Keeping Busy

The football season has begun. Oh joy! If I was to say my husband is a fan, is an understatement. The one sport I can’t seem to endure/enjoy, he’s obsessed – give me the Olympics any day. So to keep myself entertained, I’ve started colouring. The recent obsession of adult colouring is a perfect activity to do on a Sunday afternoon whilst he watches sport. Here’s my 70s inspired floral piece:




Every new wedding planner will, before long, go to the local newsagents to collect their subscription to the latest bridal magazine. And I was no exception. Whilst flicking through the swoon worthy real life brides and their weddings, I came across an advertisement for advertisement with the cutest place name idea. They had a small glass vase, with a selection of fresh wild flowers and the name of the guest of a piece of card, attached to a cardette. I loved it.

I quickly searched the website to find the item in question. Unfortunately, they were out of budget when purchasing up to 70 people. I did however, receive a great idea from my friend and decided to replicate the place name vases using antique medicine bottles.

So that was it, every spare moment my mum (bless her!) was off searching local antique centres for the bottles. We even enjoyed a lovely day searching further afield one day during the summer holiday. We found: small, fat, thin ones in all colours. I think my mum secretly loved the challenge, and we didn’t pay more than £1 for each one. Bargain!

During the meeting with our florist she planned to use eucalyptus in the bottles as a cheaper alternative to flowers (which one florist estimated would cost £3-5 per bottle -obviously we didn’t go with them!). However, on our wedding day she surprised us with the cutest flowers. They turned out perfectly, some of our guests even took theirs home and it was lovely to receive pictures of theirs pride of place at home over the following few days.

Vintage Gem

It was just yesterday I noticed in a magazine my boyfriend had bought, for his dad (home and antiques), these gorgeous vintage flower postcards. I automatically fell in love we them and contemplated purchasing the magazine to frame them, to put in our conservatory. But low and behold on an errand this morning I popped into the local antique shop and could not believe my eyes when I saw this…



I plan to paint the frame a neutral colour so it fits in with the colour palette of the room and even better is that I managed to get £5 of the asking price thanks to my bargaining skills. 🙂