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{ shop talk } etsy update

Following my Lola invitation suite onto the pages of my etsy shop are these two new designs.

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{ shop talk } whatever Lola wants…

After weeks in the design wilderness, I’ve finally managed to put finger to mouse! I’ve got three new designs going up on my Etsy shop in the next few days, so watch this space (or visit my shop, much better idea…)
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{ notes on style } birds of a feather…

My cousin is getting married in a few months. Now, I get excited enough about weddings anyway, but for a die hard Jane Austen fan, a wedding in Bath with a reception in the Assembly Rooms is society wedding nirvana.

And then I think about it some more, and I get a little clammy, the colour drains from my face…what will I wear?!?!
I think I’ll start at the top and work my way down. And I think I may need to treat myself to one of these works of art from Little Von Loo. They seem to me the kind of thing that Mrs Bennett would heartily approve of.
Eat your heart out Caroline Bingley…
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{ wedding belles } Sam & Jo

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{ finger lickin’ } perfect purple potato chips…

This weekend’s wedding was the perfect “summer in the country” wedding. A nd a really great example of a wedding where everyone pitches in with cooking, baking, arranging flowers, mixing drinks, stringing glass jar lanterns and generally making themselves useful. The food was particularly good. After a quick civil ceremony we arrived back at the farm for Pimms and Cream Teas (if you don’t know what these are you are seriously missing out!) The kids had their own set up, complete with cheese straws, cucumber sandwiches and purple potato chips. The grown ups then moved on to platters groaning under the weight of antipasti and fresh focaccia that the bride had baked that morning, swiftly followed by a family style dinner of slowed roasted lamb (of which I ate way too much, it was amazing!) served with fresh garden salads and new potatoes. I was almost (that’s almost) too full for cake, but managed some of the delicious, moist and very chocolaty wedding cake. With 2 types of cream!!

Now that’s what I call wedding food. Heaven. I only wish I had managed to get a picture of the cheese board. A cheese lovers delight, the 5ft long chopping board was laden with all manner of locally produced cheeses, and an extremely stinky wheel of brie that a friend had brought over from France in a cool box. That’s friendship for you.

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{ etsy love } something old…

I went to a wedding this weekend, (pictures coming soon) where my lovely friend Lucy of Poppet & Pinch had made a really cute garter for the bride. Using scraps of vintage lace, Liberty print fabric and blue velvet ribbon, she crafted this little work of art. I made her a label for the brown cardboard box and hey presto! the perfect bridal gift.

I am trying to convince her to sell them alongside her stunning jewellery on her etsy site, so if you fancy one, convo her and help me persuade her!

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{ wedding belles } heather in lace

My beautiful sister got married this summer in Charleston, South Carolina. A very special day, or should I say week…

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{ inspiration } lovely in lavender

I couldn’t resist the colours in these pictures. The first “inspired invite” is below, the second is still a work in progress…

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