Monday, 21 May 2012

All In Their Rows

I bought this sweet little Russian Doll recently and am in love with it! The way they decrease in size so perfectly is just lovely!

The 'gold leaf' details are just charming and add just the right amount of sparkle!

...Miss Jones...

Friday, 18 May 2012

The Brightest Star

My favourite stall at a nearby antiques centre always has inspiring items, and I have admired a large wooden star there for quite a while now. I acquired some wood which I thought would be suitable and after work one day set about with a hammer, some nails and a saw to create a masterpiece!

It was definitely easier than I expected and I think the result is just the right combination of rustic chic, especially after I painted it with a whitewash!!

...Miss Jones...

Saturday, 12 May 2012

British is Best

It started off as just a passing interest, but I've developed quite a love for all things Royal. I think it was Rachel Ashwell that started it - her gorgeous book is full of wonderful pictures, many of which reveal her fondness for a bit of Royalty.

Pretty soon, whilst out rummaging, I would reference things as 'very Rachel Ashwell'.

And now I've started making things as well!

I was given some make-your-own Union Jack paper chains which were easy enough to stick to together and look lovely displayed on my wall!! (See Above)
But I wanted more, and with the Jubilee approaching I decided to take the plunge...

Taking the pages of a delightfully old and tattered copy of 'Cranford' I began inking on the Union Jack motif. And after a few days of patience, as I waited for various sections to dry, I had created a masterpiece! (In my eyes anyway!)

...Miss Jones...

P.S. I dedicate this to my good friend Mother Goose who has helped to fuel this Royal obsession x