Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Retro snapping

Just back from a fabulous fortnight in California and missing those blue, blue skies
I'm still enjoying the app I downloaded for the hols; Hipstamatic allows you to achieve that retro snapshot look with 21st century technology.
Thought I'd use it for this week's blog.

There's an American feel to some of the vintage finds I'll have on offer at this weekend's open house
I still like the wooden boxes camembert are packed in but imagine a time when all cheese was packaged in wood.

Nice old cola bottles in lovely blue go well with checked shade

These threads are from France, all toning shades and look good in old storage jars

My "Van Gogh" boots next to a similarly toned portrait..sadly not by him...but rather nice 1960s feel to it

My hydrangeas have flowered well, no doubt thanks to so much rain, and are happy in this enamel jug
Whoops forgot I was standing in front of a mirror when I shapped this

This French wall light is so pretty, the pink is really delicate...perfect for a boudoir

Small rose printed quilted cotton tones with floral and vichy check lampshades

Rust red toile goes well with ticking shade
Hope you'll come along to my open house
this Friday 10-9pm and Saturday 10-4pm 
Call 0115 9604453 if you need directions
If you can't make it or are nearer to Manchester visit the Vintage Fashion and Textile Fair
details at left of this blogpost
Come and say hello!