Monday, 21 March 2011

Vintage Aqua/Eggshell Blanket

Tim Walker Poster - Lily Cole On A Spiral Staircase

We have this poster from the Design Museum in London on the wall above our bed. It's a print of a photograph by Tim Walker of Lily Cole and I love it. I adore the colour, a sort of aqua, eggshell blue and I love she looks a little like a peacock and that it looks a little Moroccan too (one of our favourite holidays). It's also fashion-y but not so much that Husband would object.

Last week I was browsing vintage goodies on line when I came across this blanket. I fell in love with it immediately, the colour, the style, the material. It's made in England from 100% wool and beautiful. And perfectly matches our print. Best of all, it was on sale. I emailed it to Husband. Who loved it too. So we ordered it and it arrived this morning. And is just as gorgeous in real life.

It came from The Bucket Tree which is curated by Artemis Russell who writes a lovely blog called Junkaholique (that link will take you to the post I showed Husband this weekend - she has turned a simple wooden shed into a fantastic, peaceful, sewing room) which is a delight and inspiration to read every week. Artemis collects lots of lovely things - for their flat as well as The Bucket Tree - and posts lots of photos of her finds as well as her flat and her lovely cat, Plimsoll.


Top photo from the Design Museum flickr stream; bottom photos courtesy of Artemis at The Bucket Tree


Nye said...

We have that print above our fireplace! Or rather, we WILL have that print above our fireplace. At the moment it's leaning against the fireplace waiting to be hung.

I love the blanket, having a blanket like that would make me feel like a five year old again.

Peonies and Polaroids said...

Oh fuck. That was me (cara) not him (nye). Stupid computer.

thea said...

ooh yes!!!! GORGEOUS looove the colour and it looks so cosy.



anna and the ring said...

I do rather heart Artemis and her life.

The colours, swoon.

I have the print too.

Jenna said...

Oh that print is to die for. I pinned it because I never want to forget about it, if that makes any sense.

Cate Subrosa said...

Oh I love that colour too. Gorgeous.