Friday, 24 July 2009

vintage brit....

Over recent weeks I have seen lots of 'vintage' British things appearing on the high street. From fashion to home styles the union jack flag is predominant. For many years the displaying of the Union Jack or has been tainted with either Football symbolism or a particular political party.
I would like to say its great seeing it in the home form,there seems to be a real feel of nostalgia about it. This wave of nostalgia has led me to put together my first layout in 5 months!.

Whilst clearing out gramps house I found this picture which is a street party in the road that I was born in. I think it is to celebrate the end of the war in 1945. In the photo I can see my gramps, my nan, and my great-grandad. I have handmade the flowers and bunting, adding the vintage feel by sanding & scrunching and then embellishing with buttons & pins.

Work has influenced this vintage brit nostalgia. A pop up shop opened this week called cenTEAnary, to coincide with the celebration of the stores 100th birthday, it features vintage pieces as well as new designs. Also opening this week was the fantastic Pedlars, I really like these signs & trunk. It also has instore a large vintage ribbon stand!..... too much temptation. This store is alongside Cath Kidston.

I am LYving these home goodies, tapestry cushion from the Rug Company and the china from Emma Bridgewater ( spoiler alert... union jack christmas crackers coming!)





8 comments:

Archies Mum said...

Gorgeous layout Teresa. If only people were as friendly as they used to be. Glad to see that you are getting your mojo back x

Mrs D's Recipes For Life said...

What a lovely layout, I hope this will be the first of many you will share with us!
Loving the Emma Bridgewater stuff!

Love
Kelly xxx

LittleGem said...

Ooh yes great minds eh!? I love your layout, the bunting and flowers are so pretty.X

Florence and Mary said...

What a fantastic photo to find and well deserving of one of your fantastic layouts.

Victoria xx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Great layout T. What a party! Bet you they could teach us a thing or two about having a good knees up! Great to see you scrapping again. Hope all is well with you. Hugs, Lainy xxx

vanessa said...

I love this craft revival that's snowballing into something huge, it's wonderful, isn't it? I bet we see these street parties making a comeback! Wouldn't that be great! Your layout is wonderfully nostalgic, just my cup of tea!
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

Debbie said...

OMG i love this whole post!! The colours, the bunting, the layout - everything!! :D

Hugs
Debbie
x

YorkshireKaren said...

Your LO is fabulous, and that bunting looks so vintage, it's lovely...and as for the teapot, I may have to buy one now!!

Friday, 24 July 2009

vintage brit....

Over recent weeks I have seen lots of 'vintage' British things appearing on the high street. From fashion to home styles the union jack flag is predominant. For many years the displaying of the Union Jack or has been tainted with either Football symbolism or a particular political party.
I would like to say its great seeing it in the home form,there seems to be a real feel of nostalgia about it. This wave of nostalgia has led me to put together my first layout in 5 months!.

Whilst clearing out gramps house I found this picture which is a street party in the road that I was born in. I think it is to celebrate the end of the war in 1945. In the photo I can see my gramps, my nan, and my great-grandad. I have handmade the flowers and bunting, adding the vintage feel by sanding & scrunching and then embellishing with buttons & pins.

Work has influenced this vintage brit nostalgia. A pop up shop opened this week called cenTEAnary, to coincide with the celebration of the stores 100th birthday, it features vintage pieces as well as new designs. Also opening this week was the fantastic Pedlars, I really like these signs & trunk. It also has instore a large vintage ribbon stand!..... too much temptation. This store is alongside Cath Kidston.

I am LYving these home goodies, tapestry cushion from the Rug Company and the china from Emma Bridgewater ( spoiler alert... union jack christmas crackers coming!)





8 comments:

Archies Mum said...

Gorgeous layout Teresa. If only people were as friendly as they used to be. Glad to see that you are getting your mojo back x

Mrs D's Recipes For Life said...

What a lovely layout, I hope this will be the first of many you will share with us!
Loving the Emma Bridgewater stuff!

Love
Kelly xxx

LittleGem said...

Ooh yes great minds eh!? I love your layout, the bunting and flowers are so pretty.X

Florence and Mary said...

What a fantastic photo to find and well deserving of one of your fantastic layouts.

Victoria xx

Lainy's Little Blog said...

Great layout T. What a party! Bet you they could teach us a thing or two about having a good knees up! Great to see you scrapping again. Hope all is well with you. Hugs, Lainy xxx

vanessa said...

I love this craft revival that's snowballing into something huge, it's wonderful, isn't it? I bet we see these street parties making a comeback! Wouldn't that be great! Your layout is wonderfully nostalgic, just my cup of tea!
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)

Debbie said...

OMG i love this whole post!! The colours, the bunting, the layout - everything!! :D

Hugs
Debbie
x

YorkshireKaren said...

Your LO is fabulous, and that bunting looks so vintage, it's lovely...and as for the teapot, I may have to buy one now!!