A Year of Moments with Candy Pop and Lobster & Swan ~ March

01/03/2015

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Floral by Candy Pop
Happy March and welcome to the third month of A Year of Moments.

With the snowdrops beginning to show their faces we decided to make this month's theme floral. To join in all you need to do is upload your photograph to Instagram including the hashtag: ayearofmoments_floral. We hope you'll enjoy capturing some flowery pretties after the cold winter months.

For my image I decided to capture a few treats along with my favourite camera and two vintage postcards found by my dad. The one with daisies was posted in Bolton on 23 January 1955, the other hasn't been used but it was printed in Switzerland. I think they're beautiful and I especially love the vivid colours on a dark background.

Floral by Lobster & Swan


Jeska's image is absolutely breathtaking; the colours, vintage florals, antique lace, pompoms and hydrangea petals sit beautifully on her table. And isn't the fan amazing? I have say it's quite an honour to be collaborating with such a creative and inspirational lady.

Thank you to everyone who played along with last month's romance theme, we loved seeing your images and here are a few of our favourites.

Romance by (clockwise from top left) aquietcorner / janiceissitt_life_style / foundandsewnemilyquinton













Tiny Dancer

27/02/2015

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Danse des petits cygnes

I cried three times: as the orchestra played the opening music, when Odette first appeared on stage and at the moment the four ballerinas linked arms to perform dance of the cygnets. Swan Lake at the Royal Opera House was completely and utterly enchanting, and I've been listening to Tchaikovsky and talking about ballet ever since. (I'm a bit soppy when it comes to live music!)

It was lovely to spend Valentine's weekend in London, there were flowers and Valentine displays wherever I looked, and I lost count of how many people wished us a Happy Valentine. How nice!

We stayed at the Kingsway Hall Hotel which was great value and just 5 minutes walk from Covent Garden, the Royal Opera House and Mishkin's, one of my favourite restaurants.

I enjoyed seeing the new season collections and discovering what colours and fabrics will drift into our subconscious over the coming months. I love all the little details, from the doorways to the street signs, I'm definitely more inspired by London now I no longer live there!

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Dress and coat - c/o Boden | Boots - Ash | Bag - Vintage

Inspiration on Pinterest || Chinese & Japanese Prints

20/02/2015






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I thought I'd share a few of the Chinese and Japanese prints I've been collecting over on Pinterest. Aren't they wonderful? I adore the style, subjects and compositions, and I find the muted tones very calming.

There are some Eastern Art prints on display at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and it's such a delight to view them up close. Just the tonic when I'm searching for a little lunchtime inspiration or escapism!








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