Party ideas ~ Photo Wall

Another feature of our anniversary party was the photo wall. We had a doorway that we needed to cover to stop guests going into the room, so we decided that we would cover it with a sheet of fabric and use it as a backdrop for a photo-booth style photo-wall. So I stitched a wide hem […]

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Get your art out there – affordable ways to promote artists & exhibitions

As you will probably know if you have read my blog for a while, my husband is an artist and runs a number of events as well as curating exhibitions and art projects. For him it is really important to get information about his art events out there so that interested people can attend. Spreading the […]

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Tuesday Shoesday ~ just gorgeous shoes

Today I’m just sharing a gorgeous black and white photo of a some amazing  vintage shoes for you all to swoon over! Cinderella herself is jealous of these shoes! I’d love to have this photo printed out huge and hung in my imaginary walk-in shoe wardrobe. *Sigh* Related articles Tuesday Shoesday ~ Pin-up-girl summer shoes […]

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Warm weather weekend ~ Boats & huts

Just a quick blog post today to share some photos that I’ve taken of my sunny summer adventures so far. I took a trip to out this weekend for a picnic on the shores of the river, where we enjoyed cream-cheese and cucumber sandwiches and a cup of tea. It was a lovely sunny day and […]

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Photography exhibition – Man v Nature by Claire Lacey

Today is the launch of a brand new photography exhibition at the Morley College, Westminster in London and it features work by my wonderful photographer friend and blog contributor Claire Lacey of Lacey In Places. Here she shares her photographs on the subject of Man v Nature and discusses how she produced the images: For my first assignment […]

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A beautiful rainbow over a rural landscape

I really don’t think there’s anything better in nature than a beautiful rainbow. It’s a mini-miracle in the sky and it happens so rarely that you really have to stop and stare when then sun breaks through the clouds on a drizzly day. I love rainbows (and not only because they definitely have a pot […]

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One of my favourite photos: Fishing Boys by @AndyGreenacre

Here’s one of my favourite photographs from Andy Greenacre’s recent exhibition – check out his website here: www.Andy-Greenacre.co.uk This panoramic photograph was taken by the artist back in 2000 in South Africa.

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My favourite photos – peeling paint & graffiti

Here’s a couple of stunning photos by photographer Claire Lacey, taken at Ipswich waterfront of an enormous piece of graffiti art and some peeling paint on the dockside. What do you think? Leave me a comment below 🙂

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Vintage funfair & big boats at the Ipswich Maritime Festival

This weekend I went to the Ipswich Maritime festival and spent a scorchingly hot day wandering around the docks doing a spot of shopping, eating lovely treats and enjoying fantastic entertainment. There were morris dancers, soul singers and sea-faring fiddlers, alongside characters in traditional Victorian dress: a little like ghosts wandering through the crowds, slightly scary but very […]

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A gorgeous piece of artwork for my retro living room – by artist Mable Tan

I saw this funky retro-inspired photograph when I was recently browsing on artist Mable Tan’s website Happee Monkee and instantly knew it would be perfect for my 50s, 60s & 70s interior design project (here’s my mood board). You may remember that I shared an interview with Mable Tan on my blog recently and this is the piece of […]

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One of my favourite artists – Mable Tan of Happee Monkee

As many of you know, my husband is an artist and I often get a little glimpse into the art world via him, but this week I’ve found an amazing artist all by myself and this time it was via Etsy! I was having a browse around for retro inspiration for my interior design project […]

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Beautiful summer blooms – our garden in the sun

Thanks to all this gorgeous sunny weather we’ve been having this week, all the lovely plants and trees are bursting into life during and a leisurely wander around the garden earlier today we spotted some amazing flowers and my husband photographed these along with boughs heavy with fragrant blossom.   I hope you’ll enjoy these […]

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My favourite photos – A tiny bird’s nest

I was fortunate enough to accidentally come across this birds nest that had been built inside a paper bag in the garden, with these tiny eggs nestling in it. Luckily we hadn’t disturbed the birds and we’ve since seen the mother flying in and sitting on the eggs. Don’t these eggs look like chocolate mini-eggs?! I’ve never […]

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My Favourite Photos – Possibility

This week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge was set by Jessica Spiegel on the subject of ‘possibility’;  “As far back as I can remember, I have loved taking and looking at photographs of doorways, paths, windows, and roads – these kinds of images have always invited me in and encouraged my mind to wander. What’s beyond […]

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My Favourite Photos – Sunset in Suffolk

I love this photo of a beautiful Suffolk sunset, which was taken in Stonham Aspal in 2005 by Andy Greenacre. I especially love the silhouette created. This is my contribution to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – this week’s theme is Sunset.

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One of my favourite photos – Tree-lined Avenue in Antrim

Following my first photo blogpost yesterday, one of my Twitter friends @retrofabuloso got in touch and told me that it reminded her of a view she had seen before in Antrim. The tree-lined avenue leads up to a graveyard, which I think lends even an more atmospheric feeling to the photo. Photos of a tree-lined […]

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Family lifestyle photographer at the Fairy Fair…

I’ve just found out that one of my professional acquaintances ;o) is going to be exhibiting at the Fairy Fair this weekend too! The talented (not to mention lovely) photographer Katherine Ashdown is having a stall at the Fairyland Trust’s fundraiser to bring her family, lifestyle and wedding photography to all the fairy fans in […]

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