Archive for June, 2012

OH LA LA! TRES CHIC INTERIORS

Now that Tour de France is fast approaching, we’re thinking about our INTÉRIEUUUURS. So okay, cycling might not be our forte, but French-inspired maisons? Mais bien sûr!

Take me to chic please!

vintage village lady

 

60s looking Lady

 

This week we’re Provence pretty…

Pretty local dinning setup

 

…which means fabulous kitchenware pour moi!

strong silver jug tea

 

 

And brilliant bains too.

hotel victorian bath

 

 

Say ‘cheese’, we’re in France.

french village cheese meal

vintage camera photos

 

Another French fon thing to due.

french fon bread meal

 

 

Well, those homewares were just fantastique. Quite frankly, we don’t see anything wrong in pretending our kitchen is a boulangerie…

croissant tea breakfast

wooden kitchen drower

vintage victorian kitchen

 

 

Don’t believe me? Read the sign, mon cher.

croissant boulangerie breakfast

 

Jambon and on and on…

French bread breakfast

French bacon sandwich

 

Definitely popping those goodies into our bicycle baskets…

Village bicycle with flower

 

Hello velo!

village bicycle with red rose flower

 

 

Our street don’t look like these…

romantic road dinner on road while raining

pretty congested alleyway

 

But c’est la vie! We’ve got a cyclopedia of home inspiration instead.

Vintage bicycle riding poster

 

 

Au revoir!

village bicycle father son moment

 

 

 

 

“WIMBLEDON‘S COMING! ARE YOU BEING SERVED?”

Well, we are very excited about the arrival of Wimbles next week. So this month we’re updating our trophy tableware and working on our service. Ace-interiors, here we come!

 

garden outdoor eating

 

We can’t get Kournik-over these lovely green dining rooms.

lovely green room

green kitchen design

green dining room design

 

 

A true Henman home has got to be purple.

purple themed sitting room

purple dining-restaurant room

purple kitchen design idea

purple house painting idea

 

 

Game, set, matching accessories!

purple glass bottle

purple garden dish accessories

 

 

15-love these serving suggestions!

purple dessert serving idea

dessert with nature

purple dessert with nature

cake dessert- purple table cloth

 

 

But let’s focus on what Wimbledon is really about…strawbs and cream.

strawberry dessert

 

 

Yes, we love to cause a racquet at the dinner table.

tennis dinner table

 

 

We’re feeling simply unbeetable…

lettuce turnip text frame

 

 

But honestly, we’d be just as happy with the wooden spoon. Tee-hee!

wooden spoon bowl

LUKE, I AM YOUR FATHER – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

This Sunday is Father’s Day, and dad is still giftless. How can this Obi-Wan Kenobi? Go retro we must.

Princess Leia takes interiors very seriously.
Princess Leia - very serious

 

 

Take a Luke at these home gift ideas…

Eye test - May the force be with you

eyes for fathers day

 

 

Dad always wanted a lightsaber. That was a bit silly, so he got these cool retro lights instead. Vwumph!

lightsaber retro light stand

pressure is good sign

lucky wall light sign

Exactly.

 

 

Calling planet dad, I’ve gone retro futuristic for Father’s Day…

Calling planet dad

 

 

…because dad likes to rock-it.

Rocking chair
Dads rocket lunch

 

 

May the froth be with you

geek dad coffee

 

 

Jar Jar Binks deserts for dad.

Jar jar binks deserts

That’s it for now. The Jedi returns next week….

 

 

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THE ORCHESTRA IN A FIELD PLAYLIST

We’re very excited about the Orchestra in a Field classical music festival. Unfortunately music is not our forte – up until recently we thought Puccini was a variety of pasta. This is why we’ve got Somerset music maestro Charles Hazlewood, the man behind Orchestra in a Field, to pluck out the best classical tunes for us. And we’ll provide some playlist-perfect camping décor to accompany. Bravo!

 

Carmen Caravans:

A gypsy girl seduces soldier Don José in red-hot Spanish-set opera Carmen. ‘Habanera’ is a song about unbridled love. Which is exactly what we feel about these caravan-worthy interiors…

Carmen Caravans

Carmen Caravans interior

 

Fire up the folk:

Gayaneh is an Armenian farm worker at the centre of a rather fiery ballet. We’ll be humming along to this folksy tale around the campfire at Worthy Farm.

Caravan cooking - fire

Outdoor camping

outdoor camping fire

outdoor camping tent

 

 

Camp Kiev:

‘The Great Gate of Kiev’ is a Russian piece by Mussorgsky, so here’s a bit of Slavonic style. Switch that teapot to a Samovar!

Camp Kiev-designs

outdoor-camping

 

 

Trojan Tent:

Listen to the Greek love story of ‘Dido and Aeneas’ and fall for these Hellenic homewares. Perfect for the picnic ‘aria’…

design jug - shelf

 

Well we are very impresario’d by these. Music to our ears!