Laura Ashley fabrics looks quite different now then what they did back in the 1980's. This is a piece of pink floral Laura Ashley fabric that I had put away in a box. I still think that it has stood the test of time and was quite pleased when I found it.
I combined the fabric with some autumn chrysanthemums in two lovely colours.
Here are some more of Jane Means lovely ribbons. This is a plum coloured taffeta ribbon that has a very thin wire in the darker coloured edge. If you scrunch it up it stays gathered and changes character from when it is smooth. I painted a very small terracotta pot and put my scrunched up ribbon in it.
Here I have also combined it with some dark blue vintage chandelier crystals that matches the edge of the ribbon.
This is a found little brooch - worn, bent and with missing stones - I still like it!!
I painted three wooden clothes pegs with Farrow & Ball paint. The paints has wonderful names - Brinjal, Cinder Rose and Calluna. I particularly like the name Cinder Rose, that name seem to be most famous for being the name of a Farrow & Ball colour! Brinjal is the name for eggplant in many parts of the world and Calluna is the Latin name for the heather plant family. I also painted the terracotta pot in the Brinjal colour.
I love the torn edges of a lot of fabrics, the character of the fabric changes and the colour of the edges changes to a softer tone. I tore a few strips and layered the strips under and inside some of the objects on the moodboard.
Have a lovely day!