Monday, June 29

wonderfully creepy x

i think there is something fascinating about these plates
so pretty & vintage.....
& yet so.....well, do you think you could eat from these?


lou rota takes vintage china
&
uses decoupage to customise each plate
sold through here

hope you have had a great start to your week
xx

Sunday, June 28

the time traveller's wife x

finally
the trailer for
the time traveller's wife


released august 14th

keeping my fingers crossed so tightly
that
this lives up to the book
which i adore
xx

a good book x

i have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library
{jorge luis borges}


i often feel sorry for people who don't read good books;
they are missing a chance to lead an extra life
{scott corbett}


books are the treasured wealth of the world
and the fit inheritance of generations and nations
{henry david thoreau}


reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are
{mason cooley}

all photos above: dujour

my test of a good novel is dreading to begin the last chapter
{thomas helm}


photo above: i.anton

i have neglected my reading lately
and
have a very tall tower of new reads waiting
for me

i will start a new book tonight

hope you have had a lovely weekend
xx

Saturday, June 27

shopping list saturday.....anyone for tennis x

it's the end of the first week of this years wimbledon......i've not seen as much of the coverage as i'd hoped to this week, but hoping to catch up this weekend....

in the meantime....

last night i dreamt i played tennis...
i dream of tennis by gorjuss

...with my friendstennis team, c.1920's or 1930's from crybabe

i had my mum's old tennis racket...
old school tennis racket from hellovictory

...the cutest tennis dress
vintage adidas mini dress from virginiawho

i had all the moves
1920's classic tennis moves from surrenderdorothy

i dreamt i won the cutest trophy...
tennis racket charm necklace by charms4you

...and celebrated by eating strawberries x
strawberries by tartlette

the saturday shopping list was started by fancy picnic so hop on over there to take a look at everybody elses lists

hope your saturday is lovely & not as rainy as i think mine will be
&
wishing you a sunny sunday
xx

Friday, June 26

chalk x


chalk bubbles by samiamphotography
via flickr


i'm forever blowing bubbles
pretty bubbles in the air
they fly so high
nearly reach the sky

it's the weekend
hurrah
xx

Thursday, June 25

quiet time x

it has been a very busy week
the sun has shone all week
but
i feel as if i've not had chance to lift my head to look at the sky
really, really
looking forward to the weekend, keeping fingers tightly crossed that
the
forecast of rain doesn't come true

have been looking at colours & trends for aw10 this week
(i don't think i will ever get used to looking at autumn when the sun is shining so brightly!)
will leave you with some lovely pictures that sum up one of the stories we are thinking of.....xx

ballerina by ijklee

photo by seashanties

ballerina by ijklee

barbaramunsel by anmutig

i just love these photos
they are so soft & romantic

just
one more day till the weekend
xx

Sunday, June 21

for my dad x

i am a daddy's girl
through & through

i love my mum
to bits

but
it's my dad i always want a hug from when i feel
sad

my dad's first car was a
morris minor
grey with red leather seats that stuck to your legs in the summer
he kept it till i was
5
when he sold it i stood in the porch
&
criedto my dad
happy fathers day
xx

it seems the perfect day to share a wonderful site with you
*days with my father*
is a photojournal by phil toledano
written following the sudden death of his mother

funny, sad, poignant
grab some tissues before reading it
xx

Saturday, June 20

shopping list saturday.....buttons & bows x

have little to say
today

just
enjoy the prettiness
of these
buttons & bows

heart mother of pearl buttons from buttonsandsuch

cinquefoil from nonsuch

vintage mother of pearl buttons from mysunshinevintage

bow clutch bag from davieandchiyo

ribbons and bow necklace from chinacherie

and there were ballerinas from clairelafaye

the saturday shopping list was started by fancy picnic so hop on over there to take a look at everybody elses lists

hope your saturday was just how you wanted it to be
wishing you a sunny sunday
xx

Friday, June 19

i wish i could draw like this x

beautiful fashion illustrations
from
cassandra rhodin

see more here

it's the end of the week
looking
forward to the weekend
take care till then
xx

Thursday, June 18

ticket x

inspire me thursday.....ticket x

enjoy all the fun of the fairtickets by aliciabock

xx

Tuesday, June 16

blue & white x

gorgeously simple summer dresses
&
soft washed & worn cropped denims
from
the ever wonderful anthropologie







here for details

the sun is shining
life is sweet
xx

Monday, June 15

bed of flowers x

idea for holiday #2

weekend break
in
a beautiful b&b in
the netherlands

bed of flowers
b&b
gorgeous colours
lovely linens & fabrics
gorgeous flowers

perfect
weekend escape
xx