Happy Wedding Wednesday! As it is Halloween, I thought a bit of Halloween wedding inspiration would be fun for today.
Have a spooktacular Wedding Wednesday and I shall be back soon xx
Good morning and Happy Halloween! It is also my birthday today so lots going on. My Halloween party over the weekend was fab – so just having dinner and a few drinks tonight as it is a school night! Anyone doing anything this evening… any fancy dress involved?!
Have a Happy Halloween and I shall be back soon xx
Image via Lowes Creative Ideas.
Morning all – how was your weekend? I had a Halloween party on Saturday which was so much fun – fancy dress and all! Anyone else have or go to a Halloween party?
As it is Halloween week it is only right to have an appropriate Too Cute this morning.
My sister has a Shih Tzu (Buster) so she found this photo of Halloween Shih Tzu’s- so cute!
Have a great Monday and I shall be back soon xx
So, my 30th birthday is almost over and I have so far survived! I think I’ll be ok
What is everyone up to tonight for Halloween? We are going over to see the family who are doing a fancy dress Halloween dinner party for me – so quite looking forward to that!
I have my witches outfit and have just painted my nails a fab sparkly black, so looking forward to scaring a few trick or treaters later on!
Our house is in the sticks so we don’t get trick or treaters – so is nice that we will be somewhere else, so we can really get in the spirit of things!
Would love to know your Halloween stories from today and see pics of any costumes or impressive pumpkins?! xx
Happy Monday and Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a great weekend and loved the extra hour in bed?! What did you all get up to – anything exciting? Apart from my Sunday trip to Arundel (more about that this afternoon) I also watched Paranormal Activity 2 last night and it was SCARY! Looking forward to seeing the third this week at the cinema!
As you know my first post of the week is always something cute to brighten up your Monday morning and today is no different – except for adding a bit of Halloween to the cuteness!
So, its official… as of today I am now in my thirties! I have decided to just embrace it (!) so no more moaning from me! I will start my embracing with presents – hope my hubby has got something like this in store – I best go and find out!
Have a happy Halloween and I shall be back this afternoon xx
Present filled car image via on bluepoolroad.
Afternoon and I hope you all enjoyed my Friday Favourites post this morning?
As its Halloween on Monday and Halloween Week on the blog I thought it would be nice to provide a little Halloween inspiration for those having parties or going out over the weekend in celebration of the spooky event. So below I have set out some party/decor inspiration, some food & drink inspiration and then some costume inspiration.
1 – Lace pumpkin from Better Homes, 2 – Witches legs from All You, 3 – Magic spell from Maison Ded Lilas, 4 – Trunk from Here Be Witches, 5 – Glitter pumpkins from Wedding By Colour, 6 – Piano from Carina Gardner
So what are you all doing this weekend? Any spooky Halloween celebrations? If so, I hope by inspiration boards have helped – if not, they are still pretty to look at! Either way, have a good one xx
Happy Friday I cannot believe it has already been 2 weeks since the official launch of this blog – where does time go?! I cannot believe I am 30 on Monday either – that really is scary! I have now decided to just go with it and relax – my birthday starts now and I am just going to have my hair done to start me off – then lunch & champers with my favourite florist Emma Lappin!
This Friday Favourites feature is a collection of anything & everything I have come across during the week that tickles my fancy - lovely, inspiring, delightful and sometimes random finds.
Fashion Favourite – 1920′s Great Gatsby Fashion
My fashion favourite for today is via Grazia – they are predicting the return of glam 1920′s fashion thanks to the remake of The Great Gatsby (starring Carey Mulligan and Leonardo DiCaprio) - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel set in the 1920′s – the fabulously decadent and glamorous era that inspires so many.
Grazia predict sequin-smothered flapper dresses, slinky maxi gowns and wide-leg trousers as seen on the Gucci, Cavalli and Ferretti catwalks – oooh, I hope so! I LOVE these art deco inspired Gucci beauties shown above. SO Gucci!
Ralph Lauren were at it too, with a lighter softer look – the above pretty pastels, floral skirts and stunning ostrich gowns.
Interiors Favourite – Library Wall Inspiration
My interiors favourite is via Woodchip and Magnolia – a gorgeous blog who “love wallpaper, pattern, colour (paint), wallart… on a mission to document as many Interior wall trends & inspirations as possible.”
I love this huge library wall below – makes the very grand room look even grander.
Or how about faking it, with bookshelf wallpaper?! Ideal if you don’t have the time, space or inclination for a real one!
I think they are both fab! What do you think? Anyone with an impressive library wall – real or fake?
