty finds – from antique-style glassware to shabby-chic furniture. I usually go mad for colour but I felt really relaxed amongst all the pale and pretty muted tones on display.
Joe and I travelled back to Sussex last week for a few days at home with my family over Christmas. On Christmas eve we had a wander around my hometown. I meant to upload these photos earlier (nevermind). Here are some of our experiences…
A pretty shop window display. This store is an Aladdin’s cave of interior design goodness.
Joe and I took photos of the sky changing colours as the sun went down.
We came across an example of Yarn Bombing – which I blogged about here.
We did a lot of window shopping. This pretty pink shop below featured lots of handmade and vintage items. Sadly, since it was Christmas eve and we were walking around late in the afternoon, we were unable to go in.
Our afternoon was rounded off with a really pretty sunset. I’m still getting to grips with night photography using my DSLR so this is where we left things.
I’ve posted a few more images from this walk over on my Flickr.
I thought I’d share with you a few shots from my trip around Oxford this weekend – just a few things I saw on my journey. Not long now till Christmas and a week off work!
The glorious photos featured in this post are by Simply Rosie. She has beautifully captured the wonderfully eclectic decor and vintage details in the home of fellow photographer Beth of Eden Photography. I love Rosie’s use of light and soft focus. We catch little glimpses of Beth’s interior world without the whole story being given away. I will be keeping an eye on Rosie’s blog, infact I’m off now to look through some more of the amazing vintage styling shoots I’ve spotted on there.
November sees fireworks galore across the night sky in the UK, and as the nights draw in earlier and the temperature drops we reach for our cozy knits to keep us warm. Here is an Etsy treasury I have created – a homage to November nights.