Monthly Archives: October 2013

Welcome party peeps

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It’s party time again…..yay! Come on in kick off your killer heels, sink your feet in the shag pile and let’s get this thing started. Enjoy your stay and feel free to come visit anytime you are passing……

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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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