Monday, 18 May 2015
I love wild flowers, and one of the most stunning sights at this time of year is the bluebell wood!
From Wikipedia - 'Bluebell woods may be found in all parts of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as elsewhere in Europe. Bluebells are a common indicator species for ancient woodlands, so bluebell woods are likely to date back to at least 1600'
PLANT A MINI BLUEBELL WOOD
Buy your British bluebell bulbs! I ordered 100 from Shipton bulbs, which is a wonderful company that sells bulbs and plants suitable for the nature garden, www.bluebellbulbs.co.uk.
Choose your location, bluebells thrive in the open or shade, in any well-drained soil.
Roughly clear the area of 'weeds' (unwanted plants!).
Scatter your bulbs randomly to create a natural effect, and plant about 5cm deep and 15cm apart. I planted mine in October.
Why not start a wild flower garden and help our wildlife!
Monday, 11 May 2015
Have you ever fancied having a delicious afternoon cream tea surrounded by the opulence and grandeur of a secret London hotel?
How about starting your own vintage hotel silver collection?
Have a lovely week x
Monday, 4 May 2015
Monday, 27 April 2015
TimeOut Paris has put together this very handy guide to second hand shops in Paris. I would love to know what they are like! Have a great week!
Monday, 13 April 2015
We were very, very excited last week to have had our first fashion shoot jewellery pieces published, and they're in May's British Vogue magazine!!! Modelled by Chloe Sevigny, shown here wearing the Christian Dior necklace http://goo.gl/U5rpzs Fashion editor Bay Garnett, and photographer Tyrone Lebon. For all the photos, see the Vintage Modes Blog.
We're taking a short break, and will be back on 27th April.
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Monday, 30 March 2015
This beautiful brushed gold plated necklace by Trifari is from Trifari's Birthday Collection, rhinestones for April.
A gorgeous necklace for a wedding or special occasion! £165.
Trifari was born in Naples but emigrated to New York in 1902. Gustavo Trifari began his own business in 1918 when he met Leo Kraussman. They were joined by Carl Fishel, in 1925. In 1975 the company was bought by Hallmark, and since then has been taken over by several companies. In 2000 production was finally moved overseas which brought an end to high quality signed Trifari jewellery.