FLOTSAM AND JETSAM

Thanks so much for all your encouraging comments, it makes me very happy to know that you like the new space.

The sky was bright yesterday so after going out to get some fresh air, and boy was it fresh, I spent a good part of the day indoors adding the final sequins to a vintage lace cape, a project that I started about three years ago! I dare say the time for lounging around in a sheer pink sequinned cape are minimal but it was one of those part completed projects that quietly terrorised me every time a foot was set in my workroom.

I have also noticed a lot of pink around the house at the moment, in the form of silk roses, fabric and other pretty flotsam and jetsam, I was wondering if it would look quite nice mixed with vintage jewellery and handmade garlands to decorate our christmas tree. Only a couple of hours and we can find out. What style and colours of decorations have you settled on this year?

Very excited to be collecting our tree later.

  • http://etre-soi.blogspot.com sofia

    I awarded you the I love your blog award at my blog Jes. That lace cape looks amazing.

  • http://www.secretsofabutterfly.typepad.com Kat

    Oh I’m in love with that butterfly! What a great vintage find J.
    Looking forward to seeing your tree.
    Ours is hopefully being bought today but not sure what kind-dad couldn’t get to the usual place as still too much snow to travel very far. So it’s going just be a supermarket one if they have any real ones left.
    Kat x

    • Jeska

      thank you sweets x we managed to get ours this lunch time, no snow here now but there was a freezing fog this morning and all the trees were draped with frost and ice, so beautiful, but left my flipping camera at home!

      Ps (Asda and Sainsbury’s usually have good trees xxx

  • http://ederajewelry.com Edera Jewelry

    Your new blog looks beautiful! And I love the photos of frilly and feminine “flotsam”–so pretty :)

  • http://abuncandance.blogspot.com Denise @ A Bun Can Dance

    Hi Jeska
    That sounds like a truly beautiful combination for a Christmas tree :-)
    Our tree will have all the decorations collected over the years. They’re mostly glass, crystal, silver and gold decorations. And there’ll be plenty of lametta as I adore trees which are dripping with glistening strands of lametta!
    Hopefully we’ll get the tree at the end of this week – can’t wait!
    Denise x

  • http://www.teacupscupcakes.blogspot.com Becky

    I’ve used vintage brooches from my collection, strung up with ribbon, and it does look very pretty indeed, they capture the light from the fairy lights wonderfully. Started the habit a couple of years ago when I had moved out of home and didn’t have all the boxes of accumulated family decorations to draw upon!

  • http://katiecrackernuts.blogspot.com/ katiecrackernuts

    It all looks lovely and sounds like it will be beautiful. Happy decorating.