May 20, 2013
Nothing beats a Sunday road trip with friends - Station Mill Antiques Centre, Batsford Arboretum, lunch in Moreton-in-Marsh, heavenly sunshine, afternoon tea and the Oxfordshire Art Week exhibits of Chadlington, including that of my lovely friend Vicki, of Found and Sewn. Life should always be full of gorgeousness, and my Sunday was just that.
May 12, 2013
This is a bit of a smorgasbord post capturing snippets of last Sunday when I met up with five extremely talented vintage bloggers.
We spent the day exploring, photographing - one another and Oxford, and we finished with a rather sophisticated high tea at the Randolph Hotel. We laughed about the wonderful world of blogging and we all lusted over Dulcie's peppermint Orla Kiely Mabel bag. So much so I have since been to London and treated myself to one. (Shameless copy cat!)
Thank you Zoe, Vicki, Hannah, Dina and Dulcie for a lovely day. Looking forward to part two - with Cat (who sadly missed it due to flu).
|(Photos of me by Zoe)|
May 07, 2013
On Saturday I was invited to an Annie Sloan paint workshop for bloggers at Home Barn, Little Marlow. If you haven't visited Home Barn it is certainly worth the trip, packed full of painted furniture, glass domes, chandeliers and antlers, it is most definitely my kind of place.
The morning was spent painting two wooden tile sized wall hangings and a little vintage stool. We even stopped for a gin and tonic at 11.30am - as every good furniture upcycler should. I am now eyeing up all my furniture with a view to giving it a new lease of life.
Thank you Home Barn for a fabulous morning - and lunch, and thank you Sian of Geek is the New Chic and Mummy Tips, Will of Bright Bazaar, Lizzie of Mummy in Manolos and Claire of Bad Fiction for being the perfect painting buddies.
|Can you guess which two are mine?|
|Vintage stools waiting to be sanded and waxed.|
|Here is one I made earlier!|
May 01, 2013
There is nothing quite like May morning in Oxford - the pubs are open, revellers stagger along the High Street - post revelling, and there are Morris dancers everywhere. It always takes me back to my student days when May Day was celebrated at the Oxford Ball. I must confess I never made it to Magdalen Bridge for sunrise - students will always choose dancing in a field over listening to choir boys. I usually managed to lose my friends, but I always tended to make new ones. They were the kind of nights you laughed about for weeks.
It was my blog's 3rd birthday on Saturday, so I would just like to say a huge THANK YOU to all you gorgeous folk who visit Candy Pop, promote it, link to it and leave kind comments. I am truly honoured and you make the internet a fun place to be.
Here are a few recent shots from my life, I hope you all have a fabulous bank holiday weekend!
|My favourite kitsch cat|
|Home sweet home|
|Shopping in The Royal Arcade, London|
|Christmas in May - some gifts from Katie arrived today|
|Home sweet home|
|My niece - the explorer|
|Pretty hydrangeas from my man|
|Blythe meet at Zoe's house|
|Flamenco style Blythe dress made by my Mum from vintage fabric|