Bright green palm leaves, swaying against a gentle breeze; peonies bursting out in bloom; the smell of freshly cut grass — it’s all deliciously relaxing.
Very much at the heart of our green and pleasant land, we British have always loved botanicals: on our walls and upholstery, framed or on frocks, we are instantly captivated by plants and flowers
If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea as we do here, you can’t help but love a bit of nauticalia.
But whether you are channelling (geddit!?) anchors, Breton stripes or deck shoes, the nautical look has edged its way into your wardrobe. Every summer it’s everywhere — fashion’s catch of the day!
Join Sarah Jane Wilson as we get ship-shape!
Let us set sail on a voyage across the fair seas of vintage.
Glamour and sophistication were keynotes of the 1930s. People reclined, dresses got longer (after the roaring 1920s), you danced like Astaire and Rogers and you swung and sang to Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman.
Two key styles emerged from the 1950s: American Diner and the Designer Look, focusing on furniture and textiles.
Bridport’s “gem of a traditional market” is the envy of small towns across the country