Tuesday, 18 July 2017

MEXICAN FLEABANE ..... and my MEXICAN wedding dress circa 1976 !!! ..........



Mexican Fleabane ..... Erigeron Karvinskianus !!!!


Such a good little plant ..... doesn't seem to mind where you put it ..... sun or shade it seems to thrive which is great in our North facing garden !!!



I stuck this left over bit in the wall this year .....



We have some steps like this SO, I'm going to plant some in our steps today and hope they will start to look like the above !!!

All of this talk about Mexican Fleabane reminded me about my wedding dress. We got married in 1976 ..... that hot, hot, dry Summer ..... I was working in Mount Street in Mayfair, London at the time .....


In Lower Sloane Street was a shop called Mexicana { I couldn't find a photograph of the shop anywhere on the Internet } It was run by Alfredo Bouret who had previously worked as a fashion illustrator for Coco Chanel, Dior, Pierre Balmain, Valentino and Balenciaga. His inspiration was Mexican fashion and culture. NOW ..... before I show you my wedding dress just remember it was 41 years ago so don't laugh !!!!! .........


TA DAH !!!!

I bought it with my own money ..... I think it cost about £90 which was a fair bit in 1976..... I just looked it up ..... it would be £700 now ..... that's not that expensive is it, considering the average that someone spends on a wedding dress is £1,000.

What on earth would Donald Trump think of me ?!!!!





UPDATE for Cro !!! 











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images 1, 2, 3 & 6: via me, image 4: via flickr, image 5: via margot and hesse

Jackie

Saturday, 15 July 2017

DISTRESSED but not FORSAKEN ..........


We're tarting up the bathroom at the moment .....



We have at last found some lovely plumbers to do all of those jobs that need doing ..... new radiator, new taps. floor needs sorting and it all needs painting !!! We have had the above over mantle for years but I thought it needed updating so, along with the rest of the distressed look in our house .....


..... I have given it the ' Jackie ' treatment ..... Farrow and Ball Pavillion Grey and a touch of sandpaper !!!

Mr. Home's birthday today so family get together ..... I'm cooking !!!


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images via me


Jackie