Monday, 28 May 2012
Are You Ready?
How was the weekend then, readers? Mighty fine here in good old England, it was. We've waited a long time for this glorious weather and so we're darned sure we're going to make the most if it. Thanks so much for your well wishes for the fair. The footfall was definitely down but who can blame folks for making the most of the sunshine outdoors? I had a good natter with my fellow stall holders and made the odd essential vintage purchase.
It can't have escaped your notice, in particular those of us from Blighty, that this weekend sees the Jubilee Celebrations for our wonderful Queen. So the question is: are you ready?
What are you planning to get up to over the four-day holiday weekend. I'm looking anxiously at the weather forecast and hoping it shall stay fine to allow for a little outdoor partying.
Most importantly, I'm having fun thinking of everything "red, white and blue" and digging out treasures to decorate for the weekend.
Today, it is absolutely glorious here so I loaded up my basket and off out into the sunshine I went.
Time for a little Jubilee-style shoot. Gorgeous, fragrant red roses which are so abundant in our front garden at the moment have found a home in the vintage Sadler jug I bought a few weeks ago. Oh how I have been waiting for that moment, to snip those blooms and place them in that rescued rosy red and stripy blue jug.
Out too went the Union Jack cushions I made last week. I can't say I'd mind keeping them but that would be a tad greedy (I do already have one for keeps). So I took some snaps then regrettably headed back indoors for a good while to load up the photos into Etsy; the little downside of this sewing business!
Indoors, I took the opportunity to snap lots of other goodies, too. Our home was built in the 1870s and has good thick brick walls and huge sash windows meaning it actually keeps beautifully cool in this weather so it's nice to retreat indoors for a breather.
So there are lovely lampshades, brilliant bunting, beautiful bags and pretty pins. Yes, I've swallowed the alliterative dictionary!
Just what you need for a Jubilee-themed celebration and all Summer long, in fact. I never manage to take my bunting down all Summer once it's up and why the hecky thump should I?
Not everything was red, white and blue themed, promise!
There has to be pretty pastels, especially a bit of Cath K and Liberty Tana Lawn.
Oh dear, another one sneaked in there!
Phew, that was a marathon of snapping and listing! If you fancy any goodies to give your celebrations a bit of handmade homespun pzazz or your home (or indeed you) wants a little love, please find all these additions in my Etsy shop. I've offered free postage on some items and special deals when buying more than one item.
Me? I'm back off outside with something tall and cool (no, not Mr HenHouse, he's not back from work, yet)!