Monday, 25 April 2011

Deckchair Days

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. The weather here was amazing and I spent many hours lounging in the deck chair in the garden (a car boot find and it was too hot to do anything else at times!). On Sunday my friend Lesley a textile artist took me treasure hunting at Ascot car boot sale and then for a tour of Windsor. It was fun to see all the Royal Wedding prepartions for Friday going on and it was so good to get out of London into the country.

Image / Rebecca Newport

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Blossom and a Birthday

I have been meaning to get out and photograph the blossom on the trees for a few weeks now. I woke up at silly o'clock this morning (not intentionally I might add!) so I headed out with the camera and took these snaps of the flowers at the end of my road. Isn't blossom sooo pretty? I am actually considering moving my wedding day to coincide with the blossom that sad? Perhaps not for a stylist :) That's what I am telling myself anyway!

On another note it dawned on me that I have been writing this blog for a year tomorrow! Wowza! Thankyou so much for all your comments, emails and general loveliness :)

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Weekend Treasure Hunting

This weekend was spent treasure hunting again. As the days grow longer it's a little bit easier to get out of bed early to head to my local car boot sale and last weekend's event turned up trumps. You might remember back in January I did a post about Botanical prints and discovered my love for Redoute prints. Well I found the antique lovelies above hiding under someones table and with a quick haggle I handed over £5. I don't really like the frames so at some point will find something nice for them to stay in.

I also came across a lady who told me her late mother was a hoarder with good taste and she was slowly going through her loft and selling the treasures that she had gathered over the years. I bought lots of vintage vases and old sweetie jars for another £5 from her (I am calling them sweetie jars but they were probably used for something else!).  I love the way they are all cloudy, some chipped, some scratched etc I think it gives them a bit of life and history. Apparently one of them is from the Georgian period...I love that.

The last of my purchases was the lovely antique woven pink and cream blanket for a snip at 50p! Unfortunately my cats Missy & Boosh have already claimed ownership of it!


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