I watched Fried Green Tomatoes last night- it's one of my all time favorite films, but I haven't watched it in years. This time around I couldn't get enough of the set decoration! Particularly the kitchen in the Whistle Stop Cafe- it's all scrubbed wooden tops and white enamel cupboards. I couldn't seem to find any really good images of the set decoration but I found few which had a similar feel and which are equally inspiring -rustic, pretty, and a touch of the utilitarian, what a perfect combination!
On another note how wonderfully pretty is Ruth's apron and dress combination...I dream of looking like this while baking!
Old furniture polish pots! Aren't they fabulous?!
They are all in various shades of periwinkle blue, I believe the polish was lavender scented, so they have that wonderful lavender blue hue to them. Some are prettily faded and some remain perfectly bright, either way we think they are wonderful. In fact, we are so in love with them that we have now added them to our website, you can buy them here.
Bunting on a cake must be one of the most happy sights of all time! I really wanted to try to make some so went ahead with some pretty scraps of fabric I had laying around, it is a great way to use up those little scraps that you can't bare to throw away but are too tiny to do anything useful with! Right, now I just needed a cake to put the bunting on.... feeling inspired by the wonderful Rosie of sweetapolita, I thought I would try her ruffled celebration cake ... and I was pleasantly surprised by how well it went! Ok, its not a patch on hers but for my first go I'm pretty happy...I just can't bare to cut into it though!
We love vintage bottles of all shapes and sizes, they look lovely grouped together and possibly with some little flowers poking out. This week I thought I would try something different so I filled mine with a little fragrance from a home fragrance diffuser (this scent is my favorite) I love the effect- it looks pretty and smells lovely! I have now scattered them all over my home....... ummmmmm delicious!
Last week we went to the Lovely Homespun Fair in Portscatho. We didn't really intend on buying much just have a little nosey around, but the stands were just so lovely and packed with all sorts of goodies...we ended up coming out with armfuls!
One of the very special things we found was this beautiful 1930's Aquascutum Box. We love vintage boxes and and I thought it was particularly poignant to share this box this week as we heard the news that Aquascutum has sadly gone in to administration.
I just took a few snaps of this lovely book I have been reading and thought I would share it with you. We have a fascination with all things pretty so this lovely book is titled, Pretty Things caught my eye and has not failed to delight and inspire!
It is a beautiful look filled with wonderful images of burlesque queens of the 1930's 40's, 50's (all the best decades!) costume illustrations, and plenty of feathers, tulle, sequins, and lace! What is fascinating to me are the details of the costume construction the craftsmanship of the costume makers was truly incredible it is a fascinating book, and I must say extremely pretty!
I love old and antique books, but what I really love is when I find antique books with lots of colour plates these ones we found are just lovely. They are all "Shown to the Children" Books, have lots of colour plates and look great stacked on a bedside table
This week has been really hectic, so no time for antiques hunting.... but as I was looking though my camera I found these lovely photos. A huge haul of framed antique butterflies (and some other goodies). You can imagine my excitement, when I saw these pretty things poking out of an old musty suitcase these really were quite a rare find.
I couldn't bare to part with all of them so I have these little ones (above) hanging in my bathroom, I smile every time I see them and am reminded of that special day when I found them.
Hope everyone is having a lovely easter weekend!
Spring is here! Unfortunately some of us in the UK are having to endure more winter weather (boo to snow in April!), but one way to fill yourself with the joys of spring is gathering all the pretty spring time flowers you can find, plopping them in every vessel you have and scattering them around your house!
We have just added this lovely vintage bottle to our shop, with its pretty pastel perfume label it is perfect for a displaying a poesy of spring flowers! xxx
This beautiful little hand painted glass jug was hiding in an cupboard and I was delighted to find it! When I got it home I immediately filled it with water and these wonderfully plump ranunculus. You can never have too many vintage jugs the are just so handy, perfect for a posy of flowers, or more traditionally for milk, at a spring time tea party!
I hope everyone in the UK is enjoying the sunshine! xxx