I’m not feeling blue this week but I’m ‘feelin’ blue if you get what I mean? I love the pale blue/green spectrum and put together this little Etsy treasury to share a few fun finds in shades of teal, turquoise and aqua. My favourites are the round specs and the super pale rotary phone. I enjoyed mixing vintage and modern inspirations here.
I’ve put together a cool palette for a little corner of my home for this time in Winter before it gets warmer and really feels like Spring.
The artwork in the background is called Traces and is a mixed media painting by a wonderful Oxfordshire artist named Bee Bartlett. Bee gave me the painting after we put on an exhibition of her work in the art gallery I used to manage.
I had fun putting together a selection of blue and white items, displaying them against the wooden pieces of furniture. The wood kept the overall feel from being too cold.
I’ve posted a few more images over on Flickr.
Today I thought I would share a few more images from my most recent inspiration wall.
I am currently enjoying floral arrangements featuring jewel tones, late Victorian/Edwardian photography, simple decor – plain walls embellished with frames, vintage lace and ribbon.
The images I’ve used are from various lifestyle and interiors magazines. I’ve also used vintage photographs and art postcards, as well as old dictionary pages and pieces of old maps. There is also a 1960s film negative.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these. In 2012 I plan on regularly changing this wall and hope to share each of the transformations with you.
Today I want to introduce to you a styled bridal shoot. As an engaged girlie, I’m often searching wedding and photography blogs for inspiration, both for my future wedding, but also for general styling and design trends.
This shoot by Claire Penn Photography features some wonderful vintage-style items, set up to promote the new collection by Victoria Mary Vintage.
I’ve always loved the idea of taking furniture outside into the wilderness and this idea seems to have formed a trend for wedding and engagement shoots over the last few years.
I love the way the stylist has mixed natural materials such as wood, alongside the pale lace and ceramics and the vibrant colours of the berries and moss.
The glass jars and serving dishes look fabulous filled with moss and flowers.
The birdcages featured in the shoot, make great settings for more florals and also to display the jewellery and other accessories.
If you’d like to see more of this shoot, and in particular more of what the bride is wearing, please head over to Claire Penn Photography – I’m sure Claire would love you to see the full set.
So I’d like to share my portrait submission to the Pinterest Virtual Bloggers Party, created by Holly of Decor8 and Steffi Luxat of Ohhhmhhh.
In a way of celebrating 2012 and bringing together a community of fabulous bloggers, we were invited to submit a portrait themed around the ideas of disco balls and all things bling – since sequins and sparkles are so hot right now!
I thought about wearing something with sequins but considering I blog about styling, interiors and home decor/furnishings I thought it would be best to find something along those lines.
I managed to pick up this totally disco-esque plate, which will look great on my best side table, holding bits of jewellery. I admit, it’s not vintage, but it is second-hand so sticks to my ethical decor ideals.
I decided to pose infront of my latest style wall – not as sparkly, but it definitely represents me and Hidden Blossom.
Wow, I found it difficult taking a decent photo of myself, felt a bit awkward and kind of wish I’d picked something to wear instead of hold – nevermind! It also didn’t help that I get so little natural light into my flat.
I am, however, glad I got to ‘disco’ it up in some way!
You still have till the end of tomorrow (January 9th 2012) to take part and submit your photo. Head over to decor8 to find out more.
The Stylist’s Guide to NYC by Sibella Court
I’m keen to pick up a copy of Sibella Court’s book – The Stylist’s Guide to NYC, which is currently available from Anthropologie. I’ve always wanted to visit New York, scour it’s art galleries, stores and flea markets. Sibella’s book looks like a pretty good place to start the inspiration. Perhaps I’ll head on over a purchase a copy.
Anyway, it is Sunday my friends, and that means it’s time for some Sunday Brunch – a look at my favourite pics from across blogland and beyond. Enjoy!
♥ Maison Trois Garcons as featured on HeartHomeMag blog ♥ – an eclectic mix of antique, vintage and contemporary homes/interiors items.
♥ Matthew Jensen print set by Little Paper Planes over on Poppytalk ♥ – love this work! I will be looking into more by Jensen.
♥ Messy Modern Art ♥ - How much fun does this look?!
♥ Quirky Vintage Hometour via Decorator’s Notebook ♥ – tranquil and rustic, a good breather from all the recent glitz and sparkle.
♥ A round-up of beautifully designed calenders for the new year over on Lovely Clusters ♥
♥ Holler & Squall over on Reading My Tea Leaves ♥ - a lovely shop tour.
♥ Happy Keyboard by Minifanfans over on Making It Lovely ♥ - I want a keyboard like this!
♥ Interior Inspiration over on Design Is Mine ♥ – More gorgeous cozy family homes.
♥ Suitcase Vanity Case over on Design Sponge ♥ - A brilliant DIY vintage upcycle project!
♥ A vintage typewriter obsession over on Adalou ♥ – I have a turquoise typerwriter, not dissimilar to the one in the first picture here.
I hope you’ve enjoyed those. Happy Sunday! I’ll be back later this week with more of my vintage gifts and a look at a few of my favourite stores and designers.
I thought I would share a few images from the Christmas table my mother prepared. With my sisters at their boyfriend’s family gatherings, our Christmas dinner was a small affair for four. Joe and I made a baked-camembert starter and then we had roast turkey with all the trimmings.
Joe and mum fight over a cracker! A few more of our Christmas photos can be found on my Flickr.
Merry Christmas my friends! I hope you are enjoying the holiday season, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas.
I am at home in Sussex with Joseph and my family, having a very jolly time. Below are just a handful of my favourite links from the blogworld this week as well as a few images of my Christmassy surroundings.
♥ Hello Sandwich featured on Anthology Magazine’s blog ♥ - ridiculously cool and colourful wrapping!
♥ oi-soi-oi-winter-collection over on April and May ♥ – Danish design, beautifully styled.
♥ Handmade Holiday: Woodland Wrapping over on Odessa May Society ♥ – Gorgeous and simple present wrapping, using brown paper, old vintage photographs and sprigs of evergreens.
♥ More Christmas Holiday Home from the Thomson Family ♥ - Detailed vintage Christmas decor! So much incredible colour!
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