Friday, June 7, 2013

Pretty Pastel Style

and Mini floral Prints.

Inspiration hit from all directions this week.... Selina Lake's new book Pretty Pastel Style was a lovely Mothers' Day gift from son (ok maybe he had a LITTLE help picking it out)).....anyway it's so pretty l just had to include a few pics for you...
In a bit of a weird coincidence l found the floral cake plate a few days ago and noticed when l was putting this post together that it's the exact same one as Selina's used in this pic below.....

Then l came across some pics of Rachel Aswell's sweet floral serviettes which inspired these  placemats l made from my stash of fabrics using three different colours of mini floral prints. The fabrics were simply cut to size and hemmed around the edges...two of the fabrics (pink and mauve) have been sewn inside out so they look a bit faded and timeworn.
 l also loved Selina's idea of using  embroidered vintage doilies as her placemats.

It's such a bonus having endless accessible inspiration here on the net to kickstart our imaginations....but using our own resources and talents to come up with something that's completely unique to US.....then in turn we can share around with others to keep those creative vibes aflowin' :-))


This is my favourite pic from Selina's book...vintage, romantic, elegance ......yet not at all uppity.

l've added vintage cards which could easily become placecards by simply clipping peoples names to them with mini pegs.

Vintage fabrics and doyleys of all kinds have been used to create this colourful display of cushions.

Looking like Spring....

A hammock work would be done that day....or EVER again:-))

Glorious garden room on wheels....a wee nap between pruning, weeding and planting p'raps :-))
Last four pics all from Pretty Pastel Style. 
l hope you all have a fantastic weekend doing all the things you enjoy with the people you love.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Til next time.


  1. Hi Love! your table setting so chic and love! all your pics wish you a great weekend! Hugs... :)

    1. So lovely you could stop by Val, thanks so much for your kind words, hope your weekend was fantastic also:-))

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    1. Thanks so much Deanne, thanks for stopping by.

  3. Чудесно декорирана маса. Снимките от книгата на Селина Лейк са фантастични и наистина много вдъхновяващи. Харесват ми салфетките на малките розички.
    Поздрави и хубав уикенд от мен.

  4. Bron your styling, use of colours and pretty pastel treasures are absolutely adorable.
    The plate is gorgeous as are your floral placemats. A feast for the eyes!
    x michelle

    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the post Shel, it means a lot to me cos' l know what great taste and style YOU have. Would you believe l found the cup and saucer that matches that cake plate at the antique fair Mum and l went to on Saturday!! That really is weird... huh...

  5. Dear Bron-your table is amazing-love your beautiful china and flowers-you have so BEAUTIFUL home !!!!!
    Have a nice day!

    1. Thanks so much Michaela, l really love sharing the pretty around and l know you do too, everything's so pretty on your blog:-)) Hope your weekend was awesome.

  6. Such pretty colours! Oh how I would love to sit down for a tea!!!

  7. Thanks so much for your lovely comment Amanda...if ever you get to Oz, look me up and we'll spramp up the table and have tea:-))