Can I just give a shout out and say a Big Thank You to Old Heidi who accurately identified my stunt pillowcase fabric as Pierre Frey. Luckily for me, your high end fabric scholarship knows no bounds! Thank you. And Hooray!
Meanwhile, in exciting Decluttering News, my gorgeous friend C gave me this excellent book:
I cannot wait to read it. You know that I do my best work in an organised, tidy, clutter free home. So hopefully I'll learn a thing or two. Thanks C. It was the perfect gift. Cue the Organising Visuals!
Channeled my sister this week, the one who lives in Hong Kong and only wears black and white. Look:
I miss Honkers so much. If only I was at Zuma right this second. Cue the Zuma Visuals!
And because my love of war history knows no bounds, I wish I was in London so I could hot foot it to the Imperial War Museum and see Fashion on the Ration all about war time fashion (thanks to the reader who told me about this).
Cue the London skyline Visual!
The Imperial War Museum (one of my favourite London Museums- it's right up there with the Churchill War Cabinet Rooms and the V and A) website has lots of great war wedding dress stories which made me look to see if I could find a photo of my Dad's parent's wedding in 1943. I couldn't. More's the pity. I know my Grandma was given rations to buy the fabric for her dress and then she gave it to another bride to wear.
Those two never had much money but By God they were Sharp Dressers. Look:
So smart, so chic. Even on the beach.
Thanks to all the rain, the FF Garden is kind of covering itself in Glory
And my porcelain gingers are going berserk. Goody.
I'd like to get some urn type thingies for the garden. These gorgeous ones are from my favourite garden, the one with a beautiful soul, Kiftsgate-
They'd be good. I hope I get back to Kiftsgate one day, because it's perfect.
This type'o'thing'd work a treat too:
It's from Sissinghurst.
Those brick walls were magical.
If Willow or Lotus is reading I'm out of Sandra's eggplant pickle.
I'm devastated too.
Can you help?
And Stephen Andrew (Hairdresser to the Stars and King of the Base Tease), have you seen the height of my 40 year old doll's nylon hair?
It rivals my own nylon hair arrangement for height and texture:
And I don't know about the rest of you but I am Hardcore Addicted to Antique Roadshow. I like the jewellery segments the best. The other day some lady was told her diamond necklace inherited from a relative was mid century Boucheron. Can you imagine?
Wish it'd cool down so I could wheel out a scarf. it's 35 degrees for God's sake. In late March.
Am watching the news about the plane that crashed in the Alps. So very sad.