Seeds of a Madness Flower

0 Comments Sunday, September 14, 2014 | @ 4:34 PM
Not ready to accept that we've seen the last of the summer? Well, neither am I. Before you dig out last year's winter coat, pile the extra blankets on your bed and hunker down for the cold, take one last, lingering look at the good old British summertime, with this pick of Folksy delights; nostalgic, dreamy, retro, kitsch and fabulous. Enjoy them now, keep summer in your heart; it's a long time til Spring...I just love this photograph, 'Street Party', by Tim Irving. Its muted colours give that exact sense of fading summer; the warmth of the sun, the fluffy white clouds, the hint of a chill Autumn breeze upon those fluttery flags...If you're going to Tim's Street Party, you'd better wear something suitable! I adore this gorgeous, 1950's style number by Fashion Couture And you never know, if you're looking like Carmen Miranda, you may just find that romance comes your way...Plan your wedding the seaside way with these fantastic nautical invites by Artcadia Wedding StationeryYou'll need a bouquet, of course. Opitome handmakes these amazing and unusual bouquets, this incredible one using shells, starfish, pearls, roses, buttons and vintage findings. It's stunning.Whether it's your honeymoon (see, I'm running with my theme here), or just a break you need, plan yourself a good old fashioned British holiday. Celebrate all that is wonderfully eccentric about this glorious isle and send your friends and family one of these nostalgic, humorous, retro photographic cards by I Like. Plate of fry up candies anyone?Time for one last dip in the sea. Hire a beach hut, ditch the warm clothes, pull on your cossie and run down the sand to the shore. Eyeshoot Photography are selling this ' Yellow, Red and Blue' photo print. Check out the shop's Scrabble themed prints too, for those rainy days...And finally, take home a memento of your holiday, with this fantastically kitsch 'Ship Picture Frame with Fish and Chips Detail' brooch by Cream Tea Jewellery. I love this more than I can say. She's on holiday herself right now, so bookmark this beauty and get it before I do. Ta ta for now, and remember, support the movement and buy handmade!

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