Spring Break

We’ve had a wonderful Easter weekend but I’m lucky that the holidays are not quite over for me until next week.  So I thought I’d have a little on-line break for a few days this week, I am escaping for the first time this year in our little caravan for some R&R, fresh air, sleep and no wifi!

Because I can’t bring myself to not post anything at all, I shall leave you with this small offering today and I’ll be back next week with a fabulous post featuring Radley London.

PS.  I had the honour of featuring on the Linenbeauty blog this week, taking part in their A Simple Path series, talking about doing more with less, a perfect read for a slow weekend.

 

Autumn Moments

I’ve had a couple of super busy weeks and this week I’ve fallen short of taking images to weave a story.  So rather than rush I thought I would share some inspirational images that have helped me finally embrace Autumn.

I’m ready now for the heady deep colours that nature provide all around, the bountiful produce of this wonderful season.  The deep browns, through deepest darkest pinks to burnt umber and jewel like deep blues.

To cuddle up in cosy woollen blankets, cupping warming drinks planning small changes to interior schemes introducing those simple extra touches to add texture and warmth.

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A weekend of being at home with my family enjoying all the wonder October brings and maybe a blackberry crumble will be made and devoured if we are lucky.

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Moodboard Musings

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I love moodboards, creating colour palettes putting images together that just work.  Every Friday I put a moodboard together collaging beautiful things that have caught my wandering eye that week.

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All images via my Tea with Ruby

They just flow don’t you think?

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Influenced by Grey

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It’s a grey old day outside but I don’t mind a jot, I quite like the misty mornings and the subdued light.  Grey in all it’s guises is really making me happy at the moment I can’t quite get enough.  I went out last weekend at the crack of dawn to go buying and on my return I amassed my finds on the kitchen table and all of them unintentionally where different hues of grey.

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Above images ~ Instagram

I don’t find it a harsh colour, it works so well in  many environments.  So many natural elements are a form of grey, from concrete to zinc, the textures rough to shiny smooth.

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Crochet blankets or block coloured wool, grey plastered walls, stylishly pared back interiors I find utterly spellbinding.

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So I shall let these images do the talking this time, pure and simple.

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Things that made me smile …

January isn’t my favourite month I must confess everything feels a bit bare and quiet and you find yourself wishing it away with thoughts of spring and warm sunny days.   One can not grumble mind you as January is the month of my birth, yesterday in fact so there, I had something to smile about.

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Also this week my dear  friend Vicky Trainor turned the key to the shop doors of her new online venture, any crafty sort out there needing a bygone era fix this is the shop to visit.  The Linen Garden is crammed to the rafters with vintage goodness.

For those who love looking at stunning imagery as I do visit this tumblr, i am a tumbleweed pure perfection.  Also I came across these whilst browsing, they made me smile too …

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Jane x