Tag: Shabby chic

Flower photo board

Unfortunately I lost my granny and grandpa fairly recently and we really wanted to remember them in some way and also have some hilarious pictures of me and Dec and all our guests so we decided on a photo board! 

Well today was the photo board day, the original plan was to get a heart shaped one, but seeing as I couldn’t find one (a serious gap in the market for any of you lovely etsy people looking for a sales idea) I ordered 2 rectangular cork boards with the intention of cutting a heart shape out. But then… they arrived and I just didn’t have the heart (hah! Unintentional pun alert!) to cut them up. 
So I’m halfway through the first one, I’ll put the two together eventually. The photos aren’t stuck down yet because I want to possible add a bit of lace and stuff. I’ll keep posting updates on them. 

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Fabric flower bouquet 

A mid way report: I love fabric flowers! I finally had my styrofoam balls delivered and started getting my fabric flowers stuck down! I love it! It really makes keeping the shape so much easier and it’s so shabby chic! 

Honestly my flat is covered in sticky pearls and bits of fluff but who cares?! Sacrifices must be made for art!!!! 

Venue for the evening do found!

We found our venue yesterday, a beautiful golf club with a set of rooms above it called “the hayloft”. It has exposed roof beams, it has a huge bay window, it has a outside terrace and it has a log burner. Literally the dream package. And even better, because it’s just opened it’s relatively cheap, for now. (I would include pics but we didn’t take any of our own and I don’t want to breach any copyright laws, I watch to many police dramas on the tv and it’s made me really law abiding 😩😂)

I can’t wait to get in there and hang garlands of flowers, fairy lights and tiny picnic baskets full of blooms. There will be nothing “tastefully restrained” about my decoration. Oh no, I want my guests to be smacked in the face with a sucker punch of shabby chic. I literally cannot wait!

In other, related news, here is a flower I made today. I had to cut up an old scarf to make it, but sacrifices must be made and I’m sure anyone would agree, it has been destroyed for a good cause.