Happy Monday All!
I hope you enjoyed another lovely summer weekend,
and may I be so bold as to remind everyone that it IS in fact still summer?
So all you folks pinning Halloween ideas and Fall decor on Pinterest
just STOP THAT RIGHT NOW!!
It’s only the 19th of August-The “F” word is still many weeks away!
Let’s make the most of these precious last days of warm weather, shall we?
Get thee to the beach, lake, park, garden, the roof of your apartment building (talking to my Older Son :)) tout de suite.
As long time readers of Slim Paley well know, I’ll still be posting about my favourite time of year ’til I’m dragged away by the edge of my cover-up, clutching that last salt-rimmed Margarita to my heavily sun-screened/damaged bosom.
I shot the above photo in my garden, as well as the ones to follow,
for my first
Inspired by my recent trip to London, the excitement surrounding the arrival of Prince George, and yes, the last languid days of summer,
I chose a “Vintage English Garden Party” as my theme.
Who amongst us doesn’t enjoy at least the idea of a lovely English picnic (paging Merchant Ivory fans) complete with vintage silver, the “family china” and tinkling crystal glasses of Pimms brimming with fresh fruit?
And who, like me, simply can’t wait for the new season of “Downton Abbey” to begin?!
An Instagram of my garden
The windows of Fortnum & Mason in London were bursting with the delightful components of an English countryside picnic.
I love how I caught the double decker going by on Piccadilly (even if I do say so myself)
Just look at that gorgeous giant Melton Mowbray pie!
F & M will fill a picnic basket that will positively make your toes curl and they ship all over the world.
But back to me :-)
Everything in these photos will be in my sale (except the white table cloth & hat)
There are lots of my vintage goodies to choose from as well many items curated from One Kings Lane’s “Vintage & Market Finds”
go ahead, have one.
Flowers in my friend’s English country garden
A collection of vintage Wedgwood Majolica
A lovely & bright vintage oil of garden roses with an antique desert plate, part of a set, in the foreground.
“Garden Wall” vase and old enamel coffee pot
A Hull vase
Note to Self; notch back on the Pimms…
My sale starts tomorrow, August 20th, 8:am PST
Please DO stop by and leave your calling card :-)
PS. On a more somber note, thank you to the many readers who have been checking in concerning the ferocious fire in Idaho. We are grateful to be back home safe & sound in Santa Barbara, but our hearts and prayers are still with all the amazing firefighters in Sun Valley and Hailey who are battling SO bravely to protect our beautiful town. Please keep them in your thoughts & prayers too.