Random Favourite – Bird Cups & Fashion Pumpkins
My first random favourites for today are these hand painted bird cups – they go perfectly with my Delightful theme and I want the blue one for the Delightful office! I spotted them on Angel Lifestyle (via one of their tweets) – who are an online boutique selling lots of gorgeous home bits and gifts. They sell a “selection of unusual and inspiring products handpicked from British artisans and small design companies from around the world.”
My second Halloweeny random favourite is this Louis Vuitton themed fashion pumpkin from Refinery 29. The lovely ladies in the Refinery 29 office are having a fashion pumpkin carving competition – click here to view the rest. This one is called ”Jack-O-Louis” and was inspired by “Logos! Louis Vuitton Monogram Canvas is so iconic that those charming little symbols speak for themselves — even on a pumpkin. Plus, the brown-and-orange combo is super Halloween-y.”
This pumpkin had my vote in the competition – what about you? I love a Louis and could be persuaded to put my leather one aside for the pumpkin version – although perhaps just for Halloween!
What do you think – which is your favourite? What delights have you come across this week?
Have a lovely morning and I will be back this afternoon xx
Afternoon all. For Halloween Week I thought it only right to look at what Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, actually is and where it comes from. Its more than just a day to dress up and go trick or treating for sweets – or a birthday in my case! I thought it may be nice to look at some pretty Vintage Halloween pics whilst we were at – history can be pretty! I love this one below from Vintage Holiday Crafts.
In 835 AD the Roman Catholic Church made the 1st November a holiday to honour the saints (All Saints Day) and it became customary to pray for the dead on this date. Another name for All Saints Day is ‘All Hallows’ (hallow is an old English word for Saint) and the celebrations began on All Hallows Eve, the 31 October – Halloween. This skull pic (from Flickr) is spooky and clever!
So how did modern Halloween customs come about? In England, by the 14th century, a custom called ‘souling‘ had started where the poor would go from house to house asking for soul-cakes. The more well off would give out small cakes or loaves in exchange for prayers for their dead relatives.
Souling continued up until the 20th century in some parts of Britain, though the ritual became increasingly secularised and was eventually relegated to children. Souling is no doubt where ‘Trick or Treating came from’.
Shakespeare uses the phrase ‘to speak pulling like a beggar at Hallowmass‘.
This spooky Halloween rabbit is not as cute as the bunnies I am used to, but just had to include it! Seen on Pinterest via This Next.
During the 16th century the Protestant Reformation put a stop to All Souls Day rituals in England (as they did not have the same beliefs as the Catholics) and people began to attach their own meanings and customs to it. Its not surprising then, that it took on associations with the occult and other scary things given the link to the dead and the strong disapproval of the Church of England.
On a lighter note – how about a love spell (from stacy corazon) for you singletons?! Hehe!
So what do you think – I hope you found this little bit of history interesting? Did many of you already know where Halloween actually came from? Halloween is my birthday and if I am honest… even I did not know exactly! I am a rubbish Witch!
If you want a few more facts go to A Heretical History of Halloween - where most of mine came from.
Have a fab evening and I will be back tomorrow – when its Fridaaaayyyy! xx
As you know, its Halloween Week on the blog and what better on Wedding Wednesday than a spooky Harry Potter themed wedding?!
I love Harry Potter so think some of the details from this wedding are wonderful! Although, perhaps a bit weird and maybe a step too far to theme your wedding around it?! Fun to look at though
Love the Sorting Hat and Wand escort cards shown above! Would also love to get my hands on some of that Felix Felicis - if only it were real…
So, perhaps themeing your wedding is a bit OTT – but fab photos if you are a Harry Potter fan. What other crazy wedding themes have you seen?!
So I hope you have enjoyed Wedding Wednesday on the blog? Did you see the Sassi Holford post this morning? Have a good one and I will be back in the morrow xx
Images via Trendhunter
Good morning and welcome to the 2nd of this new feature - Delightfully Clever. Just in case you missed it last week, please click here to view. This feature will be a collection of things that are clever – ideas, products, thoughts or inventions. I quite often find myself saying/thinking clever when I come across a gem, so I thought why not share?!
These upside down wine glasses (seen on Emmaline Bride) are so pretty and simple – a single flower head and a candle for each and you have a pretty table arrangement – whether that be singly or in clusters as below.
Soup in a cup is not a new concept, I give you that, but soup in a pretty vintage cup is new to me! It seems obvious now – but what a good idea – makes a healthy soup lunch that little bit more exciting and is a great way to use your pretty vintage gems! Seen on Southern Living.
I don’t know about you, but I have a fair few pairs of shoes knocking around the place and a definite lack of space for them to live! Love this fab wall rack idea – looks great and solves a real problem! This was seen on Living in a Nutshell where you can find more info on how to make your own.
What do you think of today’s clever finds? What cleverness have you come across lately?
Have a lovely morning and I shall be back soon xx