Monthly Archives: October 2013

Feathery Fabulousness

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Just had to share this. Anthropologie does it again!

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This fabulous feathery display is on show in the Regent St store….well it was a couple of weeks ago. In my former life I used to make feather fascinators and these guinea fowl feathers were always my favourite to work with. They take dye very well with the colour filling the white spots.

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…anyway…I digress…. Here is the feathery installation in all its glory!

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On close inspection it seems that each feather has been pierced with a needle thru the center spine and threaded by hand onto nylon thread. That’s a lot of hours work! I hope you get a chance to see it. And of course while I was in the store I took a few more images from around this palace of joy and inspiration. Enjoy!

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A bath full of succulents?….why not!

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….come rest a while….

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….Covet a bag…..mmmm!

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Plates far too delicious to eat off….

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And when you’re exhausted take a wash and brush up here! But before you go home walk down to Trafalgar Sq and take a peek at this fine specimen!….

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Feathery Fabulousness indeed!

Sunshine,South Bank and much Vintage Attitude

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Saturday saw me at The Classic Car Boot Sale on London’s South Bank. What a fabulous day it was….in every way….because after a nerve shredding day of rain on Friday I set off very early on Saturday morning with much trepidation and lots of polythene sheeting! But someone was on our side because as I stepped out of Waterloo station,the sun was shining and the sky was blue. Hurrah!

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My stall was soon set up with fellow up-cyclers and next to an adorable little Fiat from 1972.

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Fellow upcyclers.

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I chatted to so many people that my voice was fading by mid afternoon and the queues stretched away along the pavement. I did get a few photos but would have liked more but of course I was happily chatting about and selling my wares.
Here are some images I managed to get.

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Just wanted to partake of tea and cake here.

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Shady character selling nylons on a bin!!

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Scooter boys …..and girls.

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My favourite car…..so cute!

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Pink Cadillac…..of course!

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And the nicest thing was meeting Kate from MasonBently who was the first person to follow my blog. So good to put a face to a name and here’s to our next meeting and the next Classic Car Boot of course!
I was very restrained and didn’t buy any clothes but when I saw this I could not resist….

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I grew up with this magazine rack in our living room and have vivid memories of trying to say the French words as a child. It used to hold The Radio Times I seem to remember but I think it’s perfect for some of my vinyl collection….French music, of course.

When Ju Went To Kew

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Just wanted to share my recent trip to Kew Gardens. Can’t believe I have never been before as its everything I love in one place. Very inspiring,very green,amazing structures,both natural and man made,and rusty metal and a spiral staircase!….always wanted one of those. Anyway I will let the photos speak for themselves……

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High up in the dome of the Palm House.

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Table set with all edible plants and using vintage china. Delicious! Where was The Mad Hatter we wondered?

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Hazel structures sat amongst the trees.

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We did the Tree Top Walk and saw it all from a tree point of view….

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This majestic fella strutted his stuff for us!

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My overriding thought on the day was that even with all our amazing designers, past and present, somehow nature itself is our finest!

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