Monday, 18 May 2015

How to Plant a Mini Bluebell Wood!

I love wild flowers, and one of the most stunning sights at this time of year is the bluebell wood!

From Wikipedia - 'Bluebell woods may be found in all parts of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as elsewhere in Europe. Bluebells are a common indicator species for ancient woodlands, so bluebell woods are likely to date back to at least 1600'


Buy your British bluebell bulbs!  I ordered 100 from Shipton bulbs, which is a wonderful company that sells bulbs and plants suitable for the nature garden,

Choose your location, bluebells thrive in the open or shade, in any well-drained soil.

Roughly clear the area of  'weeds' (unwanted plants!).

Scatter your bulbs randomly to create a natural effect, and plant about 5cm deep and 15cm apart. I planted mine in October.

Enjoy soon!

Why not start a wild flower garden and help our wildlife!

Monday, 11 May 2015

Where to go for Afternoon Tea in London ...

Have you ever fancied having a delicious afternoon cream tea surrounded by the opulence and grandeur of a secret London hotel?

How about starting your own vintage hotel silver collection?

Have a lovely week x

Monday, 4 May 2015

Jayne Mansfield does 'The Monkeybird' in Cannes, 1964

                                             It's Bank Holiday Monday!

Monday, 27 April 2015

TimeOut Paris - Where to find Second Hand Shops in Paris

Are you off to Paris this summer? I usually go every year, but this year I am lucky enough to be visiting California!

TimeOut Paris has put together this very handy guide to second hand shops in Paris. I would love to know what they are like!   Have a great week!

Monday, 13 April 2015

Arabella Bianco is in British Vogue Magazine!

We were very, very excited last week to have had our first fashion shoot jewellery pieces published, and they're in May's British Vogue magazine!!! Modelled by Chloe Sevigny, shown here wearing the Christian Dior necklace Fashion editor Bay Garnett, and photographer Tyrone Lebon. For all the photos, see the Vintage Modes Blog.
We're taking a short break, and will be back on 27th April.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Vintage Trifari 'Diamonds' for April!
The birthstone for April is the diamond!
This beautiful brushed gold plated necklace by Trifari is from Trifari's Birthday Collection, rhinestones for April.
A gorgeous necklace for a wedding or special occasion!  £165.

Trifari was born in Naples but emigrated to New York in 1902. Gustavo Trifari began his own business in 1918 when he met Leo Kraussman. They were joined by Carl Fishel, in 1925. In 1975 the company was bought by Hallmark, and since then has been taken over by several companies. In 2000 production was finally moved overseas which brought an end to high quality signed Trifari jewellery.