Saturday, 23 March 2013

Styling Details...

Website coming soon!

I've decided it's more than time
 to get my own very first website up and running,
 so I've been putting a few shots together
 and thought you might like a tiny sneak peak.
I need to take some time out 
to  put everything together,
 so please bear with me.

 These lovely props are from
  The Home Barn (just for a change!)
 Well, part of my portfolio has to
 contain a vintage element after all...

 Happy Weekend!  

Monday, 18 March 2013

A Visit To...

The Home Barn...

Last week, WillIgor and I took a very cold and snowy trip over to Marlow, Buckinghamshire to meet the team at The Home Barn. With snow coming in through the roof beams and the log burner to warm us all up, it was quite a magical experience. I took a few snaps with my phone and camera (yes Sarah, I really should have used your tripod!) We warmed up afterwards in front of the fire at the very lovely Queen's Head gastro pub. All in all, a very lovely day...

In 2010, sisters-in-law Sarah and Sally Wilkie found a derelict barn in Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire and knew immediately it would be the perfect environment for their new business venture. With a keen eye and natural talent for sourcing vintage items nationally and internationally for their own homes, Sarah and Sally have gradually amassed one of the most individual and eclectic vintage collections in the Home Counties.

With backgrounds in art direction, interiors and fashion design, their talent shines through, not only sourcing, but also commissioning local craftsmen and artisans to produce bespoke items. Whatever you want for your home, the girls will undoubtedly be able to find it for you.

There are also many National Trust properties to visit in the area, including Cliveden, Hughenden Manor, Waddesdon Manor, Greys Court and Nuffield Place. More than enough for a weekend away!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Styling Details...

One Year Old!....

This month my little  blog is officially 1 year old!
  I wanted to say a huge thank you to all of you who
 come back week after week and especially to my readers and friends
 who take the time to leave such lovely comments
 when there are millions of other blogs out there.
 I really do appreciate it.

 Thanks a million to the very lovely Margerita of Chocolate Creative and
 the star-in-the-making, Igor of Happy Interior blog,
 who both featured me on their blogs during the past year.
 I was hugely honored and thrilled to be asked-
thank you SO much to both of you-I owe you!

And lastly, thank you to the generations past
 who have provided the wonderful everyday items that have inspired
 so many of my posts, not least today's pictures.
 My Mum regularly helps drive old people
 from her town to the Doctors or the shops and as a thank you,
 one of the ladies left her sewing box from 1886 to her.
 It wasn't until last weekend that I realized
 anything was in there. It's very special-come and see.
 I'd love to know what you think! 

Thank you so much for sticking with me
 and I hope you continue to
 enjoy my little every day shots for the next year to come... x

Tatting is handmade knotted lace traditionally used as decorative collars in the 1800s.

Second from left is a ribbon threader, then a crochet hook,
 but if anyone knows what the other pieces are, I'd love to know!