Hi i hope you have a had a sunny day today.
i just wanted to do a post on Bazaar Style:Decorating with market and vintage finds by Selina Lake as its a book i've been waiting to get and it came last week. I wasn't disappointed as the contents and photography is wonderful. I like how the light has been captured and alot of the settings have white walls making the colours really pop. Its such a skill to style what looks like a random flea market find, it takes an innate understanding of colours and what mixes well together. i think Selina has done an excellent job and i found so many of the pictures inspiring. I have made a little mosaic here and you can see more on my Flickr. I always appreciate it when a blogger shows inside a book as i think its a great way to see before you order online. i can only recommend this book very highly.
The two pics in the bottom right corner aren't from the book. The sweet peas were in Red magazine, i love how they used a vintage milk jug to hold them. I wonder if dad will grow as many in pink so i can recreate it,we shall see!. The other picture was a spread in my journal. I also wanted to share these two with you I hadnt done any discovery journalling for a while so with doing the mood board i thought i'd get back into it again and see where it takes me. Nature and a need for greenery was a strong draw in the pictures i chose,and this is very apt as i go for a short break in the Lake District at the end of the week. Its my joy to take photos outdoors and i hope you enjoy seeing them when i get back. I want to share a little of the essence of the area,especailly with any of my friends who visit my blog pages, and who cannot get out into the country side themselves yet because of their health difficulties.or indeed for anyone from overseas who likes to see the british scenery and how it compares to where you live.
which reminds me to mention how much i enjoyed watching a video clip on Hazel's blog the other day, if you pop across scroll down to the lobelia hanging baskets and see the most A-Maz-ing hummingbirds! they never stop flying, and like hazel says are almost like fairies dancing about amongst the flowers. We have lobelia in our hanging baskets but we don't have such entrancing visitors as those. so it was a wonderful treat to see them, and an insight into life in Nova Scotia,Canada.
i'll sign off for now and if i don't 'speak' with you before friday, do think of me on my little excursion to Windermere Lake (for a week) and wish me well, it is just my 2nd time away and i do find it a bit strange preparing, but enjoyable too, i know you'll know what i mean, love Kat x