I love Butterflies. I love their vibrant colours, the bow-like shape of their wings and their magical fluttering flight. They are widely regarded as a beautiful symbol of rebirth and transformation, and are popular images in many types of art and craft.
In chinese culture, two butterflies flying together are a symbol of love. Japanese superstition says that if a butterfly enters your room and perches then the person you most love is coming to see you! In other cultures their presence can be seen as either good or bad luck.
I love to wear butterfly prints and jewellery and have them around the home on pretty accessories such as our gorgeous butterfly metal and glass hooks. Perfect in the bedroom for hanging my butterfly necklaces!
Get some butterfly love…
Hope you all enjoyed the Royal wedding on Friday. I know I did!
At a street party in Sidmouth in East Devon we ate sandwiches, drank Pimms and sang Land Of Hope And Glory. All before teatime. Later, we had the good fortune of winning a magnum of champaign in the local raffle in aid of the Princes Trust. It was a lot of champaign but it didn’t last long!
Can you remember the summer of 1981? More specifically, the day Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer. It was a warm and sunny one and I have some very warm if slightly fuzzy memories of running up and down the street with a plastic union jack flag, playing with the neighbourhood kids and eating lots of cake! I had never been to a street party before so it was unbelievably exciting that our little Crescent was closed off and I was able to run in the road without being told off. I wore my favourite white brodery anglaise dress with a red, white and blue paper hat. I was 6.
It’s good Friday and we’re at home in the garden. With a glass of wine in hand I’m preparing our surroundings for a cosy evening huddled around the chimnea. The perfect finishing touch will be lighting the candle in this sweet hanging bird cage…
Following my previous post on using pastel colours in your home, I have noticed lots of new fashion and accessories in ice cream colours for the summer.
Shades to create a really soft and girlie look are peach, lilac, mint, pink, ballerina nudes and baby blue in chiffon, jersey, pleats and ruffles.
As featured in this month’s Elle Magazine…
If you are planning on spending Easter weekend decorating, go for soft ice cream tones to create a light and relaxing space ready for summer. Sugary sweet pastels are the new trend in interior decor for Spring/Summer so experiment with pale coloured wallcoverings, paint, furniture and accessories.
Here is some inspiration for the sweetest Easter home…
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So, despite the recent warm weather, I was quickly brought back to reality on a brisk walk with the dog this morning. It’s definitely not summer yet. The cold drizzle on my face hit that one home.
Here’s a look at some cute knits in spring colours to keep the drafts away!
Take off the heavy coat and layer with knitted scarves, cuffs and socks…
An interiors trend we really love at the moment is borrowed from the hunting lodge/country estate look. This ‘hunting lodge chic’ is a rustic but grand style of decor identified by decorative items, light fittings, wallpaper and furniture that reflect country pursuits. You don’t need a lodge or a manor house to recreate this style, it’s it’s all in the detail!
The wall mounted animal skull and freestanding swans in this room add interest to a pale neutral living room.
Being lovers of vintage style we had to share our appreciation of the hair do known as victory rolls. The name ‘victory rolls’ was inspired by celebratory fighter pilot maneuvers during world war two and this striking look really embraces the style and spirt of that era.
Vintage hairstyling has become a big trend of late as women express their unique style and emulate the sophistication of earlier decades. Victory rolls are a high glamour look but they’re also a very practical style, a must for wartime beauties who worked incredibly hard to keep calm and carry on!
Modern fans of the look include Gwen Stefani and Rockabilly queen Imelda May.