Friday, 20 June 2014

Village Fairs..

I love Agriculture Fairs, and I went to a lovely one a few weeks ago, my friend Vicky kindly gave us some tickets and we had a lovely time the stalls inspired me to paint and capture some of the lovely things I saw there, I love the whole concept of Fifty's Britain, jams and bunting summer picnics days in summer meadows..

I used my French paper on canvas boards for the backgrounds

                                                           New paintings waiting to go in  my Etsy Shop

I loved all the haberdashery stalls Sorry SOLD

everywhere was pretty and dressed in a vintage way it was lovely

The cakes stall was amazing...we ate too much

My back is improving thank you so much for all of my get well cards and kind wishes xx
Hugs Lynn xxxxx

Friday, 13 June 2014

Hospitals buttons and rest............

I am so sorry for not replying to many of your lovely comments, but I have been in hospital with my back and I spent all last week trying to crawl around the carpet to find a comfortable place to cry...anyway that is boring..the drugs are working and I am hobbling around and fit enough to say sorry xxxx

I have been going out of my mind  and needed a distraction so I thought I would play with my new old wallpaper so I have frugally started to paint on it, I had painted some buttons  as an experiment to pass some time and then thought... they would look nice on a pretty background so I painted some plain laundry buttons onto one of my vintage wallpaper boards. I think it works and its a wonderful distraction for the moment

The roses are out of the garden don't they smell divine
Hugs Lynn xxx

                      Wallpaper and Button Sold xxxx

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A really lovely day..and a lot of wallpaper

I bought a rather large amount of French Wallpaper at the weekend from a lovely lady
who had purchased this wonderful hoard 12 years ago in France and was now clearing her attic out.
Most of  the pattern has been applied using blocks and  has layers of chalky distemper and gold leaf. Some of the papers are joined/ seamed every few foot
along the roll, apparently before 1850 they didn't make continuous lengths of paper. I also have a few flocked panels and borders
pre 1830's.
 My very favourite is the grey and white panel I have hanging on the door. I thought I would show you just a few of the ones I bought.
If you know anything about wallpaper please let me I know so little ..except they are heartbreakingly pretty xxxx