Thursday, 1 November 2012

Styling Details...




Vintage books and Letterpress


Trawling through charity shops 
used to be a real passion of mine and it was lovely
 to find these books recently. The amazing letterpress tray
 (yes, a whole tray) was a fantastically lucky find
 in Grandad Gordon's loft. I will take a picture
 of it for my next post, but I did take a quick Instagram !

The slate tiles were on sale at B&Q, so I bought 6-
just because... and Jon's really pleased to have
 them lying around the family room... 
The 3 boxes actually hold 500 mini test tubes,
 which Jon bought me as a present off ebay-
I'm going to make something with them-
they're only 5cm long-any ideas?!
 Don't hold your breath though!
 Happy Bonfire weekend! 
















25 comments:

  1. Oh the letter presses - indeed a lucky find. Love the Autumn leaves over there while the spring flowers are in bloom here, amazing this world. As for the test tubes, the obvious choice would be cute little vases. M x

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    1. Hi Mel-the Autumn leaves were so beautiful,l but for such a short time-high winds and lots of rain put pay to that! Now, I have to admit to being a teeny bit jealous of Spring on your side of the world! :-) I may try a little chandelier too if I can find a small enough vintage shade!! x

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  2. Ohh I love the books you have a new follower from
    chile
    saludos

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    1. Hola Decora Adora y muchos gracias! Saudos!

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  3. beautiful. I love the colour scheme.

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  4. The golden leaves look so lovely next to the tiles. A great colour contrast! And, I was laughing when you wrote: "Jon's really pleased to have them lying around the family room" hahaha! :) x

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    1. ;-)) you know where I'm coming from Will...!!! x

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  5. I love trawling charity shops too - hard to find the time nowadays, and always a little sad to see how things we love just end up on shelves - sobering too. I've even raided skips in the past after having found lots of pretty coloured fifties cookware once in a neighbourhood skip when a house was gutted and redone. And I still can't resist picking things up from the street no matter where I'm going. Latest find: two weathered children's chairs, one hardwood, one wicker, gorgeous proportions and patina. Now on my patio with pots and plants!

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    1. Wow Ursula-what a find!! At least we know someone else's old life is being given a new lease of life by us-bittersweet xx

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  6. fantastic shots.....always love letter press.

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    1. Thanks so much Tracey! Hope you're surviving half term !! ;-)

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  7. Your heart must have been beating fast when you found the letterpress tray! Could you put herbs & spices in the test tubes? You'd have to make something to hold them and get some little corks for the top.xx

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    1. Yup-I went mad!! That's lovely Catherine-they're so tiny though, I might do single fresh sprigs -will give it a go! :-) xx

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  8. Ohh I love this colour combination so beautiful. Will just have to design a collection with it. So inspiring. :-)

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    1. Ah thank you-look forward to seeing it!! ;-)

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  9. Beautiful shots Caroline I'm especially enjoying how you've captured the variation in the colour of the slate! Have a good one X

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    1. Thank you Toni-had lots of fun with these! xx

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  10. Those letterpress blocks - what a great find. It made me smile when I read about the slate tiles. Your husband is so sweet and thoughtful to buy you those test tubes for your styling work. :) x

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    1. Thank you Geraldine! I know-lovely prezzie-must live up to it by doing something with them ;-)x

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  11. Hi Caroline, thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog, Simply Hue! Your blog is beautiful and inspiring and I'm happy to have found you. :)

    Have a lovely new week,

    Vicki

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  12. A whole tray!! Oh my, the things you can do with a whole tray of wooden letters!

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    1. Hi Hege! Thank yo so much and for stopping by! Cx

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