Its been a fabulous few weeks. Funny how life is like that .....you spend forever running on what feels like a giant hamsters wheel, the wheel speeds up and you're feeling decidedly dizzy and then just as you think you're going to fall off the wheel stops and you get to escape the cage and nibble on a big pile of nuts for a bit! When you return the cage feels much more like a nest. No I haven't turned into a hamster.....but maybe you know what I mean.
My wheel was sent spinning into a frenzy immediately before our hols with a particularly lovely request from a very glamerous stylist from BBC Homes and Antiques Magazine. Would I be willing to let them showcase Folly and Glee by exhibiting 20 lamp shades in there Vintage Bazaar at the Vintage by Hemingway Festival on the Southbank. Kiera Buckley Jones had styled the fabulour 1950s room for the ‘Museum of ’51’ as part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain at the Southbank Centre earlier in the year so really knows her stuff.
|Museum of 51 at the Southbank Centre|
|Jane Fosters amazing cushions|
I had 5 days amidst finishing existing orders and packing to get them done - all of them a mix of 1950s cotton barkcloths in floral and atomic/graphic patterns plus a couple of pictorial scenes. Here they are sitting on the Ercol waiting to be boxed.
I was so excited to find out what the reception from the Southbank had been and I must admit to checking my email just a hour after arriving home at 4am from a night flight. Through bleary eyes imagine my delight to see everything seems to have worked out spiffingly. The Bazaar in its mini marquee looked spiffing - well done gals!
|Kiera Buckley Jones and Natasha Goodfellow from Homes and Antiques|