Fall In Love With Floral
How are you all? Things escalated quite quickly over the last couple of days didn’t they?
The children finished their last day at their school yesterday. I am very lucky as they both love school, so my daughter was sad to say goodbye to her friends, and my son was just a little confused about how it was all going to work (him and me both!). Luckily both school have been brilliant at setting up home studying for them, so hopefully we will get into a routine soon.
Shops and restaurants/bars are now closing down, and it’s time to batten down the hatches. I am looking for new ways to make an income from not leaving the house, largely through my huge photo archive, and the fact that I have a studio, camera, and lots of beautiful props so I can shoot plenty of content for image library and magazines. I regret slightly not having got this all in place a little earlier it has to be said.
Anyway, let’s brighten things up with a little vintage floral inspiration! For those of you who.weren’t able to see a copy of this month’s Reclaim Magazine which goes off the shelves shortly, here it is! The copy is below, as it’s rather small to read in the pictures above.
Before I sign off, I just wanted to let you know that I intend to blog every day next week, so do come and join me with a cup of coffee or glass of wine! Now really is the time to share a little joy.
Take care lovelies, and enjoy the rest of your weekend! In case you missed my last post, you can see it here.
Reclaim Magazine Issue 48 – Style & Vintage
Embellishing your home with vintage treasures is such an easy way to add a floral flourish. Instead of imported supermarket flowers wrapped in plastic, look for floral prints and fabrics to bring that English country garden vibe to your home all year round.
Pretty Rustic Wreath
In this corner, I’ve used my favourite botanical prints and floral print cushions, along with this beautiful handmade wreath. I hunt for books on gardening and flowers at car boot fairs and charity shops, and make cushion covers from offcuts of curtain fabric.
Handmade Wreath : Lisa Dew, @roseflorist on Instagram
Chair : www.twgaze.com, try your local auction house for similar.
Adorn an old chandelier with artificial flowers for a whimsical, fairytale touch (whilst of course taking no fire risks!). If you are lucky to find beautiful old silk flowers in dusky shades, they look so beautiful next to tinkling glass.
Chandelier : www.vinterior.co have a huge selection of antique chandeliers.
Artificial flowers : www.etsy.co.uk
Layer up a corner with fabrics for a cosy reading corner. Use vintage postcards as wall art, and collect pretty floral china to sip Early Grey from.
Day bed : Try www.asfairs.com
Cushions and Fabric : As before
Stool : www.theoldhaberdashery.co.uk
Floral jewellery box and tin : I have been lucky enough to find these at my local car boot fair, www.vintage-home.co.uk have some really pretty floral homewares.
These pretty labels adorned with dried flowers would make a wonderful gift label, but they also look beautiful as wall art.
Labels : www.permillion44.com
Dried flowers : Find similar at www.botanicaltales.com