I actually can’t believe that we have come to the end of July already. This morning I decided to look back at all of my styling the seasons posts to help me remember the journey I have been on for the last 15 months, yes it’s been that long, I was shocked too! I love being able to compare how my styles have changed, even the ones I regret, along with my outlook, it’s such a great visual diary and one that I’m really glad I started.
Hello! It seems like ages since we last spoke and I sat in front of my computer, this needs to stop! I promise to be more attentive as of now….
So, vintage flat-lay styling kits what are they all about? Well the vision came to me one afternoon whist was doing my usual faffing and moving of objects! Some of the things that I was laying out on the table really blended and I thought wouldn’t this make a lovely box of goodies for those in my position who love to play and photograph pretty things. I decided to source all of the items separately from various places as some of them are vintage, like the old tickets and postcards and some are vintage style like the tags.
So! I’ve managed it! I’ve finally got around to writing up my Styling the Seasons post without it it being the last day of the month and getting in by the skin of my teeth.
For me this was an easy one, June has been incredible in many ways, loads going on. I’ve been down to that lovely London twice, firstly for the 91 Magazine launch party which was fab! And then of course to Blogtacular, and you all know how I felt about that day!! I went over to those wonderful people at The People Shop ~ Allison & Christian as it was the shop’s 16th birthday and I got to meet Selina Lake, doing her book signing. More about that in another post. I hit the ‘magic’ 10k on Instagram!!!! But mostly I also got to meet some really lovely people and for that I am thankful.
So, when it comes down to June it’s simple, well it’s only Peony season isn’t it and if there is one flower that really does it for me it’s the Peony!! I love them, I love how incredibly beautiful they are, the smell, the layers upon layers of petals and they literally stop me in my tracks when I walk passed them. I have to have them in the house and so naturally I had to style them for this months post.
So! My brain is frazzled, It also hurts a little, my eyes are still droopy and I have a heavy heart, I have so many things whirling around in my head that I know know whether I am coming or going!!! What on earth have I been up to you may wonder, a heavy night partying, a long day at work or has something bad happened? Quite the contrary! I have been to Blogtacular and I bloody loved it!!!
So! Its been a busy old month. Since the launch of the website I have spent pretty much every day focused on stock, sourcing it, styling it and recycling it! It has been a huge learning curve and lots of brain hurting late nights but I have loved every minute of it – even the never ending brown tape and box reconstruction!! NOT. During this process one of my lovely friends and mentors – Allison Sadler – The People Shop has conjured up a new and wonderful hashtag #freestylecreativeliving this is so perfect for me right now and has really struck a chord. Allison is encouraging us to live creatively and do what makes us happy, I am all for that and I can categorically say that I have never felt happier. ‘Mighty oaks from little acorns grow’ and all that and I truly believe that once you start to believe you can do something everything else starts to come together.